Not so many years ago, it would’ve been hard to name even five openly gay Hollywood actors and actresses.
But in 2017, the long list of LGBTI movie stars is getting longer and longer!
Here, we count down seven hotly-anticipated films coming up this year, featuring our favourite queer talent…
1. Sir Ian McKellen – and Luke Evans – in Beauty and the Beast
He’s the openly gay star who received Oscar nods for Gods and Monsters in 1999 and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2002. And this year, the iconic Sir Ian returns to cinemas as Cogsworth the talking clock, in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, starring Harry Potter star Emma Watson.