6th September 2013
Vatican denies widespread reports that Pope called gay student to say being gay ‘doesn’t matter’ 15
12:37 PM — The Vatican has moved quickly to "absolutely deny", widespread reports that Pope Francis personally phoned a gay student in Toulouse to say it "doesn't matter", whether he is gay or not.
Comment: Growing up gay on a British Army base felt like being a gay teen in Russia 9
12:12 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Josie Recknagel-Fessey reflects on growing up gay on a British military base, the challenges of such a life, and what can possibly be done to improve conditions for gay people living on a base.
5th September 2013
Comment: There is a drastic need for more LGBT candidates to stand for election 6
6:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Mathew Hulbert, a Borough and Parish Councillor for the Liberal Democrats, says there is an important need for local authorities to do more to encourage LGBT candidates to stand for election.
Mum’s response to son coming out: ‘You are the boy who forever won my heart, I’ll fight for you always’ 24
3:05 PM — A mother's response to her bisexual son's Facebook coming out status has gone viral, as she tells him "You are the bravest person I know. I'll fight for you always... You are still the boy who forever won my heart".
2nd September 2013
Flora puts ‘immediate stop’ to ad comparing coming out as gay to putting a bullet in a parent’s heart 19
5:14 PM — A recent advertisement for margarine giant Flora, which compares coming out to your father to being shot through the heart, has been pulled by Unilever after complaints accusing it of homophobia.
Flora ad slammed for comparing coming out as gay to being shot through the heart 34
1:02 PM — A new advert by margarine giant Flora has come under heavy criticism as it compares coming out to your father to being shot through the heart.
30th August 2013
Russell Tovey lands gay role in US television series about gay men looking for love 12
2:54 PM — British actor Russell Tovey has taken on the role of a gay character in a US television series by HBO, after saying earlier this year that he thought it would be "more of a risk" to take on a gay role earlier this year.
28th August 2013
US: New Jersey Senate nominee: It’s funny when people question if I’m gay and I say ‘so what if I am?’ 25
7:41 PM — The mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker, who is the Democratic nominee in the state's US Senate special election has surprised some this week amid speculation about his sexuality.
Actress Michelle Hardwick: Starring in Emmerdale helped me to publicly come out as gay 3
6:59 PM — Star of British soap opera Emmerdale, Michelle Hardwick, has said that her role in the television series helped her to come out as gay publicly.
27th August 2013
Top public school appoints first ever openly gay head boy 29
6:59 PM — The first openly gay head boy has been appointed by a top British public school, who has already used his position to criticise recent revelations that some academies have been operating with policies resembling Section 28.
24th August 2013
US: Jason Collins to introduce Ryan Lewis and Macklemore at VMAs for equal marriage hit
9:31 PM — Openly gay NBA basketball star Jason Collins will on Sunday evening take to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to introduce Macklemore and Ryan Lewis when they perform their equal marriage themed summer hit.
15th August 2013
WWE wrestler comes out as gay: ‘Does it change what you think of me?’ 29
1:01 PM — A World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstars wrestler has come out as gay, and asked his interviewer: "Does it matter?"
14th August 2013
Russia: Gay journalist who was sacked the day he came out live on air: ‘I wanted the Kremlin to see’ 19
6:22 PM — A gay Russian television presenter has said he was sacked the same evening as he came out live on air.
9th August 2013
Video: X-Men actor uses YouTube to come out as gay: ‘It’s not something anybody should be ashamed of’ 6
3:33 PM — A star of the X-Men film Origins: Wolverine, and an internet personality has come out in an impassioned video posted on YouTube, in which he tells his story and emphasises what he says is important about being publicly out.
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.
James Bond actor Ben Whishaw confirms he is gay and ‘proud to be’ in a civil partnership 25
1:22 PM — British film actor Ben Whishaw has confirmed in an interview that he is gay, and that he entered into a civil partnership in 2012.
24th July 2013
Denmark: Forum established to help more LGBT people from ethnic minority groups come out 7
4:28 PM — A new national forum will be launched in Denmark, in order to help LGBT people come out to their friends and family.
18th July 2013
Germany: Pamphlet advises gay football players to come out ‘quietly’ 11
6:13 PM — A new leaflet due to be issued by the German Football Association (DFB) is advising gay football players to come out at the end of the season in order to avoid media and public attention.
16th July 2013
Adam Levine accuses talent show Idol of stopping people from coming out as gay 2
3:59 PM — Maroon 5 singer and coach of talent show The Voice Adam Levine, has hit out at rival show Idol to say that it discourages aspiring singers from coming out as gay.
6th July 2013
Gymnast Louis Smith: I’d go for Will Smith if I were gay because he’s very family orientated 23
8:09 PM — Artistic gymnast Louis Smith has spoken during an interview to say that he think it is easier for gay gymnasts to come out than other sports, and that he would go gay for Will Smith.