Straight Actor Patrick Stewart Laughs Off Being Outed as Gay by British Newspaper

British actor Sir Patrick Stewart has laughed off a blunder by editors at The Guardian newspaper after he was mistakenly labelled gay.

The Star Trek icon, who has been married to three women over the years, hit headlines on Monday when a writer described Stewart as gay in an article about actress Ellen Page, who came out over the weekend.

The original article read, “Some gay people, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, think Page’s coming out speech is newsworthy,” and editors at the publication – which frequently campaigns to improve press standards – have since issued a correction.

Stewart has now spoken out about the incident and laughed it off in a series of humorous posts on his page. He wrote on Twitter:


Stewart has long shown his support for the LGBT community. He’s also best friends with openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen, and was awarded the Straight Ally Of The Year award from PFLAG last year for his promotion of marriage equality.