15th April 2014
Review: Handbagged succeeds where The Iron Lady failed 8
6:43 PM — Geoffrey Smythe reviews Handbagged for PinkNews, a comedy play about Margaret Thatcher’s relationship with the Queen.
7th April 2014
US: University cancels comedy show after lawmaker accuses it of ‘recruiting’ lesbians 10
9:24 PM — A Republican state senator in South Carolina has accused a one-woman comedy play of 'recruiting' lesbians, forcing a performance to be cancelled.
4th April 2014
‘Art School Stole My Virginity’ takes place, and it’s not what you expected 16
8:51 PM — A hyped performance by an art student in which he claimed he would lose his anal virginity in front of a live audience has taken place.
1st April 2014
James Franco to play former gay activist Michael Glatze in new film 6
1:00 PM — Hollywood actor James Franco is in talks to play former gay activist Michael Glatze in a new biopic.
31st March 2014
Russia: ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ accused of promoting homosexuality 4
5:58 PM — Acclaimed French lesbian film Blue is the Warmest Colour is under attack in Russia for 'promoting homosexuality' in minors.
5th March 2014
Stephen Fry to host musical gay wedding for Channel 4 to celebrate start of same-sex marriages 33
12:01 AM — Channel 4 is to celebrate the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales later this month with a musical gay wedding, hosted by Stephen Fry.
4th March 2014
Liza Minnelli: ‘Ellen didn’t mean any harm with ‘transphobic’ Oscars joke’ 17
8:56 PM — Liza Minnelli has defended Ellen DeGeneres from critics who labelled her transphobic after she made a joke at the Cabaret singer's expense at the Oscars on Sunday.
11th February 2014
Interview: Derren Brown on coming out, Russia, and his pet parrot 7
1:16 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Derren Brown talks coming out, keeping his personal life private, and the pressure that gay celebs face to speak out.
30th January 2014
Canada: Gay theatre group forced to close after homophobic letters and petition 19
7:47 PM — A gay theatre group has been forced to close its doors in Alberta after local residents sent homophobic letters to their landlord, called the police, and started a petition to get the theatre closed.
24th January 2014
Video: TV and Broadway stars in Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law spoof
6:00 PM — Some of the biggest TV and Broadway stars have starred in a spoof video to protest Russian propaganda laws.
18th October 2013
Vice magazine slams Bill and Ted play as ‘super homophobic’ 4
7:30 PM — Vice magazine has described the new Bill and Ted play as homophobic due to its reliance on stereotypes.
3rd October 2013
US: University football players interrupted play about Matthew Shepard with anti-gay slurs 36
8:06 PM — Several members of the University of Mississippi football team have interrupted a theatre production of a play about murdered Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, shouting homophobic slurs during the play.
24th September 2013
New York: Protest against Russian anti-gay laws disrupts opening night of Tchaikovsky opera 1
5:01 PM — A protest against Russia's anti-gay laws disrupted the Metropolitan Opera's opening night gala for Tachaikovsky's Eugene Onegin last night. While a demonstration occurred outside, four protesters were asked to leave the venue after shouting anti-Russian statements as the lights dimmed before the performance.
6th September 2013
US: Washington Ford’s Theatre to produce 15th Anniversary play on murdered Matthew Shepard
12:11 PM — The Ford's Theatre in Washington is to produce a play called "The Laramie Project," based on the young gay man Matthew Shepard murdered in a gay hate crime in 1998.
3rd September 2013
France: Actor Alain Delon says men are meant to ‘woo women’ not ‘pick up guys’ 42
1:51 PM — French actor Alain Delon, who was once described as France's answer to James Dean, has said that being gay is against nature, and that men are here to "love a woman" and not to "flirt with or get picked up by guys."
21st August 2013
Award-winning German playwright rejects invitation to Moscow over anti-gay laws 14
4:04 PM — A German playwright has joined in an international boycott of Russia because of its anti-gay laws, after he refused to visit the country for a performance of his play.
2nd August 2013
Stage actor slams audience member for shouting homophobic abuse during performance 25
3:20 PM — An actor in London took it upon himself to take a stand against homophobia, as he chastised an audience member for making a homophobic comment during the embrace of two male characters.
11th July 2013
Andrew Garfield: I want to play a gay Spider-Man 28
12:49 PM — British actor Andrew Garfield has revealed that he would want a gay or a bisexual Peter Parker in the forthcoming sequel of the Spider-Man franchise.
14th May 2013
Study: Audiences don’t mind gay actors playing straight roles 11
11:51 AM — 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.
7th May 2013
Helen Mirren laughs off drummer rant by wearing t-shirt in support of gay festival 8
2:16 PM — 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.