9th March 2015
Star Wars adds first lesbian character 8
3:01 PM — The Star Wars universe is set to add the first canon lesbian character in the franchise's history.
17th February 2015
Children’s author apologises for calling lesbians ‘ugly women with short hair’ 19
1:04 PM — Robert Muchamore has apologised for calling 50 Shades of Grey protesters lesbians who haven't had "a penis anywhere near them".
16th February 2015
Same-sex marriage opponent Brian Sewell writes children’s book 11
2:07 PM — The gay art critic, who opposes same sex marriage, wants to inspire children's curiosity with his first children's book 'The White Umbrella'.
15th January 2015
Educational authors told not to mention gay relationships 16
12:10 PM — Guidelines on educational books tell authors not to talk about same-sex relationships.
25th July 2014
US: Nation’s oldest gay bookshop to re-open 1
11:28 AM — The oldest gay bookshop in America is set to re-open, after being forced to close its doors earlier this year.
18th July 2014
Singapore: Destruction of children’s books halted by public outcry 9
1:29 PM — The planned pulping of editions of two children’s books removed from libraries earlier this month have been halted today due to outcry over censorship.
17th July 2014
Singapore: Literary prize judges step down over ‘bigoted’ destruction of ‘gay books’ 2
3:00 PM — Three authors have stepped down from their roles as judges for a Singaporean literary prize, after the country destroyed copies of 'gay-themed' books.
13th July 2014
Singapore: National Library Board ‘saddened’ that people oppose them destroying ‘gay’ books 11
3:05 PM — Singapore's National Library Board says it is 'saddened' at people's adverse reaction to the removal and destruction of gay-themed books.
17th June 2014
Department store sparks outrage by selling ‘how to prevent gay children’ books 59
6:06 PM — A department store in Spain has caused outrage by selling parent guides to preventing homosexuality in children.
29th April 2014
US: Nation’s oldest queer bookshop to close 2
9:24 PM — The oldest queer bookshop in the US has announced it will close for good next month.
20th April 2014
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 169
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
11th March 2014
South Carolina refuses to restore funding to colleges over ‘gay books’ 8
9:12 PM — The South Carolina House of Representatives has refused to restore funding that was cut from two state colleges after they stocked 'gay-themed' books.
17th December 2013
Feature: The importance of trans literature for children and young adults 12
3:26 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, author and lecturer B.J. Epstein explains why it's important that children can benefit from trans characters in literature.
29th October 2013
Feature: The best LGBT picture books for children 5
6:20 PM — Author and lecturer B.J. Epstein writes for PinkNews.co.uk of how LGBT families and children can benefit from picture books that are designed to cater for them.
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.
8th August 2012
Bret Easton Ellis: ‘Ludicrous’ to cast a gay actor like Matt Bomer in Fifty Shades of Grey 99
12:09 PM — Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, has said it would be 'ludicrous' to cast a gay actor to play the straight male lead in the film adaptation of the sexually-explicit Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
15th February 2012
Interview: Armistead Maupin on Tales of The City, Ian McKellen and Rock Hudson 14
11:13 AM — Laurence Watts meets Armistead Maupin to talk Tales of the City, the joy of gay life in 1970s San Francisco and the truth about his relationships with Rock Hudson and Ian McKellen.
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City gets serial e-release 6
11:08 AM — The Armistead Maupin novels, acclaimed for their depictions of gay life in San Francisco and the subject of a musical adaptation by Jake Shears, are to be available electronically for the first time.
6th February 2012
Interview: Edmund White on gay fiction 14
12:50 PM — Edmund White selects five novels which combine beautiful writing with gay themes: A Single Man, Maurice, The Folding Star, Our Lady of the Flowers and Dancer from the Dance.
Amazon sells book on ‘gays going to hell’ 107
10:23 AM — Amazon's Kindle Store has sparked a backlash by offering a fundamentalist religious text which tells gay and trans people they are going to hell.