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  • 22nd September 2011

    Dancer sacked from Chinese talent show because she’s transgender 18

    Jin Xing says culture officials said she would have 'negative effects on society'

    12:13 PM — A famous Chinese dancer says she was dropped as a judge on a TV talent show because she is transgender. Jin Xing, 44, had sex reassignment surgery in 1996. She was booked to appear for eight weeks on Feitong Fanxiang, a show for professional singers.

  • 15th September 2011

    Channel 4 documentary follows transgender men and women 22

    Max Zachs is one of the programme's subjects

    3:03 PM — A Channel 4 documentary to be screened this autumn follows seven transgender men and women. The programme, Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls, will show the group at different stages of the transition process.

  • Advertiser promotion: Want to be called mum or dad? 2

    Visit the Alternative Families Show to find out more about starting a family

    1:45 PM — Advertisement: Same-sex broody couples, single gay men and lesbians dreaming of starting a family, as well as those who already have kids, will be flocking down to the Alternative Families Show on Saturday September 17th in London.

  • 2nd February 2011

    Video: Saturday Night Live attacked for ‘transphobic’ skit 13

    A still from the fake commercial

    10:51 AM — US television show Saturday Night Live has been attacked for including a skit which mocked transgender women. The piece, a mock advertisement for hormone pills, was "destructive and dehumanising", the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said.

  • 28th January 2011

    Star Trek writer wishes he’d included gay roles 29

    Star Trek has never had a gay character

    3:33 PM — Star Trek writer and producer Brannon Braga says he regrets not including gay characters in the TV series and films. Speaking to After Elton, he said it was "a shame" that gay characters had not been included in the late 80s and early 90s.

  • 18th January 2011

    Jonathan Ross reveals his daughter is a lesbian 71

    Jonathan Ross said his children's sexual orientation was none of his business

    4:46 PM — Jonathan Ross has revealed that his eldest daughter Betty Kitten is a lesbian. The TV presenter said that he just wanted his three children to be "good and happy".

  • 17th January 2011

    Anne Hathaway takes lesbian Glee role 20

    Anne Hathaway will play a lesbian in Glee

    3:35 PM — Anne Hathaway is to play a lesbian in Glee. The actress will play the lesbian aunt of gay character Kurt (Chris Colfer).

  • 5th January 2011

    Video: Gareth Thomas tells Ellen he ‘prayed to be straight’ 27

    Gareth Thomas described how his parents accepted his homosexuality

    10:01 AM — Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed he prayed to become straight before he married his wife. He appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show last night and told the lesbian presenter the lengths he went to in order to avoid his homosexuality.

  • 28th December 2010

    Coronation Street to hold first ‘gay wedding’ 24

    Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) and  Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou)

    1:43 PM — Coronation Street is to hold its first gay 'wedding' when male midwife Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) returns to tie the knot in a civil partnership with former flame Sean Tully (Antony Cotton).

  • 11th November 2010

    Portia DeGeneres could be in first US Dancing With the Stars same-sex couple 6

    Portia DeGeneres could be asked on Dancing With the Stars

    5:53 PM — Portia DeGeneres has been tipped to be in the first same-sex couple on Dancing With the Stars, radio host Ryan Seacrest says.

  • 10th November 2010

    Video: Madonna tells Ellen ‘We’re torturing gay teenagers’ 9

    Madonna said she could relate to isolated gay teenagers

    12:06 PM — Madonna has spoken out against homophobic bullying, calling it "torture". The superstar, referring to an apparent spate of suicides among gay teenagers, said: “The concept that we are torturing teenagers because they are gay – it's unfathomable."

  • 9th November 2010

    Susan Sarandon says GLAAD is ‘out of control’ 49

    Glee was criticised for using the word 'tranny'

    4:26 PM — Actress Susan Sarandon has defended Glee after the show was criticised for using the word 'tranny'. The word was used in a Rocky Horror-themed Glee episode earlier this month.

  • 4th November 2010

    Glee attacked for ‘tranny slur’ 29

    Glee is usually lauded for its LGBT portrayal

    11:59 AM — US comedy Glee has been criticised for using the word 'tranny'. The show, which has been commended for its approach to LGBT issues, had a Rocky Horror-themed episode last week, in which the cast took on roles from the 1970s musical.

  • 26th October 2010

    Sesame Street’s Bert hints he’s gay but producers say no 10

    Ernie and Bert are not gay, Sesame Street executives said

    10:52 AM — Rumours have circulated for years that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are in a relationship and now Bert has hinted at it on Twitter. Bert, who shares a bed with Ernie, wrote on the Sesame Street Twitter feed during Pride season that his hair was "mo" - a slang word for gay.

  • 17th February 2010

    Boyzone’s TV tribute to Stephen Gately 5

    Stephen Gately will be the subject of a television memorial

    5:24 PM — Boyzone are to host a special hour-long memorial show dedicated to their late bandmate Stephen Gately. The one-off programme will be screened on ITV in the spring and has been described as "upbeat".

  • 20th January 2010

    Adam Lambert says AMAs gay kiss ‘went too far’ 17

    Adam Lambert said he didn't regret the show

    1:12 PM — Adam Lambert has said he should have included a kiss with a man at the American Music Awards in his rehearsal. The singer had several television appearances cancelled after more than 1,500 US viewers complained about unscripted parts of his performance.

  • 7th January 2010

    Jonathan Ross quits the BBC 30

    Ross said his reasons for leaving were not due to money

    12:07 PM — Jonathan Ross has announced today (Thursday) that he is leaving the BBC. The star, who got into hot water this year over a gay adoption joke last year, said his reasons for leaving were not financially motivated.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Boy George barred from appearing on Big Brother 16

    Boy George was barred from appearing on Celebrity Big Brother

    12:20 PM — Singer Boy George will not be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother after a High Court judge dismissed his appeal. The star, real name George O'Dowd, was barred from going on the show when the Probation Service said his appearance would undermine public confidence in the justice system.

  • 17th December 2009

    George Michael apologises for swearing on live radio 6

    George Michael said he swore too easily

    10:59 AM — Singer George Michael had to apologise after saying f**ker on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 drivetime show. The pair were talking about cars on Top Gear.

  • 15th December 2009

    Gay porn star dies in taser arrest 34

    Andrew Grande apparently died of suffocation

    11:35 AM — A gay porn star has died in Florida after choking while being arrested. Andrew Grande, 23, whose screen name was Dustin Michaels, choked on a bag of marijuana he was trying to swallow.

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