21st May 2013
Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke: ‘I’ve tried to push myself to be gay but I’m actually bisexual’ 16
4:02 PM — Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke says he’s bisexual but that “the whole country thinks I'm gay”.
17th May 2013
Turkey urged to broadcast Eurovision following TV station cancellation over lesbian kiss 14
4:51 PM — Turkey's official television station has been urged by human rights groups to broadcast the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, following reports that it had cancelled the broadcast due to a lesbian kiss by Finland's act on Thursday.
Video: Finland’s pro-equal marriage Eurovision entrant stages lesbian kiss and gets into final 16
2:34 AM — Following the second set of semi-finals tonight, Finland's Eurovision entrant found herself with a place in the final, following her performance of her pro-equal marriage song, which included a lesbian kiss.
Channel 4 Big Breakfast creator Charlie Parsons acquires global dating site Gaydar 3
12:28 AM — PinkNews.co.uk can exclusively reveal British TV producer Charlie Parsons, who created Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast and The Word, has added global dating site Gaydar.co.uk to his business portfolio.
16th May 2013
US: ACLU pushes ‘Modern Family’ TV show creators to allow gay characters to get married 6
5:05 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has begun pushing the producers of US television show Modern Family, to write an episode in which the gay couple featured on it, get married.
Media Matters: Fox News coverage of equal marriage legalisation in three US states totals only one minute 10
4:22 PM — US media watchdog Media Matters reports that Fox News' coverage of same-sex marriage bills passing in the states of Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota clocked in at one minute for all three combined.
US: Basketball star Jason Collins’ twin says he missed ‘red flags’ signalling that his brother is gay 2
4:14 PM — Appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, recently out gay NBA star Jason Collins and his twin brother Jarron, discussed their brotherly relationship, the latter joking that he missed "red flags" which suggested Jason was gay.
14th May 2013
New Zealand MP who gave viral pro-equal marriage speech now will not appear on Ellen 2
10:09 PM — A New Zealand MP whose powerful speech following the country’s vote to legalise equal marriage went viral, will not appear on the Ellen show, despite being invited by host Ellen DeGeneres.
Study: Audiences don’t mind gay actors playing straight roles 11
11:51 AM — Researchers from South Carolina's Clemson University tested the hypothesis that out actors cannot play a believable straight role - and found it wasn't the case.
13th May 2013
NBC’s gay sitcom The New Normal cancelled after just one season 22
2:05 PM — US television network NBC has announced that its new sitcom The New Normal, which features a gay couple and the surrogate mother of their child, has been cancelled after just one season, amidst falling ratings.
9th May 2013
US conservative group: Glee’s ‘World’s Gayest High School’ an ‘insult’ to President McKinley 5
3:39 PM — A conservative research group in the US has called television show Glee's William McKinley High School an "insult" to the former US president it is named after, as it is "The World's Gayest High School".
8th May 2013
Duncan James: I’ve had Twitter trolls say ‘I hope you get AIDS and die, you f*ggot’ 13
7:13 PM — Blue’s Duncan James says he experienced a flurry of vile abuse on Twitter shortly after ITV aired The Big Reunion.
LBC’s Iain Dale: ITV’s Vicious is an ‘abortion of a comedy’ and Brian Sewell is right to pan it 39
3:46 PM — LBC radio presenter Iain Dale says ITV’s new gay sitcom Vicious is an “abortion of a comedy” and has praised Brian Sewell’s withering critique of the show.
7th May 2013
Brian Sewell attacks ITV’s Vicious as ‘spiteful parody’ with audience down by 2 million 55
3:36 PM — With the show down 2 million viewers for its second episode controversial art critic Brian Sewell says ITV’s new sitcom Vicious reminds him of a less progressive period for gay people.
3rd May 2013
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson: ‘I’m shocked to be up for sexiest male in the soap awards and I want to win it for gay people’ 5
2:49 PM — Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson says he’s “shocked” to have made the sexiest male category in this year’s British Soap Awards.
2nd May 2013
Rupert Everett swears on ITV’s Loose Women as he mentions HIV scare story 10
5:54 PM — Rupert Everett accidentally swore on live television earlier on Thursday as he re-told the story of how he was convinced he had contracted HIV during the 1980s.
1st May 2013
Gay actor Russell Tovey: ‘It might be more of a risk for me to play a gay character’ 28
7:01 PM — Russell Tovey says he believes his career is unique because he always plays straight characters.
US: ESPN regrets ‘distraction’ of reporter’s ‘rebellion to God’ comments about Jason Collins 7
5:14 PM — US television network ESPN has responded to criticism arising from a reporter's recent claim that, in coming out as gay, NBA star Jason Collins was living an "open rebellion to God", to say that it became a "distraction".
Sky Sports News host accidentally calls FIFA President Sepp Blatter ‘queer’ 11
1:25 PM — A Sky Sports News presenter was left embarrassed when he accidentally referred to FIFA President Sepp Blatter as “queer”.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw: ‘I’d like to eventually have children’ 4
11:24 AM — Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw says he was initially rejected by the station for work experience, and admits he would like to have children one day.