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.
BBC: We won’t change our rules, presenters cannot wear red ribbons on World AIDS Day 44
12:44 PM — The BBC has formally rejected calls to allow its presenters to wear red ribbons on World AIDS Day.
12th December 2013
Labour calls on Director General to update BBC guidelines after Graham Norton disciplined for wearing AIDS ribbon 14
6:48 PM — The Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS has written to BBC Director General Lord Hall over the decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
Damian Lewis apologises for ‘fruity actor’ jibe at Ian McKellen 9
4:13 PM — Actor Damian Lewis has apologised to Sir Ian McKellen for saying he did not want to end up like a "fruity actor" who is known for playing wizards.
11th December 2013
Video: Character from hit CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens comes out as gay 21
6:14 PM — A lead character in a hit CBBC series has come out as gay to his best friend in a touching scene.
Comment: How dare the presenter of a TV show that plugs films and albums promote HIV awareness 25
5:10 PM — PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen says it was wrong of the BBC to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a red ribbon on his show, especially because guests are often invited on seemingly to promote films, music or other commercial products.
10th December 2013
National AIDS Trust: The BBC should not penalise Graham Norton for wearing an AIDS awareness ribbon 19
3:32 PM — The National AIDS Trust has criticised the BBC's decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
BBC disciplines Graham Norton for wearing AIDS awareness ribbon on chat show 94
12:08 PM — Graham Norton has been reprimanded by the BBC for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
6th December 2013
Lady Gaga tells Tom Daley ‘We shouldn’t be going to Sochi at all’ because of anti-gay law 28
7:40 PM — Lady Gaga has urged Tom Daley to decline to compete in countries which have anti-gay laws, in order to boycott them.
5th December 2013
US blogger Perez Hilton to appear in TV series about gay dads 3
8:33 PM — Blogger Perez Hilton is to appear in, and act as executive producer for, a new reality series about gay dads.
Tom Daley: It was love at first sight when I met my boyfriend 44
3:42 PM — The British Olympic diving star Tom Daley has said that it was "love at first sight" when he met his boyfriend, although he has not confirmed who that is, despite speculation by media outlets including, in error, PinkNews.
2nd December 2013
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins: My gay friend died from AIDS and his family never accepted him
2:55 PM — Actress Michelle Collins explains to PinkNews why she has long supported the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust and recalls how she lost a close friend to an AIDS-related illness.
1st December 2013
Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves: The TV show you must not miss 20
11:14 PM — Beginning on Monday 2nd December to mark World AIDS Day and continuing for on the following two Monday evenings, BBC Four is to screen the multi-award winning Swedish drama Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, telling the story of the AIDS crisis as it hit Stockholm’s gay community in the 1980s.
29th November 2013
Lucy Spraggan clarifies to say she thinks James Arthur ‘isn’t a homophobe’ 24
4:08 PM — Lucy Spraggan has said she wants to clarify her position on James Arthur after a Twitter spat last week, saying she does not think he is homophobic.