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  • 28th May 2012

    Interview: Daniel Land and The Modern Painters 1

    Daniel Land and The Modern Painters grew from a chance meeting in Manchester's gay village

    10:37 AM — Daniel Land and The Modern Painters are due to release their second album, ‘The Space Between Us’, on 28 May 2012. In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, lead singer Daniel Land talks about his musical inspiration, his coming out and why he’d like to work with Brian Eno.

  • 24th February 2012

    Interview: Darren Hayes on marriage, children and the mid-life crisis that shaped his new album 8

    Darren Hayes fronted the band Savage Garden and is now a solo artist

    10:05 AM — Laurence Watts talks to Darren Hayes about music, Star Wars auditions and marrying his high school girlfriend before the realisation he was gay changed his life.

  • 6th February 2012

    Interview: Edmund White on gay fiction 14

    Edmund White selects five great works of gay fiction

    12:50 PM — Edmund White selects five novels which combine beautiful writing with gay themes: A Single Man, Maurice, The Folding Star, Our Lady of the Flowers and Dancer from the Dance.

  • 30th January 2012

    Interview: Greg Louganis on gold medals, HIV and Matthew Mitcham 6

    Greg Louganis came out publicly in 1994

    10:37 AM — He won his first Olympic medal at the age of 16. Four gold medals later, he came out at the 1994 Gay Games. Laurence Watts meets Greg Louganis.

  • 12th December 2011

    Interview: Boy George, King of Queens 26

    Boy George's latest single is about homophobia

    10:23 AM — He’s one of the world’s most instantly recognisable people. He’s sold more than 50 million albums. He’s the lead singer of Culture Club, a singer-songwriter, a world-famous DJ, an author, a fashion designer, a gay man, a former drug-addict and now an ex-con. A new coffee table book called King of Queens documents his life to date. Laurence Watts interviews Boy George.

  • 3rd November 2011

    Video: Gay bishop Gene Robinson on inequality and the 99% movement 12

    Bishop Gene Robinson is the USA's first gay bishop (Photo: BProud Photography, Philadelphia)

    3:13 PM — Openly gay Right Reverend Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire talks about the worldwide Occupy movements and the need to protect society's vulnerable.

  • 6th October 2011

    Evan Rachel Wood: ‘My bisexuality is real’ 29

    Evan Rachel Wood came out last year (Photo: David Shankbone)

    7:00 PM — Evan Rachel Wood says her bisexuality is "for real". The True Blood actress, who has dealt firmly with suggestions that her orientation is a phase, told GQ she had been attracted to men and women since she could remember.

  • 4th October 2011

    Interview: Sean Maher on coming out in Hollywood 8

    Sean Maher came out last month

    2:46 PM — Sean Maher made headlines last week when he became the latest Hollywood actor to come out. With a film and TV career spanning 14 years, he is perhaps best known for his role in Firefly and its movie sequel, Serenity. He currently stars in NBC’s The Playboy Club. Laurence Watts caught up with him to discuss the public’s reaction to his announcement.

  • 24th August 2011

    Interview: Chaz Bono on the journey to be himself 41

    Chaz Bono announces plans to transition in 2009

    10:35 AM — Chaz Bono is approaching the end of a personal journey. Having once been the blonde-haired daughter on the Sonny and Cher Show, then a lesbian musician and activist, he recently emerged as the world’s most famous transgender man.

  • 7th July 2011

    Interview: It’s more than OK to be George Takei 15

    It's OK to be George Takei

    5:41 PM — For many, George Takei will always be Sulu, the helmsman he immortalised in the science-fiction series Star Trek. But the veteran actor has forged a long and diverse career incorporating stage, television, radio and film. He has been involved in civil rights movements for just as long. Laurence Watts met him at his Hollywood home.

  • 31st October 2010

    Stephen Fry claims The Observer has portrayed him as “the Antichrist” over straight sex comments 33

    Stephen Fry said the comments were inaccurate

    8:35 PM — Actor, author and broadcaster Stephen Fry has used his Twitter account to condemn The Observer newspaper for portraying him as "the antichrist" in relation to comments he made to the gay magazine Attitude. In an interview, Fry is reported to have said he feels sorry for straight men because women only want sex in order to have a relationship.

  • 19th February 2010

    Jesus was gay, says Elton 57

    The star claimed Jesus was gay

    12:20 PM — Elton John has said that Jesus was a "super-intelligent" gay man In a magazine interview, in which he also discussed his former drug addiction, the singer spoke his mind about the son of God.

  • 15th February 2010

    GLAAD demands apology over John Mayer’s ‘fag’ comment 12

    GLAAD demanded an apology for Mayer's remarks

    1:10 PM — After offending Jessica Simpson fans and being accused of being a racist, John Mayer has now been attacked by GLAAD for his recent Playboy interview.

  • 9th February 2010

    David Cameron makes hijab joke to gay magazine 50

    The interview with David Cameron can be read in full in the March edition of Attitude magazine

    1:26 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron had to backtrack over a joke he made in an interview with popular gay magazine Attitude. In an hour long interview with the Tory leader, tipped to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, Cameron was questioned about being inclusive of minority groups.

  • 8th February 2010

    Browne: Being gay in business “was simply unacceptable” 12

    The former chief executive of BP was forced to resign after allegations made by his ex-boyfriend were publicised

    3:20 PM — In his first major interview since being ‘outed’ by a Sunday newspaper, former BP CEO Lord Browne has spoken about the difficulties that gay men face in business. In a wide ranging interview with The Sunday Times, the 61 year old spoke openly about his years in the closet and how he has used his experiences to help others.

  • 21st January 2010

    Ian McKellen says sports world should be ‘ashamed’ of homophobia 2

    Ian McKellen said the sporting world should be "ashamed" of itself

    2:32 PM — Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen has criticised the sporting world for being "slow to catch up" with progress on gay players. He said that some were becoming "shrinking violets" due to abuse from fans.

  • 14th January 2010

    Homophobic attack victim condemns Iris Robinson 13

    Iris Robinson said the assaulted gay man could be cured of homosexuality

    5:16 PM — A man who was beaten in a homophobic attack shortly before Iris Robinson made her now infamous anti-gay remarks has said her husband should divorce her. Robinson had criticised the attack on Stephen Scott but added that gay people could be "cured".

  • 13th January 2010

    Nick Clegg calls for faith schools to focus on homophobic bullying 16

    Nick Clegg said he would force faith schools to treat homosexuality positively

    1:16 PM — Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has said that faith schools must focus on homophobic bullying. He said his party would make it a requirement for faith schools to teach that homosexuality is normal.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Rugby star Gareth Thomas’ relief at coming out 5

    Gareth Thomas said he was relieved after coming out

    11:52 AM — Gareth Thomas, the former Wales Rugby captain, has spoken of his relief at being able to come out. The 35-year-old star, who is the most-capped Welsh player, announced he was gay last weekend.

  • 15th December 2009

    Gordon Brown ‘pushing for European recognition of British civil partnerships’ 28

    Brown said he was working with France and Spain on civil partnerships

    4:55 PM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has said he is pushing European countries such as Spain and France to recognise civil partnerships registered in Britain. He added he wanted to see more gay rights in eastern Europe.

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