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.
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.
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.
26th November 2013
Sean Bean wins International Emmy for transvestite role 3
1:54 PM — British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for his work portraying a transvestite character in the BBC One drama series Accused.
25th November 2013
Eastenders star June Brown: I was glad when Dot Cotton lost her anti-gay views
6:13 PM — Actress June Brown says it felt like a challenge playing her alter ego, Dot Cotton, in Eastenders during the late 1980s, when Dot had difficulty in accepting homosexuality.
20th November 2013
Broadcaster and gay rights campaigner Ray Gosling dies, aged 74 7
12:09 PM — The journalist, broadcaster and gay rights campaigner, Ray Gosling, has died.
13th November 2013
BBC to produce film showing how gay campaigners supported the miners in 1984 5
4:29 PM — The BBC is making a drama based on a true story about a group of gay and lesbian activists who raised money to support the miners in 1984.
4th November 2013
Paul Gambaccini pulls out of hosting Annie Lennox event following arrest
6:02 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay radio and television presenter, has pulled out from hosting the 22nd Music Industry Trusts (MITs) Award dinner in London following his arrest last week on suspicion of sexual offences.
3rd November 2013
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini denies sexual offences claims
9:46 AM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has denied sexual offences claims after he was arrested on suspicion under Operation Yewtree.
1st November 2013
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences
6:21 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences under Operation Yewtree.
31st October 2013
Paris Lees makes history as BBC Question Time’s first out trans panellist 20
5:24 PM — History will be made on BBC One tonight when Paris Lees becomes the first transgender panellist to appear on Question Time.
30th October 2013
BBC survey: Tom Daley’s Splash! favourite for gay men whilst lesbians like Rules of Engagement 2
3:18 PM — ITV’s ‘Vicious’ and ‘Splash!’ have been rated the most popular programmes for young gay men in a BBC survey, whilst for lesbians in the same age category 'Rules of Engagement' followed by 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' are the most popular shows.
22nd October 2013
Review: Stephen Fry – Out There 16
2:34 PM — Reviewing Stephen's Fry's BBC documentary on homophobia and transphobia for PinkNews.co.uk, James Evans says he was moved to tears on several occasions by the plight of those featured in the programme.
15th October 2013
‘In an ideal society we would punish homosexuals’, says Islamic cleric in BBC interview 131
12:47 PM — The Chairman of the Islamic Centre in Luton believes gay people would be punished in an ideal world of Britain resembling an Islamic state.
9th October 2013
Stephen Fry: For the first time ever, I’m on effective medication for my bipolar 24
6:29 PM — Stephen Fry says he has moved on from the "mad compulsion" which led to a suicide attempt last year and is on effective medication for the first time "that really seems to be working".