28th December 2013
US: Suspension of anti-gay reality star Phil Robertson lifted by A&E 22
12:15 AM — US reality star Phil Robertson, who was recently suspended from his TV show after making controversial anti-gay comments, has been reinstated.
27th December 2013
Emmerdale cuts transphobic scene after trans actress complains 14
7:00 PM — A trans woman, who was asked to appear in the ITV soap Emmerdale as a transgender barmaid, has received an apology after her gender was made to be the source of ridicule.
Alabama senator tables motion in support of anti-gay ‘hero’ Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson 13
11:58 AM — Despite Phil Robertson being suspended indefinitely for making homophobic and racist remarks, Alabama State Senator Jerry Fielding plans to introduce a resolution lauding the Duck Dynasty star as a "hero".
25th December 2013
Sarah Palin admits to defending anti-gay reality star without reading his comments 13
5:41 PM — Sarah Palin has admitted that she hasn't read US reality star Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments, despite speaking out to defend them last week.
23rd December 2013
Duck Dynasty star refuses to apologise for anti-gay rant and claims Jesus said it is ‘man and woman’ 22
3:33 PM — US reality star Phil Robertson is refusing to apologise for making anti-gay comments in a magazine interview and has delivered a Bible lecture to say “we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman.”
QVC presenter asked to marry same-sex partner live on air 6
1:43 PM — In a first for the shopping TV channel, a presenter on QVC has been asked to marry his same-sex partner live on air.
Video: Fox News host: ‘C*cksucking faggot’ isn’t a homophobic slur 17
11:31 AM — Fox News presenter Geraldo Rivera has defended Alec Baldwin's recent homophobic rant at a photographer.
20th December 2013
US: Reality TV family say they won’t go on without patriarch suspended for homophobia 22
7:04 PM — The family of a reality TV star who was suspended for making homophobic remarks in an interview have spoken out to say that they won't go on without him.
X Factor finalist Sam Callahan: Nobody should be discriminated against for who they are 4
2:56 PM — X Factor finalist Sam Callahan has spoken out in an interview to condemn bullying and to say that he think James Arthur made a mistake with homophobic lyrics.
US: Louisiana Governor defends reality TV personality who compared homosexuality to bestiality 23
1:55 PM — The Governor of the US state of Louisiana has defended a personality from a reality TV series after he received heavy criticism and was suspended for comparing homosexuality to bestiality in an interview.
19th December 2013
Sarah Palin defends anti-gay reality star Phil Robertson by slamming those ‘intolerants hatin’ 32
4:30 PM — Sarah Palin says the suspension of Duck Dynasty reality star Phil Robertson for making anti-gay comments in a magazine interview is an attack on free speech.
US: Reality TV actor Phil Robertson suspended indefinitely for anti-gay rant in GQ magazine 19
10:49 AM — US reality star Phil Robertson has been suspended indefinitely from his TV show for questioning in an interview to GQ why gay men would prefer “a man’s anus” over a vagina.
18th December 2013
US: Reality TV actor slammed by human rights group for ‘vile and extreme’ gay stereotypes 17
4:47 PM — A US reality television actor has been heavily criticised by LGBT rights groups for an interview given in GQ magazine in which he questioned why gay men would prefer "a man's anus", over a vagina.
17th December 2013
Star of BBC sitcom denies calling PinkNews reader a ‘Batty man’ on Twitter 26
6:34 PM — An actress who starred in the BBC One sitcom The Wright Way and played a lesbian character in the show has strenuously denied making homophobic comments on Twitter and says her account was hacked.
16th December 2013
Tory Vice Chair: BBC ban on Graham Norton’s AIDS ribbon is ‘extraordinary’ 13
5:58 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party has tabled a parliamentary question for Culture Secretary Maria Miller over the BBC’s “extraordinary” decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a red ribbon on his chat show for World AIDS Day.
Former Culture Secretary: BBC must review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 15
2:50 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has written to BBC Director General Lord Hall over the decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day, and says the corporation is not being consistent with its own guidelines.
15th December 2013
BBC: Presenters can promote National Christmas Jumper Day & Movember but not World AIDS Day 45
12:10 PM — It has emerged that BBC presenters are allowed to promote National Christmas Day and Movember but are banned from promoting World AIDS Day. On World AIDS Day 2011, the BBC broadcast an extended film about a presenter shaving off his 'Movember' moustache to raise awareness for prostate cancer, in apparent contravention of its own rules.
13th December 2013
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger defends James Arthur following homophobia controversy 19
7:30 PM — X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has come to the defence of James Arthur after he was embroiled in controversy surrounding the use of homophobic slurs in a rap diss.
Liberace film Behind the Candelabra leads Golden Globe TV nominations with four nods 4
6:40 PM — HBO's film about gay pianist Liberace and its cast, are leading the nominations for the TV categories of the Golden Globes with four nods.
Russian actor says gay people should be burned alive as ‘a danger’ to his children 72
2:19 PM — A Russian sitcom actor has caused controversy by telling fans this week that he thinks gay people are "a living danger" to his children, and that he would burn all gay people alive.