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7:55 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was "disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools has withdrawn his nomination to become Bristol’s next Lord Mayor.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.
9th April 2013
X Factor singer Rylan Clark deletes Margaret Thatcher tweet 21
1:37 PM — X Factor singer Rylan Clark has deleted a tweet in tribute of Margaret Thatcher, after being reminded of her role in introducing Section 28 and her general disdain for gay rights.
25th March 2013
Ian McKellen: ‘Cruel’ religious leaders to blame for LGBT teens being thrown out of homes 18
12:49 PM — While hosting an LGBT event over the weekend, actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke of the damaging effect hate speech can have on the lives of vulnerable people and said "cruel" religious leaders should feel responsible for gay teens living on the streets.
17th March 2013
Ian McKellen to officiate at Patrick Stewart’s wedding, and has performed civil partnership ceremonies 3
7:58 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has announced that he is to officiate at fellow actor Patrick Stewart's wedding, and said that he has officiated at civil partnership ceremonies before.
4th February 2013
Ian McKellen: ‘Gay rights are advancing, but life is worse than ever for some gay people’ 16
12:44 PM — Upon receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster, Ian McKellen praised work done by politicians to protect the rights of LGBT people, but said that the situation was "worse than ever" in some places.
14th January 2013
Rupert Everett: Gay actors should stay in the closet 52
6:32 PM — The British actor Rupert Everett says he would not advise any gay actor working in the movie industry to come out as it would not help their career.