29th August 2014
Review: The Man Who Made The Beatles is an honest look at the life of a gay music icon
2:30 PM — Nick Duffy reviews The Man Who Made The Beatles for PinkNews, a play about closeted Beatles manager Brian Epstein, on the 47th anniversary of his death.
17th August 2014
Sam Smith denies Bond theme rumours
1:11 PM — Recently out singer Sam Smith has denied rumours that he is 'in talks' to record the theme tune for the next James Bond film.
13th August 2014
Fox anchor Shepard Smith apologises for calling Robin Williams a ‘coward’ 18
6:11 PM — Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has issued a lengthy apology, after labelling actor Robin Williams "a coward" after he was found dead in an apparent suicide.
24th July 2014
Sharon Osbourne: I know lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are still in the closet 11
1:58 PM — Sharon Osbourne has said she still knows lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are in the closet and use women as beards.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
8th June 2014
Israel: Group says two thirds of Orthodox gays are married to women 15
8:26 PM — A gay Orthodox organisation has claimed that two thirds of Orthodox gay men are married to women and leading a double life.
5th June 2014
Closeted footballer: Teammates refused to shower naked after they found out I was gay 42
9:38 PM — An anonymous gay footballer has spoken about his decision to remain in the closet, claiming his teammates refused to shower naked once they discovered his sexuality.
9th May 2014
Poll: 53% of LGBT people are not out at work 11
12:55 PM — A poll by a leading US human rights group has found that over half of LGBT people are still in the closet at work.
7th May 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican who worked as a drag queen fails to win primary 13
8:25 PM — Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles has come last in a state primary, after it was revealed he used to work as a drag queen.
3rd May 2014
Fox News host: Claims I was demoted because of my sexuality are horses**t 9
2:34 PM — Fox News has strongly denied claims that it demoted news anchor Shepard Smith because he planned to come out.
19th April 2014
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon: I cried most nights before I came out 8
5:56 PM — Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon has said that being in the closet took a huge toll on him, and that he cried most nights before he came out.
7th April 2014
Jessie J: I’m not bisexual, I fancy men and only men now 29
8:46 PM — Jessie J has said that she's changed since coming out as bisexual three years ago, and is now exclusively interested in men.
19th March 2014
Idaho: Gay ex-senator ‘hides in Statehouse closet’ in discrimination law protest 2
8:34 PM — A gay former Senator hid in a closet in the Idaho Statehouse for over five hours, in protest at the Senate's refusal to amend anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people.
7th March 2014
Singer Dan Gillespie-Sells: Closeted gay celebrities ‘are part of the problem’ in tackling homophobia 22
12:40 PM — The lead singer of the Feeling has criticised gay celebrities who do not come out, saying that they are "part of the problem", when it comes to tackling homophobia in society.
27th December 2013
Former BP CEO Lord Browne: ‘The oil industry is so heterosexual’ 7
5:55 PM — The former chief executive of BP, Lord Browne, says the heterosexual atmosphere of the oil industry stopped him from being open about his sexuality.
24th July 2013
Paul Gambaccini: The BBC singled me out as a ‘potential security threat’ for being gay 17
1:56 PM — Radio 2 DJ Paul Gambaccini has revealed how the BBC marked his personnel file with a "Christmas tree" symbol in order to warn others that he was gay.
3rd June 2013
Brazil: Sao Paulo Pride draws over one million people 5
6:43 PM — Over one million people attended Sao Paulo Pride on Sunday. The annual event is the world's largest Pride event in Brazil's largest city.
31st May 2013
Michael Douglas: ‘It’s probably more difficult’ to be an actor and openly gay 4
12:28 PM — Veteran actor Michael Douglas has spoken about gay actors coming out, and said it is "probably a little bit more difficult", to come out as an actor in Hollywood, and suggested he knew some actors who had stayed in the closet to protect their careers.
8th May 2013
Actress Margaret Cho says John Travolta is ‘Oscar Wilde gay’ and he would be ‘happier’ out of the closet 44
12:01 PM — Hollywood legend John Travolta is "Oscar Wilde gay" – according to comedian and actress Margaret Cho.
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.