6th December 2014
Actor Gerard McCarthy: Anti-gay bill makes me ashamed to be Northern Irish 23
6:11 PM — Actor Gerard McCarthy has ripped into proposed legislation in Northern Ireland that would exempt religious people from some equality laws to discriminate against gays.
2nd December 2014
Kieron Richardson: Hollyoaks HIV storyline is not a stereotype 1
10:56 AM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson says his character’s upcoming HIV-related storyline is not a stereotype but based on modern-day reality.
25th November 2014
Kieron Richardson: Hollyoaks HIV storyline will be ‘massive’ 3
9:42 AM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson says his character’s upcoming HIV-related storyline is "very important".
18th July 2014
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson engaged to long-term partner 2
3:20 PM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has revealed that he is engaged to his long-term boyfriend.
17th July 2014
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
14th July 2014
Openly gay Hollyoaks star hits back at ‘homophobic’ abuse after football mix-up 19
11:16 AM — An openly gay Hollyoaks star has said that he received a large number of homophobic messages after it was mistakenly reported he was joining a football team.
25th April 2014
Hollyoaks character Blessing to come out as transgender 9
7:28 PM — A main character in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will soon come out as transgender.
17th January 2014
Hollyoaks star: I get annoyed when people ask if I’m gay in real life – I’m also not an English teacher 4
6:23 PM — A straight Hollyoaks star appeared to get exasperated at questions about his sexuality because he plays a gay character tweeted to note that unlike his character, he is also not an English teacher.
5th December 2013
UK: Campaigners to research bullying against LGBT teachers 4
2:59 PM — The Teacher Support Network has announced it will be conducting research into the harassment and bullying of LGBT teaching staff.
9th October 2013
Hollyoaks to feature character John Paul in ‘serious story about homophobic bullying’
4:04 PM — Television soap opera Hollyoaks is to feature a storyline dealing with the issue of homophobic bullying.
3rd May 2013
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson: ‘I’m shocked to be up for sexiest male in the soap awards and I want to win it for gay people’ 5
2:49 PM — Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson says he’s “shocked” to have made the sexiest male category in this year’s British Soap Awards.
20th February 2013
Hollyoaks actor PJ Brennan reveals he gets taunts from gay people as well as straight 20
7:03 PM — Soap star PJ Brennan claims he has been called homophobic names in real life - but the abuse also extends to name-calling from some gay men on Twitter.
23rd January 2013
Interview: Gay Hollyoaks actors strip off in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust 10
3:00 PM — Gay Hollyoakes actors PJ Brennan and Kieron Richardson – who play onscreen gay couple Doug and Ste have decided to bare all for this month’s special ‘naked’ issue of Gay Times.
12th October 2012
Gay Hollyoaks character to return to soap 9
2:48 PM — Actor James Sutton, best known for playing John Paul McQueen in Channel 4’s long-running soap Hollyoaks, is to reprise his role after a four-year absence from the show.
13th September 2011
Gay Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson joins Gaydio 3
2:33 PM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has been given a weekly show at gay radio station Gaydio. The star, who came out as gay last year, will host a two-hour Sunday show at 4pm with fellow cast member Bronagh Waugh.