14th February 2014
Video: Eastenders’ Sam Strike ‘helped people to come out’ through character revealing he is gay 4
2:50 PM — Eastenders actor Sam Strike, who plays new gay character Johnny Carter in Eastenders has said he has had letters saying his on-screen coming out "helped people to come out" as gay, and that it was "worth it.
31st January 2014
Eastenders star Danny Dyer: I’m proud I’ve helped gay men to come out 6
1:41 PM — Danny Dyer says he’s proud that his recent storyline in Eastenders has helped gay men to be open with their sexuality.
23rd January 2014
Eastenders actress slams Nigeria’s anti-gay law as ‘absurd’ 2
7:00 PM — Actress Luisa Bradshaw-White has criticised Nigeria and other African countries for pushing ahead with anti-gay legislation.
10th January 2014
Eastenders star Gary Lucy slams gay kiss complaints: ‘Get with the times!’ 5
6:42 PM — Eastenders actor Gary Lucy has hit back at those who complained about a gay kiss scene in an episode last week, and said that the scene inspired someone to come out to their parents.
4th January 2014
EastEnders star Danny Dyer’s response to homophobic viewers is just brilliant 28
2:38 PM — After Danny Dyer's on-screen son came out to him on the BBC last night, the EastEnders star took to Twitter to respond to homophobic tweets.
3rd January 2014
EastEnders character tells on-screen dad Danny Dyer he is gay in emotional scene 17
4:25 PM — A new EastEnders character will come out as gay tonight in an emotional scene in which he breaks down to his on-screen father.
2nd January 2014
Homophobic Twitter trolls blast Eastenders for featuring same-sex kiss scene 72
6:14 PM — The decision of Eastenders to broadcast a scene with two male characters kissing generated a predicable torrent of homophobic abuse from a small mindless minority on Twitter.
2nd December 2013
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins: My gay friend died from AIDS and his family never accepted him
2:55 PM — Actress Michelle Collins explains to PinkNews why she has long supported the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust and recalls how she lost a close friend to an AIDS-related illness.
25th November 2013
Eastenders star June Brown: I was glad when Dot Cotton lost her anti-gay views
6:13 PM — Actress June Brown says it felt like a challenge playing her alter ego, Dot Cotton, in Eastenders during the late 1980s, when Dot had difficulty in accepting homosexuality.
3rd April 2013
EastEnders’ actor David Witts: People think I’m gay because I’m nicer than the character I play 11
7:00 PM — EastEnders star David Witts has posed for Attitude and says that he would be happy if his character Joey Branning turned out to be gay.
20th March 2013
John Partridge: I will never return to Eastenders and I’m happy enough with my civil partnership 34
6:08 PM — Former EastEnders star John Partridge has ruled out returning to the BBC 1 soap and says he doesn’t like being asked if he intends to change his civil partnership into a marriage.
6th March 2013
Gary Lucy to reprise gay banker role in Eastenders 13
1:35 PM — Actor Gary Lucy is to return to the cast of Eastenders later this year, after impressing bosses with his performance as gay banker Danny Pennant in September. He will be the soap's only gay character.
21st January 2013
Outrage as Rylan Clark secretly left Big Brother house for X Factor rehearsals 6
4:08 PM — Rylan Clark, has been secretly leaving the Celebrity Big Brother House to rehearse for an X-Factor tour, a former fellow housemate has claimed.
2nd January 2013
Former EastEnders actor John Partridge wants ‘hot new gays’ in the soap 20
2:35 PM — Former EastEnders actor John Partridge is appealing for the soap to feature “hot new gays” now that he has left Albert Square.
29th December 2012
The Queen honours Michael Cashman MEP with award for fighting for LGBT equality 60
12:00 AM — Michael Cashman, the Labour MEP for the West Midlands has been named a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in recognition for his tireless fight for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) equality.
12th December 2012
Eastenders character, Nick Cotton, was supposed to have gay relationship in the 1980s 5
5:11 PM — Nick Cotton, a long-time character from the popular soap, Eastenders, was meant to have a gay relationship in the 1980s, until the actor playing him protested, and the character was written out.
14th November 2012
Video: Trailer of gay parenting series The Vessel 8
8:17 PM — The realities of same-sex parenting are being explored in a new Peep Show-style online TV series.
16th October 2012
Eastenders star feared being typecast as ‘the gay Muslim’ 56
11:55 AM — Actor Marc Elliott says his decision to quit Eastenders was motivated through the fear of becoming typecast as “the gay Muslim”.
4th October 2012
Labour MEP Michael Cashman to stand down in 2014 13
4:28 PM — Michael Cashman, the gay Labour MEP for the West Midlands, has confirmed that he will quit as a member of the European Parliament at the next European Election in 2014.
7th September 2012
Gay couple Syed and Christian to leave EastEnders 32
4:45 PM — EastEnders cast members Marc Elliott and John Partridge, who play gay couple Syed Masood and Christian Clarke, are to be written out of the BBC One soap.