28th March 2015
Tabloids claim co-pilot in Germanwings crash was bullied over gay rumours 40
4:02 PM — Tabloid newspapers are claiming that Andreas Lubitz - who is thought to have killed 150 people in a plane crash - was bullied over rumours he was gay.
16th January 2015
Kristen Stewart addresses tabloid ‘lesbian’ rumours 13
5:28 PM — Kristen Stewart has addressed tabloid rumours about her sexuality, after photos were published of her on holiday with a woman.
13th December 2014
17,000 call on The Sun to apologise for ‘joke’ about blind transgender candidate 14
1:19 PM — Over 17,000 people have signed a petition calling on The Sun to apologise for publishing a column asking how a blind, transgender Labour candidate knew “she was the wrong sex”.
12th December 2014
Hoax of US tabloid claims Obama ‘had sex with Harry Styles’ 20
9:49 AM — A hoax cover of a US supermarket tabloid made the bizarre claim that US President Barack Obama "hid [his] gay lifestyle to become President", and that he had an affair with another man.
15th August 2014
US: Tabloid mag falsely reports breakup between Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka 3
10:22 PM — Tabloid magazine The National Enquirer has released an article claiming actor Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka are splitting up, calling Burtka Harris' “gay lover.”
25th February 2014
Ugandan tabloid ‘exposes top 200 homos’ one day after harsh anti-gay law signed 31
11:43 AM — A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has published a list of the "200 top" gay people, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill imposing life sentences for those imprisoned for being gay.
25th February 2013
Uganda: Tabloid publishes names of ‘gay recruiters’ 23
1:01 PM — A list of alleged "gay recruiters" has been published by a Ugandan tabloid, which has already become infamous for its outings of dozens of gay men and lesbians in recent years.
1st February 2013
Chris Bryant jokes: Underwear photographs got me a greater majority as an MP 12
3:06 PM — Labour MP, Chris Bryant, joked at a debate around the Leveson Inquiry that photographs of him in his underwear taken from a gay dating profile and published by the tabloid press actually helped his majority in his constituency seat.
9th July 2012
Newspaper declines to apologise for terminology in intersex story 37
4:54 PM — The People newspaper has said there is no difference between the term “hermaphrodite” and “intersex” – and therefore has not apologised for its substitution of the h-word in a story last month.
19th June 2012
Concern over ‘pernicious’ Freedom of Information requests on LGBT issues 15
4:04 PM — Concern is growing that some national newspapers are abusing Freedom of Information laws to trawl for stories that they then skew to depict LGBT issues in a sensational and negative fashion.
31st December 2009
Ugandan tabloid prints list of ‘tycoons who bankroll homos’ 65
7:47 PM — A notorious Ugandan tabloid has run an article this week which, it claims, identifies individuals who finance the 'stinking vice' of homosexuality.