18th November 2014
EastEnders star cut from Children in Need quiz after offending S Club 7 with anti-gay joke 50
5:57 PM — EastEnders actor Shane Richie was reportedly cut from a Children in Need quiz last Friday after offending members of S Club 7 by making an anti-gay joke.
14th November 2014
Actor Sam Strike confirms exit for gay Eastenders character 14
4:53 PM — Eastenders actor Sam Strike, who plays gay character Johnny Carter on the soap, has confirmed his exit from the show.
13th November 2014
Eastenders star ‘dumps boyfriend’ over gay S&M porn videos 51
5:22 PM — Newspapers are reporting that EastEnders actress Lorna Fitzgerald has broken up with her boyfriend, after discovering her sports therapist boyfriend in gay porn videos.
7th November 2014
Interview: Lord Cashman on Thatcher’s hair, returning to EastEnders and equalising the age of consent 10
5:57 PM — PinkNews caught up with the newly appointed Labour peer and global LGBTI envoy Lord Cashman, to talk about performing the first gay kiss in British soap history, how he veered from EastEnders into politics and his direct impact on Tony Blair's decision to address the ban on homosexuals in the army.
31st October 2014
Michael Cashman: Barbara Windsor set me up with my late partner Paul 5
1:45 PM — Newly appointed Labour LGBT global envoy, Lord Cashman, has revealed he met his late civil partner, Paul Cottingham at a party hosted by former EastEnder's colleague Barbara Windsor who introduced them.
29th October 2014
EastEnders lesbian abuse storyline based on ‘real experiences’ 1
12:23 PM — Domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow has opened up about helping to create the ongoing lesbian abuse storyline in EastEnders.
20th May 2014
Eastenders’ lesbian couple to start a family, actress confirms 3
6:11 PM — A lesbian couple in popular BBC soap Eastenders are to try for a baby, actress Luisa Bradshaw has confirmed.
2nd May 2014
Natalie Cassidy: I was ‘naive’ to quit Eastenders over lesbian storyline 13
12:18 PM — Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy has admitted she was 'naive' to quit the soap after her character was involved in a lesbian storyline.
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.