18th April 2013
US: Senator claims the media has ‘bamboozled’ the public into thinking gay relationships can be happy 30
1:53 PM — A Republican Senator in Iowa surprised colleagues by using time set aside for free discussion to declare that society, and in particular children, were "bamboozled" by portrayals of fulfilling gay relationships in the media.
14th April 2013
US: Gay ‘Glee’ actor Jonathan Groff to appear in comedy TV pilot 9
1:22 PM — Jonathan Groff will play a leading role in an upcoming comedy pilot about the lives of three gay men, commissioned for US Cable channel HBO.
12th April 2013
Study: Support for equal marriage boosted by television portrayal of gay couples 41
1:55 AM — A poll has found that in the US, more people say their perception of gay people has been positively influenced by television's portrayal of them, than say it has had a negative impact.
10th April 2013
American Decency Association: ‘Television shoves homosexuality down our throats’ 25
5:53 PM — US evangelical organisation the American Decency Association (ADA) has published an article in response to a backlash it received in response to a piece which attacked basketball Magic Johnson for supporting his gay son, and reiterated its stance that he should not support him.
9th April 2013
Simon Cowell: ‘I couldn’t care less if people think I’m gay’ 12
11:01 AM — Simon Cowell has once again commented about speculation concerning his sexuality by saying he "couldn't care less" if people think that he’s gay.
5th April 2013
US: Gay TV reporter fired from station over ‘big homo dads’ joke 12
2:27 PM — A fired gay reporter at a Minneapolis-St Paul TV station has acknowledged his attempt at a joke was irresponsible and says "I feel like I’ve kicked myself in my own butt".
20th March 2013
John Partridge: I will never return to Eastenders and I’m happy enough with my civil partnership 34
6:08 PM — Former EastEnders star John Partridge has ruled out returning to the BBC 1 soap and says he doesn’t like being asked if he intends to change his civil partnership into a marriage.
17th March 2013
Ian McKellen to officiate at Patrick Stewart’s wedding, and has performed civil partnership ceremonies 3
7:58 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has announced that he is to officiate at fellow actor Patrick Stewart's wedding, and said that he has officiated at civil partnership ceremonies before.
14th March 2013
US: Fox Host Bill O’Reilly again defends link between homosexuality and paedophilia 16
6:12 PM — Despite admitting on Tuesday that there was no link between homosexuality and paedophilia, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has now seemingly gone back to defending the false connection.
12th March 2013
Video: Microsoft releases TV advert featuring lesbian wedding 3
4:56 PM — Microsoft has released a new ad that features a woman marrying her female partner, while a friend offers congratulations on her updated relationship status.
8th March 2013
Canada: Quebec launches first awareness campaign to tackle homophobia and transphobia 6
2:20 AM — The Minister of Justice in Canada's province of Quebec has launched a campaign against homophobia, including television and radio ads attempting to help people become more open and accepting towards same-sex couples.
6th March 2013
Gary Lucy to reprise gay banker role in Eastenders 13
1:35 PM — Actor Gary Lucy is to return to the cast of Eastenders later this year, after impressing bosses with his performance as gay banker Danny Pennant in September. He will be the soap's only gay character.
2nd March 2013
Richard Wilson: Magazine gay list ‘blatantly outed’ me, but I don’t mind people knowing I’m gay 39
5:45 PM — Actor and director Richard Wilson, has opened up about being gay in a new interview, after he was named by Time Out in a list of influential gay people.
30th January 2013
Interview: Charlie Hides on becoming a YouTube drag sensation 6
7:02 PM — Having done shows for Sir Elton John and with 8.2m video views spread across 119 videos on his YouTube channel, Charlie Hides is bringing drag to the digital mainstream. Laurence Watts caught up with him for PinkNews.
20th January 2013
Inclusive Syfy TV show criticised for depicting anti-trans violence 47
2:50 PM — A popular television show, which is widely regarded as being one of the most LGBT inclusive on air, has been accused by GLAAD and many fans of showing a scene depicting images similar to those of anti-trans violence.
11th January 2013
Trans character, Hayley Cropper, to make dramatic exit from Coronation Street 17
5:03 PM — Popular soap, Coronation Street, is to say goodbye to trans character, Hayley Cropper, after 15 years on the soap.
24th November 2012
Rylan Clark: Gary Barlow’s ‘hateful’ banter has gone too far 33
7:46 PM — X-Factor hopeful, Rylan Clark, has spoken out following "banter" from Gary Barlow, saying the judge overstepped the mark with comments he made at a charity event, and that what he said could have fuelled homophobic Twitter abuse.
12th November 2012
Gay Sesame Street actor denies sexual allegations 12
4:11 PM — US gay actor Kevin Clash who provides the voice of Elmo in Sesame Street is on a leave of absence from the iconic children’s series after denying he had underage sex.
27th October 2012
Zachary Quinto: LGBT supporters have ‘only one choice; in the US election 26
1:38 AM — Gay actor and supporter of LGBT rights, Zachary Quinto, has said that, in the upcoming US Presidential Election, LGBT rights supporters have "only one choice" when it comes to picking a candidate.
21st October 2012
Angelina Pivarnick apologises for ‘ignorant comments’, now supports equal marriage 13
12:30 AM — Former Jersey Shore cast-member, Angelina Pivarnick, has changed her stance on equal marriage, after a debate this week during which she said she didn't think gay people should be allowed to get married.