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Openly gay Amercian Idol alum gives failing grade to North Carolina congresswoman he wants to replace in US House of Reps

A new pop anthem will be performed live at the lighting of Berlin’s alternative gay Olympic flame

Star of Dallas Buyers Club confronted a woman who said he did not deserve to be honored as he was a man playing a trans woman

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have revealed that they shot a gay night club scene as part of the epic pub crawl stag night for John Watson in the Sherlock episode The Sign of Three but it ended up on the cutting room floor

'I wish, of course, it had not come about the way it did, but I'm glad that this situation can be an opportunity to help people accept and respect the LGBT community'

'I get dressed, naked, taking a shower, the whole nine, and it just so happens he looks at me, how am I supposed to respond?'

Benin born Grammy winning recording artist Angelique Kidjo has spoken to CNN’s Christiane Amanpore about her dismay about homophobia and religious intolerance across the African continent – saying it wasn’t how she was raised

Oscar nominated actress tweets:  'I don't realize that it was a slur. I'm very sorry for my poor choice of words'

Song is from is singer's forthcoming new album entitled Symphonica which goes on sale next month

Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman leads Shawn Pyfrom to go public about his own struggle with drugs and alcohol and newfound sobriety

Gay English actor's salute is followed by many others including Tom Hanks, George Clooney and the Hunger Games cast

Christian organization claims a victory after Care.com did not air an advert during the show

Texas based Christian rapper Bizzle has recorded Same Love (A Response) in which he likens gay people to pedophiles and accuses them of trying to ride on the coat tails of the black civil rights movement

Brazilian TV show Amor à Vida has become the country’s first soap opera to include a kiss on the mouth between two gay characters after fans of the show campaigned for it

'This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers'

'I wanted to start a broader discussion in connection with Sochi, because it’s sad that the legislation in Russia restricts the human rights of young people and others'

The hit Weather Girls song took the number 31 spot in the charts this week following a successful Facebook campaign set up in response to UKIP councillor David Silvester’s comments about gay marriage causing recent flooding

Actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart had some fun with tomorrow's (2 February) Super Bowl.

The game is the last, and most important, in the National Football League season.

On Twitter, Stewart  posted a photo of him and McKellen wearing the uniforms of the two teams. Stewart represents the Seattle Seahawks and his fellow 'sir'  the Denver Broncos.

Gay athlete and Willie Robertson were seated less than 20 feet from each other but 'they were moving him from one Republican to another Republican'

British soap actor says he was 'very proud to be associated' with a storyline that helped gay people come out to their families

See who has been nominated for the GLAAD Media Awards this year

One Big Happy will try to make network's schedule and succeed where Sean Saves the World and The New Normal did not

Argentine Ana Esteche, who has just won the light welterweight title fight, announces she is very happy in a relationship with a woman

US singer and Christian Martha Wash dismisses UKIP member David Silvester’s biblical theories

CBS management have denied that there was a deliberate decision to avoid show gay and lesbian couples kissing after they were married by Queen Latifa during Macklemore’s Same Love performance at the Grammys

Irish hurler Connor Cusack has followed his gay athlete brother Donal Og Cusack in coming out about his relationships with other men – though he says his relationships with women have been sincere and genuine

Sean Saves the World has struggled in ratings along with rest of network's Thursday night line-up