26th July 2014
UK: James Arthur to change name following homophobic lyrics row 31
2:41 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur is to change his name to get away from the "stigma" that surrounds him, after multiple rows over homophobic lyrics.
Marcus Collins: Strictly will have same-sex dance couples eventually
12:03 PM — Singer Marcus Collins has said it is only "a matter of time" before a same-sex dance partnership is allowed on Strictly Come Dancing.
24th July 2014
Sharon Osbourne: I know lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are still in the closet 11
1:58 PM — Sharon Osbourne has said she still knows lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are in the closet and use women as beards.
Conchita Wurst and Anastacia to perform at Manchester Pride
1:51 PM — Conchita Wurst and Anastacia will perform at next month’s Manchester Pride, organisers have announced.
23rd July 2014
‘Glad to be Gay’ singer Tom Robinson to play rare London show at The Jazz Cafe 17
6:57 PM — Singer-songwriter Tom Robinson is to perform a rare London show at the Jazz Cafe next week.
Tulisa’s PA: ‘I don’t know why I said Simon Cowell was gay – it is not true’ 7
6:21 PM — Simon Cowell has received an apology from Tulisa Contostavlos’ personal assistant who made false claims about the music mogul’s sexual orientation.
21st July 2014
Panic! at the Disco donate to LGBT charity after Westboro Baptist Church picket 1
4:58 PM — The band Panic! at the Disco have struck back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recording a parody of one of their songs.
Two new videos explore different forms of gender expression 4
2:34 PM — Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.
20th July 2014
Rapper Troy Ave is obsessed with asking people to pick between a gay son or a ‘retarded’ son 30
4:38 PM — Rapper Troy Ave has come under fire for a series of tweets repeatedly asking people to pick between having a gay son or a "retarded" son.
Pet Shop Boys: Gay equality isn’t a party political issue any more 8
1:50 PM — The Pet Shop Boys have claimed that gay equality is no longer a party political issue in the UK.
18th July 2014
Georgia: Opera singer to hold LGBT charity concert to apologise for ‘faecal masses’ rant 21
4:48 PM — An opera singer fired for a homophobic Facebook rant has announced she is organising a benefit concert, the proceeds of which are to go to local LGBT charities.
US: Westboro Baptist Church releases homophobic Panic! at the Disco parody 5
3:10 PM — Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have released a homophobic parody song of a Panic! at the Disco hit, ahead of a planned picket of the band's upcoming Kansas City concert.
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
17th July 2014
Elton John: I’m not retiring, it was a joke 3
11:43 AM — Sir Elton John’s team has laughed off rumours he was about to retire from performing.
Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic: Get me on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2
11:10 AM — Ana Matronic says she would like to be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race show.
15th July 2014
Britain’s Got Talent winner: ‘I’m openly gay, but no-one asked’ 11
12:59 PM — One of the winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent has opened up about his sexuality, saying that he is openly gay but “no-one asked” during his time on the show.
14th July 2014
Video: Tori Amos performs lesbian anthem at Moscow gig 11
7:00 PM — Tori Amos has performed a lesbian anthem in a Moscow concert as part of her recent world tour.
Dolly Parton: I want to make a dance record so my gay fans can relate 4
3:06 PM — Dolly Parton has said she wants to record a dance anthem that her gay fans can "relate" to.
12th July 2014
Video: Laverne Cox features in beautiful John Legend music video 3
6:41 PM — Trans actress Laverne Cox has made an appearance in a stunning new John Legend music video.
Church of England dismisses Sir Elton John’s claim that Jesus would back gay rights 52
11:35 AM — The Church of England has dismissed Sir Elton John's assertion that Jesus would have been in favor of gay rights.