20th August 2012
Downton Abbey’s gay footman to get featured storyline in new series 15
5:41 PM — Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas the footman in Downton Abbey, has said that his character's sexuality is further explored in the new series, having taken a back seat in the previous one.
19th November 2010
Ray Collins and Michael Bishop to become peers
2:02 PM — Labour Party general secretary Ray Collins and businessman Michael Bishop, who are both gay, are to become peers. They were on the list of 54 new working peers announced by Downing Street today.