27th February 2014
Ofcom ‘will not investigate’ Corrie over gay kiss complaints 3
4:20 PM — Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has confirmed that it will not investigate Coronation Street over dozens of complaints made about a gay kiss.
Drama Controller: The BBC has a ‘long way to go’ in representing the gay community 10
3:52 PM — The BBC's Drama Commissioner has said he thinks there is a "long way to go" before gay people are adequately represented.
Corrie gay kiss scene sparks complaints to Ofcom for being ‘sexually suggestive’ 35
12:07 PM — Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has received a number of complaints about a gay kiss scene in Coronation Street.
26th February 2014
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 43
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
24th February 2014
Alec Baldwin hits out at ‘Gay Department of Justice’ as he quits public life 14
2:22 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin has written an article for New York Magazine’s Vulture blog stating his intention to leave public life, and concentrate on his family following last year's alleged homophobic spat with a photographer.
20th February 2014
Ellen: I was ‘hurt’ and ‘isolated’ by some reactions to my decision to come out as gay 2
7:33 PM — US television host Ellen Degeneres has reflected on some reactions to her decision to come out as gay, saying her "feelings were hurt" by some, and that she "felt isolated".
Chris Brown sued over alleged homophobic assault 4
7:07 PM — US singer Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly attacking a man and for using a homophobic slur.
19th February 2014
Vampire Diaries to introduce first ever gay character 12
8:49 PM — Hit TV series Vampire Diaries has announced that it is to introduce its first ever gay character.
Patrick Stewart laughs off mistakenly being outed by The Guardian 18
1:43 PM — Sir Patrick Stewart has laughed off an error by the Guardian newspaper which stated he was gay.
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, I have gay friends and I support equal marriage 14
12:37 PM — Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and that he supports same-sex marriage.
18th February 2014
AB Fab and Rocky Horror star dies aged 67 2
3:57 PM — Christopher Malcolm, best known for playing the long suffering gay divorced husband of Edina Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous, has died.
Tom Daley’s Splash! faces axe after audience slump 17
1:15 PM — Tom Daley fans may have to contend with seeing less of him on Saturday nights, following reports Splash! is facing the axe.
14th February 2014
BBC jokes about whether UK flooding caused by gays 17
7:59 PM — Two BBC programmes jokingly attempted to dredge up an old and ridiculous question of whether the floods currently taking place in the UK were caused by gay people.
Video: Eastenders’ Sam Strike ‘helped people to come out’ through character revealing he is gay 4
2:50 PM — Eastenders actor Sam Strike, who plays new gay character Johnny Carter in Eastenders has said he has had letters saying his on-screen coming out "helped people to come out" as gay, and that it was "worth it.
BBC commissions ‘beautifully written’ gay spy drama and love story 7
1:33 PM — The BBC has commissioned a new gay spy drama described as a "beautifully written love story" by a head of commissioning.
13th February 2014
Video: Jimmy Kimmel hits back at Olympic lugers who complained about ‘gay’ ad 5
5:41 PM — Jimmy Kimmel has struck back at Olympic lugers who complained about an advert that said their sport was 'a little bit gay'.
Copenhagen: ‘We will hold open-air mass gay weddings at Eurovision’ 6
4:57 PM — Copenhagen has announced plans for open-air gay weddings in the week of Eurovision in May.
US: Gay Republican is first to feature partner in political ad 7
12:05 PM — An openly gay Republican has become the first to feature his same-sex partner in a political ad.
12th February 2014
US ‘Bachelor’ star: ‘I’m not homophobic, I have a gay cousin’ 21
4:41 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, a US TV star who said that gay people shouldn't be on TV because they are 'more pervert', has denied he is homophobic as he has 'a cousin who is gay'.
11th February 2014
90s Pop icon Kavana comes out as gay and is ‘almost embarrassed’ for taking so long 11
2:29 PM — 90s pop icon Kavana has revealed that he is gay in a new interview.