7th March 2014
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 50
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.
3rd January 2014
EastEnders character tells on-screen dad Danny Dyer he is gay in emotional scene 17
4:25 PM — A new EastEnders character will come out as gay tonight in an emotional scene in which he breaks down to his on-screen father.
20th December 2013
More than 2,700 write to Director General over BBC ban on World AIDS Day ribbons 9
5:18 PM — More than 2,700 people have written to BBC Director General Lord Hall, calling on presenters to be able to wear red ribbons on-screen for World AIDS Day.
18th December 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust: The BBC has lost the argument in banning World AIDS Day ribbons 9
5:53 PM — Lisa Power, the policy director of Terrence Higgins Trust, has criticised the BBC’s decision to incorrectly label the red ribbon as a “charitable symbol”, in its defence against Graham Norton for wearing the ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
Union criticise ‘heavy-handed’ BBC decision to ban Graham Norton from wearing AIDS ribbon 3
12:37 PM — The National Union of Journalists says the decision of the BBC to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show was "heavy-handed".
Teen health charity calls on BBC to review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 5
11:38 AM — The CEO of young people's sexual health charity Brook has criticised the BBC’s decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing an HIV/AIDS awareness ribbon on his Friday night chat show.
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
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.
13th December 2013
Why can BBC presenters promote Comic Relief but not World AIDS Day? 36
7:49 PM — The BBC is refusing to explain the difference in allowing presenters to promote Comic Relief by wearing red noses – and not allowing presenters to promote World AIDS Day by wearing red ribbons.