11th July 2013
Rapper Macklemore: ‘Homophobia is still rampant in the hip-hop community’ 4
4:28 PM — Rap star Macklemore has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks "homophobia is still rampant in the hip-hop community", but that "it's getting better".
Beyoncé says she is ‘flattered’ at the suggestion that she is a gay icon 2
1:33 PM — Superstar singer Beyoncé has said during an interview that she is "flattered" to be considered by some a gay icon, noting Judy Garland, Cher and Madonna as others, and saying she is "in the company of great women".
10th July 2013
Elton John praises Pope Francis as he’s named ‘Man of the Year’ by Vanity Fair 47
10:53 AM — Sir Elton John says Pope Francis “is a miracle of humility in an era of vanity”.
9th July 2013
Elton John to undergo surgery for appendicitis and cancels shows 4
4:20 PM — Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel a headline performance in Hyde Park after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
8th July 2013
Video: Gay themed rock song music video sees viral success 14
6:23 PM — A rock musician from the US has released a song and music video featuring a gay storyline, which has since gone viral with almost half a million YouTube views.
5th July 2013
Jessie J quits The Voice to promote new record 2
1:28 PM — Bisexual pop star Jessie J has quit her role as a coach and judge on BBC talent show, The Voice.
4th July 2013
Equal marriage rap song reaches top 20 in Billboard Hot 100 chart 4
1:53 PM — A rap song which carries a message of strong support for equal marriage, has reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
3rd July 2013
Elton John: It is ‘hard to stay sane’ in the modern music industry 2
3:12 PM — Sir Elton John has criticised the modern music industry for turning musicians into "bitter nonentities," and has said that his music career "will have to change" so that he can look after his two children.
1st July 2013
Rap duo of pro-equal marriage song, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, win BET award for best group 4
3:42 PM — Rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered the Billboard chart last week with a song strongly supporting equal marriage, have been awarded a BET award for best group.
28th June 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket One Direction concert for being ‘fag-enabling peverts’ 27
5:48 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has said it will picket the concerts of boy band One Direction, deeming them "fag-enabling", because they "think it's funny... to grab each other's asses on stage".
Straight Pride UK claims that 90% of Glastonbury attendees say they are ‘proud’ to be ‘naturally straight’ 46
2:22 PM — A group which claims to aim for "full straight equality", including the right to hold "heterosexual pride" events, has tweeted from Glastonbury festival to claim that 90% of the festival's attendees are "proud" to be straight.
24th June 2013
Rapper Macklemore joins support for gay student expelled from university for proposing to her girlfriend 1
1:17 PM — US rap star Macklemore has showed his support for a Nebraska student who was expelled from her university after she proposed to her girlfriend at one of his concerts.
21st June 2013
Liverpool Pride announces Amelia Lily as headline act 1
2:45 AM — X Factor, and UK top 40 singer Amelia Lily is to headline the Liverpool Pride in August, organisers have announced.
19th June 2013
Michelle Shocked to return to San Francisco during Pride Week, to clarify her feelings following anti-gay rant 25
2:16 PM — Several months after Michelle Shocked alarmed fans at a San Francisco gig by going on an anti-gay rant, during which she said "god hates fags", the country singer has been invited back to perform, and to have the chance to really explain what she meant.
18th June 2013
Cher to perform at New York Pride’s Dance on the Pier party 3
7:08 PM — It's been announced Cher will perform at this year's New York Pride 'Dance on the Pier' party.
14th June 2013
Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Blue to headline Pride Bristol
3:29 PM — Sophie Ellis-Bextor and boy band Blue have been announced to headline the free Bristol Pride festival which takes place on Saturday 13 July in Castle Park.
Chris Brown starts equality campaign and vows to stand up for gay rights 21
2:11 PM — Singer Chris Brown has surprised fans by starting a campaign which vows to stand up for equality, for gay people, and other minority groups.
X Factor star Marcus Collins takes part in anti-hate crime campaign video 1
12:02 PM — Former X Factor singer Marcus Collins, a previous victim of a homophobic physical assault, has joined forces with Merseyside Police to raise awareness about hate crime in a campaign video.
10th June 2013
Mother of recently out former Glee star: ‘I used to be a lesbian’, but my daughter should ‘choose’ to be straight too 16
4:47 PM — The mother of former Glee star Charice Pempengco, who came out as gay in a recent television interview, has said that she "used to be a lesbian", but that she "chose" to be straight, and that her daughter should do the same.
7th June 2013
Russia: Elton John’s outfits dubbed ‘homosexual propaganda’ by Communist group 30
10:29 PM — Sir Elton John is due to perform in Russia in July, and in what could be a similar turn of events which saw Madonna being sued for "homosexual propaganda", it has been suggested that the famed entertainer's outfits constitute just that.