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March 5, 2014

Channel 4 will be celebrating the first gay couples to get legally married in England and Wales

Gay British presenter, writer and wit Stephen Fry is to narrate one of the UK’s first ‘musical’ gay wedding.

The first British gay couples will be walking down the aisle at 31 March after England and Wales were the first in the UK to legalize equal marriage.

Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, a 60-minute TV special broadcast on Channel 4, will celebrate the legal victory.

West End star Nathan Taylor and composer Benjamin Till are writing the music and lyrics for the nuptials, which will be sung during vows and readings.

August 13, 2013

Gold medalist and rower Zac Purchase has spoken out against the 'gay propaganda' law in Russia, saying it will stop athletes from performing at their best

A British Olympian have spoken out against Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ laws, saying it will negatively affect their performance.

Zac Purchase MBE, a 27-year-old gold medallist rower, has expressed concern as the Chair of the British Athletes Commission’s advisory group.

‘Sochi 2014 represents the final goal for the GB Team after four years of sacrifice and commitment,’ he said.

‘Concerns about possible prosecution and even just knowing that the political environment is anti-gay could negatively affect an athlete’s performance.

August 12, 2013

Russia sends backlash against 'call to action' by British broadcaster on gay Sochi Olympics concerns

Russian politician Vitaly Milonov, has branded British broadcaster and author Stephen Fry ‘sick’ after his open letter to the International Olympic Committee telling them to condemn Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ laws.

Milonov, one of the names behind Russia’s new anti-gay laws which ban homosexual 'propaganda', has launched his attack on Fry using reference to Fry’s previous attempt to commit suicide as a basis for his claims.

August 7, 2013

Gay and Jewish British national treasure has penned an open letter urging the IOC and David Cameron to condemn Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws

British broadcaster Stephen Fry has penned an open letter telling the International Olympic Committee to condemn Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ laws.

The gay Jewish writer, comic and presenter said the treatment of LGBT people in Russia is remarkably similar to the suffering of Jews before the Holocaust.

The IOC has so far said they have had assurances from those in the top level of Russian government that the law will not be enforced during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

June 7, 2013

British actor will return to play Malvolio in a Broadway run of Twelfth Night, a hit in the London's West End

British actor, broadcaster and comic attempted suicide while filming a documentary on how people’s lives have been impacted because of their sexuality.

During the filming of the documentary for the BBC, the TV personality met a range of people promoting gay rights and challenged those who oppose them.

He visited the United States where preachers claimed to be able to ‘cure’ gay people and Uganda where lawmakers are currently debating on the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill.

June 5, 2013

British broadcaster, actor and comic has revealed he swallowed a huge amount of pills and vodka when filming on location

British broadcaster, actor and comic Stephen Fry has revealed he attempted suicide in 2012.

In an interview for Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre podcast, Fry explained he took a ‘huge number of pills’ and a lot of vodka.

Luckily, Fry said his producer found him in an ‘unconscious state’ and saved his life.

‘I am the victim of my own moods,’ the actor said, who has described his mental illness as ‘bipolar lite’.

April 24, 2013

Gay TV presenter Fry narrates the story of a Lonely Dodo to encourage people to help conservation charity Durrell save animals from extinction

Gay British TV presenter, actor, author and brainbox Stephen Fry has made a video asking people to save other animals from the fate of the Lonely Dodo.

Fry, who presents British weird-fact TV quiz QI and starred in a biopic on Oscar Wilde, has teamed up with Oscar-winning studio Aardman, makers of the Wallace and Gromit films to make the short animation.

He narrates the story of the Lonely Dodo, voiced by stand-up comic Alistair McGowan.

March 14, 2013

British celebrity and gay actor, Stephen Fry, interviewed Vitaly Milonov, the author of St. Petersburg's 'gay propaganda' law, who said liberals have destroyed Britain

British actor and celebrity Stephen Fry interview with Vitaly Milonov, the author of St. Petersburg's 'gay propaganda' law.

