3rd July 2014
Pro-Putin conductor propaganda law: ‘It’s nothing to do with gay’ 18
5:15 PM — Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, who is known for his close friendship with and continual support for President Putin, has spoken about Russia's 'anti-gay' law, claiming it is "nothing to do with gay" and "never applied".
27th June 2014
Opera Australia replaces singer dropped over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 7
3:00 PM — Opera Australia has announced the replacement for a singer dropped over a homophobic rant on her Facebook page.
23rd June 2014
Opera Australia drops singer over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 55
12:15 PM — Opera Australia has confirmed it has released a singer from her contract, over a violent anti-gay rant posted on her Facebook page labelling gay people "faecal masses".
22nd June 2014
Brussels opera house drops star over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 30
12:18 PM — A Brussels opera house has confirmed that it has dropped an opera star from a planned upcoming performance, over a violent anti-gay rant on her Facebook page.
21st June 2014
Australia: Opera singer blames husband for rant calling gay people ‘faecal masses’ 46
12:06 PM — An opera singer has claimed her husband was responsible for a homophobic rant on her Facebook page which labelled gay people "faecal masses".
20th June 2014
Australia: Opera singer calls gay people ‘faecal masses’ in violent homophobic rant 68
7:49 PM — An opera singer is under fire for an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gay people as 'faecal masses', and welcomed violent attacks against a pride parade.
24th September 2013
New York: Protest against Russian anti-gay laws disrupts opening night of Tchaikovsky opera 1
5:01 PM — A protest against Russia's anti-gay laws disrupted the Metropolitan Opera's opening night gala for Tachaikovsky's Eugene Onegin last night. While a demonstration occurred outside, four protesters were asked to leave the venue after shouting anti-Russian statements as the lights dimmed before the performance.
7th July 2011
Opera writer may take legal action over council’s ‘defamatory’ statements 23
4:00 PM — The author of a community opera cancelled after a gay row says he may take legal action over "defamatory" comments made by the council, in which it claimed a gay character was a paedophile.
11th March 2011
Interview: Genderqueer performer CN Lester 14
5:25 PM — “It didn’t matter what your genitals were, what mattered was: do you have a beautiful voice and do you look fabulous?” Genderqueer performer CN Lester, who identifies as neither male nor female, talks to Paris Lees about sexual harassment, operatic androgyny and a mutual fear of going blind.
29th December 2010
Exclusive: Why did BBC call on Christian who supports execution of gays to comment on Sir Elton’s baby? 139
3:46 AM — The BBC's flagship News at Six on BBC One featured a right-wing fundamentalist Christian who had previously supported the execution of gay people to comment on the birth of a surrogate son to Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish. Incredibly, the BBC did not seem to realise that the same preacher had faced bankruptcy after losing an attempted private prosecution for blasphemy against the director general of the BBC after the character of Jesus described himself as "a little bit gay" in 'Jerry Springer: The Opera'.