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Sir Ian McKellen on Coming Out: 'There Are Dark Corners Where It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'

Sir Ian McKellen on Coming Out: 'There Are Dark Corners Where It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'

Originally posted 06/16/2015 10:00AM

Sir Ian McKellen didn't come out as a gay man until he was 49, but he is making up for lost time now.

McKellen is the co-founder of Stonewall U.K., which lobbies for legal and social equality for gay people, and is a patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust, which supports homeless LGBT youths. For his ongoing support of the LGBTQ community, the Oscar-nominated actor was presented with the 2015 Trevor Hero Award at Monday's TrevorLIVE New York.

"Well, as is often the case with gay people and the problems that they have because society is pointing a finger at them and saying, 'Your difference makes you inferior,' The Trevor Project is doing things that the government should be doing, that schools should be doing, that society as a whole should be doing," McKellen told PEOPLE at the event celebrating The Trevor Project's support of for LGBTQ youth.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

Originally posted 04/13/2015 08:20PM

The live-action Beauty and the Beast will feature Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the role of Plumette, the feather duster in the Beast's castle.

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Orange Is the New Black, Macklemore, Demi Lovato & More Join LGBT Pride Festivities | Orange Is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black (Season 2), Macklemore

UpdatePosted 06/30/2014 12:35PM

Orange Is the New Black, Macklemore, Demi Lovato and More Join LGBT Pride Festivities Worldwide

Originally posted 06/30/2014 12:05PM

Last weekend, members of the LGBT community – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – and their supporters celebrated Pride Month with parades, parties, marches and festivals. The celebrations occur every June in commemoration of New York City's Stonewall riots which occurred on June 28, 1969, and are regarded as a pivotal moment in the LGBT social rights movements.

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UpdatePosted 06/02/2014 07:30AM

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Do Impressions of Each Other (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/01/2014 07:30PM



James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender play younger versions of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto in the newest X-Men movie, Days of Future Past, so one would imagine they've gotten pretty good at imitating their older costars.

And this video proves that one imagines correctly.

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Hugh Jackman Speaks Out About His Skin Cancer

Hugh Jackman Speaks Out About His Skin Cancer

Originally posted 05/12/2014 03:00PM

With a second bout of skin cancer under his belt, Hugh Jackman isn't messing around.

At Saturday's global premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past in New York City, the star, 45, had a bandage on the side of his nose – and a message for fans.

Asked how his face was doing, he chuckled and said, "My face? It's fine, it's good. Thank you for asking. I have a few stitches, I had a basal cell carcinoma taken out."

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5 Things to Know About Patrick Stewart: From Bromances to Bill Collectors | Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart: 5 Things to Know About the X-Men Star

Originally posted 03/27/2014 08:00AM

He's funny, charming, sweet and sincere, so what's not to love about Patrick Stewart?

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UpdatePosted 03/24/2014 04:45PM

See Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman in New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Originally posted 03/24/2014 12:25PM



Brace yourselves, comic fans.

The new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is out, and it's a doozy.

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Five Reasons to Love BFFs Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Discuss Their Bromance, Careers

Originally posted 02/22/2014 09:50AM

They've always been distinguished actors, but Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have taken their fame to the next level – and a new, hip audience – with their recent foray into Internet culture.

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Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed by British Paper in Ellen Page Coverage | Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed by British Paper in Ellen Page Coverage

Originally posted 02/19/2014 01:05PM

Patrick Stewart was mistakenly outed as gay by the British newspaper The Guardian on Monday in a commentary addressing Ellen Page's coming out – but the Star Trek captain handled the snafu by taking to Twitter with warp speed and great humor.

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Are Having the Best N.Y.C. Bromance

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Are Having the Best N.Y.C. Bromance

Originally posted 12/03/2013 07:30AM

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are the new toasts of Broadway thanks to their turns in the Cort Theatre's production of Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land (4 performances a week of each play).

More crucially, however, they are the best of friends, and have been gallivanting around New York, taking wonderful pictures, which we're rounding up for you to adore alongside us. (The pair are wearing bowler hats as a nod to their Godot characters.)

Fun fact: If you Google "Patrick Stewart Ian McKellen," the third auto-complete result is "-friends." The fourth is "-best friends."

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