Fry, who is openly gay and was shooting a documentary in St. Petersburg about LGBT rights, tweeted that he found little in common with Milonov.

Fry tweeted earlier: 'Milonov doesn't seem to believe there are teenagers bullied and tormented for being gay, he thinks they make it up & indoctrinate to minors'.

January 24, 2013

Paul O'Grady took home a surprise win for Best Factual Entertainment for his animal care series For The Love Of Dogs

While it was a relatively quiet night for the National TV Awards, a gay star took home a surprise win.

Gay chat show host Paul O’Grady won Best Factual Entertainment for his documentary ‘For The Love Of Dogs’, beating out favorites ‘The Great British Bakeoff’, ‘The Apprentice’, and ‘Top Gear’.

Voted for by the public, it is one of the only televised awards in the UK not voted for by a professional panel.

O’Grady was in good spirits until his teenage photo flashed up on the big screen to celebrate the event’s 18 years.

October 5, 2012

Gay British broadcaster accuses religious leaders of trying to appease the 'extreme end' of their membership

Gay broadcaster, actor, author, presenter and wit Stephen Fry has slammed the Church of England of caving to extremists who have spread lies about marriage equality.

The atheist QI presenter said religious leaders who oppose same-sex weddings are trying to appease the ‘extreme end’ of their membership.

Fry reiterated the UK government’s continued declarations which say no one will be forced to carry out gay weddings if it is against their religious beliefs.

June 15, 2012

Gay TV presenter is the person most British people want to stay with to watch the Olympic games

Gay broadcaster and national treasure Stephen Fry has won a poll to find the person British people would most like to stay with to watch the London Olympic Games.

The TV personality famous for his books, poetry, and presenting QI beat other celebrities like pop star Cheryl Cole and monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

May 21, 2012

Duo reunite for CGI adaption of an Oscar Wilde classic

Comedy duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie will reunite after 13 years for CGI animated film The Canterville Ghost, it was announced at the Cannes Film Festival.

Co-produced by the studio behind animated hits Gnomeo and Juliet and 9, Arch Productions and Fry’s own company, Sprout Productions, the film is a short story written by gay poet and playwright Oscar Wilde and was first published in 1887.

May 9, 2012

The 56 Dean Street clinic in London’s gay district, Soho, wants the community to design its next sexual health awareness advert

Stephen Fry has recorded a video calling for new ways for the gay and bisexual population to educate itself about HIV and sexual health.

The openly gay British comic, TV presenter, author and actor is backing a bid by a sexual health clinic in London to find an innovative new style for sexual health awareness campaigns.

And 56 Dean Street, in Soho, the British capital’s most famous gay district, is trying to do that by asking its own patients and the wider gay community to create the adverts.

March 22, 2012

Stephen Fry would tell 10-year-old self 'don't feel guilty about what you feel'

Stephen Fry sends a poignant message to LGBT children everywhere in an interview published in the New Zealand Herald today.

When asked ‘what piece of advice would you give to Stephen Fry, aged 10 during a 12-question interview, Fry replies:

February 24, 2012

An online community called ‘Tong Qi’ is giving voice to the wives of gay men

Unhappy marriages between gays and women have led to questions about the martial laws in mainland China.

In the online community called Tong Qi, as the wife of any gay man is called in Mandarin, an article seeking help has gone viral, reported Guangzhou Daily .

January 16, 2012

We are sorry, Gay Star News’ latest celeb endorsement sent our server into meltdown

Gay Star News temporarily crashed this morning after a Stephen Fry Tweet sent thousands of extra hits to it.

Despite careful preparations with our server company, the massive traffic spike forced the site to go down.

Fry (@stephenfry) had tweeted: ‘Have you seen the new global 24-7 #gay #news site? @gaystarnews now launched.’

Tris Reid-Smith, editor of GSN, said: ‘Firstly, we very, very sorry indeed to all our regular users and new visitors for the site going down.