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.
6th May 2013
Dame Helen Mirren dressed as the Queen tells gay festival drummers to ‘shut the f**k up’ 40
10:27 AM — 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'.
23rd April 2013
Ian McKellen: ‘I’m accepted as a gay man and as happy now as I’ve ever been’ 8
2:01 PM — 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.
18th April 2013
Andrew Garfield: Of course I support equal marriage, how can you argue against compassion? 6
1:00 AM — British actor Andrew Garfield has come out in strong support of equal marriage, questioning how anybody can "argue against compassion and understanding".
14th April 2013
US: Gay ‘Glee’ actor Jonathan Groff to appear in comedy TV pilot 9
1:22 PM — 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.
8th April 2013
US: Cindy McCain to appear in Proposition 8 play 1
5:47 PM — 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.
29th March 2013
Richard E Grant pays tribute to his on-screen fictional gay Uncle Monty 2
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.
17th March 2013
Ian McKellen to officiate at Patrick Stewart’s wedding, and has performed civil partnership ceremonies 3
7:58 PM — 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.
14th January 2013
Rupert Everett: Gay actors should stay in the closet 52
6:32 PM — 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.
12th December 2012
Simon Callow: Banning the Church of England from same-sex marriage is a ‘medieval idea’ 29
4:12 PM — 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".
16th November 2012
Beautiful Thing to return to the stage 9
12:20 PM — Jonathan Harvey’s classic gay play, Beautiful Thing, will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year with a new UK-wide tour.
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.