14 May 2013
Study: Audiences don’t mind gay actors playing straight roles
Researchers from South Carolina's Clemson University tested the hypothesis that out actors cannot play a believable straight role - and found it wasn't the case.
7 May 2013
Helen Mirren laughs off drummer rant by wearing t-shirt in support of gay festival
Helen Mirren has poked fun at her rant at a group of drummers who were promoting a gay festival by wearing a custom made t-shirt in support of the event.
6 May 2013
Dame Helen Mirren dressed as the Queen tells gay festival drummers to ‘shut the f**k up’
Dressed as the Queen, Dame Helen Mirren told 200 drummers promoting a gay festival to "shut the f*ck up" after they disturbed a performance of 'The Audience'.
23 April 2013
Ian McKellen: ‘I’m accepted as a gay man and as happy now as I’ve ever been’
Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how progress in gay rights has allowed him to come out and feel accepted, and says that aged 73 he is as content with life as he has ever been.
18 April 2013
Andrew Garfield: Of course I support equal marriage, how can you argue against compassion?
British actor Andrew Garfield has come out in strong support of equal marriage, questioning how anybody can "argue against compassion and understanding".
14 April 2013
US: Gay ‘Glee’ actor Jonathan Groff to appear in comedy TV pilot
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.
8 April 2013
US: Cindy McCain to appear in Proposition 8 play
Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain, is to appear in a play about Proposition 8, the US state of California's controversial ban on same-sex marriage.
29 March 2013
Richard E Grant pays tribute to his on-screen fictional gay Uncle Monty
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.
17 March 2013
Ian McKellen to officiate at Patrick Stewart’s wedding, and has performed civil partnership ceremonies
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.
14 January 2013
Rupert Everett: Gay actors should stay in the closet
The British actor Rupert Everett says he would not advise any gay actor working in the movie industry to come out as it would not help their career.
12 December 2012
Simon Callow: Banning the Church of England from same-sex marriage is a ‘medieval idea’
Simon Callow has described the government's decision to ban the Church of England from conducting same-sex marriages as "a bit bewildering" and a "sort of medieval idea".
16 November 2012
Beautiful Thing to return to the stage
Jonathan Harvey’s classic gay play, Beautiful Thing, will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year with a new UK-wide tour.
28 October 2012
Ian McKellen: ‘Being forced to hide my homosexuality made me a great actor’
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.
15 October 2012
Simon Callow: I have a ‘right’ to marriage
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.
30 August 2012
Uganda: Play banned by authorities for gay storyline
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.
14 August 2012
Report on homophobia in schools to be launched in Manchester
The Greater Manchester Prevalence of Homophobia Report 2012 will be launched at the city's Pink Triangle theatre later this month.
19 July 2012
Man donates Olympic torch for anti-homophobia theatre workshops
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.
3 July 2012
Sir Derek Jacobi: Equal marriage debate a ‘squabble over nothing’
Legendary stage actor Derek Jacobi said he views the debate over equal marriage rights for gay couples as a 'squabble over nothing'.
18 May 2012
Review: Starlight Express, an 80s spectacle hits the road
Neil Spring reviews the new version of Starlight Express, one of the longest-running West End musicals as it begins its national tour.
6 April 2012
Actors’ union launches initiative to support LGBT actors coming out
Following a revelation that only 57% of gay actors felt that they could be open about their sexuality with their agents, the actors' union Equity has launched a new initiative to support those LGBT actors who choose to come out.