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.
24th April 2012
Comment: Acting on homophobia with Pink Triangle Theatre 2
2:43 PM — Paul Burgess, founder of Pink Triangle Theatre, writes about the group's work tackling homophobia in schools, colleges, universities, libraries, theatres and prisons.
6th April 2012
Actors’ union launches initiative to support LGBT actors coming out 20
9:36 PM — Following a revelation that only 57% of gay actors felt that they could be open about their sexuality with their agents, the actors' union Equity has launched a new initiative to support those LGBT actors who choose to come out.
14th March 2012
Review: Derren Brown’s Svengali 5
1:26 PM — Heather Price discusses Derren Brown's current tour, Svengali, and how his eerie brand of mind-reading left her with trouble sleeping afterwards.
1st February 2012
Theatre review: Execution of Justice 2
11:07 AM — Execution of Justice, at the Southwark Playhouse in London until Saturday 4 February, tells the story of the assassination of San Francisco Mayor, George Moscone and openly gay District Supervisor, Harvey Milk on 27 November 1978.
8th December 2011
Theatre company appeals for trans scriptwriters 4
12:36 PM — A UK theatre company is seeking submissions of short plays about transgender issues to be performed in Manchester next year, and says no previous script-writing experience is necessary.
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.
31st December 2009
Theatre director Nicholas Hytner knighted 5
1:30 PM — Openly gay director of the National Theatre receives knighthood in New Year's Honours.