15th May 2015
EastEnders to introduce gay love interest for Ben Mitchell 7
11:37 AM — EastEnders is set to introduce a new male love interest for existing character Ben Mitchell.
29th April 2015
Trans actor cast in US soap ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’
11:52 AM — Trans man Scott Turner Schofield has been cast as a 'transgender mentor' in one of the world's most-watched soap operas.
8th March 2015
Emmerdale star: Viewers are upset my character’s not a lesbian 7
12:04 PM — Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick has revealed she had angry messages from fans - after her character started dating a man following a lesbian storyline.
1st March 2015
EastEnders to introduce first transgender character 19
11:38 AM — EastEnders is set to introduce the first major transgender character in the soap's history.
19th January 2015
Billy Crystal: Gay TV scenes are ‘pushing too far for my taste’ 75
11:56 AM — Billy Crystal has claimed that modern gay storylines on TV shows are "pushing too far".
27th August 2014
Watch: Coronation Street cast release music video for Manchester Pride 6
1:01 PM — The cast of Coronation Street have released a music video to celebrate Manchester Pride.
20th August 2014
Coronation Street star: Gays tell me I’m ‘a disgrace’ to the community 49
6:17 PM — Out Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton has spoken about being ridiculed for his character, and being told that he is a "disgrace" to the gay community.
2nd May 2014
Natalie Cassidy: I was ‘naive’ to quit Eastenders over lesbian storyline 13
12:18 PM — Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy has admitted she was 'naive' to quit the soap after her character was involved in a lesbian storyline.
31st January 2014
Eastenders star Danny Dyer: I’m proud I’ve helped gay men to come out 6
1:41 PM — Danny Dyer says he’s proud that his recent storyline in Eastenders has helped gay men to be open with their sexuality.
23rd January 2014
Eastenders actress slams Nigeria’s anti-gay law as ‘absurd’ 2
7:00 PM — Actress Luisa Bradshaw-White has criticised Nigeria and other African countries for pushing ahead with anti-gay legislation.
6th January 2014
Interview: Charlie Condou talks about leaving Coronation Street and being a gay parent 13
1:55 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, Charlie Condou talks openly about being a gay parent and his reasons for leaving Coronation Street.
27th December 2013
Emmerdale cuts transphobic scene after trans actress complains 14
7:00 PM — A trans woman, who was asked to appear in the ITV soap Emmerdale as a transgender barmaid, has received an apology after her gender was made to be the source of ridicule.
2nd December 2013
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins: My gay friend died from AIDS and his family never accepted him
2:55 PM — Actress Michelle Collins explains to PinkNews why she has long supported the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust and recalls how she lost a close friend to an AIDS-related illness.
25th November 2013
Eastenders star June Brown: I was glad when Dot Cotton lost her anti-gay views
6:13 PM — Actress June Brown says it felt like a challenge playing her alter ego, Dot Cotton, in Eastenders during the late 1980s, when Dot had difficulty in accepting homosexuality.
28th August 2013
Actress Michelle Hardwick: Starring in Emmerdale helped me to publicly come out as gay 3
6:59 PM — Star of British soap opera Emmerdale, Michelle Hardwick, has said that her role in the television series helped her to come out as gay publicly.
6th July 2013
Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick publicly comes out as gay 4
2:13 AM — Michelle Hardwick, an actress best know for her role in soap Emmerdale, has spoken out publicly for the first time to say that she is gay.
3rd April 2013
EastEnders’ actor David Witts: People think I’m gay because I’m nicer than the character I play 11
7:00 PM — EastEnders star David Witts has posed for Attitude and says that he would be happy if his character Joey Branning turned out to be gay.
20th March 2013
John Partridge: I will never return to Eastenders and I’m happy enough with my civil partnership 34
6:08 PM — Former EastEnders star John Partridge has ruled out returning to the BBC 1 soap and says he doesn’t like being asked if he intends to change his civil partnership into a marriage.
6th March 2013
Gary Lucy to reprise gay banker role in Eastenders 13
1:35 PM — Actor Gary Lucy is to return to the cast of Eastenders later this year, after impressing bosses with his performance as gay banker Danny Pennant in September. He will be the soap's only gay character.
2nd January 2013
Former EastEnders actor John Partridge wants ‘hot new gays’ in the soap 20
2:35 PM — Former EastEnders actor John Partridge is appealing for the soap to feature “hot new gays” now that he has left Albert Square.