Sir Elton John’s publicist said he and Russian president Vladimir Putin had been in contact, but a spokesman for Mr Putin later denied a conversation had taken place. File photograph: PA Wire

Elton John said he would attend a gay pride parade in Moscow during a hoax call with a man he believed to be Vladimir Putin. The singer said it was an(...)

Elton John has revealed he has spoken to Vladimir Putin, after requesting a meeting to discuss Russia’s anti-gay environment. Photograph: Getty

Elton John has revealed he has spoken to Vladimir Putin, after requesting a meeting to discuss Russia’s anti-gay environment. The Rocket Man singer, 6(...)

Sir Elton John meets Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sir Elton John has said he wants to hold talks with Vladimir Putin over what he called the Russian president’s “ridiculous” stance on gay rights. (...)

 The mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro has been branded  “boorishly bigoted” by Elton John after he banned books about homosexuality from the city’s schools. Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter Elton John has criticised the new mayor of Venice on social media as “boorishly bigoted” for banning books about homosexuality from (...)

Sir Elton John called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”. The songwriter who has two children with his husband David Furnish angrily rebuked the Italian pair for criticising same-sex families and the use of fertility treatment. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”.(...)

Screen grab taken from Elton John’s Innstagram account of him and David Furnish signing paperwork as they officially marry. Photograph: Elton John/Instgram/PA Wire.

Elton John and David Furnish have been officially married, exactly nine years after they had their civil partnership ceremony.The veteran musician mar(...)

Out there, right now: Stephen Fry in Uganda with Stosh, who is gay, and who was ‘correctively’ raped at the age of 14

For Out There (BBC Two, Monday and Wednesday), Stephen Fry’s latest globetrotting documentary, the polymath, who is gay, set out to visit the world’s (...)