Jun 2015 - Ian McKellen

25 June 2015 by Pure Radio

Mr Holmes is currently in the cinema, with Sir Ian McKellen playing the part of an ageing Sherlock Holmes.

Ian has said he’ll take on fewer acting roles in the future, in order to concentrate on writing his autobiography – after he signed a deal with publishers, worth a reported one million pounds.

Tonight, Under the Rainbow looks back at when he visited the Garrick Theatre in Stockport.

Ian explained why he thought more lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans celebrities don’t come out of the closet.

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Feb 2015 - Outings

19 February 2015 by Pure Radio

Outings is a stage performance of more than twenty coming out stories, from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Described as powerful, yet funny – it will be on at The Lowry theatre next Tuesday. It stars Julie Hesmondhalgh and Andrew Hayden-Smith.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to another member of the cast – Andrew Doyle.

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Jan 2014 - Coming Out Of The Closet

23 January 2014 by Pure Radio

Coming out of the closet, and being open about who you are, can be a challenging situation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s Advice and Support Manager, Samantha Days.

Their helpline is available daily for advice on coming out.

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