14th May 2013
Study: Audiences don’t mind gay actors playing straight roles 11
11:51 AM — Researchers from South Carolina's Clemson University tested the hypothesis that out actors cannot play a believable straight role - and found it wasn't the case.
13th May 2013
NBC’s gay sitcom The New Normal cancelled after just one season 22
2:05 PM — US television network NBC has announced that its new sitcom The New Normal, which features a gay couple and the surrogate mother of their child, has been cancelled after just one season, amidst falling ratings.
9th May 2013
US conservative group: Glee’s ‘World’s Gayest High School’ an ‘insult’ to President McKinley 5
3:39 PM — A conservative research group in the US has called television show Glee's William McKinley High School an "insult" to the former US president it is named after, as it is "The World's Gayest High School".
8th May 2013
Duncan James: I’ve had Twitter trolls say ‘I hope you get AIDS and die, you f*ggot’ 13
7:13 PM — Blue’s Duncan James says he experienced a flurry of vile abuse on Twitter shortly after ITV aired The Big Reunion.
LBC’s Iain Dale: ITV’s Vicious is an ‘abortion of a comedy’ and Brian Sewell is right to pan it 39
3:46 PM — LBC radio presenter Iain Dale says ITV’s new gay sitcom Vicious is an “abortion of a comedy” and has praised Brian Sewell’s withering critique of the show.
7th May 2013
Brian Sewell attacks ITV’s Vicious as ‘spiteful parody’ with audience down by 2 million 55
3:36 PM — With the show down 2 million viewers for its second episode controversial art critic Brian Sewell says ITV’s new sitcom Vicious reminds him of a less progressive period for gay people.
3rd May 2013
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson: ‘I’m shocked to be up for sexiest male in the soap awards and I want to win it for gay people’ 5
2:49 PM — Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson says he’s “shocked” to have made the sexiest male category in this year’s British Soap Awards.
2nd May 2013
Rupert Everett swears on ITV’s Loose Women as he mentions HIV scare story 10
5:54 PM — Rupert Everett accidentally swore on live television earlier on Thursday as he re-told the story of how he was convinced he had contracted HIV during the 1980s.
1st May 2013
Gay actor Russell Tovey: ‘It might be more of a risk for me to play a gay character’ 28
7:01 PM — Russell Tovey says he believes his career is unique because he always plays straight characters.
US: ESPN regrets ‘distraction’ of reporter’s ‘rebellion to God’ comments about Jason Collins 7
5:14 PM — US television network ESPN has responded to criticism arising from a reporter's recent claim that, in coming out as gay, NBA star Jason Collins was living an "open rebellion to God", to say that it became a "distraction".
Sky Sports News host accidentally calls FIFA President Sepp Blatter ‘queer’ 11
1:25 PM — A Sky Sports News presenter was left embarrassed when he accidentally referred to FIFA President Sepp Blatter as “queer”.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw: ‘I’d like to eventually have children’ 4
11:24 AM — Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw says he was initially rejected by the station for work experience, and admits he would like to have children one day.
30th April 2013
Gay sitcom Vicious performs strongly for ITV 127
1:07 PM — ITV’s new sitcom Vicious, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi may have received mixed reviews, but it was a ratings winner for the broadcaster last night.
27th April 2013
‘Desperate Housewives’ actor Tuc Watkins: I always knew I was gay and would be a dad 4
5:33 PM — Actor Tuc Watkins came out in a discussion of how he always "knew" he was gay, and that he wanted to be a parent.
25th April 2013
Jennifer Lopez’s new television show inspired by late lesbian aunt
6:19 PM — A new television drama, produced by singer-turned-actor Jennifer Lopez, was inspired by her late aunt, who was gay, the star has revealed.
24th April 2013
Interview: Scott Mills on love, marriage equality and Eurovision 2013 2
4:51 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews’ Laurence Watts, BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills talks about finding love, his future career plans and presenting this year’s Eurovision on BBC Three.
Culture Editor Matthew Cain to leave Channel 4 News 10
12:43 PM — Gay journalist and broadcaster Matthew Cain has announced that he’s leaving Channel 4 News as the programme's culture editor in order to write fiction.
23rd April 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio donates $61,000 at GLAAD Media Awards 2
11:20 PM — Actor Leonardo DiCaprio donated $61,000 (£40,000) to GLAAD during its 24th annual Media Awards at the weekend, in Los Angeles.
Ian McKellen: ‘I’m accepted as a gay man and as happy now as I’ve ever been’ 8
2:01 PM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how progress in gay rights has allowed him to come out and feel accepted, and says that aged 73 he is as content with life as he has ever been.
22nd April 2013
New Zealand MP who gave viral pro-equal marriage speech invited onto Ellen Show 9
2:17 PM — A New Zealand MP whose powerful speech following the country's vote to legalise equal marriage last week went viral, has been invited onto the Ellen show by host Ellen DeGeneres.