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  • 14th January 2011

    Jane Lynch says gay actors will never get the straight leading roles 49

    Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester in Glee

    2:42 PM — Glee star Jane Lynch says that while she does not think Hollywood is homophobic, gay actors will never get to play straight leads. The lesbian actress, who married her partner in 2010, told AfterElton.com that mainly straight audiences want to pin their "hopes and dreams" on straight actors.

  • 6th January 2011

    James Franco: ‘Maybe I’m just gay’ 17

    James Franco said he had lots of reasons to play gay characters (Photo: David Shankbone)

    4:18 PM — James Franco has a history of taking on gay film roles, which has inevitably stoked curiosity about his sexuality. He told the Advocate last year that he was straight, but was more nuanced in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

  • 5th January 2011

    Video: Gareth Thomas tells Ellen he ‘prayed to be straight’ 27

    Gareth Thomas described how his parents accepted his homosexuality

    10:01 AM — Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed he prayed to become straight before he married his wife. He appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show last night and told the lesbian presenter the lengths he went to in order to avoid his homosexuality.

  • 30th December 2010

    R&B star Chris Brown’s homophobic Twitter duel with Raz-B 17

    Chris Brown used Twitter to attack Raz-B

    3:51 PM — R&B star Chris Brown, who had been attempting to rebuild his reputation after beating his ex-girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, yesterday engaged in a Twitter duel which saw use homophobic abuse against rapper Raz-B who accused his former manager of rape.

  • Rupert Everett: Hollywood homophobia denies gays leading roles 18

    Rupert Everett says his career has been harmed by coming out of the closet

    1:37 PM — Rupert Everett, the openly gay star of 'My Best Friend's Wedding' has once again hit out at Hollywood, claiming that the lack of roles for gay actors is caused by homophobia.

  • 27th December 2010

    Hollywood star Richard Chamberlain urges leading men not to come out 19

    Richard Chamberlain played Dr Kildare

    9:32 PM — Richard Chamberlain, who shot to fame as 'Dr Kildare' and later starred in several US TV hits including 'The Thorn Birds' and 'Shogun' and currently playing an HIV-positive gay man in the drama 'Brother & Sisters' had warned fellow gay actors not to come out unless they want it to harm their careers.

  • Jim Carrey speaks out against homophobic bullies 27

    Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor starred in 'I Love Your Philip Morris'

    2:31 AM — Jim Carrey who played a man who came out of the closet in the film 'I Love You Philip Morris' has spoken out against bullies who target victims on the basis of their sexuality.

  • Perez Hilton tops the list of most Googled Gays 5

    Perez Hilton topped the charts

    1:09 AM — Hollywood gossip blogger Perez Hilton has topped the list of 'most Googled Gays' compiled by the Advocate based on Google Trends data.

  • 25th November 2010

    John Travolta enraged by gay sex claims

    John Travolta's lawyer demanded the claims be removed (Photo: Caroline Bonard)

    4:32 PM — John Travolta is said to be furious after a US gossip website published claims that he had sex with men in saunas. The star's lawyers have demanded that the story be removed.

  • 2nd November 2010

    Ricky Martin reveals he ‘cried like a baby’ after coming out 5

    Ricky Martin said he didn't want to teach his sons to lie

    1:02 PM — Ricky Martin has told Oprah Winfrey about the moment he decided to announce he was gay. The Puerto Rican star posted a message on his website declaring himself to be a "fortunate gay man" but says he broke down in tears afterwards.

  • 29th October 2010

    Golden Girl Betty White supports gay marriage 17

    Betty White supports gay marriage

    5:48 PM — Veteran actress Betty White says she supports gay marriage and doesn't understand how people can oppose it so much. The 88-year-old former star of Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show said people should mind their own business.

  • 2nd February 2010

    Westlife star Mark Feehily announces engagement 18

    Mark Feehily is engaged

    5:47 PM — Westlife singer Mark Feehily announced his engagement last week on Twitter. The star and his boyfriend Kevin McDaid got engaged on their fifth anniversary. They have not revealed a date for their civil partnership.

  • 22nd January 2010

    Spanish judge closes case on death of Stephen Gately 4

    The investigation into Gately's death was closed

    5:50 PM — A Spanish court ruled yesterday that gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately died from natural causes, rather than drugs or alcohol.

  • 20th January 2010

    Kylie announces she’s ‘attracted to women’ 20

    Kylie said she was attracted to women (Photo: Flickr user: nicogenin)

    3:39 PM — Gay icon Kylie Minogue has said she is attracted to women, although she admitted she had never been in a relationship with one.

  • 15th January 2010

    Duncan James on bisexuality and depression 22

    Duncan James is appearing in Legally Blonde

    12:36 PM — Former boyband star Duncan James has spoken about being bisexual and how he struggled to come off anti-depressants after Blue split.

  • 6th January 2010

    Graham Norton signs £4m deal with BBC 24

    Graham Norton has signed a new deal with the BBC

    12:00 PM — Gay presenter Graham Norton has signed a two-year, £4 million deal to stay at the BBC. According to the Sun, he accepted a pay cut of £500,000, having previously been on £2.5 million a year.

  • 24th December 2009

    Gay basketball hero says clubs, not fans, are to blame for homophobia in sport 7

    John Amaechi said hierachies in clubs worked against diversity

    1:26 PM — Former NBA star John Amaechi has said it is coaches, executives and club owners who are to blame for homophobia in football. He was responding to PR advisor Max Clifford's comments earlier this week that "vicious" homophobic fans were part of the reason why so few gay sportsmen were willing to come out.

  • 22nd December 2009

    Filmstar Tom Cruise sued by alleged gay lover 27

    In 2001 Sapir claimed to have a video in his possession that proved he was having a "homosexual relationship" with the star

    12:04 PM — Hollywood film star Tom Cruise is being sued over allegations of wiretapping. Magazine editor, Michael Davis Sapir, claims that the actor hired private detective, Anthony Pellicano, to wiretap his phone. In 2001 Sapir claimed to have a video in his possession that proved he was having a "homosexual relationship" with the star.

  • 17th December 2009

    Homophobic singer Buju Banton ‘innocent’ of drug charges 22

    Banton is said to be confident he will be exonerated

    11:45 AM — Buju Banton, the homophobic Jamaican reggae star, is innocent of the drug charges against him, his lawyer has said. The Grammy-nominated singer was arrested last Thursday in Miami.

  • George Michael apologises for swearing on live radio 6

    George Michael said he swore too easily

    10:59 AM — Singer George Michael had to apologise after saying f**ker on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 drivetime show. The pair were talking about cars on Top Gear.

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