25th October 2014
Batman finally asked ‘Are you gay’? 6
6:05 PM — Batman has finally been asked the question that everyone was thinking.
11th August 2014
US: Delaware school suspends all summer reading after lesbian-themed book causes controversy 4
10:43 PM — A high school in Delaware has eliminated summer reading for incoming freshmen because one of the books on the reading list featured a lesbian main character.
24th May 2014
Former BP Chief: I stayed in the closet because I internalised being gay as wrong 5
4:22 PM — The former Chief Executive of BP has opened up about his "double-life" in the closet while running the company, in a book discussing homophobia in business.
23rd May 2014
Russia: Prosecutors to investigate series of children’s books after ‘gay propaganda’ complaint 5
3:16 PM — Prosecutors in Russia are to investigate a series of children's books after complaints that they "threaten the cultural values" of the country through acceptance of gay relationships.
9th May 2014
Lithuania: Gay fairy tales labelled ‘harmful’ and banned under ‘propaganda’ law 18
2:41 PM — A book of fairy tales in Lithuania featuring same-sex couples has been labelled "harmful", and inappropriate for children under 14.
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.
26th April 2014
US: School board votes not to ban ‘Two Boys Kissing’ book 10
4:07 PM — A Virginia school board has voted unanimously against banning a gay-themed young adult novel, after a lengthy public hearing.
2nd January 2014
‘Gay cure’ book removed from sale on Amazon after complaints 11
4:42 PM — A book written by the adamantly anti-gay US radio host Linda Harvey has been pulled from sale by its publisher.
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.
15th October 2013
Rugby star Gareth Thomas announces book deal
3:20 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has announced a deal to write his memoirs with the publisher Ebury Press.
20th August 2013
New book on the life of gay footballer Justin Fashanu to be released in the UK 4
7:09 PM — A British journalist and writer based in Canada has written a book about the life of the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu.
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.
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.
13th June 2013
Former BP CEO Lord Browne to write new book on homophobia in business 4
7:01 PM — Drawing on his own experiences, Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is writing a new book entitled ‘The Glass Closet’ on the need to end homophobic discrimination in the work place and in corporate life.
28th May 2013
US gay Catholic priest: ‘I can’t reconcile my silence as a gay priest, with anti-gay Catholic teaching’ 16
6:28 PM — Writing in his book, a gay Catholic priest in the US state of Missouri, has reflected on coming out as gay in within the church, and how he went against its official teachings against homosexuality to do so.
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.
13th February 2013
US: New LGBT Jewish children’s book launched 1
4:18 PM — The first ever LGBT inclusive children’s book aimed at Jewish people is being released, Minneapolis-based publisher Kar-Ben Publishing has announced.
18th January 2013
US: Pro-gay NFL player Chris Kluwe to release a book of ‘uncensored personal essays’ 5
5:30 PM — Equal rights advocate and NFL football player, Chris Kluwe, is to release a book containing "uncensored personal essays" on a range of topics, after passionately defending equal marriage rights for gay people.
13th July 2012
LGBT book prize longlist announced 4
12:08 PM — Organisers of the Polari First Book Prize have announced the long list for 2012.