15th October 2014
Sir Ian McKellen to be awarded Freedom of the City of London this month 4
3:35 PM — Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen will be honoured with Freedom of the City of London later this month.
9th August 2014
Ian McKellen helps this man propose to his boyfriend 10
6:37 PM — Sir Ian McKellen helped this man propose to his boyfriend in a YouTube video.
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.
28th June 2014
UK: Sir Ian McKellen marches in London Pride parade 8
6:53 PM — Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen marched in today's London pride parade.
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.
Lord Mayor of London to give Sir Ian McKellen freedom of the city 2
11:24 AM — Sir Ian McKellen was welcomed by the Lord Mayor of London as guest of honour to a Pride in London gala dinner this week, as it was revealed that he would be given the freedom of the city.
26th May 2014
Ian McKellen: Gay people relate to the struggles faced by mutants in X-Men 15
6:43 PM — Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has said he thinks gay people can relate to the struggles faced by mutants in X-Men.
2nd May 2014
UK: Bristol Tories choose new mayor, after councillor ‘disturbed’ by Ian McKellen school visit withdraws 18
6:53 PM — Bristol's Tory group has nominated another candidate for Lord Mayor, after councillor Chris Windows, who was embroiled in a homophobia row, removed himself from the running.
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.
23rd February 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I’ve never met a gay person who came out and regretted it’ 12
11:03 AM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke up on the topic coming out recently, saying he has "never met a gay person who came out and who regretted it."
29th January 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit nominated for mayor 11
2:44 PM — A Tory councillor who was "unhappy and disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting Bristol schools with Stonewall has been nominated for 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.
10th December 2013
UK Government warns Ian McKellen against travelling to Russia due to anti-gay laws 18
11:10 AM — The Foreign Office has advised Sir Ian McKellen "not to go to Russia" because of the country's homophobic laws, according to the gay actor.
30th October 2013
BBC survey: Tom Daley’s Splash! favourite for gay men whilst lesbians like Rules of Engagement 2
3:18 PM — ITV’s ‘Vicious’ and ‘Splash!’ have been rated the most popular programmes for young gay men in a BBC survey, whilst for lesbians in the same age category 'Rules of Engagement' followed by 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' are the most popular shows.
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.
5th September 2013
Sir Ian McKellen to play retired Sherlock Holmes in new film 4
6:38 PM — Sir Ian McKellen will be the latest actor to take on the role of Sherlock Holmes, as he is set to take to the big screen to play an aged version of the legendary detective.
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.