11th April 2011
EastEnders to have first gay civil partnership 37
10:17 AM — EastEnders producers are said to be planning the soap's first civil partnership. According to reports, Christian Clarke (John Partridge) will pop the question to boyfriend Syed Masood (Marc Elliot).
5th April 2011
Clare Balding: ‘Women like me because they don’t think I’ll steal their husbands’ 9
10:44 AM — Lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding says female viewers like her because she is not a "threat". The star, who is in a civil partnership, said that being open about her sexuality made her a better presenter.
25th March 2011
Interview: Andrew Hayden-Smith is grown up, single and returning to your TV 35
3:39 PM — The last time we saw Andrew Hayden-Smith on television he was battling Cybermen alongside David Tennant’s Doctor Who. Since then the openly gay Geordie has been taking a bit of a breather, but not for much longer.
15th March 2011
Channel 4 signs agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively 24
12:59 PM — Channel 4 has signed an agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively and accurately. The broadcaster is the first media outlet to sign Trans Media Watch's Memorandum of Understanding.
Vanity Fair apologises for gay writer’s ‘fags’ comment 17
10:08 AM — Vanity Fair has apologised after a gay writer used the word 'fags' in an article about Glee. Brett Berk wrote: "Nice singing. But how can having girls in the audience make these cartwheeling, foam-party fags straight-sexy?"
5th March 2011
Foster’s deny homophobia in new ad 41
1:49 PM — Foster's responded to complaints about their latest ad by saying that to promote homophobia "would be totally unacceptable and it has no place in our business."
4th March 2011
Video: Is the new Foster’s ad homophobic? 104
2:22 PM — Complaints of homophobia are brewing over the latest TV ad for Foster's lager. "Remember Deano, the following things are not permitted: eye contact, scented candles, power ballads, and do not apply if he's wearing budgie smugglers."
1st March 2011
Elton John may appear on Glee 7
1:56 PM — Elton John has been in talks about appearing on Glee. Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester in the show, said she had encouraged the gay legend to meet series co-creator Ryan Murphy without realising the pair had already discussed the idea.
20th December 2010
Italian companies drop racy lesbian car advert 15
4:50 PM — The risque Renault Twingo advert has been shelved by Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset for its depiction of two women at a party
18th August 2010
First regular gay character for Neighbours
1:23 PM — Neighbours has got its first gay regular gay character. Recent Ramsay Street addition Chris Pappas, played by James Mason, came out in an episode earlier this month.
5th August 2010
New BBC sitcom to star Neil Morrissey as a gay dad 13
12:00 PM — A new BBC3 sitcom will star Men Behaving Badly actor Neil Morrissey as a gay man. Morrissey will play former sperm donor Brian, who is shocked when one of his offspring tracks him down and tries to blackmail him into being a proper father.
14th July 2010
My Family’s Michael to come out as gay in ‘drunken confession’ 10
5:53 PM — A character in the BBC sitcom My Family is to come out as gay in a "drunken confession" this week. Michael, the youngest son of Ben and Susan Harper, played by Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker, will stumble home drunk before declaring to his father that he is gay.
26th May 2010
Matt Lucas accepts damages from Daily Star 9
9:35 AM — The comedian Matt Lucas has accepted undisclosed damages from the Daily Star over articles published in the paper about his late former civil partner, Kevin McGee.
25th May 2010
BBC to screen life story of Britain’s ‘first modern lesbian’ ths weekend 26
12:58 PM — This weekend, BBC2 will screen The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, starring Maxine Peake in the title role. Based on the heavily coded diaries of Lister, which were not deciphered until the 1930s, nearly a century after her death, the drama tells the story of her life as an openly lesbian, 19th-century industrialist and Yorkshire landowner.
9th February 2010
Preview: PinkNews.co.uk founder explores his ‘teenage dotcom millionaire’ past 7
1:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk founder and Channel 4 News Correspondent Benjamin Cohen is to revisit his life as a teenage dotcom millionaire a decade ago in a programme broadcast this afternoon on BBC Radio 4.
31st December 2009
BBC News presenter Jane Hill comes out 33
12:43 PM — Newsreader Jane Hill discusses cohabiting with her partner in the corporation's in-house magazine.
6th November 2009
Calling PinkNews readers to compete on the BBC’s ‘A Question of Genius’ 5
6:42 PM — The BBC is keen to recruit LGBT contestants to take part in the second series of 'A Question of Genius' presented by Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark.
1st September 2009
L Word producers to create lesbian reality TV show 8
3:53 PM — The producers of the original lesbian series The L Word are set to create a new reality TV show, entitled The Real L Word: Los Angeles.
25th June 2009
Gay Apprentice star to appear at Derby’s pink day out 1
1:57 PM — One of the star's of this year's series of reality TV show The Apprentice is supporting a Pride event in Derby, it has been revealed.
24th June 2009
BBC Director General promises stars including Chris Moyles will follow strict new guidelines 19
7:14 PM — The Director General of the BBC has promised that BBC Radio can adhere to new editorial guidelines which have been introduced in the wake of controversies which have included Chris Moyles's alleged homophobia.