Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Official government report: Kevin Spacey is gay
HOLLYWOOD star Kevin Spacey has been "outed" by a government-backed group teaching gay history in Britain's schools.
The American Beauty Oscar winner was until yesterday on a Famous Gays and Lesbians list in a lesson plan by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.
Its History Month for February is available on LGBT's website. The Department of Education is believed to be contributing £20,000 to the project.
Organiser Paul Patrick last night said he was "saddened and angry" at the "mistake".
But Spacey was included on the list ??" alongside figures like Dale Winton, Graham Norton and Oscar Wilde - from a school presentation a year ago.
Mr Patrick said: "We double check our material carefully but Mr Spacey's name got through. I don't know how. It will be withdrawn.
"It should not have happened and we apologise."
Spacey, 46, artistic director of the Old Vic in London, has never answered questions on his sexuality since an Esquire magazine article in 1997 implied he was gay but later appeared to backtrack.
Rumours were fuelled in 2004 when he refused to report he had been mugged at 4.30am in a London park.
He claimed he had tripped over his Jack Russell chasing a man who had conned him out of his mobile phone.
I heard about the park incident... where he was caught was a famous london cottaging park (for picking up guys.) how he got conned out of his phone.... its to only guess why.-- CJ
Posted by CJ at 12:06 am