13th April 2015
Gay penguin book still topping ‘most banned’ list 25
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.
2nd January 2015
Mum of gay man covers TV boobs with a towel, becomes internet hit 7
2:27 PM — An overly protective mother of a gay man in his 20s who covered up their TV with a towel to stop him from seeing breasts, has become an online sensation.
1st October 2014
US censors accused of homophobia over ‘Pride’ film rating 16
9:41 AM — American censors have been accused of 'outrageous homophobia' over the age rating of film 'Pride'.
19th September 2014
Chile: Clothing brand inexplicably removes ad containing gay kiss and sparks parody 2
11:15 AM — A Chilean clothing company, after promoting an ad featuring a same-sex kiss, has removed it, and replaced it with a toned-down version.
19th July 2014
Sainsbury’s attacked for covering up gay magazines, leaving Zoo uncovered 27
3:01 PM — A Sainsbury's store has been criticized for covering the fronts of gay magazines, while half-naked women on the front of Zoo and FHM remained uncovered.
20th March 2014
Mosque chairman compares gays to ‘murderers, gamblers and paedophiles’ 38
7:38 PM — Adding to a controversy surrounding of censorship at the BBC, the chairman of a Birmingham mosque has made comments homosexuality to paedophilia, murder and gambling.
14th March 2014
Was it really necessary for a shop to block this magazine cover featuring lesbian brides? 6
5:31 PM — This shop in the US state of Wisconsin has found itself the subject of strong criticism, as it made an executive decision to block the front cover of a magazine because it shows a pair of lesbian brides almost touching each other.
14th February 2014
Russia blocked an Olympian’s website for ‘gay propaganda’ after seeing this picture 21
12:46 PM — Canadian bobsledder Justin Kripps' website has been blocked in Russia, after he posted a picture of his bobsled team in their pants.
7th January 2014
Egyptian director fears that censors’ demands will turn gay love story into tale of friendship 6
8:19 PM — The director of an Egyptian gay love story, one of the first of its kind, has expressed fear that it will be turned into a story of two male friends, as censors demanded that thirteen scenes be cut.
6th December 2013
Egyptian censors demand that 13 scenes be cut from first gay film 10
6:37 PM — Creators of the first film to come out of Egypt which directly tackles gay issues have been told they must delete a large chunk of scenes, despite that the film contains no sexually explicit content.
3rd October 2013
Lebanon censors French film depicting gay love story 3
8:41 PM — A French film featuring a gay love story has been blocked by Lebanese censors, the Beirut International Film Festival has said.
20th September 2013
Grindr to fight against Turkish court ban 1
6:57 PM — Popular gay dating app Grindr, which was banned by a Turkish court last week, is set to fight against the ban and get back online. The company has announced that it is working with Kaos GL, a Turkish gay-rights organisation, and campaigning group All Out to launch a petition to force the Turkish government to rescind the ban.
25th January 2013
China censors gay sex scenes from release of Cloud Atlas 9
4:51 PM — In China, the cinematic release of the film Cloud Atlas took place on Monday, however before it was shown, almost forty minutes of "gay and straight sex" was cut from the film without the producers' knowledge.
8th January 2013
Facebook apologises for deleting PinkNews content over use of the word ‘faggot’ 8
1:01 PM — Facebook have apologised after deleting content posted to the PinkNews page, because it contained the word "faggot" in the headline.