3rd December 2013
Project hopes to publish censored Iranian poet’s work about forbidden gay love 1
5:37 PM — A Kickstarter project has been started with the hopes of outsmarting censors in Iran by having a poet's work, banned in the country, published in the UK.
2nd December 2013
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins: My gay friend died from AIDS and his family never accepted him
2:55 PM — Actress Michelle Collins explains to PinkNews why she has long supported the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust and recalls how she lost a close friend to an AIDS-related illness.
1st December 2013
Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves: The TV show you must not miss 20
11:14 PM — Beginning on Monday 2nd December to mark World AIDS Day and continuing for on the following two Monday evenings, BBC Four is to screen the multi-award winning Swedish drama Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, telling the story of the AIDS crisis as it hit Stockholm’s gay community in the 1980s.
29th November 2013
Lucy Spraggan clarifies to say she thinks James Arthur ‘isn’t a homophobe’ 24
4:08 PM — Lucy Spraggan has said she wants to clarify her position on James Arthur after a Twitter spat last week, saying she does not think he is homophobic.
James Arthur ‘not in a good place’ after backlash over homophobic lyrics 63
12:38 PM — James Arthur is battling a breakdown following the death of his grandmother, which a source close to the singer attributed his homophobic outbursts to.
28th November 2013
Petition calls for X Factor to drop James Arthur performance following homophobic rap 14
4:02 PM — Following a storm of controversy over a feud rap he recorded which included homophobic slurs, and time off for "acute exhaustion", James Arthur is now facing calls for ITV's the X Factor to drop him from a performance this weekend.
GLAAD: It’s unfortunate Alec Baldwin can’t see why his anti-gay slurs are wrong 6
3:57 PM — America’s largest LGBT media advocacy group has responded to criticism from actor Alec Baldwin, who accused the organisation of being responsible for losing his MSNBC talk show following last week’s homophobic rant at a photographer.
Robbie Williams: ‘I am 49% gay because I love musical theatre’, but not sex with men 45
12:01 PM — Robbie Williams has spoken out about his sexuality, to say that he thinks he is "49% homosexual" because he loves musicals and "other things that are often associated with gays," but that he doesn't like having sex with men.
27th November 2013
US: Personal trainer Bob Harper comes out during his show The Biggest Loser 9
7:28 PM — Bob Harper, personal trainer of The Biggest Loser fame, came out as gay on the programme, saying "I do believe this is the right time".
Alec Baldwin rants that GLAAD ‘killed’ his show following homophobic slurs 14
11:21 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has blamed GLAAD, describing them as “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy", for the decision of MSNBC to cancel his weekly show after he used homophobic language to a photographer.
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
InterTech announces LGBT events app Owt as winner of gay hackathon 1
4:58 PM — Owt, a mobile app providing an alternative source of LGBT events to “non-stop cheesy pop gay bars," has been crowned the winner of Europe's first gay hackathon.
Gay actor Charlie Condou to leave Coronation Street in ‘explosive exit’ 4
3:48 PM — Actor Charlie Condou has announced he is set to leave Coronation Street in the summer of next year, saying his exit "will certainly be explosive."
Sean Bean wins International Emmy for transvestite role 3
1:54 PM — British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for his work portraying a transvestite character in the BBC One drama series Accused.
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I wish I had come out much earlier’ 2
1:28 PM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how he had "one regret about coming out" - he wished he had done it much sooner.
Olly Murs gives James Arthur ‘benefit of the doubt’ over use of anti-gay slurs 19
12:00 PM — Singer Olly Murs has defended James Arthur following his use of homophobic slurs against another artist in a “rap feud”.
Sarah Kate Ellis appointed new president of GLAAD
10:56 AM — Sarah Kate Ellis has been appointed as GLAAD's new president and CEO.
25th November 2013
Eastenders star June Brown: I was glad when Dot Cotton lost her anti-gay views
6:13 PM — Actress June Brown says it felt like a challenge playing her alter ego, Dot Cotton, in Eastenders during the late 1980s, when Dot had difficulty in accepting homosexuality.
Sir Elton John: I have to get married in order to ‘set an example’ 22
12:36 PM — Sir Elton John says he has to get married to his current civil partner, David Furnish, in order to “set an example” for society.
22nd November 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur diagnosed with ‘acute exhaustion’ following row over homophobia 27
6:34 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has cancelled all of a week's engagements after being diagnosed with "acute exhaustion". This comes at the end of a week of controversy surrounding homophobic lyrics in a rap diss he recorded.