5th November 2010
Ian McKellen: Don’t call me ‘Sir’ 15
2:28 PM — Veteran gay actor Ian McKellen has revealed that he does not like using his title of 'Sir', despite being knighted in 1991. The Lord of the Rings star was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Savannah Film Festival yesterday.
27th October 2010
Emmerdale star sorry for ‘abusing’ gay fan 45
10:58 AM — Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas has apologised after allegedly abusing a gay fan. Thomas, who plays Adam Barton in the soap, was in a MacDonald's in Leeds when Ricky Platts, 22, approached him to say hello.
Sir Derek Jacobi to star in Sony’s most expensive TV ad campaign 9
12:01 AM — Gay actor Sir Derek Jacobi is to star in one of the largest ever advertising campaigns that Sony have run in the UK. The advertisement will be first screened this coming weekend during the advertising breaks on ITV's The X Factor.
25th October 2010
Alan Cumming: ‘Obama’s done diddly-squat for us’ 14
12:58 PM — Bisexual Scottish actor Alan Cumming has attacked Barack Obama for not doing enough for gay rights. President Obama has promised to end the ban on out gay soldiers but gay rights campaigners are becoming impatient with a perceived lack of action.
22nd February 2010
Bafta win for Colin Firth’s gay professor 8
11:51 AM — Colin Firth has won a best actor Bafta for his portrayal of a gay professor in A Single Man. The actor scored his first Bafta win last night for his performance in fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut.
10th February 2010
La Roux: ‘I’m not gay, straight or bisexual’ 38
11:56 AM — Androgynous singer La Roux has said she does not see herself as gay, straight or bisexual. The singer, real name Elly Jackson, is known as a lesbian icon but has refused to conform with traditional ideas of gender and sexual orientation.
2nd February 2010
Colin Firth says there are ‘invisible boundaries’ for gay actors 38
1:11 PM — Colin Firth has suggested that there are "invisible boundaries" preventing out gay actors from taking leading roles. Firth, a straight actor who played a gay man in Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man, said he felt "complicit" in the problem of gay actors losing out on parts.
21st January 2010
Ian McKellen says sports world should be ‘ashamed’ of homophobia 2
2:32 PM — Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen has criticised the sporting world for being "slow to catch up" with progress on gay players. He said that some were becoming "shrinking violets" due to abuse from fans.
22nd December 2009
Filmstar Tom Cruise sued by alleged gay lover 27
12:04 PM — Hollywood film star Tom Cruise is being sued over allegations of wiretapping. Magazine editor, Michael Davis Sapir, claims that the actor hired private detective, Anthony Pellicano, to wiretap his phone. In 2001 Sapir claimed to have a video in his possession that proved he was having a "homosexual relationship" with the star.
14th December 2009
EastEnders’ Syed to be outed on New Year’s Day 10
1:39 PM — Gay EastEnders character Syed Masood will be outed hours before his wedding on New Year's Day. The character is due to marry Amira Shah.
12th December 2009
Gay soldier Ben Rakestrow comes out on return from Afghanistan 40
12:50 PM — A 21-year-old member of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) has become one of the first British openly gay soldiers serving in a major conflict.