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.