26th July 2014
US: The View panellist apologises for suggesting Hillary Clinton is a lesbian 6
1:21 PM — TV host Jenny McCarthy has apologised for suggesting that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian.
6th July 2014
Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for claiming Michelle Obama is ‘a transgender’ 226
12:35 PM — Joan Rivers has scoffed at calls to apologise after she claimed that President Barack Obama is gay and his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
27th June 2014
Candidate for EU President under fire over ‘politically transsexual’ joke 9
1:17 PM — The man set to become the next president of the European Commission has been condemned for joking that he is "politically transsexual".
18th June 2014
American Family Association refuses $10 donation over Harvey Milk stamp 19
8:33 PM — The American Family Association refused a $10 donation, because it was sent in an envelope with a commemorative Harvey Milk stamp on.
6th June 2014
Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher tells Alan Carr: ‘Don’t out C3PO!’ 26
11:50 AM — Carrie Fisher did not see the funny side when Alan Carr suggested he should have the role of C3PO because the robot is "a bit gay."
20th May 2014
US comedian: There’s a gay mafia and they should shut the f**k up 40
10:46 PM — An American comedian has claimed that there is a "gay mafia" attacking people, and said that gays should "shut the f**k up".
31st March 2014
RuPaul: I am more committed to trans equality after ‘transphobic’ shemale joke 2
2:28 PM — RuPaul has said he is more committed to trans equality after complaints about a 'shemale' segment on RuPaul's Drag Race.
4th March 2014
Liza Minnelli: ‘Ellen didn’t mean any harm with ‘transphobic’ Oscars joke’ 17
8:56 PM — Liza Minnelli has defended Ellen DeGeneres from critics who labelled her transphobic after she made a joke at the Cabaret singer's expense at the Oscars on Sunday.
17th October 2013
Julian Clary: I was prepared to take my own life in 1993 but it wasn’t because of my joke about Norman Lamont 15
11:45 AM — Julian Clary has revealed how he suffered “day-long” panic attacks and was prepared to take his own life in 1993.
25th September 2013
MSP denies joking about HIV in ‘Scottish Virus’ tweet 31
11:09 AM — SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has denied making light of HIV after tweeting “I'm YES Positive! And I've got the Scottish Virus” in relation to a row about nationalism with Scottish Labour.
16th September 2013
Fake gay couple were never removed from McDonald’s, says company 64
6:27 PM — Two students, who pretended to be gay, weren't banned or asked to leave a McDonald's in Kingston, south-west London, the fast food chain has said.
4th September 2013
Comedian Rob Brydon criticised for making joke about Stephen Fry’s suicide attempt at awards 31
4:46 PM — Rob Brydon has come under criticism for a joke he made at the GQ Men of the Year awards about a suicide attempt by Stephen Fry earlier this year.
30th June 2013
London: Senior gay Tory dismisses ‘hissy fit’ reaction to Boris Johnson’s ‘up the Arcelor’ joke 20
1:26 PM — The Leader of the Conservative Group in the Greater London Assembly has defended Boris Johnson from criticism over a controversial joke he made about gay men taking their husbands up the “Arcelor” on their wedding day.
22nd January 2013
Church of England criticised for Twitter joke about equal marriage and Katie Price 10
3:58 PM — The Church of England has received criticism after its official Twitter account tweeted a joke about Katie Price in response to a question about its opposition to equal marriage.
25th August 2012
Evan Rachel Wood responds to criticism of Miley Cyrus gay haircut tweet 9
11:42 PM — Evan Rachel Wood responded to Twitter critics, and explained that she was joking when she said Miley Cyrus' new haircut was a sign that she might be gay.
4th November 2010
Vince Vaughn glad that gay joke will stay in film 16
6:44 PM — Actor Vince Vaughn says he is glad that a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in his latest film. He said the use of the word in The Dilemma "wasn't derogatory".
6th January 2010
Video: David Letterman attacked for skit on Obama-appointed trans woman 20
1:18 PM — US television host David Letterman was attacked for a joke about Amanda Simpson, the trans woman appointed by President Barack Obama.