18th July 2014
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
17th July 2014
Broadway star and gay icon Elaine Stritch dies at 89 11
10:47 PM — The legendary Tony and Emmy award-winning Broadway star and singer, Elaine Stritch passed away today at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic: Get me on RuPaul’s Drag Race 2
11:10 AM — Ana Matronic says she would like to be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race show.
16th July 2014
Vicar outed during live news discussion by Channel 5 presenter 34
4:15 PM — A popular vicar has been outed as gay by a presenter during a live discussion on 5 News.
Report: Robbie Rogers’ coming out story inspires new comedy TV series 1
4:06 PM — According to reports, the coming out of former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers has inspired a comedy series.
Gay actor Zachary Quinto joins new ‘ex-gay’ activist biopic 7
11:44 AM — Gay actor Zachary Quinto has joined a new biopic, which will chronicle the life of an 'ex-gay' activist.
New Sailor Moon anime restores same-sex relationships 4
11:03 AM — A new version of the Sailor Moon anime is being released, with previously censored same-sex relationships restored to the series.
15th July 2014
Britain’s Got Talent winner: ‘I’m openly gay, but no-one asked’ 11
12:59 PM — One of the winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent has opened up about his sexuality, saying that he is openly gay but “no-one asked” during his time on the show.
14th July 2014
NBC: Never mind the comic books – Constantine will not be bisexual in upcoming show 3
2:59 PM — Producers of an upcoming NBC show based on a popular comic book series have ruled out plans to keep the lead character as bisexual.
US: Fox news mocks the idea of gender-neutral toilets 10
2:53 PM — Fox news presenters have shown that they are confused by the idea behind a university’s new gender-neutral toilet labels.
Ian Thorpe ‘considered’ coming out in 1998 but was warned it would lose sponsorships 10
2:15 PM — Ian Thorpe considered coming out publicly in 1998, but was warned it would lose him sponsorships, according to reports.
Australia: Sports commentator seeks counselling after calling player ‘big poofter’ 4
12:28 PM — A sports commentator has said he is in the process of getting professional counselling, after he attracted criticism for labelling a player a 'big poofter'.
Openly gay Hollyoaks star hits back at ‘homophobic’ abuse after football mix-up 19
11:16 AM — An openly gay Hollyoaks star has said that he received a large number of homophobic messages after it was mistakenly reported he was joining a football team.
13th July 2014
Internet reacts to Olympic champion Ian Thorpe coming out 10
4:12 PM — Following Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe revealing that he is gay, social media has been flooded with broadly-supportive messages.
Australia: Sports commentator to keep job after calling player a ‘big poofter’ 11
2:41 PM — A sports commentator will be allowed to stay on the air, after he referred to a player as a "big poofter".
Matthew Mitcham: Ian Thorpe coming out has the potential to help a lot of people 4
1:32 PM — Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has hailed Ian Thorpe's decision to come out as gay.
Ian Thorpe: I didn’t come out sooner because the lie became too big 42
11:29 AM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has said that he didn't come out sooner because he didn't want people to think he had "lied about everything".
12th July 2014
Coronation Street star Amanda Barrie to marry female partner 3
8:09 PM — Former Coronation Street star Amanda Barrie has announced her engagement to her female partner.
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out as gay 207
3:28 PM — Legendary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has come out as gay.