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February 26, 2013

Openly gay comic and broadcaster stars in new BBC sitcom Heading Out, about a woman who has not come out to her parents

British comedian and openly gay TV presenter Sue Perkins stars in a new sitcom 'Heading Out'.

The new series will follow the life of neurotic vet Sara Ford as she tries to live openly with her friends, keeping her lesbianism from her parents.

In an interview with The Sun, Perkins said: 'I think people will think it's autobiographical, but it so isn't.

February 26, 2013

Openly gay comic and broadcaster stars in new BBC sitcom Heading Out, about a woman who has not come out to her parents

British comedian and openly gay TV presenter Sue Perkins stars in a new sitcom 'Heading Out'.

The new series will follow the life of neurotic vet Sara Ford as she tries to live openly with her friends, keeping her lesbianism from her parents.

In an interview with The Sun, Perkins said: 'I think people will think it's autobiographical, but it so isn't.

February 6, 2013

Stephen Fry, Sue Perkins, and The Saturdays are among the many praising the House of Commons majority for approving marriage equality

Several celebrities have passed on their thoughts after the House of Commons passed same-sex marriage yesterday (5 February).

Here are a few of our favorites:

November 2, 2012

Celebrities take part in annual 'Supper Club' in London to raise money for Terrence Higgins Trust

Celebrities including gay British chat show host Graham Norton and lesbian comedian Sue Perkins helped raise over £85,000 ($137,000) for people living with HIV.

The annual 'Supper Club' for sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust saw guests tuck into gastronomic delights at 40 dinner parties across a number of exclusive London restaurants before uniting at One Mayfair for a glamorous after party.

October 19, 2012

Celebrities including Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins and X Factor's Marcus Collins up for gongs at UK gay rights awards

Gay television presenter and celebrity stylist Gok Wan is 'over the moon' to be hosting this year's Stonewall Awards.

The fashion guru will front the lavish ceremony at London's V&A Museum on 1 November, celebrating people and organisations who’ve made a positive contribution to the lives of Britain’s 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

The annual event is the biggest night in the UK gay rights charity's fundraising calendar.

September 28, 2012

Gay Star News joins DC Comics, Team GB Olympic athletes and Jessie J in prestigious UK gay awards nominees list

Britain’s leading gay rights organization, Stonewall, has announced the shortlist today (28 September) for its annual awards.

The ceremony on 1 November at the V&A museum in London is a glamorous highlight of the UK’s gay calendar.

September 21, 2012

Lily Allen, Michelle Dockery, and Charlie Condou are among the stars attending anti-gay bullying event hosted by Diversity Role Models

TV presenter Sue Perkins, Coranation Street star Charlie Condou and 80s legend Boy George will be among a host of stars attending an anti-gay bullying event.

The celebrities will be joined by the likes of Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery and pop star Lily Allen at the Diversity Role Models (DRM) Charity Carnival in October.

Guests will get the chance to play on celebrity-hosted carnival stalls and enjoy a musical set by bluesy singer Alison Moyet.

September 15, 2012

In an in-depth interview, the British openly gay broadcaster speaks about how she was terrified of coming out

British television presenter Clare Balding has called for more openly gay women on television.

Balding, who became a national treasure after presenting sports coverage of the Olympics and Paralympics at London 2012, has said the media needs to show more women of diversity.

In an interview with The Times, she said: ‘There’s a lack of visibility. I remember an article that said, ‘Lesbians are like baby pigeons: you never see them,’ and then naming a couple – me and Sue Perkins.

August 23, 2012

Lesbian comic and TV presenter will write and star in new sitcom Heading Out for British television

Comic and TV presenter Sue Perkins is creating a new sitcom featuring a lesbian plot for British television.

The Great British Bake-Off host and frequent panelist of comedy shows will also take a lead role in the series.

As reported by the BBC, the comedy show called Heading Out will feature a veterinarian who is afraid to tell her parents she is a lesbian.

Executive producer Nicola Shindler described Perkins’ script as ‘fantastically original, smart, and witty.’

August 23, 2012

Lesbian comic and TV presenter will write and star in new sitcom Heading Out for British television

Comic and TV presenter Sue Perkins is creating a new sitcom featuring a lesbian plot for British television.

The Great British Bake-Off host and frequent panelist of comedy shows will also take a lead role in the series.

As reported by the BBC, the comedy show called Heading Out will feature a veterinarian who is afraid to tell her parents she is a lesbian.

Executive producer Nicola Shindler described Perkins’ script as ‘fantastically original, smart, and witty.’

July 1, 2012

Editor Kate Reardon says: ‘We are nailing our colors to the mast and saying, as of now, gay women are wonderful.’

British high society magazine Tatler is not the first place the gay community would look to find an ally, considering most issues tend to cover cucumber sandwich recipes and what to tip the gardener.

But Tatler’s August issue will ask on the front page ‘Where are all the lesbians?’ and profile ‘London’s loveliest lesbians’ including comedian Sue Perkins and actress Sophie Ward.

Editor Kate Reardon says this was all done to combat the absence of gay women in high social circles.