26th November 2013
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.
Apple deems offence caused by homophobia an ‘appropriate’ reason to refund James Arthur track 5
2:43 PM — Controversy surrounding James Arthur's Twitter spats around his use of homophobic lyrics on a track has escalated, as iTunes has approved a refund to a customer complained that they were offended.
21st November 2013
Boyzone: We have learnt to cope from losing our close friend Stephen Gately 3
7:05 PM — This month marked four years since the death of the gay singer Stephen Gately, his Boyzone band mates say they have found ways to cope from losing a dear friend.
Marvel Comics announces new gay character in X-Men comic 3
5:24 PM — A new gay character has been announced by Marvel Comics in its Uncanny X-Men series, but the comics giant downplayed the coming out as just a "small facet" of his character.
You could win big in November by playing online bingo
4:03 PM — You can win a slice of the £125,000 worth of action in November playing online bingo at Wink Bingo
Alec Baldwin attempts to calm furore over alleged homophobic slur by joking that he loves another man 12
2:25 PM — Alec Baldwin apparently attempted to calm anger over an alleged homophobic slur he used against a photgrapher last week, by making a joke about being in love with a gay co-worker at a conference.
20th November 2013
X Factor’s James Arthur in spat with Lucy Spraggan over his use of the word ‘queer’ 14
9:03 PM — James Arthur has found himself amid a new Twitter drama, despite quitting the microblogging site this week, as fellow X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan tweeted a text conversation between the two containing a heated disagreement over his use of the word "queer".
Broadcaster and gay rights campaigner Ray Gosling dies, aged 74 7
12:09 PM — The journalist, broadcaster and gay rights campaigner, Ray Gosling, has died.
19th November 2013
Paul O’ Grady ‘feeling better’ following angina attack 2
5:00 PM — Television and radio presenter Paul O’ Grady says he’s feeling “a lot better” after being admitted to hospital with a suspected attack of angina.
X Factor winner James Arthur quits Twitter after homophobic row 8
1:09 PM — X Factor star James Arthur has left Twitter following criticism for using homophobic language against another artist in a “rap feud”.
Russell T Davies to explore ‘modern gay sex lives’ in two new drama series 4
11:39 AM — Queer As Folk and Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies is to return to Channel 4 to launch two new drama series on the contemporary sex lives of gay men.
Sherlock star Andrew Scott publicly comes out as gay 10
10:58 AM — Sherlock actor Andrew Scott has has spoken out publicly for the first time to say that "as a gay person" he condemns Russian president Vladimir Putin for introducing anti-gay legislation to the country.
16th November 2013
Reporter who received anti-gay slur challenges Alec Baldwin to fight: ‘Why don’t we settle this like men?’ 6
5:21 PM — A reporter present during a recent tirade by actor Alec Baldwin during which he used homophobic slurs, has challenged him to a charity boxing match.
X Factor winner James Arthur apologises for homophobic slur in diss song: ‘I’m disappointed in myself’ 14
4:57 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he is 'extremely disappointed' in himself for a rap he recorded in retaliation against another artist, which included homophobic slurs, but said 'in rap... words I used have a different intent'.
Actor Alec Baldwin suspended by MSNBC for calling photographer a ‘cocksucking fag’ 19
12:54 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has been suspended from his MSNBC talk show after hurling anti-gay abuse against a New York photographer.
15th November 2013
Russell Brand: David Cameron is a posh ‘w***er’ who doesn’t worry about gay rights 50
6:54 PM — Comedian Russell Brand has made an expletive-laden rant about David Cameron and George Osborne, dubbing them “posh w***ers” and has suggested they are indifferent to gay rights.