12th April 2014
UK: Nigel Farage laughs about UKIP’s anti-gay ‘loonies and fruitcakes’ on Have I Got News For You 38
6:25 PM — Nigel Farage made light of anti-gay comments made by UKIP members yesterday, appearing on Have I Got News For You.
28th March 2014
BBC ComRes poll finds that 1/5 people would turn down same-sex wedding invitation 33
12:24 PM — Less than a day before the first same-sex marriages are set to take place in England and Wales, the BBC has published a poll which claims 20% of people would turn down an invitation to a same-sex wedding.
25th March 2014
Mosque leader tells Channel 4 News: ‘It is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim’ 21
6:21 PM — The leader of a Birmingham mosque has caused further controversy as he has reiterated a claim that "it is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim."
24th March 2014
LGBT Muslim group blasts Birmingham mosque leader for linking homosexuality to paedophilia and murder 14
8:04 PM — The chairman of a Birmingham mosque has been denounced by LGBT Muslim support group Imaan for linking homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
18th March 2014
Comment: It was censorship of the BBC to drop a discussion about being gay and Muslim 19
1:13 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts criticises the producers of a BBC programme for dropping a discussion about being gay and Muslim.
16th March 2014
CJ de Mooi: I spent three years homeless after growing up in a ‘violent, racist, homophobic household’ 6
12:10 PM — CJ de Mooi, ex-star of BBC2's Eggheads, has revealed how he spent three years living homeless after he grew up in a "violent, racist, homophobic household."
13th March 2014
BBC sparks anger by dropping homosexuality in Islam debate from panel show 64
8:50 PM — The BBC has come under fire for dropping a planned debate about homosexuality in Islam from a BBC3 politics show.
8th March 2014
Transphobic Twitter trolls mock contestant on BBC’s The Voice 4
11:44 PM — A number of Twitter users took to the microblogging site during The Voice UK this evening to send abusive messages mocking a contestant's perceived gender identity.
7th March 2014
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 43
6:56 PM — A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
27th February 2014
Drama Controller: The BBC has a ‘long way to go’ in representing the gay community 10
3:52 PM — The BBC's Drama Commissioner has said he thinks there is a "long way to go" before gay people are adequately represented.
14th February 2014
Video: Eastenders’ Sam Strike ‘helped people to come out’ through character revealing he is gay 4
2:50 PM — Eastenders actor Sam Strike, who plays new gay character Johnny Carter in Eastenders has said he has had letters saying his on-screen coming out "helped people to come out" as gay, and that it was "worth it.
BBC commissions ‘beautifully written’ gay spy drama and love story 7
1:33 PM — The BBC has commissioned a new gay spy drama described as a "beautifully written love story" by a head of commissioning.
6th February 2014
Sherlock: Stars reveal gay club scene was cut from latest series 3
1:09 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have revealed a scene in which Sherlock and Doctor Watson visited a gay club was cut from the latest series.
4th February 2014
Graham Norton: ‘Unbelievable’ that anti-gay marriage group were paid damages for being called ‘homophobes’ 11
6:19 PM — Graham Norton has criticised Irish broadcaster RTÉ for paying €85,000 in damages to an anti-gay marriage group, after a drag artist labelled them "homophobes".
31st January 2014
Eastenders star Danny Dyer: I’m proud I’ve helped gay men to come out 6
1:41 PM — Danny Dyer says he’s proud that his recent storyline in Eastenders has helped gay men to be open with their sexuality.
17th January 2014
Comment: Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘gay c*nt’ photo shouldn’t be aligned with real hate speech 18
5:52 PM — Karl Arbuthnot writes for PinkNews on Jeremy Clarkson's "gay c*nt" controversy to say that it should not be confused for more damaging hate speech and warns that giving too much attention might make the Top Gear presenter think his opinion matters more than it does.
16th January 2014
BBC presenter Jeremy Clarkson apologises for ‘Gay c*nt’ tweet 19
10:23 PM — Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has apologised for a photograph that he tweeted showing himself next to a sign that read "gay c*nt."
BBC host Jeremy Clarkson tweets picture of himself with sign saying ‘gay c*nt’ 34
8:18 PM — Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has tweeted a picture of himself with a sign next to his head which reads "gay c*nt."
7th January 2014
BBC: Clip of Graham Norton wearing AIDS ribbon was among ‘highlights’ of 2013 6
6:07 PM — The BBC has defended its decision to include clips of Graham Norton wearing a red ribbon on the presenter’s 2013 compilation show – even though he was previously reprimanded by the corporation for doing so.
5th January 2014
BBC denies reports that Danny Dyer is facing ‘dressing down’ over response to homophobic tweets 8
1:53 PM — The BBC has denied reports claiming that Danny Dyer is facing a "dressing down" over his recent response to homophobic tweets.