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March 12, 2014

British actress Tilda Swinton has said that the challenges that gay people have in coming out make them have more self examined lives and that’s something straight people miss out on

UK actress Tilda Swinton, best known for her roles in The Beach, Michael Clayton and her gender bending breakout lead role in Orlando, has said that the coming out process that same-sex attracted people have to go through is something that ultimately makes them stronger people – and that that’s something she thinks straight people miss out on.

November 27, 2013

Italian photographer's flag is confiscated by Moscow police as he attempts to recreate Tilda Swinton's infamous photograph

A picture of an Italian journalist holding up a flag saying 'Love Is Love' in Russia has gone viral.

In late October, Enrico Procentese, an Italian photographer and travel blogger, was in Russia on behalf of Conde Nast Traveller.

He was inspired by British actress Tilda Swinton, who held up a gay pride flag in front of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square in July 2013.

November 27, 2013

Italian photographer's flag is confiscated by Moscow police as he attempts to recreate Tilda Swinton's infamous photograph

A picture of an Italian journalist holding up a flag saying 'Love Is Love' in Russia has gone viral.

In late October, Enrico Procentese, an Italian photographer and travel blogger, was in Russia on behalf of Conde Nast Traveller.

He was inspired by British actress Tilda Swinton, who held up a gay pride flag in front of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square in July 2013.

September 28, 2013

Donations from Swinton and generous people around the world have helped cover the cost of funeral for inspirational gay activist

British actress Tilda Swinton has donated over £1000 ($1603) to the funeral of Russian gay rights activist Alexey Davydov.

The actress, a prominent supporter of gay rights, sent the donation to help cover the cost of Davydov's funeral.

The organisers needed to raise over $2000 (£1247) to cover the cost of the funeral, which they have now surpassed.

Nikolai Alekseev, one of the organisers of Moscow Pride, confirmed they had received the donation from Swinton.

August 1, 2013

GSN meets Christian Vincent, the gay Danish actor speaking out against LGBT hate in Russia

Freedom of expression means everything to a performer – so when gay Danish actor Christian Vincent woke up to the problems facing LGBT Russians he knew he had to do something.

The introduction of a national law against the 'promotion' of homosexuality to minors has been used to start a general crackdown on LGBT people and has seen an increase in anti-gay violence in its wake.

July 4, 2013

Actress makes statement in country where LGBT rights are being restricted by government

Actress Tilda Swinton displayed her support of LGBT equality by holding a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, and urging that the photo go viral.

'In solidarity. From Russia with love,' Swinton said in a statement.

Swinton, who won the Academy Award for Michael Clayton in 2007, posed with the flag at a time when Russia's government is severely restricting the rights of LGBT people.

July 4, 2013

Actress makes statement in country where LGBT rights are being restricted by government

Actress Tilda Swinton displayed her support of LGBT equality by holding a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, and urging that the photo go viral.

'In solidarity. From Russia with love,' Swinton said in a statement.

Swinton, who won the Academy Award for Michael Clayton in 2007, posed with the flag at a time when Russia's government is severely restricting the rights of LGBT people.

August 16, 2012

Actor who played Tilda Swinton's son from hell in We Have to Talk About Kevin says: 'I’m Queer'

In his latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ezra Miller plays an out and proud gay teen.

The 19 year old is now publicly acknowledging that like his character in the film, he too is gay.

'I’m queer,' he tells Out magazine, on which he appears on the current cover. 'I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular.'

December 15, 2011

LGBT Golden Globe Award nods include one for Rooney Mara as bisexual computer hacker in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In a year of strong roles for females, Rooney Mara managed to snag a Golden Globe Award nomination Thursday morning for her role as the bisexual computer hacker opposite Daniel Craig in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

So who is her competition?

Merely a quartet of acclaimed actresses with shelves of awards: Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady; Tony winner Viola Davis for The Help; Oscar winner Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin; and three-time Tony winner Glenn Close for Albert Norris.

December 15, 2011

LGBT Golden Globe Award nods include one for Rooney Mara as bisexual computer hacker in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In a year of strong roles for females, Rooney Mara managed to snag a Golden Globe Award nomination Thursday morning for her role as the bisexual computer hacker opposite Daniel Craig in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

So who is her competition?

Merely a quartet of acclaimed actresses with shelves of awards: Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady; Tony winner Viola Davis for The Help; Oscar winner Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin; and three-time Tony winner Glenn Close for Albert Norris.