5th November 2013
Ender’s Game author’s anti-gay controversy does not deter audiences as film takes number one spot at US box office 17
2:43 PM — Despite calls for a boycott of the Ender's Game movie release last weekend, due to the book's author being involved in an anti-gay controversy, the film still opened at the top spot.
4th November 2013
Eminem denies homophobic intent behind lyrics: ‘I never equated those kinds of words’ with homophobia 35
6:31 PM — Rapper Eminem has defended his latest single “Rap God” which has been heavily criticised because it contains violently homophobic lyrics.
Paul Gambaccini pulls out of hosting Annie Lennox event following arrest
6:02 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay radio and television presenter, has pulled out from hosting the 22nd Music Industry Trusts (MITs) Award dinner in London following his arrest last week on suspicion of sexual offences.
Elton John: My manhood got stuck in a zip and my grandmother had to release it 10
2:16 PM — Sir Elton John has revealed he once got his manhood stuck in a zip, requiring his grandmother to rescue him.
3rd November 2013
Lady Gaga: ‘Bisexuality is not about marketing – this is who I am and who I have always been’ 30
11:57 AM — Lady Gaga has spoken out against critics who accuse her bisexual identity of being "marketing ploy," saying "this is who I am and who I have always been."
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini denies sexual offences claims
9:46 AM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has denied sexual offences claims after he was arrested on suspicion under Operation Yewtree.
2nd November 2013
Rappers accuse Frank Ocean and Macklemore of using ‘gay agenda’ for fame 22
5:45 PM — Two rappers have accused stars Macklemore and Frank Ocean of exploiting gay culture in order to get ahead in the music industry.
1st November 2013
NOW: Comedian Aziz Ansari makes amusing but poignant point about racial stereotypes and homophobia 5
8:05 PM — Hit US comedian Aziz Ansari in a clip for his latest show makes an amusing yet poignant point about racial stereotypes, and homophobia.
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences
6:21 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences under Operation Yewtree.
Portia DeGeneres: At first ‘I didn’t want to be a lesbian’, but not coming out affected my health 2
3:57 PM — Actress Portia DeGeneres has spoken out about her decision to come out, saying that at first she did not understand her sexuality and that she "didn't want" to be a lesbian.
Actress Kerry Washington on gay rumours: ‘It’s never bothered me, as it is not offensive’
3:17 PM — Hollywood actress Kerry Washington has addressed ongoing rumours about her sexuality to say that she has "never been bothered" by rumours as "there's nothing offensive about it".
Harriet Harman and John Prescott heap praise on Paris Lees in Question Time debut 16
11:37 AM — Paris Lees has received praise from across the political divide after becoming the first out transgender panellist to appear on Question Time.
31st October 2013
Orson Scott Card will not lose money from boycott of Ender’s Game film 23
7:29 PM — Anti-gay author Orson Scott Card will not make money from ticket sales of the Ender's Game film, which is based on his novel, potentially rendering a boycott of the film meaningless.
Paris Lees makes history as BBC Question Time’s first out trans panellist 20
5:24 PM — History will be made on BBC One tonight when Paris Lees becomes the first transgender panellist to appear on Question Time.
30th October 2013
Neil Patrick Harris speaks of ‘private’ right to come out as gay on own terms 9
5:50 PM — Actor Neil Patrick Harris has defended the right of everyone, particularly those in the public eye, to come out on their own terms.
US: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show explores South’s attitude towards gays with secret cameras 14
5:29 PM — Responding to statistician Nate Silver's prediction that Alabama and Mississippi would be the last states to approve equal marriage, Jon Stewart sent two men undercover, posing as a gay couple, to debunk the idea that people in the South were homophobic.
BBC survey: Tom Daley’s Splash! favourite for gay men whilst lesbians like Rules of Engagement 2
3:18 PM — ITV’s ‘Vicious’ and ‘Splash!’ have been rated the most popular programmes for young gay men in a BBC survey, whilst for lesbians in the same age category 'Rules of Engagement' followed by 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' are the most popular shows.
Short film project aims to tackle trans issues by showing life through the eyes of a trans woman 2
12:01 PM — A video project has been launched in order to raise awareness of trans issues by showing the public the life of a young trans woman through her eyes.
29th October 2013
Chris Brown denies anti-gay slur and pleads not guilty to assault charges 1
2:44 PM — R&B star Chris Brown is denying claims of making a homophobic slur during an alleged attack on a man outside a Washington DC hotel.
Ellen DeGeneres developing new lesbian comedy 8
10:53 AM — US TV star Ellen DeGeneres is developing a sitcom featuring a lesbian lead character.