13th August 2014
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper denied UK visa over homophobic stance 39
12:41 PM — Adamantly homophobic Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine has been denied entry to the UK to perform at two venues, over complaints that his songs included violently homophobic lyrics.
11th August 2014
Sam Smith ‘in talks’ to record next Bond theme 3
6:44 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith is in talks to produce the next James Bond theme song.
Freddie Mercury biopic stalled over script problems? 1
11:11 AM — Production of a planned Freddie Mercury biopic has reportedly stalled over script problems.
7th August 2014
Union J pulls out of Pride Cymru 6
5:31 PM — Boyband Union J have pulled out of performing at Pride Cymru, organisers say. The group were due to attend the LGBT festival in Cardiff this month. Instead they will appear on the National Lottery television show on the same evening. Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro and up-and-coming girl group Stooshe will replace the X-factor boy band […]
6th August 2014
Eurovision 2015 confirmed for Vienna after Conchita Wurst win 3
6:13 PM — Next year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Vienna, it has been confirmed.
Trans star Dana International: Europeans should ‘shut their mouths’ about Gaza 230
10:35 AM — Dana International, the first trans singer to win the Eurovision Song Contest, has said that Europeans should "shut their mouths" about the Gaza conflict.
5th August 2014
Sinitta: If Simon Cowell is gay, someone forgot to tell his penis 9
6:15 PM — Sinitta has joked about gay rumours surrounding her ex-lover Simon Cowell.
4th August 2014
Adam Lambert: Being out and singing with Queen could open people’s minds
6:46 PM — Queen singer Adam Lambert has praised the band's fans for accepting his sexuality.
Joss Stone praises Vienna store that bans ‘homophobes, racists, and assholes’ 8
5:29 PM — Joss Stone has voiced her approval for a store in Austria that bans anyone who is "racist, sexist, homophobic or an asshole".
3rd August 2014
Listen: 16-year-old hits back over Westboro Baptist Church’s Panic! at the Disco parody 7
4:29 PM — A 16-year-old Panic! at the Disco fan has hit back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recoding a homophobic cover of one of the band's songs, by creating her own parody.
30th July 2014
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper axed from UK venues over homophobia 144
11:28 AM — An extreme anti-gay Ugandan rapper, who called for all gay people to be burned, has been axed from a performance in Birmingham over his homophobic outbursts.
29th July 2014
Russia to revive Soviet Eurovision alternative to protest gay ‘madness’ of Conchita win 43
11:42 AM — Russia is set to revive a Soviet version of Eurovision, following the fact that bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, won the competition this year.
28th July 2014
James Arthur ‘very happy’ to work with Stonewall youth volunteers 52
4:50 PM — James Arthur has tweeted to say he would like to meet up with Stonewall youth volunteers, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
27th July 2014
James Arthur wants to make ‘long term commitment’ to Stonewall following homophobia row 57
4:25 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he wants to make a "long term commitment" to leading gay rights charity Stonewall, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
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.