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  • 19th March 2012

    Omar Sharif’s grandson comes out over political fears for Egypt 25

    Omar Sharif Jr is the grandson of Egyptian actor Omar Sharif

    2:06 PM — The grandson of veteran Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has come out publicly as a gay, half-Jewish man citing fears for his country's political future after the Arab Spring.

  • 1st March 2012

    George Clooney: I will never deny gay rumours 51

    Clooney is set to star in a production of Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play

    10:34 AM — George Clooney has said he will never deny rumours that he might be gay because it would be 'unfair and unkind' to the gay community to give someone the opportunity to make it 'seem like being gay is a bad thing'.

  • 27th February 2012

    Christopher Plummer wins Oscar for gay dad role in Beginners 13

    Beginners was written and directed by Mike Mills

    9:37 AM — Christopher Plummer has won the best supporting actor award at this year's Oscars for his portrayal of a gay father in Beginners.

  • 16th February 2012

    Cuba Gooding Jr’s father ‘asked Tom Cruise if he was gay’ 19

    Gooding said he nearly fainted at the question (Photo: Flickr user drivingthenortheast)

    1:01 PM — Cuba Gooding Jr. has said he "almost fainted” when his father asked actor Tom Cruise whether he was gay on the set of Jerry Maguire.

  • 14th February 2012

    Actor Matt Bomer comes out 38

    Matt Bomer appears on White Collar (Photo: Flickr user vagueonthehow)

    9:52 AM — US actor Matt Bomer revealed this weekend he is gay. The star of White Collar, 34, came out at the weekend as he accepted an award for HIV/AIDS activism in California.

  • 16th January 2012

    George Clooney: Romney’s gay views on ‘wrong side of history’ 9

    Clooney is set to star in a production of Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play

    2:46 PM — George Clooney doubted Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate over his attitude towards gay rights. Clooney, well known for his liberal attitude, spoke about Romney’s anti-marriage equality stance shortly after picking up a Golden Globe.

  • 29th December 2011

    Interview: Simon Callow on Dickens, Peggy Ramsay and being gay 8

    Simon Callow came out in 1984 (Photo: Kevin Davis)

    9:47 AM — 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.

  • 12th December 2011

    Interview: Boy George, King of Queens 26

    Boy George's latest single is about homophobia

    10:23 AM — He’s one of the world’s most instantly recognisable people. He’s sold more than 50 million albums. He’s the lead singer of Culture Club, a singer-songwriter, a world-famous DJ, an author, a fashion designer, a gay man, a former drug-addict and now an ex-con. A new coffee table book called King of Queens documents his life to date. Laurence Watts interviews Boy George.

  • 5th December 2011

    Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris apologises for “tranny” comment 134

    Neil Patrick Harris said he did not mean to offend (Photo: David Shankbone)

    2:23 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has apologised publicly for using the term "tranny" on television. The gay actor, 38, who currently appears on the popular US sitcom How I Met Your Mother, had been inhaling a gas which lowers voices.

  • 20th October 2011

    GQ Australia responds to accusations of homophobia 10

    Dustin Lance Black said the magazine was anti-gay (Photo: Greg Hernandez)

    12:50 PM — The Australian edition of GQ magazine has responded to Dustin Lance Black's accusations of homophobia. Last week, the openly gay film director said the publication was guilty of outdated “lies, myths and stereotypes” about gay people.

  • 18th October 2011

    Zachary Quinto thanks fans for support 10

    Zachary Quinto thanked fans (Photo: watchwithkristin)

    12:10 PM — Zachary Quinto has thanked fans for their "outpouring of support" after he came out. The Heroes and Star Trek actor came out in an interview with New York magazine at the weekend and wrote a blogpost explaining how he was moved to come out after the suicide of 14-year-old gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer.

  • 17th October 2011

    Dustin Lance Black accuses GQ Australia of homophobia 11

    Dustin Lance Black accused GQ Australia of using outdated stereotypes (Photo: Greg Hernandez)

    2:54 PM — Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has accused the Australian edition of GQ magazine of homophobia. Writing on his blog, the openly gay star said the publication was guilty of outdated "lies, myths and stereotypes" about gay people.

  • Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto comes out as gay 59

    Zachary Quinto has come out (Photo: watchwithkristin)

    9:28 AM — Zachary Quinto, the star of Heroes and 2009's Star Trek, has revealed he is gay. The 34-year-old has refused to discuss his sexuality until now, although he joined other celebrities in making an 'It Gets Better' video.

  • 3rd October 2011

    Gay EastEnders star John Partridge ties the knot 12

    John Partridge had a civil partnership

    1:19 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has had a civil partnership. The star, 40, tied the knot with long-term boyfriend Jon Tsouras at the Trafalgar Tavern pub in Greenwich on Friday.

  • 14th September 2011

    Clint Eastwood against gay marriage bans 20

    Clint Eastwood spoke about his libertarian views

    11:36 AM — Clint Eastwood has criticised bans on gay marriage. In typically gruff style, the actor told GQ that everyone should have the change to lead they life they want.

  • 26th January 2011

    Alan Cumming says it’s ‘irresponsible’ to urge gay actors stay in the closet 10

    Alan Cumming said gay stars should be open about who they are

    11:14 AM — Alan Cumming has criticised stars who advise gay actors to stay in the closet. He hit out at Rupert Everett and Richard Chamberlain, who are both gay, after they said that actors who come out lose roles.

  • 4th January 2011

    Hollywood studios accused of ‘shutting out’ gay actors 14

    Hollywood was accused of shutting out gay actors (Photo: Ken Banks)

    2:47 PM — Hollywood studios have been accused of "shutting out" openly gay actors. US commentator Ramin Setoodeh has reignited the row by saying that Hollywood "doesn’t even allow gay actors to play gay".

  • 31st December 2010

    Christopher Biggins: Chris Bryant absurd to think ‘pantomime dame’ jibe was homophobic 43

    Chris Bryant is the shadow justice minister

    12:09 PM — The actor, and sometime pantomime dame Christopher Biggins has said the openly gay Labour MP Chris Bryant is "ridiculous" for believing the chancellor George Osborne was being homophobic when he jokingly described the MP as a "pantomime dame."

  • 30th November 2010

    Johnny Depp: Disney execs hated Jack Sparrow and thought he was gay 9

    Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

    4:34 PM — Disney executives hated the character of Jack Sparrow and one questioned whether he was gay, Johnny Depp says. The actor, speaking about his Pirates of the Caribbean character, said that bosses at Disney were confused and annoyed by the creation.

  • 19th November 2010

    Tory councillor suspended after being accused of homophobia 84

    Chris Windows has been suspended from the party

    12:43 PM — A Bristol Tory councillor who criticised gay actor Ian McKellen’s visits to schools has been suspended by his party. Chris Windows, who represents Henbury ward, has agreed to be "voluntarily suspended", the Conservative Party said.

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