20th September 2012
CPS: New Twitter abuse rules following Tom Daley case 16
11:54 AM — The Director of Public Prosecutions is to issue new social media rules on abuse, after Team GB diver Tom Daley received offensive Twitter messages about his late father – and of a homophobic nature, earlier this summer.
15th September 2012
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan dismisses sexuality interest 12
4:33 PM — In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan says she is surprised by recent media attention about her sexuality.
12th September 2012
Joe McElderry speaks of relief at conviction of Twitter troll 5
1:24 PM — A man who abused and harassed X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been fined and given a restraining order.
30th August 2012
Interview: Joe McElderry on his new album, love and Perez Hilton 14
9:38 PM — The pop star talks to Laurence Watts about his new album, Whitney Houston’s death and why he’d like you to follow him on Twitter.
27th August 2012
X Factor contestant’s mum “feels cool” that her daughter is gay 4
2:10 PM — An X Factor contestant has spoken out about being a lesbian, her mother's acceptance, and that her grandad only found out that she was gay by using Google.
25th April 2012
Joe McElderry victim of ‘Twitter homophobia’, again 26
5:18 PM — X Factor star Joe McElderry, who came out as gay following his Twitter account being hacked, has become a victim of homophia on the social network once again.
5th April 2012
Joe McElderry to headline Pride Glasgow 21
12:00 PM — Joe McElderry, the gay singer and winner of the X Factor and Popstar to Operastar has been confirmed as the headline act at Pride Glasgow this year.
15th August 2011
Alexandra Burke: ‘Gay rights are so important to me’ 51
5:04 PM — X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has revealed her strong support for gay rights. The singer, who performed at Brighton Pride on Saturday, said that her best friends are gay and that she "absolutely" supports calls for marriage equality.
14th August 2011
In Photos: Brighton Pride 2011 112
1:36 AM — Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Sonia, Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell were among the celebrities attending the 19th Brighton Pride held yesterday. Here are the best photos of the day
3rd August 2011
Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry for Brighton Pride 5
2:52 PM — X Factor stars Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry are to perform at Brighton Pride this month. Burke, who is working on a new album will headline the August 13th festival with hits such as Bad Boys and Overcome.
12th January 2010
Campaign to make Mrs Robinson number one 20
12:15 PM — An internet campaign has begun to make Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel number one in the charts. It follows the scandal surrounding homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson's dalliances with a man young enough to be her grandson.
16th December 2009
X Factor winner Joe McElderry dismisses gay rumours 21
12:57 PM — Joe McElderry, who triumphed in the X Factor on Sunday, has brushed off rumours about his sexual orientation. An ex-girlfriend said last week he had been subjected to homophobic bullying at school because he preferred singing to sports.
14th December 2009
X Factor winner Joe McElderry ‘targeted by homophobic bullies’ 15
7:20 PM — Joe McElderry, the 18-year-old winner of this year's X Factor contest, was reportedly subjected to homophobic bullying at school. The singer, who won victory last night with 61 per cent of the vote, was called 'gay boy' at school, an ex-girlfriend said.