31st January 2013
Coronation Street actor urges LGBT community to get involved with London’s gay pride 6
4:34 PM — The organisers of this year’s London gay pride are appealing for people to get involved with planning and delivering the festival and have enlisted the help of gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou.
11th January 2013
Trans character, Hayley Cropper, to make dramatic exit from Coronation Street 17
5:03 PM — Popular soap, Coronation Street, is to say goodbye to trans character, Hayley Cropper, after 15 years on the soap.
7th September 2012
UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents 13
4:03 PM — The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
21st August 2012
Julie Goodyear says she may talk about her ex-female lover while on Celebrity Big Brother 10
5:00 PM — Former Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear has hinted she might discuss some of her past conquests - male and female - while appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.
24th January 2012
Michael Ball fined £6,000 for anti-gay Antony Cotton tweet 34
9:56 AM — Leicester City player Michael Ball has been fined £6,000 by the FA for anti-gay comments he made on Twitter. Ball admitted the charge of bringing the game into disrepute with his expletive-peppered tweet.
2nd September 2011
Tory voters turned off by gay TV kisses 87
12:59 PM — Conservative voters are more likely to oppose same-sex kisses on TV soaps, although they prefer lesbian clinches to gay male ones, a poll says. YouGov surveyed 2,206 people about their views on same-kisses and their voting habits.
19th July 2011
Gay Corrie star Charlie Condou to be a father again 2
2:05 PM — Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou is to be a dad again. The gay star, whose character Marcus Dent is also gay, is to have another baby with a friend, Catherine Kanter, who is the mother of his two-year-old daughter Georgia Mae.
14th June 2011
Coronation Street star gets anti-gay abuse on Twitter 34
3:24 PM — Coronation Street star Antony Cotton threatened to call people after being on the receiving end of anti-gay abuse on Twitter. The actor, who plays Sean Tully in the soap, was told by user ‘kittykatlovex’: "I hope you get AIDS and die you freak."
2nd May 2011
Corrie star slams David Cameron for alleged support of gay kiss ban before 9pm tv watershed 137
8:08 PM — Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent has slammed prime minister David Cameron over reports that he supports new proposals which could ban same-sex kisses on pre-watershed television.
21st April 2011
Antony Cotton ‘proud’ of Corrie gay parents story 29
2:34 PM — Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton says he's proud of the soap's gay parenting storyline. The star said the storyline could help viewers see gay parents in a more positive light.
7th February 2011
Corrie stars ‘honoured’ to play lesbian couple 7
11:58 AM — Coronation Street actresses Sacha Parkinson and Brooke Vincent say they are honoured to play the soap's first lesbian couple. They added that the relationship was a "love story", rather than a "phase".
2nd February 2011
First cross-dressing character for Corrie 25
1:30 PM — Coronation Street is to get its first cross-dressing character. According to The Sun, new character Marc (Andrew Hall) will have a female alter ego Marcia.
5th November 2010
Tory MP Chris Grayling named Stonewall ‘bigot of the year’ 36
1:41 AM — Former shadow home secretary Chris Grayling was named 'Bigot of the Year' at Thursday night's Stonewall awards. Award winners included rugby player Gareth Thomas, The Times and actor John Partridge.