9th July 2014
Ian McKellen Tweets first image of himself as Sherlock Holmes 2
8:30 PM — Sir Ian McKellen on Wednesday Tweeted the first image of himself playing Sherlock Holmes in the new film Mr. Holmes.
30th June 2014
Pride in London attracts record-breaking 30,000, despite heavy rain 5
3:05 PM — The Pride in London parade which took place on Saturday attracted a record number of revellers, as despite heavy rain, at least 30,000 people took part in the parade, and many more attended pride events.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
20th May 2014
Stonewall celebrates 25th birthday with #LotsToDo message 13
5:46 PM — Celebrating 25 years to the day that Stonewall was founded, Europe's largest rights charity has released a message that a lot has been achieved but that there is still "lots to do".
15th May 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Nigel Farage needs to get out more if he thinks over-70s aren’t comfortable with gays 74
2:28 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has joked that Nigel Farage "needs to get out more" after the UKIP leader claimed that most over-70s aren't comfortable with gays.
11th April 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit withdraws mayoral nomination 10
7:55 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was "disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools has withdrawn his nomination to become Bristol’s next Lord Mayor.
21st March 2014
Video: Sir Ian Mckellen lends support to Stonewall’s new No Bystanders campaign 2
11:50 AM — Stonewall last night raised a record-breaking £395,000 at its annual Equality Dinner and also unveiled its new 'No Bystanders' campaign film, featuring the voice of Sir Ian Mckellen.
14th March 2014
Bristol Pride blasts mayor appointment of councillor who made anti-gay jibe about Ian McKellen 5
7:10 PM — Bristol Pride has criticised the mayoral appointment of a councillor who said he was “disturbed” that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools.
6th March 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit cleared to become mayor 20
10:22 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was 'disturbed' that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools is set to become Bristol's next Lord Mayor.
14th January 2014
27 Nobel laureates join Ian McKellen to protest over Russia’s anti-gay laws 3
10:56 AM — British actor Sir Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have demanded that Russia's President Vladimir Putin repeals the country's homophobic legislation.
12th December 2013
Damian Lewis apologises for ‘fruity actor’ jibe at Ian McKellen 9
4:13 PM — Actor Damian Lewis has apologised to Sir Ian McKellen for saying he did not want to end up like a "fruity actor" who is known for playing wizards.
26th November 2013
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I wish I had come out much earlier’ 2
1:28 PM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how he had "one regret about coming out" - he wished he had done it much sooner.
30th September 2013
Derek Jacobi: ‘I had no idea I was breaking Ian McKellen’s heart’ 8
4:33 PM — Sir Derek Jacobi says he had “no idea” he was breaking the heart of friend and colleague Sir Ian McKellen, who once had a crush on him when they were studying together at university.
26th September 2013
Ian Mckellen: If we boycotted the Olympics in Russia, they wouldn’t take place anywhere 18
1:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen says Russia's anti-gay laws are "appalling", that he would do "almost anything" to help repeal repeal them, but boycotting next year's Winter Olympics is not the answer.
27th August 2013
Gay sitcom Vicious gets second series 31
1:17 PM — ITV sitcom Vicious, featuring gay actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi, has been recommissioned for a second series.
5th August 2013
Sir Ian McKellen shows his solidarity with LGBT Russians 7
10:50 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has become the latest celebrity to show his support for LGBT Russians who are facing increasing persecution from the state.
8th May 2013
LBC’s Iain Dale: ITV’s Vicious is an ‘abortion of a comedy’ and Brian Sewell is right to pan it 39
3:46 PM — LBC radio presenter Iain Dale says ITV’s new gay sitcom Vicious is an “abortion of a comedy” and has praised Brian Sewell’s withering critique of the show.
23rd April 2013
Ian McKellen: ‘I’m accepted as a gay man and as happy now as I’ve ever been’ 8
2:01 PM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how progress in gay rights has allowed him to come out and feel accepted, and says that aged 73 he is as content with life as he has ever been.
17th April 2013
UK: Thatcher opponents stage funeral protests 40
12:51 PM — A small group of protesters of Margaret Thatcher’s LGBT legacy have lined the route of the former PM's funeral in central London.
16th April 2013
Ian McKellen: ‘Margaret Thatcher misjudged the future with Section 28′ 23
1:46 PM — Actor Sir Ian McKellen says Margaret Thatcher "misjudged the future" with her support for Section 28.