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According to LGBT blog Metro, McKellen, Smith, Thirlwall and Pinnock marched in Saturday's parade, with Thirlwall and Pinnock joining transgender children's charity Mermaids."Their visible support of trans kids means the world to so many young transgender people and their families," Mermaids tweeted.Organizers said this year's Pride was its biggest and most inclusive yet. UK daily the Guardian reported that about 300,000 people took part in the official parade through central London and 1.5 million people were in attendance.From the parade,...

The man we all aspire to be when we’re older, Sir Ian McKellen, turns 80–80!–today and to celebrate, some of his closest friends are sharing their fondest memories of the beloved Hollywood icon. Bill Condon, who directed the Oscar-winning film Gods and Monsters starring McKellen, share a particularly naughty story with The Guardian this week. Condon described McKellen as a “young spirit,” as evidenced by the time they went to a Berlin sex club together. “Last year, when we wrapped The Good Liar in Berlin, we...
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In Armistead Maupin’s series Tales of the City, he chronicles the lives of a community of unique individuals living in San Francisco during the late 1970s. One of the stand-out characters in Maupin’s work is Michael Tolliver who discovers that his parents have joined Save Our Children, the anti-gay activist group started by Anita Bryant. This realization led Tolliver to write a very long and poetic, if not profound, letter to his parents where he not only comes out...
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The 78-year-old says his acting improved after he came out, and thinks it will for others too Sir Ian McKellen has urged actors not to worry about coming out of the closet. The 78-year-old actor is starring in the new documentary McKellen: Playing the Part, which chronicles his life from career beginnings to his Hollywood success. The documentary, by director Joe Stephenson, will also cover McKellen’s work for the LGBT+ community both in the UK and abroad. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter at...
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Sir Ian says he's still subjected to homophobic abuse. Sir Ian McKellen believes gay men are more masculine than straight men. The actor and activist has said he is still subjected to homophobic abuse despite coming out in 1988. But it really doesn’t bother him. ‘I think gay men are more masculine than straight men,’ he told ES Magazine. ‘Because, guess what? They love other men! So when bully boys say, “Faggot!” you say, “That’s right, I’m with the boys.'” McKellen gave a joint interview...
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“The Academy is filled with both racism and homophobia”. This is Ian Mckellen’s shocking statement as the legendary actor commented this Monday on the matter of discrimination among this year’s Oscar voters. While you may think that this reputed prize should only be offered to those who deserve it, Ian Mckellen suggests that no publicly out man ever seem to deserve it. He declared: “No openly gay man has ever won the Oscar; I wonder if that is prejudice or...
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Few natives of other lands know that Russia has its own version of Maxim, the popular men’s magazine.  The Russian publication, in fact, differs greatly from the U.S version, however.  This is best exemplified by their article covering this controversial topic, which is entitled “Gays We Respect.” The list encompasses actors, musicians, comedians, writers and a mathematician, totaling 10 men.  The actors are well known faces with widely publicized “coming out” stories.  Notably we find the charismatic Ian McKellen, and...
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Sir Ian McKellen is a legend of the film industry and an icon for the LGBT community. The 76-year-old actor came out in 1988 and that changed his life completely. He was twice nominated at the Academy Awards for his roles in Gods and Monsters and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, but he is still hoping he will win an award with his latest movie, Mr. Holmes. He is running a campaign to be nominated...
Football v Homophobia

Famous actor Sir Ian McKellen recently visited an anti-homophobia event at the Macron Stadium that is a home of Bolton Wanderers club. Being an ardent supporter of LGBT, he couldn’t miss this event. He supported Football vs Homophobia campaign 2015, that has been launched earlier in February 2015 in Manchester, at the National Football Museum. Being the veteran gay rights campaigner, Ian helped organize a workshop for local children discussing the topics of sexuality, homophobia and its consequences. After his speech,...
Ian McKellen gay

"Make a coming out and be yourselves," - said the famous actor of such well known films as "Lord of the Rings", "Hobbit" and "X-Men" who ardently supports the LGBT movement, took part in the Gay Pride and even claimed the whole world to be gay himself. visioonid.ee Sir Ian McKellen encourages all actors to make the mass coming out, because it is no longer considered as a career-killer. theboltonnews.co.uk 76-year-old British actor came out during his speech on the radio in 1988. Later, he...
Ian Mckellen’s magic

At first, he has been one of the most powerful mutants then he embodied the wisest and the most legendary wizard in Middle-Earth, but before doing all that, Ian Mckellen had a whole world to deal with and his journey was long and arduous. dailymotion.com moviepilot.com The 76 year old actor says that his decision to openly admit his sexual orientation at the age of 49 (in 1988) was one that made him a better actor and person and that he wishes...
Ian Mckellen takes Manchester Pride LGBT

The Manchester Pride festival is one of the largest LGBT events throughout the year and it gets a lot of attention, both positive and negative. However, this year things took a turn for the better as none other than Ian Mckellen showed up to support this movement with his unparalleled charisma and his British charm. As expected, his presence was not something to go unnoticed, and the Chief Executive of the annually festival, Mark Fletcher saluted the actor’s initiative:...

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