13th April 2015
Gay penguin book still topping ‘most banned’ list 25
4:10 PM — A children's book that tells the story of two male penguins raising a child together is still the third-most banned book in the US.
1st April 2015
Stephen King has a few well-chosen words for Indiana over ‘religious freedom’ law 15
1:26 PM — Horror author Stephen King has delivered a takedown of an Indiana law that allows businesses to refuse to serve gay people.
9th February 2015
JK Rowling backs campaign to protect Soho from closures 7
3:25 PM — JK Rowling has backed a campaign to 'save Soho' - after the closure of a number of venues.
17th January 2015
Children’s author: I was Eton’s only openly gay student 7
5:18 PM — A childen's author who was once one of the only openly gay schoolboys at Eton College has praised the institution.
30th November 2014
Nigerian writer: Anti-gay law is ‘forcing people underground’ 7
5:54 PM — A Nigerian writer has warned that his country's anti-gay law is forcing the country's gay community underground.
27th November 2014
Author PD James who voted against gay equality dies 42
2:46 PM — The author PD James, who was happy to have gay characters in her books but could never bring herself to vote for gay rights in Parliament, has died aged 94.
21st June 2014
Video: Game of Thrones author cameos in ‘Gay of Thrones’ recap parody 3
2:35 PM — Game of Thrones author George RR Martin has made a surprise cameo in the show's long-running 'Gay of Thrones' parody.
28th May 2014
Author, poet and activist Maya Angelou dies aged 86 8
3:06 PM — Famed American author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, aged 86.
8th May 2014
Prominent American author believes UK is more welcoming than US of LGBT characters 7
6:55 PM — The UK is more accepting of gay and bisexual characters in their books, according to author Cassandra Clare.
1st May 2014
Russia: Author of gay propaganda law calls for boycott of ‘Eurovision sodom show’ 22
8:23 PM — The author of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law has called for the country to boycott next week's Eurovision Song Contest, branding it a 'sodom show'.
21st January 2014
Famous Kenyan author comes out as gay in birthday article 10
11:56 AM — A prominent author in Kenya has come out as gay, in a country where homosexuality remains illegal.
4th December 2013
New book claims that Vladimir Putin is ‘latently gay’ 18
7:21 PM — An author has taken up Russian President Vladimir Putin as the subject of his new book in which he alleges that he is gay.
3rd December 2013
Project hopes to publish censored Iranian poet’s work about forbidden gay love 1
5:37 PM — A Kickstarter project has been started with the hopes of outsmarting censors in Iran by having a poet's work, banned in the country, published in the UK.
5th August 2013
Book features ageing Batman in relationship with Robin, and friends with Sir Elton John 2
4:34 PM — A new novel which re-imagines the story of Batman and Robin sees the hero him come out, and in a relationship with the iconic sidekick, as well as being friends with Sir Elton John.
4th August 2013
Canada: Gay author receives threats from Russia over children’s story 26
6:51 PM — A gay author from British Columbia known for his children's literature, has said he has received threats from Russia, following the recent passage of anti-gay laws.
19th July 2013
Film director: Enders Game has nothing to do with gay rights and is based on a ‘great’ book 47
1:57 PM — The director of the upcoming Enders Game film has responded to calls for a boycott due to the author's anti-gay rhetoric, to say that the book the film is based on is "great", and "is not about" equal marriage.
1st June 2013
Max Zachs of ‘My Transsexual Summer’ on new novel exploring society, gender identity and sexuality
4:17 PM — Newly published author Maxwell Zachs, best known for his role on Channel 4's 'My Transsexual Summer', writes for PinkNews.co.uk on writing his novel, which features a protagonist unsure about his gender and sexuality.
25th April 2013
UK: Gay novelist tops bestseller list with haunted debut 11
5:58 PM — A debut novel by gay author Neil Spring, based on the true story of Borey Rectory, "the most haunted house in England," has rocketed to the top of Amazon's new releases.
3rd January 2013
Video: Chris Colfer says he is ‘typecast’ and ‘pigeonholed’ for being gay 15
11:45 PM — Actor and writer, Chris Colfer, has addressed being openly gay as an actor and said that he felt like people have "made a big deal" out of his sexuality.
14th December 2009
Author Jeanette Winterson attacks ‘anti-gay’ tabloids 12
3:36 PM — Lesbian author Jeanette Winterson has attacked the 'negative' use of the word lesbian in newspapers. Writing on her blog, the Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author complained that tabloids tended to emphasise the sexual orientation of gay or lesbian criminals.