16th May 2012
Regulator: Paddy Power ad which asked viewers to ‘spot the trans lady’ was offensive 15
11:27 AM — The Advertising Standard Agency has upheld complaints about an advert by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power which asked viewers to 'spot the trans lady'.
23rd April 2012
Video: Ofcom rejects complaints from bystander in My Transsexual Summer 17
1:33 PM — Ofcom has rejected a complaint from a man who claimed the way his appearance in My Transsexual Summer was edited made him look 'disgusted' by the participants.
6th April 2012
State-run TV in Malaysia to ‘ban’ programmes featuring gay characters 18
10:54 AM — The Malaysian Information Department has banned television shows which feature gay characters, starting with state-run channels. The country’s Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Maglin Dennis D'Cruz said the ban would be effective immediately beginning with state-owned TV and radio stations.
2nd April 2012
Comment: Continued LGBT discrimination at the BBC would let down a new generation 62
4:43 PM — As a public service broadcaster, the BBC is failing to meet some important obligations, and if things don't change a new generation may be forced to suffer the consequences, David Mason argues.
15th March 2012
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings ‘outs gay teen’ 150
4:23 PM — A teenager has accused Channel 4 of outing him to after his parents recognised him kissing another man on its hit show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.
23rd February 2012
Broadcasters pull Paddy Power ‘spot the trans lady’ ad 51
2:37 PM — Clearcast, the broadcaster-owned company that ensures adverts comply with standards, has revoked its approval of bookmaker Paddy Power's 'spot the trans lady' advert.
21st February 2012
Channel 4 and BSkyB will not pull ‘spot the trans lady’ Paddy Power advert 53
5:38 PM — Broadcasters Channel 4 and BSkyB are planning to continue airing Paddy Power's 'spot the trans lady' advert in the face of fierce criticism.
16th January 2012
US cross-dressing sitcom cancelled after two espiodes 5
3:47 PM — US television network ABC has axed its new sitcom 'Work It', about a pair of cross-dressing men looking for work, after only two episodes, but its entertainment president said it could be compared with Tootsie.
11th December 2011
Marcus Collins loses out in final of X Factor 14
9:12 PM — Marcus Collins, who is openly gay, lost out to girl band, Little Mix, on the television talent show X Factor at the final broadcast this evening on ITV 1 and filmed in front of an audience of 10,000 at Wembley Stadium.
5th December 2011
Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris apologises for “tranny” comment 134
2:23 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has apologised publicly for using the term "tranny" on television. The gay actor, 38, who currently appears on the popular US sitcom How I Met Your Mother, had been inhaling a gas which lowers voices.
Interview: Russell T Davies on shelving US projects, his partner’s cancer diagnosis and coming home 28
10:21 AM — Russell T Davies speaks exclusively to Laurence Watts about returning from the US following his partner's diagnosis with brain cancer, and the future for Torchwood and his highly anticipated new American show, Cucumber.
7th November 2011
Interview: Wanda Sykes on stand-up, her four Emmys and coming out 3
9:49 AM — Laurence Watts meets comedian Wanda Sykes, who came out publicly three years ago while protesting against Proposition 8.
24th August 2011
Lady Gaga set for lesbian kiss in new Simpsons episode 12
11:42 AM — Lady Gaga will roll into fictional Springfield on a private train, and end up in an embrace with family matriarch, Marge.
17th June 2011
True Blood character ‘to have gay romance’ 27
11:48 AM — One of the characters on hit series True Blood is to come out. Critic Michael Ausiello at TV Line claimed that one of the characters, previously thought to be straight, will embark on a same-sex romance.
14th June 2011
125 complaints over EastEnders gay bed scene 126
1:40 PM — At least 125 people have complained over an EastEnders scene which showed a gay couple lying in bed. Viewers complained that the episode, broadcast before the watershed, was inappropriate and could "confuse" children.
11th April 2011
Glee and Modern Family tie at GLAAD Media Awards 9
1:43 PM — Glee and Modern Family tied in the GLAAD Media Award for best TV comedy series on Sunday. The two Emmy-award winning shows feature gay characters and themes that have helped build acceptance of the LGBT community, the gay rights group said.
31st March 2011
Louis Theroux returns to anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church 106
9:42 AM — Four years after his documentary on the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, Louis Theroux revisits the homophobic Kansas cult to see what has changed.
15th March 2011
Channel 4 signs agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively 24
12:59 PM — Channel 4 has signed an agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively and accurately. The broadcaster is the first media outlet to sign Trans Media Watch's Memorandum of Understanding.
2nd February 2011
Video: Saturday Night Live attacked for ‘transphobic’ skit 13
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.
30th December 2010
Comment: If the BBC can’t stop offending gays, we should get a licence fee rebate, or quit paying 90
8:19 PM — All too often, PinkNews.co.uk finds itself publishing stories relating to the BBC offending the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. If it's not suggesting that lesbians are “munters”, allowing its highest paid presenters to continually be reprimanded by Ofcom for homophobia or hosting debates asking if gay people should be executed, it's soliciting views from abhorrent extremists on gay related issues.