13th May 2014
US: Gay singer Clay Aiken wins Democratic nomination for Congress bid 6
8:45 PM — Gay former American Idol star Clay Aiken has won a Democratic primary in North Carolina, securing the party's nomination to run for congress.
12th May 2014
Conchita Wurst tops Russian iTunes chart 22
7:27 PM — Eurovision Song Contest singer Conchita Wurst is currently top of Russia’s iTunes chart – a victory which will presumably antagonise homophobic elements of Russia’s political elite.
Miley Cyrus makes date rape joke: ‘Everyone’s a little bit gay… all it takes is one cocktail’ 18
5:32 PM — Miley Cyrus has drawn controversy after stating at a London gig at the weekend that "everyone's a little bit gay... all it takes is one cocktail", before making a joke about date rape drugs.
11th May 2014
Exclusive: Tory MP complains that ‘trendy intellectuals’ voted for ‘transvestite’ to win Eurovision 75
7:16 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Tory MP Gordon Henderson has posted a rant about Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, claiming that "trendy intellectuals" voted for a "transvestite" to win.
Russian MP: Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is ‘the end of Europe’ 98
3:18 PM — A Russian MP has claimed that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is "the end of Europe".
Sunday People mocks Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst: ‘She’s a bloke’ 55
1:32 PM — Newspaper the Sunday People has mocked Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, claiming it is "nonsense" to refer to her as female because "she's a bloke".
10th May 2014
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst WINS Eurovision! 191
11:33 PM — Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, despite calls for a boycott from Russia.
Eurovision: Host banned from wearing rainbows by contest organisers 23
2:48 PM — One of this year's Eurovision hosts has revealed that he has been banned from wearing rainbows by the contest's organisers, because it would be 'political'.
Feature: Never mind Eurovision – France offers a rich heritage of LGBT-empowering music 11
1:20 PM — There's more to French music than Eurovision, as Adrian Tippetts explores
8th May 2014
Watch: Russian same-sex couples marry in Copenhagen 4
8:30 PM — Three Russian same-sex couples have married in Copenhagen, while the city hosts the Eurovision Song Contest.
Philadelphia will host ‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’
6:01 PM — America's first LGBT jazz festival will take place in Philadelphia later this year.
7th May 2014
Little Rascals actor speaks of suffering homophobic abuse in new song 6
1:10 PM — The song, “It gets better” was written by Blake McIver in an effort to help those bullied because of their sexuality.
5th May 2014
Eurovision: Russia fears boycott or booing over homophobia 72
11:01 PM — Russia's Eurovision organising committee is worried that their act may face a backlash when they take to the stage tomorrow for the semi-final.
2nd May 2014
Netherlands: Rapper under investigation for homophobic, anti-Semitic lyrics 73
5:07 PM — A Dutch rapper is under investigation for the use of extremely homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic lyrics in a rap song.
1st May 2014
Russia: Author of gay propaganda law calls for boycott of ‘Eurovision sodom show’ 22
8:23 PM — The author of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law has called for the country to boycott next week's Eurovision Song Contest, branding it a 'sodom show'.
28th April 2014
Dolly Parton: Gay people should be allowed to suffer through marriage, just like straight people 10
8:44 PM — Country singer Dolly Parton has voiced her strong support for same-sex marriage.
Iggy Azalea: Lots of singers are ‘fake bisexuals’ and ‘fake lesbians’ 3
8:43 PM — Singer Iggy Azalea has said that lots of singers are 'fake bisexuals', despite only ever dating men.
Rock star Bob Mould thought gay community would ‘ostracise’ him when he came out mid-1990s 2
8:31 PM — Musician Bob Mould has reflected on coming out in the mid-1990s, saying he thought he would be "ostracised" by the gay community because of a magazine article revealing his sexuality.
27th April 2014
Eurovision: Petitions call for removal of Austrian bearded drag queen 55
7:08 PM — Petitions calling for the removal of Austria's Eurovision entry have received thousands of signatures.
26th April 2014
Angel Haze: Being gay in hip-hop is still really stigmatised 1
2:40 PM — Rapper Angel Haze has spoken out about homophobia within hip-hop, saying that a 'stigma' still exists around gay people.