Ian McKellen says Shakespeare was bisexual

Gay Shakespearean actor McKellen backs common belief the bard had sex with men and women

Christopher Hitchens remembered by lifelong friend

Doug Ireland recalls Hitchens early sexual experiences and contribution to literature and gay life

Rugby star Gareth Thomas for Big Brother

Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas set to enter British Celebrity Big Brother house

Carol Ann Duffy wins Costa poetry prize

The Queen’s openly gay poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, wins major poetry prize

Miss California contest gets gay entrant

Mollie Thomas hopes her entry into the Miss California USA pageant will improve gay visibility

Louie Spence to judge Dancing On Ice

Openly gay Pineapple Dance Studio’s star Spence joins British TV favourite Dancing On Ice

Will Ricky Martin marry his boyfriend?

Rumours that Ricky Martin will wed Carlos Gonzales denied by his staff

Saunders urged to write new Ab Fab series

Rumours BBC will commission a new series of gay-favourite sit-com Absolutely Fabulous for 2013

Westlife’s Feehily and boyfriend split

Irish boyband Westlife speak of their own break-up as Mark Feehily and Kevin McDaid separate

Gay actor Barrowman plans kids’ book

Scottish-American out gay actor John Barrowman goes from British sci-fi TV to do book on kids with special powers

Will Young says he will be a ‘strict’ dad

Openly gay British singer Young says he’s practicing by having a puppy

Pat Butcher prepares for EastEnders exit

Last chance to see lesbian actress Pam St Clement as Pat Butcher on New Year’s Day

Robbie Williams would sleep with a man

Star says he would go with a man for £2 million or for free with Brad Pitt

Artist Stuart Sandford to become bodybuilder for Olympics

Gay photographer and artist Stuart Sandford will spend 365 days in search of physical perfection

Robin Williams has a gay dog

Williams’ dog Leonard has a boyfriend and is ‘planning to adopt a Siamese kitten’

Kelly Rowland finds strength in gays

Singer, songwriter and actress Rowland says gay fans are the reason for her success

Students and Calvin Klein models prepare for Pride

Bar crawl, job fair and revamped festival at Britain's National Student Pride in 2012

Pop star Will Young hates his first ever single

Young says he can't bear to watch Everygreen and Anything Is Possible videos as they are 'dreadful' and 'odd'

George Michael talks of pneumonia death fear

Openly gay singer says Austrian doctors spent three weeks trying to save his life due to pneumonia

Gay producer and Suede guitarist produce ‘Artmagic’

Sean McGhee and Richard Oakes join forces in new ‘post-punk, melancholic pop’ group

London film festival to bounce back in 2012

London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival will be back to 10 days after funding cuts last year

American Idol’s Adam Lambert arrested in Finland

Openly gay US singer had been fighting with boyfriend outside gay bar

Hobbit trailer starring McKellen released online

Gay actors Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry among stars of The Hobbit

Fifth annual Indian LGBT film festival closes

Kolkata’s ‘Dialogues’ 2011 event was a success

Birmingham Pride director purchases The Nightingale

Lawrence Barton buys the Birmingham gay club after its November close

Will Young learning domestic skills

Gay singer doesn’t want a future boyfriend to do everything for him

Amber Heard criticises closet actors

Out Hollywood bisexual Heard says closet actors don’t respect themselves

Will Young helps lesbians propose

Partner invited on stage at Will Young’s gig at the Palladium to ask ‘will you marry me’?

Tweeters share Zac Efron gay marriage shot

Zac Efron’s pro-gay t-shirt says ‘Some dues marry dudes. Get over it’

Paris Jackson chooses Ellen show for solo talk

Michael Jackson’s daughter makes first solo interview appearance on lesbian Ellen DeGeneres’ show