14th June 2010
Gay author Alan Bennett loses £1,500 to pickpockets
6:09 PM — Alan Bennett was the target of pickpockets who stole £1,500 from him in an 'ice cream scam'. The gay author, 76, was shopping for food in Camden Town, London, where he lives with his long-term partner Rupert Thomas, 43.
6th May 2014
Alan Bennett: ‘I didn’t want to be labelled as gay’
11:15 AM — Writer Alan Bennett says he didn't want to be “labelled” as a gay man for fear of it detracting from his artistic work.
29th December 2013
Gay playwright Alan Bennett: ‘Margaret Thatcher was a seriously flawed human being’
2:04 PM — Gay playwright Alan Bennett has blasted Tory MPs who excuse the actions of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, calling her a "seriously flawed human being" whose lack of humour shut her off from humanity.
12th March 2013
Alan Bennett: I haven’t met anyone who cares for or is against same-sex marriage
9:14 AM — The playwright Alan Bennett who is in a civil partnership has said that he does not understand "what all the fuss was about over gay marriage." He has also revealed further details of being "touch up" by an elderly man as child.
12th December 2011
Interview: Boy George, King of Queens
10:23 AM — He’s one of the world’s most instantly recognisable people. He’s sold more than 50 million albums. He’s the lead singer of Culture Club, a singer-songwriter, a world-famous DJ, an author, a fashion designer, a gay man, a former drug-addict and now an ex-con. A new coffee table book called King of Queens documents his life to date. Laurence Watts interviews Boy George.
14th September 2006
Sarah Waters makes Booker prize shortlist
12:00 AM — Sarah Waters, who brought lesbian fiction to greater prominence with her novel Tipping The Velvet, is on the short list for this year's Man Booker prize, it has been announced.Waters, 40, has been nominated for her most recent work, The Night Watch, which explores the lives of several lesbian, gay and straight characters in 1940's London.
18th February 2014
AB Fab and Rocky Horror star dies aged 67
3:57 PM — Christopher Malcolm, best known for playing the long suffering gay divorced husband of Edina Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous, has died.
29th March 2013
Richard E Grant pays tribute to his on-screen fictional gay Uncle Monty
7:09 PM — Tributes have been paid to Richard Griffiths, remembered by many, including Richard E Grant, for playing Uncle Monty, a gay character in the 1987 cult British film Withnail and I.
11th February 2013
Feature: Pope Benedict XVI’s biggest gay moments
2:25 PM — Following the news that the vehemently anti-gay Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month PinkNews brings you some of his most anti-gay moments, and some of the best reactions to them.
7th November 2012
Scotland: Court dismisses ‘gay painter’ insult
4:07 AM — A Scottish painter in Fife has lost a defamation claim against a former friend who called him a "gay painter".
14th July 2010
Stephen Fry reportedly splits with partner
2:31 PM — Gay broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry has reportedly split up with his partner of 14 years. The 52-year-old QI host is said to have moved out of the £2 million north London home he shared with Daniel Cohen, 40.
31st December 2009
Theatre director Nicholas Hytner knighted
1:30 PM — Openly gay director of the National Theatre receives knighthood in New Year's Honours.
5th January 2009
Hopes of first gay Doctor Who dashed as Matt Smith lands prime role
1:03 PM — A 26-year-old relative unknown has been chosen as the next Doctor Who, smashing the hopes of some fans that the 11th incarnation of the TV Time Lord would be an out gay man.
5th December 2008
Relate admits wrongful dismissal of Christian sex counsellor who refused gays
5:17 PM — Relationships counselling organisation Relate has admitted it it wrongfully dismissed a Christian employee who did not want to work with gay couples.
18th September 2008
Gay star tipped as next Doctor Who
2:49 PM — One of the most popular programmes on the BBC could soon have an out gay star as its leading man.
2nd November 2006
Stonewall celebrates gay friendly Britain
12:00 AM — Writers, broadcasters, politicians, campaigners, actors and actresses will gather at the Royal Academy of Arts tonight to celebrate the contribution of gay and lesbian personalities as well as gay friendly public figures.The event marks gay charity Stonewall's first award's ceremony, PinkNews.co.uk assesses this year's nominees.
25th October 2006
12:00 AM — Since opening in London in May 2004, Alan Bennett's first play in 12 years, of which this film is an adaptation, has sold out at almost every venue over hundreds of performances, winning countless awards - from Oliviers to Tonys - along the way.Bennett may well be one of Britain's best-loved playwrights, but rarely has even he met with such success.
13th September 2006
Stonewall nominates gay heroes and villains
12:00 AM — Radio1 DJ Chris Moyles and former Muslim Council of Britain leader Sir Iqbal Sacranie will fight it out for Bully of the Year after being nominated for a Stonewall Award today.Nominees were announced this afternoon for the 2006 ceremony which includes awards recognising the contribution to the gay community of politicians, entertainers and employers as well as bullies and heroes.
4th August 2006
Glasgow gay festival gets cash boost
12:00 AM — Glasgow's gay pride festival has been given an increase in funding allowing it to continue celebrating the community's culture for the next three years.The money, which is expected to double the event's turnover to just under 200k will allow the celebration to move onto a more arts production type theme rather than just a presentation festival.
3rd July 2006
Ian McKellen ranked most influential gay man
12:00 AM — Gay acting legend Sir Ian McKellen has topped the annual Pink List of influential gay and lesbian people in Britain.The highly acclaimed thespian, star of Lord of the Rings, and the Da Vinci Code, who was an integral part of last weekend's EuroPride rally as its patron and organiser of its finale, came first, ahead of signer Sir Elton John in second place.