4th January 2015
Did David Cameron accidentally refer to homosexuality as a ‘lifestyle choice’? 33
2:24 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to refer to gay people as "people who choose different lifestyles" during a TV interview.
22nd November 2014
Are you born gay or is it a choice? Scientists might have found the answer 75
8:15 PM — Scientists have uncovered the strongest evidence yet in the debate of whether people are 'born gay'.
21st July 2014
Comment: The gay community should stop attacking anyone who dares suggest sexuality is a choice 244
1:12 PM — Dr Adam Jowett, a lecturer in Social Psychology at Coventry University, argues that we should stop attacking people for suggesting sexuality is a choice.
4th July 2014
Julie Bindel: You can choose to be gay – I chose to live my life as a lesbian 109
12:35 PM — Feminist writer Julie Bindel has claimed that gay and lesbian people can choose to be attracted to people of the same sex.
14th June 2014
Rick Santorum: Homosexual behaviour is a choice 66
4:44 PM — Republican Rick Santorum has claimed that homosexual behaviour is a choice.
8th June 2013
Rock Hudson’s sexuality confessions to his wife recorded by detective 19
9:44 AM — The American actor Rock Hudson, famous for a prominent Hollywood career in the 1950s and 1960s, was recorded confessing to his wife that he was gay in 1958 by a private detective she had hired.
6th April 2013
US: Senator Mark Pryor undecided on marriage equality and ‘whether being gay is a choice’ 21
3:56 PM — In a radio interview Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor said he was undecided on equal marriage, and added that he had "never really thought" about whether being gay is a choice or not.
22nd February 2013
US columnist says equal rights will lead to legalisation of incest, paedophilia and rape 43
5:49 PM — A US columnist has made unfounded claims that equal rights are leading the US towards legalising incest, paedophilia and rape.
19th April 2012
Complaints over Margaret Court’s gay ‘choice’ article ‘trash free speech’, group says 29
12:48 PM — The Australian Christian Lobby has said a decision to uphold complaints over an article written by tennis legend Margaret Court in which she said homosexuality was a choice as a victory for 'aggressively intolerant' gay activists.
16th January 2012
Call for rainbow flags as Australian Open starts 4
12:49 PM — As the Australian Open began today, a group is calling for fans to raise rainbow flags to protest in a "peaceful, non-disruptive" way against anti-gay comments made by former tennis champion Margaret Court. Flag-owners are being called on after the former world number one made inflammatory comments about gays last month.
5th January 2012
Former tennis star Margaret Court “does not hate homosexual people” 80
10:47 AM — One-time world champion tennis star Margaret Court has denied she "hates" gays, saying she has them in her church and works with them, but has added that young people "need to know it's a choice".
3rd January 2012
Elton John confirms plans for “surreal” biopic 6
10:56 AM — Elton John has said a film telling the story of his life is "very much in the works", and Justin Timberlake would be his top choice for leading man. The singer told the LA Times he would co-produce a "surreal look at my life [...] in the manner of a Moulin Rouge".
16th December 2011
Twitter reacts angrily to Will Young receiving gay slur tweet 109
2:10 PM — User who insulted singer's sexuality later complained that it was impossible to "say anything to famous people these days, it's only twitter [...] All their fans on you like a ton of bricks."
15th December 2011
Former tennis star Margaret Court serves up controversy over gay marriage 94
1:27 PM — Margaret Court, once the world's number one female tennis player, well-known for her anti-gay views, has sparked a heated row with other former champions after saying gays were "aggressively demanding marriage rights that are not theirs to take."
8th February 2011
Seven-year-old donates to LA gay centre because he thinks inequality is unfair 40
12:55 AM — A seven-year-old has donated $140 to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) because he doesn't think it's right for gay people not to be treated equally. The child, called Malcolm, was given $140 by his parents to donate to the charity of his choice. He chose to split the money between the gay centre and the HRC.
4th February 2011
Elton John says he wants Rush Limbaugh to support civil unions 20
4:54 PM — Elton John says he wants unlikely friend Rush Limbaugh to say he supports civil partnerships for gay couples. The singer sang at the controversial radio host's wedding last year and was reportedly paid $1 million for the gig.
7th December 2009
Gay Tory candidate selected to challenge Hazel Blears 229
11:48 AM — A gay Conservative candidate has been selected to challenge Hazel Blears for her Manchester seat. Matthew Sephton is the chairman of the party's affiliated gay group, LGBTory.