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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
18th May 2012
Review: Starlight Express, an 80s spectacle hits the road 7
3:39 PM — Neil Spring reviews the new version of Starlight Express, one of the longest-running West End musicals as it begins its national tour.
6th April 2012
Actors’ union launches initiative to support LGBT actors coming out 20
9:36 PM — 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.