Gay Star News http://www.gaystarnews.com/articles/all GSN Feed en Gay Star Travel Expo: Discover the hottest gay destinations in 2015 http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-star-travel-expo-discover-hottest-gay-destinations-2015181114 <!--paging_filter--><p> The Gay Star Travel Expo returns to London over the weekend of January 17/18<sup>th</sup> to showcase the hottest gay destinations in 2015 – from the best cruises to the fiercest party islands</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-star-travel-expo-discover-hottest-gay-destinations-2015181114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-star-travel-expo-discover-hottest-gay-destinations-2015181114#comments Travel Economy of Shanghai Expo London London’s Heaven nightclub World's fair Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:22:27 +0000 danb 18823 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Gay police officer suspended for assaulting gay man in club toilets http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-police-officer-suspended-assaulting-gay-man-club-toilets221114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Mark Carter, former Mr Gay UK, has been suspended from duty in West Yorkshire after the attack on another gay man in the toilets of a popular bar in Manchester&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-police-officer-suspended-assaulting-gay-man-club-toilets221114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-police-officer-suspended-assaulting-gay-man-club-toilets221114#comments News Assault Constable Conviction ER Indictment Labor Manchester Mark Carter Mr Gay UK police officer Social Issues Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:38:30 +0000 liamj 18911 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Gay dad launches maternity leave battle in South Africa http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-dad-launches-maternity-leave-battle-south-africa221114 <!--paging_filter--><p> His government employer initially offered him only four days leave following the birth of his child via a surrogate</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-dad-launches-maternity-leave-battle-south-africa221114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-dad-launches-maternity-leave-battle-south-africa221114#comments Family-News Family Africa Behavior Business Durban Employment compensation Human behavior Labor Law Maternity and Parental Leave, etc Regulations Parental leave Parenting Pregnancy Reproduction Social Issues South Africa Surrogacy Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:53:26 +0000 davidh 18910 at http://www.gaystarnews.com US journalist pens open letter: ‘Why I no longer want to be gay’ http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-journalist-pens-open-letter-%E2%80%98why-i-no-longer-want-be-gay%E2%80%99221114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Luis Pabon writes about his attitude towards his sexuality and the gay community saying: ‘it has outlived its usefulness’</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-journalist-pens-open-letter-%E2%80%98why-i-no-longer-want-be-gay%E2%80%99221114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-journalist-pens-open-letter-%E2%80%98why-i-no-longer-want-be-gay%E2%80%99221114#comments News artist , poet Gay pride Gender Homosexuality Human sexuality journalist LGBT community LGBT culture LGBT stereotypes Luis Pabon poet , writer Sexual orientation Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:23:45 +0000 liamj 18909 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Trans woman presented as a man in open casket at funeral http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-woman-presented-man-open-casket-funeral221114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Friends of Jennifer Gable were angry to see her in a suit and with short hair at her funeral</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-woman-presented-man-open-casket-funeral221114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-woman-presented-man-open-casket-funeral221114#comments News bank Coffin Culture Death customs Facebook Funeral Human behavior Idaho Jennifer Gable Meghan Stabler Person Attributes Ritual Stacy Dee Hudson Undertaking United States Wells Fargo Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:50:34 +0000 liamj 18908 at http://www.gaystarnews.com All the dates you need to know for the 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/all-dates-you-need-know-2015-sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras-festival221114 <!--paging_filter--><p> The organizers of the biggest LGBTI pride event in Australia, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, have announced the key dates for the festival’s biggest parties and parade in 2015</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/all-dates-you-need-know-2015-sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras-festival221114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/all-dates-you-need-know-2015-sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras-festival221114#comments GSN-loves Bimbo Jones Contact Details Culture Dan Murphy Day Harbor Party Humanities Kitty Glitter Lee Dagger Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Film Festival Sexy Sydney Gay Sydney Harbor Sydney Mardi Gras Sydney Royal Botanical Victoria Park Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:29:10 +0000 andrewp 18907 at http://www.gaystarnews.com US Christian who shot gay couple with a BB gun gets 6 months in prison http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-christian-who-shot-gay-couple-bb-gun-gets-6-months-prison221114 <!--paging_filter--><p> A Bible quoting Christian who attacked the patrons of a Minneapolis gay bar with a BB gun will spend 6 months in prison and 5 years on probation over the shooting</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-christian-who-shot-gay-couple-bb-gun-gets-6-months-prison221114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-christian-who-shot-gay-couple-bb-gun-gets-6-months-prison221114#comments News Ammunition BB gun Destruction Military technology Minneapolis Minnesota Rifles Security security guard Tyler Erickson Wayne Odegard Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:45:05 +0000 andrewp 18906 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Carson Kressley on when Oprah arranged to have his first TV crush, Lee Majors, surprise him http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/carson-kressley-when-oprah-arranged-have-his-first-tv-crush-lee-majors-surprise-him221114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Queer Eye alum tells GSN: 'He had a single rose for me like on The Bachelor and I basically