6th January 2012
Sir Ian McKellen says “no doubt” Shakespeare was gay 48
10:28 AM — Sir Ian McKellen has reportedly said he has "no doubt" the complexities and plot devices of Shakespeare's work mean the playwright was gay. The actor added that the relationship between two characters in The Merchant of Venice made it "obvious" the writer had sexual relationships with men.
30th December 2011
US chuch’s “gay nativity scene” vandalised on Christmas Day 11
9:22 AM — A nativity scene featuring gay, lesbian and straight couples outside a church in California was reportedly vandalised on Christmas Day. Claremont United Methodist Church had erected a large set of silhouettes around a lit tree sculpture. The silhouettes featured one gay, one lesbian and one straight couple.
29th November 2011
George Michael’s family join him at hospital during pneumonia treatment 17
1:27 PM — The family of George Michael has flown to Vienna to visit the singer in hospital, along with ex-boyfriend Kenny Goss, after the star fell ill with pneumonia last week.
25th November 2011
George Michael “slowly improving” from pneumonia 86
3:17 PM — Claims the star was also suffering heart problems by the Vienna Times have been dismissed by Michael’s team.
8th November 2011
Hairdresser “woke up gay” after stroke 91
3:58 PM — Chris Birch says he transformed from a rugby lover to a "preened man" after breaking his neck while attempting a back flip.
14th October 2011
North Wales police to display rainbow flag in stations 41
4:43 PM — North Wales police are to display rainbow flag stickers in stations to encourage gay people to report homophobic crime. Diversity leaders at the force believe the stickers will reassure gay people that they will be treated sensitively and respectfully.
3rd October 2011
Gay EastEnders star John Partridge ties the knot 12
1:19 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has had a civil partnership. The star, 40, tied the knot with long-term boyfriend Jon Tsouras at the Trafalgar Tavern pub in Greenwich on Friday.
15th September 2011
Gay London deputy mayor accused of making racist joke 39
11:29 AM — Richard Barnes, one of London mayor Boris Johnson's deputies, is being investigated for allegedly making a racist joke about rioters.
9th September 2011
Daily Mail writer Melanie Phillips and MSP Bill Walker tipped for Bigot of the Year 87
12:13 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced the nominees for its annual Hero and Bigot of the Year awards. Those in the running for Bigot of the Year include Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips who claimed gay charities were "brainwashing children" and MSP Bill Walker, who said gay relationships should not be "in any way equal" to straight ones.
31st January 2011
Melanie Phillips says gay people sent her death threats 79
11:39 AM — Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips says she received death threats from gay people after writing that a "ruthless gay lobby" is "brainwashing children".
28th January 2011
Thai airline recruits transgender staff 15
2:19 PM — Thai airline PC Air is recruiting transgender staff in a bid to boost the prospects of the "third sex". The newly-formed company took on three trans women this week in its first round of hiring.
24th January 2011
Daily Mail columnist says ‘ruthless gay lobby’ is brainwashing children 94
5:29 PM — Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips has provoked the wrath of Twitter by claiming that the government is backing efforts to "brainwash" children about homosexuality.
Gay-inclusive maths and science lessons under fire 34
2:08 PM — Plans by gay education campaigners to encourage schools to make maths and other lessons more gay-inclusive have been attacked by critics. LGBT charity Schools Out has published guidance for teachers on how they can make more references to LGBT people during lessons.
21st January 2011
Comment: Daily Mail ‘neo-Nazi’ gay cartoon incites hatred based on sexuality 81
1:27 AM — PinkNews.co.uk reader Nick Lowe argues that the publication by the Daily Mail of a cartoon which depicts a gay couple checking in to a Christian run hotel as 'neo-Nazis' incites hatred of homosexuals.
20th January 2011
Daily Mail cartoon ‘depicts gay couple as neo-Nazis’ 89
11:57 AM — A Daily Mail cartoon appears to depict a gay couple as neo-Nazis. One of the men in the scene has a swastika tattooed on his arm.
10th January 2011
Elton’s son’s welfare is at risk, former bishop claims 44
11:07 AM — The former Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, has claimed that Elton John and David Furnish's new baby psychological welfare is at risk. The cleric said he was concerned that baby Zachary had been born by surrogate mother to two fathers and suggested that John was too old to be a dad at the age of 64.
6th January 2011
EastEnders ‘to have gay surrogacy plotline’ 18
5:43 PM — EastEnders producers are planning a gay surrogacy storyline, it has been reported. According to the Daily Mirror, gay characters Christian Clarke and Syed Masood will ask Glenda Mitchell to carry a baby for them.
30th December 2010
Gay and adopted Daily Mail columnist slams Sir Elton’s decision to have a baby 84
2:10 PM — Andrew Pierce, the consultant editor of the Daily Mail had penned a column criticising the decision of Sir Elton John and David Furnish to have a surrogate baby, despite being both gay and adopted himself.
26th November 2010
US judge says lesbians can be ‘cured’ by male soldiers 217
1:37 PM — An American judge has been accused of advocating corrective rape for lesbians. Joe Rehyansky, a part-time magistrate and Vietnam veteran, wrote on conservative news site The Daily Caller that lesbians should be allowed to serve in the military because straight male soldiers could "convert" them.
29th January 2010
Former Evening Standard theatre critic attacks newspaper’s defence of Jan Moir 28
3:41 PM — Exclusive Nicholas de Jongh, the former Evening Standard theatre critic, has attacked the newspaper for publishing an article defending Jan Moir's remarks on Stephen Gately.