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  • 11th February 2011

    Scott Mills: ‘Gay hatred is everywhere in Uganda’ 68

    Scott Mills travels to Uganda to find out about attitudes to homosexuality

    11:29 AM — The situation for gay people in Uganda was far worse than he expected, Scott Mills says. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk about an upcoming documentary, the gay Radio 1 presenter told how he feared for his own safety in the country.

  • 10th February 2011

    Mickey Rourke to watch Gareth Thomas match 13

    Mickey Rourke hopes to make a film about Gareth Thomas

    2:33 PM — Mickey Rourke is set to watch gay rugby star Gareth Thomas play in Wales this weekend as preparation for a film about the player's life.

  • 24th January 2011

    ‘God hates fags’ church furious at film about anti-gay murderer 48

    The church at an earlier protest

    5:49 PM — The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church picketed the Sundance Film Festival yesterday over a film about a homophobic preacher who begins murdering people he thinks are gay.

  • 21st January 2011

    Dilemma director Ron Howard on why he kept ‘gay’ joke 26

    Vince Vaughn in The Dilemma

    2:06 PM — Ron Howard, the director of The Dilemma, has explained why he kept a controversial gay joke in the film. The film's trailer was cut when gay groups and public figures complained about the inclusion of the joke.

  • 18th January 2011

    Updated: Iranian men to be stoned to death over gay sex 55

    Sources say the young men face death by stoning

    5:26 PM — Two young men who filmed themselves having sex have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran. The film was discovered on the mobile phones of Ayub and Mosleh, 20 and 21 years old, by agents of the Iranian regime in the Kurdistan city of Piranshahr in northwest Iran.

  • 14th January 2011

    Jane Lynch says gay actors will never get the straight leading roles 49

    Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester in Glee

    2:42 PM — Glee star Jane Lynch says that while she does not think Hollywood is homophobic, gay actors will never get to play straight leads. The lesbian actress, who married her partner in 2010, told AfterElton.com that mainly straight audiences want to pin their "hopes and dreams" on straight actors.

  • 6th January 2011

    James Franco: ‘Maybe I’m just gay’ 17

    James Franco said he had lots of reasons to play gay characters (Photo: David Shankbone)

    4:18 PM — James Franco has a history of taking on gay film roles, which has inevitably stoked curiosity about his sexuality. He told the Advocate last year that he was straight, but was more nuanced in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

  • 30th December 2010

    Rupert Everett: Hollywood homophobia denies gays leading roles 18

    Rupert Everett says his career has been harmed by coming out of the closet

    1:37 PM — Rupert Everett, the openly gay star of 'My Best Friend's Wedding' has once again hit out at Hollywood, claiming that the lack of roles for gay actors is caused by homophobia.

  • 27th December 2010

    Mickey Rourke: Rugby star Gareth Thomas had great courage to come out as gay 14

    Mickey Rourke received an Oscar nomination for his role in the Wrestler

    10:21 PM — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke has been speaking about his quest to play openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas on the silver screen.

  • Hollywood star Richard Chamberlain urges leading men not to come out 19

    Richard Chamberlain played Dr Kildare

    9:32 PM — Richard Chamberlain, who shot to fame as 'Dr Kildare' and later starred in several US TV hits including 'The Thorn Birds' and 'Shogun' and currently playing an HIV-positive gay man in the drama 'Brother & Sisters' had warned fellow gay actors not to come out unless they want it to harm their careers.

  • Jim Carrey speaks out against homophobic bullies 27

    Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor starred in 'I Love Your Philip Morris'

    2:31 AM — Jim Carrey who played a man who came out of the closet in the film 'I Love You Philip Morris' has spoken out against bullies who target victims on the basis of their sexuality.

  • 7th December 2010

    Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas says film will ‘help millions’ 15

    Gareth Thomas will be the subject of a film by Mickey Rourke

    1:58 PM — Gareth Thomas has revealed more about the film to be made of his life. The rugby player, who came out a year ago, remains the only top level out gay sportsman in Britain today and is to be the subject of a film by Mickey Rourke.

  • 16th November 2010

    Film chronicles Israel’s gay revolution 2

    Gay Days will be screened on Thursday at the ICA

    3:41 PM — From 1985 to the present day, Israel's gay community has undergone dramatic changes. A film chronicling how the community found its feet will be shown during the UK Jewish Film Festival this week in London.

  • 15th November 2010

    Mumbai multiplexes ban gay film 7

    A publicity shot from Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun

    6:21 PM — India's answer to Brokeback Mountain has reportedly been banned by some of Mumbai's multiplexes for its gay content. Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun, a gay romance, was released last Friday after getting past the country's film censors.

  • 9th November 2010

    Saudi man receives lashes and prison sentence for gay video 17

    Saudi Arabia has strict laws against homosexuality

    6:53 PM — A 27-year-old Saudi man has been punished with 500 lashes and five years in prison after appearing in a gay video. The short film was allegedly made inside a prison, although the Prison Administration denies this.

  • Gay TV presenter Kristian Digby suffocated in solo sex game 14

    A verdict of death by misadventure was recorded

    11:37 AM — Kristian Digby, the 32-year-old BBC presenter, accidentally suffocated in a sex game, an inquest has heard. Digby, who presented To Buy or Not To Buy and House Swap, was found dead at his home in east London on March 1st.

  • 4th November 2010

    Vince Vaughn glad that gay joke will stay in film 16

    Vince Vaughn said he was pleased the joke stayed in the film

    6:44 PM — Actor Vince Vaughn says he is glad that a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in his latest film. He said the use of the word in The Dilemma "wasn't derogatory".

  • 29th October 2010

    Stonewall launches own message for gay teenagers 33

    Stonewall launched the It Gets Better Today campaign

    2:01 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched its own version of the US It Gets Better YouTube campaign for bullied gay teenagers. 'It Gets Better Today' tells young people that they do not have to wait for their lives to improve because the UK already has civil partnerships, out gay soldiers and parental rights for gay people.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Bafta win for Colin Firth’s gay professor 8

    Colin Firth won his first Bafta

    11:51 AM — Colin Firth has won a best actor Bafta for his portrayal of a gay professor in A Single Man. The actor scored his first Bafta win last night for his performance in fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut.

  • 16th February 2010

    London’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival to open next month 2

    The film festival begins next month

    6:21 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is to take place in London next month at the British Film Institute. The event will be held between 17th and 31st March 2010 at the BFI Southbank.

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