29 December 2011
Interview: Simon Callow on Dickens, Peggy Ramsay and being gay
Laurence Watts meets the celebrated actor, theatre director, writer and biographer, renowned for his mastery of Shakespeare and Dickens whose film credits include Amadeus, A Room with a View, Maurice, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and The Phantom of the Opera.
28 December 2011
Interview: Phillip Ward on the inimitable Quentin Crisp
Laurence Watts meets Phillip Ward to discuss the life and work of Quentin Crisp, and his "simple philosophy of happiness and being".
14 December 2011
George Clooney to star in second production of Dustin Lance Black’s Proposition 8 play
George Clooney has confirmed he will star in the second one-night-only production of Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play.
13 December 2011
Interview: Russell Grant on Strictly Come Dancing and returning to his theatrical roots
Russell Grant talks to Laurence Watts about his accidental fame in astrology, exceeding expectations on Strictly Come Dancing, and asking Holly Valance to star in a lesbian production of Romeo and Juliet.
8 December 2011
Theatre company appeals for trans scriptwriters
A UK theatre company is seeking submissions of short plays about transgender issues to be performed in Manchester next year, and says no previous script-writing experience is necessary.
29 November 2011
Alan Cumming to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in new one-man production
The National Theatre of Scotland has announced it will be staging a one-man version of Macbeth featuring Alan Cumming as both the title character and his ambitious wife.
22 November 2011
Singer’s memoir wins Polari First Book Prize
Winner of the prize, which is for a first book exploring gay life, was revealed at a ceremony on London's South Bank last night.
18 November 2011
Festival brings Birmingham’s gay past to life
Performers have taken over historic courtyard houses in the city's gay village to bring LGBT characters from the past to life.
7 November 2011
Lady Gaga and fans honoured at MTV Europe Awards
Star won four gongs, with a male streaker providing an unexpected distraction to award presenter Hayden Panettiere.
1 November 2011
Liverpool’s gay arts festival Homotopia begins today
The eighth annual celebration of gay art features a mixture of performance art, lectures, dance and exhibitions around the city throughout November.
26 October 2011
Liverpool’s gay art festival Homotopia celebrates eighth year
Liverpool's gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off next week with the theme of 'Cruising For Art'.
25 October 2011
Interview: Jonathan Harvey on writing, Corrie and Beautiful Thing
After early success as a playwright, Jonathan Harvey's career now spans theatre, film and television.
15 September 2011
US authors say publisher told them to ‘straighten’ gay character
Two authors who wrote a young adults' post-apocalyptic novel say a publisher offered them a deal on the basis that they turn 'straighten' a gay character.
8 September 2011
Disgraced designer John Galliano avoids jail over anti-Semitic slurs
Former Dior designer John Galliano has been given a suspended fine of 6,000 euros for using racist and anti-Semitic slurs.
7 September 2011
Actors’ union to ask gay members about homophobia
Equity, the union for actors and performers, is to ask its LGBT members whether they feel safe being out and if they have suffered prejudice.
8 August 2011
London gay bookshop attacked by vandals
London's renowned gay bookshop, Gay's the Word, has been attacked by vandals.
2 August 2011
Coco Chanel was bisexual, new biography claims
A new biography of the fashion designer Coco Chanel claims she was bisexual and took drugs.
1 August 2011
Liverpool’s Homotopia art festival wins three-year funding
Liverpool's Homotopia art festival has been granted funding for the next three years.
29 July 2011
Video: Will Young’s new single Jealousy
Pop Idol winner Will Young admitted earlier this week that he was "terrified" of being gay when he was younger.
18 July 2011
Gay controversy opera goes ahead
A community opera which was nearly derailed in a row over a gay character has gone ahead in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.