24th December 2012
Anti-gay Tory MP calls Embarrassing Bodies ‘crap chav TV’ 28
5:41 PM — Conservative MP Stewart Jackson, who recently described equal marriage as a "constitutional outrage" also has a low opinion of Channel 4’s medical programme Embarrassing Bodies.
Louis Smith: I am happy to be a ‘gay icon’ — but remember, I am straight 87
11:10 AM — Having won this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, Olympian Louis Smith says he wants his gay fans to remember that he “fancies women”.
21st December 2012
Ireland: Mobile phone advert deemed transphobic by media watchdog 23
4:02 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has upheld complaints against Irish mobile phone company Meteor over a transphobic advert.
The Sun claims Katie Price’s new boyfriend is a ‘gay icon’ as he has appeared on gay porn sites 16
1:58 AM — Former glamour model, Katie Price's new lover, Kieran Hayler, is a stripper, has appeared on gay porn sites, and has been described as a "gay icon".
20th December 2012
Anti-gay comedian Jim Davidson signed up for Celebrity Big Brother 34
1:14 PM — Jim Davidson, who recently suggested gay entertainers are more likely to be sexual abusers, has been signed up for Celebrity Big Brother – despite previously clashing with the show’s gay current host.
18th December 2012
Republican Mike Huckabee: The Newtown shootings were the fault of gay people 57
2:38 PM — Fox News presenter and former 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, has made several comments about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings, seemingly blaming gay people for the massacre.
Gareth Thomas joins ITV’s Dancing on Ice 16
11:11 AM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas will be in the rink for the new series of Dancing on Ice.
17th December 2012
Bishop Gene Robinson: Jesus was pro-gay and spent most of his time with 12 men 16
2:00 PM — The US Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, says we shouldn’t assume Jesus was heterosexual.
Heated equal marriage debate pair release single in support of marriage equality 4
2:22 AM — Two celebrities from the US who were featured in a fiery online debate over equal marriage, have now teamed up to release a single together, in support of marriage equality.
15th December 2012
Video: Ian McKellen has ‘never met a gay person who regrets coming out’ 20
1:28 AM — Sir Ian McKellen has said in an interview that he never regretted his decision to come out, and has also never met a gay person who regrets coming out.
13th December 2012
BBC review: Lesbian, gay and bisexual people feel under represented in broadcasting 23
3:12 PM — The BBC has published a two year review, which looks at the way audiences and experts perceive the portrayal lesbian, gay and bisexual people in UK programming.
US: Trans model still loves ex-partner despite violent attack 3
3:07 PM — The trial of a New York fire fighter accused of attacking his transgender ex-partner in a hotel room is drawing to a close.
Laurence Watts’ 10 gay news events predictions for 2013 30
10:32 AM — Laurence Watts has unveiled his top ten LGBT predictions for 2013 - how many of them do you think will happen?
12th December 2012
Brighton university cancels screening of AIDS denialist film 26
6:01 PM — The University of Brighton has cancelled the screening of a film which claims the HIV virus does not cause AIDS after a fierce student backlash.
Eastenders character, Nick Cotton, was supposed to have gay relationship in the 1980s 5
5:11 PM — Nick Cotton, a long-time character from the popular soap, Eastenders, was meant to have a gay relationship in the 1980s, until the actor playing him protested, and the character was written out.
7th December 2012
Video: One Million Moms outraged by new advert featuring Ellen Degeneres ‘and three elves’ 39
4:17 PM — Anti gay rights group, One Million Moms, has once again focussed itself on US department store JC Penney, and the company's spokesperson, Ellen Degeneres, because of a new ad featuring the openly gay TV presenter, and three elves.
Laurence Watts’ 2012 LGBT Predictions Scorecard 13
10:28 AM — In December of last year, Laurence Watts set himself the task of predicting LGBT news events that were likely to happen in 2012 - here is his scorecard for the year.
6th December 2012
US: Gay soap star Scott Evans arrested for attempting to buy drugs 13
6:59 PM — Scott Evans, the younger brother of Captain America star Chris Evans was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for attempting to buy drugs from an undercover police officer.
5th December 2012
Same-sex marriage opponent Donald Trump admits to attending a ‘beautiful’ gay wedding 12
1:47 PM — George Takei says he hopes his lunch date with Donald Trump can help end the billionaire’s opposition to equal marriage, and has revealed that the social conservative recently attended a “beautiful” gay wedding.
4th December 2012
George Takei beams into Archie Comics’ gay teen series Kevin Keller 3
6:39 PM — Gay actor George Takei, whose best known for his portrayal as Star Trek’s Mr Sulu, crosses a new frontier this week appearing as himself in an issue of Archie Comics' series about Kevin Keller, an openly gay teenager.