13th April 2015
Gay penguin book still topping ‘most banned’ list 8
4:10 PM — A children's book that tells the story of two male penguins raising a child together is still the third-most banned book in the US.
1st April 2015
Stephen King has a few well-chosen words for Indiana over ‘religious freedom’ law 15
1:26 PM — Horror author Stephen King has delivered a takedown of an Indiana law that allows businesses to refuse to serve gay people.
21st March 2015
Banned children’s book ‘Heather Has Two Mummies’ gets update with equal marriage 13
5:16 PM — Famous children's book 'Heather Has Two Mummies' - which is routinely used to teach children about diversity - has been updated to reflect same-sex marriage.
22nd February 2015
Christian publisher cancels author’s book deal after he comes out 59
2:58 PM — A Christian book publisher has scrapped an author's book deal - after he came out as queer.
5th January 2015
Bisexual man with two penises releases tell-all memoir 6
3:12 PM — A man who became an internet sensation because he has two penises has released a tell-all autobiography.
29th December 2014
Brokeback Mountain author: I wish I’d never written that story 89
12:04 PM — The author of the original Brokeback Mountain story has claimed she wishes it had never been written.
3rd November 2014
Lena Dunham cancels book tour dates after ‘disgusting’ claims she abused her sister 5
6:04 PM — Girls creator Lena Dunham has cancelled multiple book signings in Europe, after "disgusting" allegations that she abused her sister as a child.
25th October 2014
Batman finally asked ‘Are you gay’? 14
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.