fainted'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/carson-kressley-when-oprah-arranged-have-his-first-tv-crush-lee-majors-surprise-him221114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/carson-kressley-when-oprah-arranged-have-his-first-tv-crush-lee-majors-surprise-him221114#comments Entertainment actor astronaut Carson Kressley Employment Relation Family Relation Farrah Fawcett Gay Star Guy alum Carson Kressley Lee Majors Lee Majors Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey Person Relation Queer Eye Television The Fall Guy The Oprah Winfrey Show The Six Million Dollar Man Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:08:14 +0000 gregh 18905 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Church considering legal action against 'I'm not gay no more' viral video star http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/church-considering-legal-action-against-im-not-gay-no-more-viral-video-star211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> The Church of God in Christ wants Caldwell to stop selling the melody, but he says it's his copyright</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/church-considering-legal-action-against-im-not-gay-no-more-viral-video-star211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/church-considering-legal-action-against-im-not-gay-no-more-viral-video-star211114#comments News Andrew Caldwell Social Issues Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:55:52 +0000 Jamesw 18904 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Jack Falahee happy explicit gay sex scenes on How to Get Away With Murder are getting attention http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jack-falahee-happy-explicit-gay-sex-scenes-how-get-away-murder211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> 'I am glad that people are talking about it and that it's sparked the conversation'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jack-falahee-happy-explicit-gay-sex-scenes-how-get-away-murder211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jack-falahee-happy-explicit-gay-sex-scenes-how-get-away-murder211114#comments Entertainment ABC actor Connor Connor Walsh Gay Human behavior Human Interest Jack Falahee Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:10:38 +0000 gregh 18903 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Bette Midler laments that gay culture has gone mainstream and is 'sort of ordinary now' http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bette-midler-laments-gay-culture-has-gone-mainstream-and-sort-ordinary-now211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> 'The extreme characters you used to see in the old days, you just don’t see them anymore, and I really do miss them'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bette-midler-laments-gay-culture-has-gone-mainstream-and-sort-ordinary-now211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bette-midler-laments-gay-culture-has-gone-mainstream-and-sort-ordinary-now211114#comments Entertainment advocate Bette Midler Bette Midler Continental Baths Culture Fuck Gay Gay icon Gender Human sexuality LGBT LGBT culture Music New York City Person Attributes Social Issues Voice Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:36:21 +0000 gregh 18902 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Original Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell, is reclaiming role he created http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/original-hedwig-john-cameron-mitchell-reclaiming-role-he-created211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> To follow Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall in current Broadway production</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/original-hedwig-john-cameron-mitchell-reclaiming-role-he-created211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/original-hedwig-john-cameron-mitchell-reclaiming-role-he-created211114#comments Entertainment Andrew Rannells Andrew Rannells Arts Cinema of the United States David Binder Gay actors Gender Golden Globe Hedwig Hedwig and the Angry Inch Human Interest John Cameron Mitchell John Cameron Mitchell Lena Hall LGBT Michael C. Hall Mike Potter Musical theatre Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris Radical Faeries Rock musicals Shortbus Stephen Trask Theatre Yitzhak Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:41:43 +0000 gregh 18901 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Trans murders are a 'silent genocide': We must stop it http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-murders-are-silent-genocide-we-must-stop-it211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Reubs Walsh, the NUS LGBT Campaign’s Trans rep, speaks on what we all have to remember about the injustices trans people face</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-murders-are-silent-genocide-we-must-stop-it211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-murders-are-silent-genocide-we-must-stop-it211114#comments Comment Blanchard's transsexualism typology Cisgender Coming out Gender Health healthcare Jacqueline Cowdry Labor LGBT Passing Person Location Social Issues Technology Trans man Trans woman Transfeminism Transgender Transsexualism United Kingdom Worthing Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:19:37 +0000 joem 18899 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Strictly Come Dancing to feature same-sex couples http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/strictly-come-dancing-feature-same-sex-couples211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Is this a sign of cha cha change?</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/strictly-come-dancing-feature-same-sex-couples211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/strictly-come-dancing-feature-same-sex-couples211114#comments Entertainment Ballroom dance Competitive dance Cops and Robbers Dance Dancing with the Stars Gay Star Human Interest Robin Windsor Robin Windsor Same-sex relationship spokesperson Strictly Come Dancing Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:57:42 +0000 joem 18897 at http://www.gaystarnews.com This is the gay Pitch Perfect spoof that you never knew you needed http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-pitch-perfect-spoof-you-never-knew-you-needed211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Lez-be-honest, this is amazing</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-pitch-perfect-spoof-you-never-knew-you-needed211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-pitch-perfect-spoof-you-never-knew-you-needed211114#comments WOW GSN-loves Anna Kendrick Camp Culture head LGBT culture Perfect Pitch Perfect Todrick Hall Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:28:25 +0000 joem 18896 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Cher cancels farewell tour on doctors' orders