28th October 2012
Ian McKellen: ‘Being forced to hide my homosexuality made me a great actor’ 16
12:19 AM — Speaking at a school in London, Sir Ian McKellen said that he thinks hiding his sexuality for years was pivotal in perfecting his acting skills.
25th October 2012
Liverpool: LGBT arts festival gets underway 2
5:08 PM — Homotopia is now underway in Liverpool and this year's festival has a special focus on the LGBT citizens of Uganda.
15th October 2012
Simon Callow: I have a ‘right’ to marriage 32
7:13 PM — Actor and theatre director Simon Callow believes the recent outbursts of Lord Carey and former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe on the subject of equal marriage illustrates how the two are living in the past.
23rd September 2012
Bret Easton Ellis defends Paris Hilton’s anti-gay remarks 74
10:55 PM — Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, says he agrees with Paris Hilton's recent homophobic comments about gay men.
30th August 2012
Uganda: Play banned by authorities for gay storyline 4
12:21 AM — A Ugandan play tackling the difficulties of being gay in the country has been cancelled, ahead of a planned run at the country's National Theatre in Kampala.
20th August 2012
Warner Bros shelves Alan Turing biopic 39
11:00 AM — Warner Bros. have abandoned pre-production on a new Alan Turing biopic.
14th August 2012
Report on homophobia in schools to be launched in Manchester 5
2:47 PM — The Greater Manchester Prevalence of Homophobia Report 2012 will be launched at the city's Pink Triangle theatre later this month. The pioneering campaign was launched by local associations of the National Union of Teachers to survey members’ views on levels of homophobia in schools.
Writer of Arthurian fantasy series subjected to homophobic reviews 34
10:40 AM — The work of author Sarah Luddington has been subjected to homophobic abuse via online reviews of her Arthurian fantasy series, The Knights of Camelot, in which the hero is bisexual.
2nd August 2012
Guernsey: Gay Disney kiss art troubles island 59
5:05 PM — A Guernsey artist caused a storm of debate by displaying a collection of artwork showing popular Disney characters engaged in same-sex kisses.
1st August 2012
Author and essayist Gore Vidal dies aged 86 33
10:08 AM — American author and political commentator Gore Vidal has died aged 86 at his home in Los Angeles.
27th July 2012
Liverpool: Two-year project on life of April Ashley launched 4
2:57 PM — Arts festival Homotopia is preparing to launch a two year heritage project to research, explore and document the experiences of transgender people in Britain over the past 70 years, focussing on the life of trans model and actress April Ashley.
26th July 2012
Scottish literary magazine publishes LGBT-themed issue
4:30 PM — Scotland’s leading literary magazine is publishing an LGBT-themed issue next month, highlighting the work of both established and up-and-coming writers.
19th July 2012
Man donates Olympic torch for anti-homophobia theatre workshops 2
3:14 PM — An Olympic torch-bearer from Oldham has donated his torch to the gay Pink Triangle Theatre he co-founded for use in its workshops tackling homophobia in schools.
13th July 2012
LGBT book prize longlist announced 4
12:08 PM — Organisers of the Polari First Book Prize have announced the long list for 2012.
5th July 2012
London: Gay arts festival GFEST cancelled 19
10:32 AM — London’s annual gay and transgender arts festival GFEST has been cancelled this year due to a lack of funding.
3rd July 2012
Sir Derek Jacobi: Equal marriage debate a ‘squabble over nothing’ 104
12:40 PM — Legendary stage actor Derek Jacobi said he views the debate over equal marriage rights for gay couples as a 'squabble over nothing'.
12th June 2012
Comment: A safe space to dance for transgender youth 7
4:54 PM — Rachel Sparks talks about coordinating dance groups for trans youth and opening up an environment which they might not usually feel is available to them.
1st June 2012
Green Lantern is to be reintroduced as a gay man 107
9:25 PM — One of the oldest and most established characters in DC Comics, Green Lantern, will be revealed as gay in the forthcoming title, it has been confirmed.
29th May 2012
First gay couple in the world to marry imagine a dead Berlusconi for artwork 15
9:33 PM — A gay couple, who were the first to be married in the world, have created an art installation which is a life-like waxwork of the former Italian premier, Silvio Berlusconi, imagined on a death-bed.
21st May 2012
Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ goes ahead in Philippines despite religious protests 18
10:39 AM — Controversial bisexual star Lady Gaga has confirmed her concerts will go ahead on Monday and Tuesday night in the Philippines, despite protests from conservative Muslim and Christian groups.