16th July 2014
US: Peter LaBarbera condemns gender reassignment surgery in on-air transphobic rant 5
2:35 PM — Vocal opponent of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera, has extended his attacks against the trans community, calling gender reassignment surgeries “grotesque” and saying that doctors who perform them “need to go to jail”.
11th July 2014
US: Chicago radio station calls Laverne Cox a ‘t****y’ 1
2:11 PM — A Chicago radio station has mocked transgender actress Laverne Cox, referring to her using a transphobic slur.
26th May 2014
US: Axed radio hosts ‘deeply sorry’ for transphobic rant 15
10:53 PM — Two New York radio hosts who were fired after labelling transgender people "nut jobs" have said they "deeply apologise" for the incident.
15th April 2014
US radio host: Advert featuring gay dads is like axe murder 27
8:21 PM — Christian radio host Kevin Swanson has compared 'promoting homosexuality' to murdering people with an axe.
12th April 2014
US: Rhode Island school apologises after guest speaker ‘warns’ kids about homosexuality 10
9:26 PM — The Principal of a Rhode Island school has apologised to parents for inviting a radio host to speak, after he ranted to children about homosexuality.
18th February 2014
Radio hosts behind ‘shocking’ made-up homophobic children’s birthday response suspended 7
12:47 PM — Two US radio hosts who forged a homophobic response to a child's birthday party invitation have been suspended.
6th January 2014
Canada: Radio show cancelled after homophobic comments by host about trial of which he was jury foreman 21
7:35 PM — A Toronto radio station has cancelled the show of one of its presenters after he was involved in making homophobic comments about gay men involved in a criminal trial of which he was the jury foreman.
3rd November 2013
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini denies sexual offences claims
9:46 AM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has denied sexual offences claims after he was arrested on suspicion under Operation Yewtree.
1st November 2013
BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences
6:21 PM — Paul Gambaccini, the gay BBC TV and radio presenter, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences under Operation Yewtree.
8th October 2013
Britney Spears says gay people are ‘adorable and hilarious’ 28
4:51 PM — Britney Spears has caused controversy by saying that she enjoys hanging out with gay people because "they are adorable and hilarious".
11th September 2013
US: Radio caller asked not to call in again after sounding off about Macklemore equal marriage song 13
6:50 PM — A radio host was surprised when a caller phoned his station to sound off about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's equal marriage themed song, Same Love.
6th September 2013
US: Radio host says it’s okay to attend gay weddings if you call for the couple to be ‘put to death’ 57
1:11 PM — Radio host Kevin Swanson has said during a broadcast that it is okay for Christians to attend same-sex weddings, as long as they hold up a sigh saying the couple should be put to death.
25th July 2013
Gaydio extends DAB coverage across the north west for Liverpool Pride 1
3:31 PM — UK LGBT radio station Gaydio has announced it will be going on DAB in Merseyside, North Wales and Cheshire for the summer.
14th June 2013
Australia: Radio host sacked for asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard if her partner is gay 50
9:58 AM — A radio presenter who asked Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a live interview if her partner is gay has been sacked.
13th June 2013
Former Talksport presenter furious after being branded a ‘homophobic radio z-lister’ 14
12:04 PM — Former Talksport broadcaster Mike Mendoza has launched a furious rebuke on his Facebook page after he was confronted at a market by a man accusing him of being homophobic.
7th June 2013
US: Radio DJs advocate transphobic murder 7
6:16 PM — Two radio presenters in the US have been criticised for advocating the murder of transgender women.
3rd June 2013
BBC apologises for broadcast on ‘curing’ Clare Balding of being a lesbian 39
1:38 PM — The BBC has been criticised for broadcasting an offensive radio segment in which pundits discussed "curing" lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding of being gay.
22nd May 2013
US radio host: Employers should be allowed to discriminate against gays who ‘display their lifestyle’ 49
6:17 PM — Christian radio host Linda Harvey, has spoken out against anti-discrimination laws, to say that she thinks "no one needs to be involved in homosexuality", and that there was no need for anti-discrimination laws, because businesses only need to discriminate against those who "insist on displaying" the gay "lifestyle" to "everyone".
16th May 2013
Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw loses nearly a million listeners in six months 16
5:02 PM — Gay Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw has lost nearly a million listeners since taking over from Chris Moyles last year, Rajar audience figures show.
1st May 2013
BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw: ‘I’d like to eventually have children’ 4
11:24 AM — Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw says he was initially rejected by the station for work experience, and admits he would like to have children one day.