10th January 2015
Stephen Daldry to direct ‘Wicked’ film adaptation? 2
4:18 PM — Gay director Stephen Daldry has reportedly signed on to helm a film adaptation of hit musical Wicked.
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.
17th October 2014
Psychic Sally Morgan cancels signings after sacking husband for homophobic rant 22
1:48 PM — Psychic Sally Morgan has cancelled all autograph signings "until further notice", after she sacked her own husband for shouting homophobic abuse at a skeptic outside her show.
15th October 2014
Shia LaBeouf: I was arrested in a theatre because Alan Cumming is too sexy 13
5:53 PM — Troubled actor Shia LaBeouf has blamed his arrest in a New York theatre on Alan Cumming being "sexy".
25th September 2014
Re-imagined gay Cinderella story opens at London LGBT theatre
1:22 PM — A new season at the Above the Stag theatre in London's Vauxhall has launched with a gay re-imagining of the classic fairytale, Cinderella.
14th August 2014
US: Musical about lesbian sexual awakening to open on Broadway 1
12:38 PM — ‘Fun Home,’ a musical based on lesbian author Alison Bechdel’s graphic-novel, opens on Broadway in April in time for the Tony Awards.
10th June 2014
Olivier Award-winning playwright Kevin Elyot dies, aged 62
4:34 PM — Award-winning playwright Kevin Elyot, best known for 'My Night With Reg', has died, aged 62.
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.
4th April 2014
‘Art School Stole My Virginity’ takes place, and it’s not what you expected 16
8:51 PM — A hyped performance by an art student in which he claimed he would lose his anal virginity in front of a live audience has taken place.
30th January 2014
Canada: Gay theatre group forced to close after homophobic letters and petition 19
7:47 PM — A gay theatre group has been forced to close its doors in Alberta after local residents sent homophobic letters to their landlord, called the police, and started a petition to get the theatre closed.
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.
6th May 2013
Dame Helen Mirren dressed as the Queen tells gay festival drummers to ‘shut the f**k up’ 40
10:27 AM — Dressed as the Queen, Dame Helen Mirren told 200 drummers promoting a gay festival to "shut the f*ck up" after they disturbed a performance of 'The Audience'.
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.
2nd March 2013
Richard Wilson: Magazine gay list ‘blatantly outed’ me, but I don’t mind people knowing I’m gay 39
5:45 PM — Actor and director Richard Wilson, has opened up about being gay in a new interview, after he was named by Time Out in a list of influential gay people.
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.
30th August 2012
Uganda: Play banned by authorities for gay storyline 4
12:21 AM — A Ugandan play tackling the difficulties of being gay in the country has been cancelled, ahead of a planned run at the country's National Theatre in Kampala.
3rd July 2012
Sir Derek Jacobi: Equal marriage debate a ‘squabble over nothing’ 104
12:40 PM — Legendary stage actor Derek Jacobi said he views the debate over equal marriage rights for gay couples as a 'squabble over nothing'.
18th May 2012
Review: Starlight Express, an 80s spectacle hits the road 7
3:39 PM — Neil Spring reviews the new version of Starlight Express, one of the longest-running West End musicals as it begins its national tour.