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January 23, 2014

Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh scooped the best serial drama performance at the National TV Awards voted for by the public

A British actress woman has won a television award for playing a trans woman who committed suicide this week.

Coronation Street’s Julie Hesmondhalgh scooped the best serial drama performance at the National TV Awards aired last night (22 January).

The actress, who plays Hayley Cropper on the long-running British soap, said she was ‘so proud’ of her recent storyline.

It involved her character being diagnosed with terminal cancer and suicide.

November 27, 2013

Soap star's exit is set to be 'explosive' as he goes to seek other projects

Gay actor Charlie Condou has announced he is leaving one of Britain’s all time favorite soaps Coronation Street.

The actor plays Marcus Dent and is set to leave the soap in 2014.

After his controversial relationship with Maria, he will fall in love with returning gay character Todd Grimshaw played by Bruno Langley.

Revealing his departure on Twitter, saying: ‘So this is what I’m doing. Or rather, not doing for much longer’.

August 22, 2013

Soap star Charlie Condou got a shock when The Daily Star 'revealed' he had two 'secret love children' - something he has spoken about for years

A gay parenting columnist and soap star was ‘outed’ as a gay parent in a UK tabloid today (22 August).

Charlie Condou, known for his starring role in British soap Coronation Street, got a shock when he looked at the front page of the Daily Star.

On the cover, the headline reads ‘Corrie Star’s Shock Secret Love Children’ and ‘revealed’ how the actor had ‘secretly fathered two kids with a straight gal pal’.

Somewhat embarrassingly for the tabloid newspaper, Condou had a regular column about gay parenting for The Guardian from 2011 to 2012.

February 27, 2013

Elton John and David Furnish join the celebrity backers of National Student Pride, taking place this weekend in Brighton

Elton John and David Furnish have agreed to be ambassadors of Britain’s National Student Pride in Brighton on the south coast of England.

Their support caps plans for the most celebrity-packed Student Pride to date this weekend (1 to 3 March).

February 11, 2013

Producers on the long-running British soap have warned cast and crew any users of homophobic language will be disciplined

The British soap Coronation Street’s cast and crew have been warned about homophobia after two members of staff have complained about slurs made on set.

Producers have posted a memo around the Manchester-based studio saying homophobic language will not be tolerated.

Openly gay actor Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, is thought to have been the subject of the anti-gay slurs, but he has made no complaint.

The memo states: ‘We have just been made aware of several recent instances of homophobic remarks being made on the studio floor.

February 11, 2013

Producers on the long-running British soap have warned cast and crew any users of homophobic language will be disciplined

The British soap Coronation Street’s cast and crew have been warned about homophobia after two members of staff have complained about slurs made on set.

Producers have posted a memo around the Manchester-based studio saying homophobic language will not be tolerated.

Openly gay actor Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, is thought to have been the subject of the anti-gay slurs, but he has made no complaint.

The memo states: ‘We have just been made aware of several recent instances of homophobic remarks being made on the studio floor.

December 30, 2012

Sophie Webster and her physiotherapist Jenna will kiss in an upcoming episode of the long-running British soap

Coronation Street’s first lesbian character will find a new love in the New Year.

Sophie Webster, played by Brooke Vincent, has developed strong feelings in recent weeks for physiotherapist Jenna Kamara, played by Krissi Bohn.

In the long-running British soap, Webster has had her back brace removed and learns her appointments with her crush are soon coming to an end.

She will then a forward approach, admitting she has had feelings for her physiotherapist, and the two will kiss.

December 30, 2012

Sophie Webster and her physiotherapist Jenna will kiss in an upcoming episode of the long-running British soap

Coronation Street’s first lesbian character will find a new love in the New Year.

Sophie Webster, played by Brooke Vincent, has developed strong feelings in recent weeks for physiotherapist Jenna Kamara, played by Krissi Bohn.

In the long-running British soap, Webster has had her back brace removed and learns her appointments with her crush are soon coming to an end.

She will then a forward approach, admitting she has had feelings for her physiotherapist, and the two will kiss.

December 24, 2012

Another chance to watch the viral HMS Ocean Christmas video - because GSN loves a camp sing-a-long

Gay Star News loved this video so much last year that we decided to release it this Christmas as well.

The HMS Ocean battleship’s camp mime-along to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas became a YouTube hit.

And gay celebrities got in on the excitement, with Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen sharing it with Anthony Cotton – from long-running TV soap Coronation Street and the original UK Queer As Folk.

‘It was glorious and made me laugh and cry with joy,’ said Cotton, who put the link out via Twitter.

November 1, 2012

The character of Maria Connor in British soap Coronation Street will fall pregnant from her gay male best friend

A character in British Soap opera Coronation Street is set to become pregnant after a passionate fling with her gay best friend.

Character Maria Connor will discover her pregnancy after a one night stand with male midwife, Marcus Dent.

November 1, 2012

The character of Maria Connor in British soap Coronation Street will fall pregnant from her gay male best friend

A character in British Soap opera Coronation Street is set to become pregnant after a passionate fling with her gay best friend.

Character Maria Connor will discover her pregnancy after a one night stand with male midwife, Marcus Dent.

September 3, 2012

Bar in UK city's gay village transformed into straight pub for episode of Britain's longest running soap opera

British soap Coronation Street is filming scenes for a future episode in Manchester's G-A-Y bar today (3 September).

