22nd October 2014
Radio DJ Mike Read withdraws ‘UKIP Calypso’ song 10
2:19 PM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has issued an "unreserved apology" for his 'UKIP Calypso' song, after it was decried as racist.
25th June 2014
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively backs cringeworthy ‘Rainbow’ song 24
4:42 PM — Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively has backed the release of a new song condemning the use of the rainbow as a pride symbol.
14th June 2014
Video: Ricky Martin changes lyrics from ‘she’ to ‘he’ during Morocco concert 15
4:24 PM — Ricky Martin flipped the pronouns in a song while performing in Morocco, singing about a gay lover despite homosexuality being criminalised.
28th May 2014
Sam Smith comes out: My album is about a guy I fell in love with 5
8:35 PM — Sam Smith has opened up about his sexuality, revealing that his album was inspired when he fell in love with a man.
27th May 2014
La Roux: I don’t feel man or woman, gay or straight 5
10:27 PM — La Roux has said she does not feel comfortable openly labelling her sexuality, and embraces androgyny because she doesn't feel man or woman.
16th May 2014
Andrew Garfield stars as trans woman in Arcade Fire’s new music video 8
9:31 PM — Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield stars as a trans woman in Arcade Fire's new music video.
10th March 2014
Pet Shop Boys use Panti Bliss speech as new gay rights track 3
12:52 PM — Pet Shop Boys have recorded a new song based on a speech made by Irish drag artist Panti Bliss.
31st January 2014
Listen: Christian rapper Bizzle records homophobic rap response to ‘Same Love’ 79
6:27 PM — Christian rapper Bizzle has recorded a homophobic rap response to 'Same Love', in which he compares gay people to paedophiles, and says that gay people are 'against God'.
22nd November 2013
Apple deems offence caused by homophobia an ‘appropriate’ reason to refund James Arthur track 5
2:43 PM — Controversy surrounding James Arthur's Twitter spats around his use of homophobic lyrics on a track has escalated, as iTunes has approved a refund to a customer complained that they were offended.
13th July 2013
Video: Band creates video protesting recent Russian anti-gay laws 4
1:45 PM — A band has dedicated a new single from its debut album to supporting gay and lesbian people in Russia, and in opposition to recently passed anti-gay laws.
24th June 2013
Rapper Macklemore joins support for gay student expelled from university for proposing to her girlfriend 1
1:17 PM — US rap star Macklemore has showed his support for a Nebraska student who was expelled from her university after she proposed to her girlfriend at one of his concerts.
29th May 2013
Lauryn Hill condemned for ‘homophobic’ lyrics on new track 42
2:54 PM — US singer Lauryn HIll has been slammed by critics for her latest song, which some said contains "homophobic" lyrics, and portrays drag queens, as a negative aspect of modern society.
18th May 2013
Finland’s pro-equality ‘Marry Me’ places 24th in Eurovision final 27
11:27 PM — Finland's pro-equal marriage Eurovision entry placed 24th in tonight's final with 13 points.
15th May 2013
Rapper Macklemore speaks out about writing pro-equal marriage anthem 7
4:47 PM — Rap star Macklemore has spoken out in a rare interview about his reasons for writing a song with a strong pro-equal marriage message, saying he wants to "challenge society" and issues that others "are afraid to address".
8th May 2013
Finland’s Eurovision entrant wants to ‘make a statement’ about country’s lack of equal marriage 6
1:42 PM — Finland's entrant for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest has avoided rules which forbid political messages, to voice a statement against the country's lack of equal marriage legislation.
29th March 2013
Michelle Shocked responds to cancelled show following anti-gay rant by staging sit-in 4
2:12 PM — Folk singer Michelle Shocked has responded to the cancellation of dates of her tour following a recent show in San Francisco during which she allegedly went on a homophobic rant, by turning up at a venue anyway and staging a sit-in.
1st June 2012
Sheriff not aware of death threats against pastor after ‘no homos in heaven’ song 32
10:23 AM — A local sheriff has said he is unaware of the death threats reportedly received by a pastor who oversaw a child singing a song with the words 'Ain't no homo going to make it to heaven'.
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.
7th November 2011
Lady Gaga and fans honoured at MTV Europe Awards 8
10:57 AM — Star won four gongs, with a male streaker providing an unexpected distraction to award presenter Hayden Panettiere.
4th October 2011
New York student suspended for saying bullied gay teen was ‘better off dead’ 32
12:00 PM — A classmate of New York schoolboy Jamey Rodemeyer has been suspended for chanting that the bullied gay teenager was "better off dead". The student made the taunts at a Williamsville North High School dance attended by Jamey's sister.