29th November 2013
Lucy Spraggan clarifies to say she thinks James Arthur ‘isn’t a homophobe’ 24
4:08 PM — Lucy Spraggan has said she wants to clarify her position on James Arthur after a Twitter spat last week, saying she does not think he is homophobic.
James Arthur ‘not in a good place’ after backlash over homophobic lyrics 63
12:38 PM — James Arthur is battling a breakdown following the death of his grandmother, which a source close to the singer attributed his homophobic outbursts to.
28th November 2013
Petition calls for X Factor to drop James Arthur performance following homophobic rap 14
4:02 PM — Following a storm of controversy over a feud rap he recorded which included homophobic slurs, and time off for "acute exhaustion", James Arthur is now facing calls for ITV's the X Factor to drop him from a performance this weekend.
GLAAD: It’s unfortunate Alec Baldwin can’t see why his anti-gay slurs are wrong 6
3:57 PM — America’s largest LGBT media advocacy group has responded to criticism from actor Alec Baldwin, who accused the organisation of being responsible for losing his MSNBC talk show following last week’s homophobic rant at a photographer.
27th November 2013
US: Personal trainer Bob Harper comes out during his show The Biggest Loser 9
7:28 PM — Bob Harper, personal trainer of The Biggest Loser fame, came out as gay on the programme, saying "I do believe this is the right time".
Alec Baldwin rants that GLAAD ‘killed’ his show following homophobic slurs 14
11:21 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has blamed GLAAD, describing them as “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy", for the decision of MSNBC to cancel his weekly show after he used homophobic language to a photographer.
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.
20th November 2013
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.
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.
Video: First official trailer of gay HBO series ‘Looking’ starring Jonathan Groff 1
5:06 PM — Dubbed as the "gay 'Girls'", HBO releases the first official trailer of highly-anticipated gay drama comedy 'Looking'.
13th November 2013
BBC to produce film showing how gay campaigners supported the miners in 1984 5
4:29 PM — The BBC is making a drama based on a true story about a group of gay and lesbian activists who raised money to support the miners in 1984.
8th November 2013
Baroness Stowell, Metro newspaper and writer Damian Barr win Stonewall Awards 7
6:35 PM — Communities Minister Baroness Stowell of Beeston, journalist Grace Dent and writer Damian Barr were among the winners at last night's annual Stonewall Awards in central London.
4th November 2013
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.
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.