8th February 2015
Sam Smith: I will never perform in Russia 9
11:42 AM — Sam Smith has said he will "never" play a gig in Russia - because of the country's anti-gay laws.
11th October 2014
Opera singer who posted homophobic rant about ‘faecal masses’ cancels apology concert 26
6:56 PM — An opera singer who came under fire for an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gay people as ‘faecal masses’ has cancelled a planned apology show to raise money for gay rights groups.
19th September 2014
Rufus Wainwright protests Russia’s gay propaganda law at Moscow concert 2
4:30 PM — Singer Rufus Wainwright has rallied against Russia's anti-gay law at a Moscow concert.
14th August 2014
Video: Lady Gaga reads thank you letter from lesbian fan 3
5:36 PM — Lady Gaga took time out of her Vancouver show this week to read a letter given to her by a lesbian fan.
25th May 2014
US: Jamaican rapper Queen Ifrica dropped from concert over homophobic lyrics 10
2:31 PM — A Jamaican rapper who was due to perform a show in New York has been dropped from the line-up, after protests over her homophobic lyrics.
18th March 2014
Lorde tells fans to ‘wear rainbow clothes and make out’ when Westboro Baptist Church pickets show 6
9:44 PM — Singer Lorde has struck out at the Westboro Baptist Church, after learning they plan to picket one of her shows.
7th December 2013
Video: Elton John speaks out for LGBT rights at Moscow concert 14
2:53 PM — Elton John took to the stage in Moscow last night, spoke of his support for LGBT rights, and dedicated the evening to murdered gay Russian Vladislav Tornovoi.
21st August 2013
Video: Ke$ha sends backing dancers to counter Westboro protest at concert 12
3:39 PM — US singer Ke$ha turned the tables on members of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church earlier this week, when they picketed her concert and played a parody of one of her songs, she sent out her backing dancers for an impromptu performance.
7th June 2013
Russia: Elton John’s outfits dubbed ‘homosexual propaganda’ by Communist group 30
10:29 PM — Sir Elton John is due to perform in Russia in July, and in what could be a similar turn of events which saw Madonna being sued for "homosexual propaganda", it has been suggested that the famed entertainer's outfits constitute just that.
19th March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked cancels tour after telling audience she ‘hates fags’ 93
11:23 AM — Folk singer Michelle Shocked did just that last night at a gig in San Francisco, when she went on an anti-gay rant forcing concert-goers to leave.
4th March 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen still to answer gay rights group call to boycott Boy Scouts concert 4
6:00 PM — GLAAD has called on singer Carly Rae Jepsen to turn down headlining an event for the Boy Scouts of America until they lift their ban on gay scouts and leaders.
7th June 2012
Gay Emiratis welcome Madonna’s pro LGBT rights show 15
12:14 PM — Gays and lesbians in the Emirates have welcomed Madonna's performance there, where she displayed strong messages of support for LGBT rights.
8th September 2011
Man who falsely accused Louis Walsh of sexual assault charged
3:02 PM — A man who accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexual assault has been charged with making false claims. Leonard Watters, 24, initially claimed that 58-year-old Walsh had groped him at the Krystle nightclub in Dublin after a Westlife concert in June.
20th January 2011
Elton gig raises $3 million for California gay marriage 14
3:06 PM — Elton John raised $3 million for the campaign to bring gay marriage back to California last night. The new father played a private concert in the Hollywood Hills, which benefited the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
12th November 2010
Elton John concert paid for by EU development funds 5
5:15 PM — The European Union is investigating why its development funds were used to pay for an Elton John concert in Italy last year. John performed for thousands of people at the Piedigrotta festival in Naples in September 2009.