20th August 2014
Gary Busey in Celebrity Big Brother homophobia row 21
5:16 PM — Celebrity Big Brother contestant Gary Busey has sparked a homophobia row, after asking a housemate if he likes getting "butt-f**ked".
Kellie Maloney donating ‘significant portion’ of Big Brother fee to trans support group 32
12:00 PM — Kellie Maloney will donate a "significant portion" of her Celebrity Big Brother fee to a transgender support group, it has been revealed.
17th August 2014
Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney for Celebrity Big Brother? 9
12:37 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has signed up to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, according to newspaper claims.
11th June 2014
Is Channel 5 weaker than UKIP when it comes to combating homophobia? 17
2:19 PM — Is Channel 5 weaker than the UK Independence Party (UKIP) when it comes to dealing with homophobes?
10th June 2014
Channel 5 won’t remove Big Brother contestant who called for ‘poofs’ to be shot 45
4:26 PM — Channel 5 has confirmed that, despite calling for "poofs" to be shot on Twitter, a Big Brother contestant will not be removed from the house.
Big Brother’s Catholic topless model: Shoot poofs that use words like ‘lush’ 49
12:08 PM — A Big Brother contestant who caused controversy by saying same-sex marriage is "just not right", has also called for "poofs" who say words like "lush" to be shot.
5th June 2014
UK: Big Brother topless model claims same-sex marriage is ‘just not right’ 90
10:26 PM — A Big Brother contestant who works as a topless model claims her Catholic upbringing taught her same-sex marriage is "just not right".
2nd February 2014
Former Mr Gay Newcastle jailed for dislocating man’s ankle in unprovoked assault 5
12:17 PM — Charlie Drummond, a former Mr Gay Newcastle and UK Big Brother contestant, has been found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 21 months in prison.
14th January 2014
Lee Ryan’s mum: I had no idea that Lee was bisexual but I think it’s fantastic 5
6:06 PM — Lee Ryan’s antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house may be annoying for some – but his mum is proud of the singer for talking about his same-sex experiences.
9th January 2014
Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke: Women reject me because they think I’m gay rather than bisexual 18
7:28 PM — Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke has spoken during his time in the Celebrity Big Brother house to say that he finds it frustrating being bisexual because women just assume that he is gay.
7th January 2014
Ewin Holyfield: My dad isn’t homophobic but he thinks ‘being gay is a choice’ 56
11:02 AM — The son of Celebrity Big Brother housemate Evander Holyfield has spoken out to defend his father, after the former boxer made homophobic remarks on the show.
3rd September 2013
Mother of Big Brother US contestant who made anti-gay slurs ‘disappointed’ at ‘inappropriate comments’ 4
6:09 PM — The mother of a Big Brother US contestant who was heavily criticised for making anti-gay and racist comments, has spoken out to voice her "disappointment" at the comments, but has hit out at CBS network, accusing it of taking advantage of the comments to gain ratings.
1st September 2013
Homophobic Big Brother contestant evicted to boos and soaring ratings 9
3:41 PM — A contestant on Big Brother US who made racist and homophobic slurs on live television was evicted on Thursday, and was met with boos when she denied any knowledge of making the comments.
8th July 2013
US: Big Brother airs footage of homophobic and racist comments by housemates 5
3:58 PM — Big Brother in the US has aired footage taken of a housemate who made homophobic and racist comments, following calls for the comments to be revealed to the public.
4th July 2013
US: CBS condemns homophobic language used by Big Brother housemates 3
2:13 PM — US television network CBS has condemned abusive language, including homophobia, used by housemates in the Big Brother House, but has not suggested that anyone will be evicted for using such language.
14th June 2013
Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother 20
2:46 PM — A gay police officer and father who quit the Operation Yewtree investigation into disgraced entertainer Jimmy Savile so he could enter the Big Brother house says “What’s the problem? It’s not like I’m doing a porno.”
12th June 2013
Rylan Clark: I’ve had Twitter trolls say ‘get cancer and die’ you ‘gay fag’ 15
1:52 PM — Rylan Clark says he’s been subjected to a flurry of vile abuse on Twitter – ahead of his new presenting job on Big Brother.
5th April 2013
Jim Davidson banned from performing at Kent theatre over his anti-gay views 15
10:48 AM — Jim Davidson has been told he cannot perform at a theatre in Kent because of his homophobic views.
2nd April 2013
Brian Dowling replaced as Big Brother presenter 14
6:16 PM — Brian Dowling has been replaced as the host of Big Brother, Channel 5 has confirmed.
5th March 2013
Rylan Clark and Rita Ora to headline London gay outdoor festival 4
5:21 PM — Rylan Clark, former X Factor contestant and Celebrity Big Brother winner, and singer Rita Ora, are to headline a gay outdoor music event in London this summer.