22nd June 2015
Jake Shears to make acting debut in production of ‘Bent’
1:24 PM — Jake Shears is set to make his acting debut in a stage production of 'Bent'.
30th March 2015
Feature: Gareth Thomas on rugby, coming out and the hit new play telling his story 6
3:41 PM — Interview with former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas reveals what it's like to come out as the most famous gay sportsman.
8th November 2014
Daily Mail: Play about gay saunas is “sleazy” and “amoral” 62
12:22 PM — Theatre critic Quentin Letts has condemned a "taxpayer funded" National Theatre play that is set in a gay sauna.
3rd June 2014
US: Play cancelled after lead actor sacked for challenging anti-gay heckler 28
12:39 PM — An actor in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been sacked after physically removing a homophobic audience member.
25th May 2014
What caused a pro-gay Broadway play to post homophobic messages on Twitter? 8
8:37 PM — Broadway play Mothers and Sons raised eyebrows this week, when homophobic messages mysteriously began to appear on its Twitter account. Find out why.
21st May 2014
Larry Kramer: Gay icon Barbra Streisand finds gay sex ‘distasteful’ 66
10:07 PM — Playwright Larry Kramer has claimed that gay icon Barbra Streisand is "uncomfortable" with gay sex, and held up production of The Normal Heart because she found it "distasteful".
15th April 2014
Review: Handbagged succeeds where The Iron Lady failed 8
6:43 PM — Geoffrey Smythe reviews Handbagged for PinkNews, a comedy play about Margaret Thatcher’s relationship with the Queen.
23rd October 2013
Universal Studios defends ‘super homophobic’ Bill and Ted play as satire 2
12:05 PM — After critics last week accused a new Bill and Ted play of homophobia due to its reliance on gay stereotypes, Universal Studios has since defended the performance, calling it a staple part of its intentionally "satirical" Halloween Horror Night.
3rd October 2013
US: University football players interrupted play about Matthew Shepard with anti-gay slurs 36
8:06 PM — Several members of the University of Mississippi football team have interrupted a theatre production of a play about murdered Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, shouting homophobic slurs during the play.
13th August 2013
London: King’s Head Theatre commissions protest piece against Russian anti-gay laws 2
2:11 PM — A rapid response theatre piece has been commissioned by the King's Head Theatre in London, in response to the international outcry surrounding recently introduced anti-gay laws in Russia.
2nd August 2013
Stage actor slams audience member for shouting homophobic abuse during performance 25
3:20 PM — An actor in London took it upon himself to take a stand against homophobia, as he chastised an audience member for making a homophobic comment during the embrace of two male characters.
22nd April 2013
Review: Beautiful Thing – 20 years on, this gay love story is still beautiful 6
10:22 AM — With its tender optimism, 20 years since its debut, Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing offers a chance for reflection, both positive and poignant on the story of same sex love in the present day.
13th February 2013
Uganda: British producer of gay play to appeal against deportation from country 8
11:45 PM — UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged with breaking Uganda's laws in relation to his play featuring a gay storyline, has said he will appeal against his deportation from the country.
1st December 2011
Daniel Radcliffe set to portray gay poet Allen Ginsberg in new film 16
12:17 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has reportedly been cast to portray Allen Ginsberg in a new play about the poet's life. Kill Your Darlings will chart the gay poet's relationships with Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr, who was imprisoned for two years for murdering his stalker.
29th November 2011
Alan Cumming to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in new one-man production 6
9:08 AM — The National Theatre of Scotland has announced it will be staging a one-man version of Macbeth featuring Alan Cumming as both the title character and his ambitious wife.
17th February 2010
Michael Causer’s mother supports anti-homophobia play 7
2:39 PM — Marie Causer, the mother of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer, has given her support to a play designed to tackle homophobia.
2nd February 2010
Elton John and David Furnish ‘to produce Broadway play’ 5
12:51 PM — Gay singer Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are reportedly planning to put on a Broadway production of a gay-themed play.
21st January 2010
Schools to be sent DVD on homophobic bullying 15
6:42 PM — A film produced by Stonewall will be sent to all secondary schools in Britain to teach pupils about homophobic bullying. It will encourage children not to use the word 'gay' as an insult.