The popular nightspot in the UK city's gay village has been transformed into a straight bar called the Black Swan for a scene involving the characters Ryan Connor and Sophie Webster.

A spokesman for the show told Gay Star News that the episode features a night out which 'ends in a terrible accident'.

But despite the character of Webster having recently come out, the episode does not involve a gay storyline.

September 3, 2012

Bar in UK city's gay village transformed into straight pub for episode of Britain's longest running soap opera

British soap Coronation Street is filming scenes for a future episode in Manchester's G-A-Y bar today (3 September).

The popular nightspot in the UK city's gay village has been transformed into a straight bar called the Black Swan for a scene involving the characters Ryan Connor and Sophie Webster.

A spokesman for the show told Gay Star News that the episode features a night out which 'ends in a terrible accident'.

But despite the character of Webster having recently come out, the episode does not involve a gay storyline.

July 26, 2012

Lead singer of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and Coronation Street star Charlie Condou become patrons of Albert Kennedy Trust

Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer of The Feeling and Charlie Condou, star of British soap Coronation Street have become patrons of gay youth homeless charity.

The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) works with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. It helps them find a safe place to live and fulfill their potential.

July 26, 2012

Lead singer of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and Coronation Street star Charlie Condou become patrons of Albert Kennedy Trust

Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer of The Feeling and Charlie Condou, star of British soap Coronation Street have become patrons of gay youth homeless charity.

The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) works with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or living in a hostile environment. It helps them find a safe place to live and fulfill their potential.

July 12, 2012

British soap opera Coronation Street’s signature lesbian character, has told The Sun she has the hots for the Barbadian pop star

Brooke Vincent, who plays lesbian character Sophie Webster in UK television soap Coronation Street, says Rihanna is her secret girl crush.

July 12, 2012

British soap opera Coronation Street’s signature lesbian character, has told The Sun she has the hots for the Barbadian pop star

Brooke Vincent, who plays lesbian character Sophie Webster in UK television soap Coronation Street, says Rihanna is her secret girl crush.

May 15, 2012

Coronation Street musical starring Paul O'Grady and Joe McElderry will be 're-worked' for future UK tour dates

The tour of a musical based on popular British soap Coronation Street, starring gay TV personality Paul O'Grady, has been 'postponed'.

Street of Dreams opened in Manchester, north England, on 9 and 10 May, and also features classic Coronation Street actors Julie Goodyear and Kevin Kennedy.

It was due to tour the UK and Ireland later this month, visiting Dublin, Belfast and Newcastle, where gay X Factor winner Joe McElderry was lined up to make a special guest appearance.

May 15, 2012

Coronation Street musical starring Paul O'Grady and Joe McElderry will be 're-worked' for future UK tour dates

The tour of a musical based on popular British soap Coronation Street, starring gay TV personality Paul O'Grady, has been 'postponed'.

Street of Dreams opened in Manchester, north England, on 9 and 10 May, and also features classic Coronation Street actors Julie Goodyear and Kevin Kennedy.

It was due to tour the UK and Ireland later this month, visiting Dublin, Belfast and Newcastle, where gay X Factor winner Joe McElderry was lined up to make a special guest appearance.

March 28, 2012

Gay X Factor winner Joe McElderry will star in the musical version of British TV soap Coronation Street

British pop star Joe McElderry will make a special guest appearance in a live musical based on the hit English TV soap Coronation Street.

The gay singer will star in Street of Dreams when it tours to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena at the end of May.

'I'm such a huge fan of Coronation Street,' says McElderry.

'It's been a huge part of my life since I was a child, so to be a part of this amazing musical homage is really exciting.'

March 28, 2012

Gay X Factor winner Joe McElderry will star in the musical version of British TV soap Coronation Street

British pop star Joe McElderry will make a special guest appearance in a live musical based on the hit English TV soap Coronation Street.

The gay singer will star in Street of Dreams when it tours to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena at the end of May.

'I'm such a huge fan of Coronation Street,' says McElderry.

'It's been a huge part of my life since I was a child, so to be a part of this amazing musical homage is really exciting.'

March 1, 2012

British soap calls article from tabloid Daily Mirror 'inaccurate'

Coronation Street producers have denied the lesbian character Sophie Webster will start fancying men.

In an article in today’s British tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mirror, the character, played by Brooke Vincent, 19, who recently broken up with girlfriend Sian Powers, will start ‘turning the heads of various Street hunks’.

Senior publicity manager Alison Sinclair rubbished the article, saying it was inaccurate and offensive.

December 9, 2011

A camp Christmas video by HMS Ocean has been shared by Ian McKellen and Anthony Cotton

The HMS Ocean battleship’s camp mime-along to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas has become a YouTube hit.

And gay celebrities have got in on the excitement, with Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen sharing it with Anthony Cotton – from long-running TV soap Coronation Street and the original UK Queer As Folk.

‘It was glorious and made me laugh and cry with joy,’ said Cotton, who put the link out via Twitter.

December 8, 2011

Bet Lynch, Curly Watts and Ken Barlow are to star in a Corrie musical

TV presenter Paul O'Grady is joining past and present cast members from Coronation Street to narrate a musical based on the British TV soap next year.

The show is being turned into a Broadway-style show called Street of Dreams and will feature some of the programme's best-loved stars, including Julie Goodyear recreating her role as leopard print-loving Rovers' pub landlady Bet Lynch.