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April 10, 2015

Lesbian comic, who also presents Bake Off, is now favorite to take over the driving seat

Sue Perkins is now the favorite to present Top Gear.

With her now at even odds among the bookmakers, it looks very likely that Jeremy Clarkson's replacement will be a gay woman.

Considering the BBC driving show is the most watched factual TV programme in the world, it would be a huge step towards visual representation for LGBTI people on television.

But there are those who don't think Perkins, who also presents The Great British Bake Off with comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, should take the driving seat.

April 10, 2015

Lesbian comic, who also presents Bake Off, is now favorite to take over the driving seat

Sue Perkins is now the favorite to present Top Gear.

With her now at even odds among the bookmakers, it looks very likely that Jeremy Clarkson's replacement will be a gay woman.

Considering the BBC driving show is the most watched factual TV programme in the world, it would be a huge step towards visual representation for LGBTI people on television.

But there are those who don't think Perkins, who also presents The Great British Bake Off with comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, should take the driving seat.

January 14, 2015

Search is on for gay icons and straight allies of 2015

Graham Norton? Paul O’Grady? Sue Perkins? Tom Daley? Who will you nominate as your British hero of 2015?

Organisers of the British LGBT Awards are urging the public to make their choice before nominations close on 1 February.

Dubbed the ‘Gay Oscars’, the red carpet extravaganza takes place on 24 April 2015, at London’s five-star Landmark Hotel.

Coronation Street star Charlie Condou and actress Sophie Ward will both host the event.

January 6, 2015

The two met at a party a year and a half ago.

Host Anna Richardson has spoken about her love for Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins, saying the 'planets aligned'.

The Supersize vs Superskinny presenter opened up to Lorraine about when she met her partner a year and a half ago.

The couple have been open about their relationship for around six months, appearing at charity events and telling all in a feature for The Times.

She said: ‘I just thought, this person - it's not even about a woman - this person is absolutely extraordinary.

January 6, 2015

The two met at a party a year and a half ago.

Host Anna Richardson has spoken about her love for Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins, saying the 'planets aligned'.

The Supersize vs Superskinny presenter opened up to Lorraine about when she met her partner a year and a half ago.

The couple have been open about their relationship for around six months, appearing at charity events and telling all in a feature for The Times.

She said: ‘I just thought, this person - it's not even about a woman - this person is absolutely extraordinary.

November 9, 2014

UK newspaper Independent on Sunday has published the annual Rainbow List today, showcasing the most influential LGBTI people in the UK today 

UK newspaper the Independent on Sunday has today published the 2014 Rainbow List.

The annual list showcases 100 of the most influential LGBTI people in the UK.

The paper revealed how hard it was to reduce a total of 4,390 entries to just 101 stars who have made the final list.

‘The result honours those who have long and brave histories of standing up for equal rights, even when equality wasn’t even legal,’ writes the newspaper.

September 23, 2014

‘They get smuttier and smuttier, and it is totally unnecessary'

'Soggy bottoms', 'popping cherries' and 'lovely baps'? Countless phrases like this are sprinkled all over the much loved series Great British Bake Off.

Well it turns out harmless innuendo has got some Brits boiling mad, with some saying the 'smut' has gone too far.

Points of View, the BBC opinion led show, received complaints over the comments in each episode made by gay host Sue Perkins and her comedy partner Mel Giedroyc.

Shirley Fooks, one of the show's viewers, said: ‘They get smuttier and smuttier, and it is totally unnecessary.

September 23, 2014

‘They get smuttier and smuttier, and it is totally unnecessary'

'Soggy bottoms', 'popping cherries' and 'lovely baps'? Countless phrases like this are sprinkled all over the much loved series Great British Bake Off.

Well it turns out harmless innuendo has got some Brits boiling mad, with some saying the 'smut' has gone too far.

Points of View, the BBC opinion led show, received complaints over the comments in each episode made by gay host Sue Perkins and her comedy partner Mel Giedroyc.

Shirley Fooks, one of the show's viewers, said: ‘They get smuttier and smuttier, and it is totally unnecessary.

July 10, 2013

British lesbian comic, presenter and writer felt she had 'achieved everything she wanted to achieve'

British comic, presenter and lesbian advocate Sue Perkin has decided to end her sitcom Heading Out after six episodes.

BBC comedy boss Shane Allen confirmed the show’s cancellation at Broadcasting Press Guild lunch yesterday (9 July).

Speaking about the sitcom, about a gay vet struggling to come out to her parents, he said: ‘That’s something [creator, writer and star Perkins] felt she had achieved what she wanted to achieve and didn’t feel she wanted to do any more.

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.