24th June 2011
Graham Norton and Alan Carr win new £4m chatshow deals 38
12:12 PM — Graham Norton and Alan Carr have both won new £4 million deals to continue their chatshows. The deals mean both entertainers will be primetime fixtures until at least 2014.
23rd June 2011
Russell T Davies: ‘Cameron and Clegg are evil’ 76
5:31 PM — Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies has launched an outspoken attack on David Cameron and Nick Clegg over spending cuts to the BBC. Davies, who is one of the BBC's most senior writers, called the leaders "savage and evil people" and claimed the Conservative Party was "buffoonish" but "lethal as a laser".
John Barrowman tells Torchwood fans: ‘Expect man sex and nudity’ 146
4:56 PM — Torchwood star John Barrowman says that the show's next series will be the sexiest yet - with "man sex" and "full-on" nudity. The 44-year-old star said ardent fans know his character Captain Jack Harkness likes men and women.
20th June 2011
First gay couple for Neighbours 20
11:21 AM — Neighbours is to get its first gay male couple, reports say. The show has had a regular gay character, Chris Pappas (James Mason), since last August and producers have now cast a love interest for him.
17th June 2011
BBC now has to defend Holby City gay kiss 85
2:39 PM — The BBC has has to defend a gay kiss on Holby City, just a week after more than 100 viewers complained about a gay scene in EastEnders. Viewers complained that a kiss between Dan Hamilton (Adam Astill) and Antoine Malick (Jimmy Akingbola) was "inappropriate".
True Blood character ‘to have gay romance’ 27
11:48 AM — One of the characters on hit series True Blood is to come out. Critic Michael Ausiello at TV Line claimed that one of the characters, previously thought to be straight, will embark on a same-sex romance.
14th June 2011
Coronation Street star gets anti-gay abuse on Twitter 34
3:24 PM — Coronation Street star Antony Cotton threatened to call people after being on the receiving end of anti-gay abuse on Twitter. The actor, who plays Sean Tully in the soap, was told by user ‘kittykatlovex’: "I hope you get AIDS and die you freak."
125 complaints over EastEnders gay bed scene 126
1:40 PM — At least 125 people have complained over an EastEnders scene which showed a gay couple lying in bed. Viewers complained that the episode, broadcast before the watershed, was inappropriate and could "confuse" children.
6th June 2011
BFI has footage of first known male-to-male television kiss – featuring Sean Connery 33
4:58 PM — TV researchers at the British Film Institute (BFI) have revealed they have footage of what is believed to be the first male-to-male kiss on UK television featuring Sean Connery.
19th May 2011
Gay activists want advertisers to dump Fox News 44
4:28 PM — Gay rights campaigners in the US are pressuring companies not to advertise on Fox because they say the network perpetuates "smears" and "lies" about gays and lesbians. Media Matters and gay groups GLAAD, the Courage Campaign and Equality Matters have asked LGBT-friendly online travel promoter Orbitz to drop its ads on Fox.
26th April 2011
Lesbian newsreader says gay men and women have a ‘responsibility to come out’ 119
10:31 AM — An openly gay American newsreader has said she believes men and women in her industry have a "responsibility" to come out.
21st April 2011
Antony Cotton ‘proud’ of Corrie gay parents story 29
2:34 PM — Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton says he's proud of the soap's gay parenting storyline. The star said the storyline could help viewers see gay parents in a more positive light.
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.