8th July 2013
US: Big Brother airs footage of homophobic and racist comments by housemates 5
3:58 PM — Big Brother in the US has aired footage taken of a housemate who made homophobic and racist comments, following calls for the comments to be revealed to the public.
6th July 2013
Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick publicly comes out as gay 4
2:13 AM — Michelle Hardwick, an actress best know for her role in soap Emmerdale, has spoken out publicly for the first time to say that she is gay.
4th July 2013
US: CBS condemns homophobic language used by Big Brother housemates 3
2:13 PM — US television network CBS has condemned abusive language, including homophobia, used by housemates in the Big Brother House, but has not suggested that anyone will be evicted for using such language.
3rd July 2013
John Barrowman marries his long-term partner Scott Gill 25
6:39 PM — John Barrowman and his partner Scott Gill were married yesterday after a 20-year committed relationship.
US: Big Brother contestant dropped by modelling agency for homophobic slur 30
5:08 PM — A contestant on the new series of Big Brother, has caused controversy during the first week, by using homophobic and racist slurs against fellow housemates, and has been dropped by her modelling agency for doing so.
2nd July 2013
US: Abuse charges against gay former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash dropped 10
6:25 PM — Three lawsuits brought by men who claimed former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sexually abused them when they were underage have been thrown out by a judge.
28th June 2013
Alec Baldwin calls Daily Mail reporter a ‘toxic little queen’ in homophobic rant 17
4:22 PM — Alec Baldwin on Twitter launched a homophobic attack on a Daily Mail reporter last night, calling him a "toxic little queen", and urging his followers to "straighten out this fucking little bitch."
27th June 2013
US: Fox News host says DOMA ruling is a ‘conservative victory’ because it makes gays less slutty 27
4:59 PM — A US Fox News talk show host has said that the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage is a "conservative victory" because it will make gay people less promiscuous.
25th June 2013
Miley Cyrus: ‘It is inspiring’ that the Disney Channel will introduce same-sex parents
2:04 PM — Miley Cyrus has joined those in support of the Disney Channel's recent decision to for the first time include same-sex parents in one of its flagship programmes.
Stephen Fry thanks public for ‘warm and caring’ support following suicide revelation 14
12:51 PM — Stephen Fry has thanked the "warm, caring majority" who contacted him after he revealed he had attempted suicide last year.
21st June 2013
India: LGBT activist happy with acceptance from appearing on reality TV show
5:43 PM — An LGBT activist in Mumbai has reflected on the positive reaction to a reality television show which featured her living her daily life.
US: Disney Channel programme to include same-sex parents for the first time 16
3:06 PM — The Disney Channel has announced that for the first time, one of its most popular shows is to include a same-sex couple, with a view to being "relevant to kids and families around the world".
18th June 2013
Cher to perform at New York Pride’s Dance on the Pier party 3
7:08 PM — It's been announced Cher will perform at this year's New York Pride 'Dance on the Pier' party.
Barry Cryer brands ITV’s Vicious ‘homophobic’ television 98
3:10 PM — Comedian Barry Cryer says ITV's sitcom Vicious is "positively homophobic".
17th June 2013
Study: US media outlets more likely to feature pro-equal marriage viewpoints 3
5:18 PM — According to a new study, news stories in the US are more likely to present pro-equal marriage viewpoints than those in opposition to it.
14th June 2013
Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother 20
2:46 PM — A gay police officer and father who quit the Operation Yewtree investigation into disgraced entertainer Jimmy Savile so he could enter the Big Brother house says “What’s the problem? It’s not like I’m doing a porno.”
12th June 2013
US: Lesbian family drama produced by Jennifer Lopez sees viewership surge for second episode 4
5:52 PM — A television drama featuring a lesbian couple and their family, on the US ABC network has seen a massive surge in ratings for its second episode, despite conservative groups protesting against it airing.
Rylan Clark: I’ve had Twitter trolls say ‘get cancer and die’ you ‘gay fag’ 15
1:52 PM — Rylan Clark says he’s been subjected to a flurry of vile abuse on Twitter – ahead of his new presenting job on Big Brother.
11th June 2013
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry to divorce 13
4:44 PM — Glee actress Jane Lynch is divorcing her wife of three years, it has been announced.
Graham Norton: I could never get married it would be too embarrassing 20
10:49 AM — Graham Norton has split from his partner after two years together and says he would never want to get married as he would be too embarrassed to do so in front of friends.