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UK: 30 min • Brown Eyed Boy & Kudos Film and Television for ITV • April 29 2013

Vicious, with Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi: 1970s stereotypes abound in this ill-considered farce.

” Why are they now selling their principles (and their community) down the river with this offensive tosh?”

A Queer History: What We’re Saying Now

Introduction: The Way We Live Now.

The introduction to the series ‘A Queer History’, which looks back to Early Greece and forward to the way we live now.

“It is humour, not anger, that controlled the situation. It is an interesting lesson at a time when there is a backlash against the equal marriage movement.”

Interview: Get REAL

Getting REAL

An interview with the students from Western University, Ontario who run the remarkable GetREAL project.

” If we could go back, for those of us that did the bullying, we would never have done that.”

History Month Heroes 8 – 14

LGBT History Month Heroes, 2 of 4

In this 4 part feature the 29 heroes – some individuals, some organisations, and some who are their own separate category – are brought together.

Ian McKellen on same-sex marriage

Why should we not aspire to happiness?

In an opinion piece for the Independent, IanMcKellen issues a challenge to Lord Carey and those who oppose same-sex marriage.

57% of respondents reported that other performers were homophobic, 20% point to producers and 37% to backstage crew members.

LGBT Heroes – Day 14

Ian McKellen

Bryon Fear selects Ian McKellen for Polari Magazine’s list of LGBT Heroes. For UK LGBT History Month 2012.

Since his public self-outing he has consistently fought for LGBT rights. He co-founded the LGBT rights lobby group Stonewall, is a patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust and has also been a patron of LGBT History Month since speaking at the launch of its inception.

The Albert Kennedy Trust

The work of AKT

Help, advice, support and housing from the Albert Kennedy Trust.

The charity is named after Albert Kennedy, who fell to his death from the top of a car park in Manchester in 1989 whilst trying to escape a gang of ‘queerbashers’.