http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cher-cancels-farewell-tour-doctors-orders211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> She wishes she could turn back time</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cher-cancels-farewell-tour-doctors-orders211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cher-cancels-farewell-tour-doctors-orders211114#comments Entertainment Boston Cher Chicago Dark Lady Farewell Tour Lady Music New York singer Sonny & Cher Technology Television The Farewell Tour Toronto United States Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:15:59 +0000 joem 18895 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Pool parties and queer cabaret: Melbourne's Midsumma Festival's 2015 programme http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pool-parties-and-queer-cabaret-melbournes-midsumma-festivals-2015-programme211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Harvey Milk the Opera in Concert gets Australian premiere at epic gay culture fest</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pool-parties-and-queer-cabaret-melbournes-midsumma-festivals-2015-programme211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pool-parties-and-queer-cabaret-melbournes-midsumma-festivals-2015-programme211114#comments Travel Travel-Prides-and-Parties campaigner Disco Balls Film Harvey Milk Human Interest Kilda Town LGBT LGBT culture LGBT social movements Melbourne Midsumma Festival Milk Opera In Concert Pride parade Social Issues St Kilda Town Hall Technology United States Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:02:33 +0000 jamiet 18894 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Make the Yueltide gay: Vienna announces 'Rainbow Christmas Market' http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/make-yueltide-gay-vienna-announces-rainbow-christmas-market211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Mulled wine and mince pies at the ready!</p> <p> <a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/sleeping-around-austrias-coolest-hotels070314" target="_blank">Vienna</a> has announced the first <a href="http://www.pink-christmas.org/" target="_blank">'Rainbow Christmas Market'</a> for LGBTI shoppers this December.</p> <p> The market will launch in Europe's most Christmassy city on the 1 December to coincide with World AIDS Day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/make-yueltide-gay-vienna-announces-rainbow-christmas-market211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/make-yueltide-gay-vienna-announces-rainbow-christmas-market211114#comments Travel Travel-Top-Stories Travel-Winter-Sun Christmas Christmas Market, Stuttgart Christmas markets Christmas traditions Europe New Year's Eve Social Issues Sports Technology Vienna Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:42:11 +0000 jamiet 18893 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Straights might like gay rights but not when gay couples kiss in public http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/straights-might-gay-rights-not-when-gay-couples-kiss-public211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Be gay, but no PDA</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/straights-might-gay-rights-not-when-gay-couples-kiss-public211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/straights-might-gay-rights-not-when-gay-couples-kiss-public211114#comments News Gay Gender Gender studies Homosexuality Human behavior Human sexuality Indiana Indiana University LGBT LGBT community LGBT rights in Greece LGBT social movements Sexual orientation Social Issues the American Sociological Review Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:00:30 +0000 joem 18892 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Gay rugby player brutally attacked in Manchester's Gay Village http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-rugby-player-brutally-attacked-manchesters-gay-village211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> A 24-year-old needed a metal plate inserted into his face to fix his broken jaw</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-rugby-player-brutally-attacked-manchesters-gay-village211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-rugby-player-brutally-attacked-manchesters-gay-village211114#comments News Canal Street Canal Street Contact Details Gay bashing Gay village Gender Gender-based violence Homophobia LGBT Manchester Outing player Sexual orientation Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:07:39 +0000 joem 18891 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Taiwan justice ministry: time not right for same-sex marriage http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/taiwan-justice-ministry-time-not-right-same-sex-marriage211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Legal affairs director says public opinion is too polarized</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/taiwan-justice-ministry-time-not-right-same-sex-marriage211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/taiwan-justice-ministry-time-not-right-same-sex-marriage211114#comments News director Justice Secretary Law Lin Hsiu Lin Hsiu-lien Major Ministry of Justice Same-sex marriage Taiwanese parliament the Liberty Times Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:47:17 +0000 darrenw 18890 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Japanese dictionary removes straight definitions of 'love' and 'sex' http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/japanese-dictionary-removes-straight-definitions-love-and-sex211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Editor says love is 'not limited to between men and women'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/japanese-dictionary-removes-straight-definitions-love-and-sex211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/japanese-dictionary-removes-straight-definitions-love-and-sex211114#comments News Anime Anime series Asian culture Behavior Desire editor Emotions Heterosexuality Hideo Azuma Hiroaki Ima Human behavior Human sexuality Interpersonal relationships Japanese dictionary Love Manga Personal life Philosophy of love Romance Sexual acts Sexual intercourse Sexual orientation Shōnen manga Social Issues The Night of Taneyamagahara Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:01:19 +0000 darrenw 18889 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Christians storm gay rights hearing in Seoul http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/christians-storm-gay-rights-hearing-seoul211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> City government is mulling an anti-gay hate law</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/christians-storm-gay-rights-hearing-seoul211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/christians-storm-gay-rights-hearing-seoul211114#comments News Candidate Position Discrimination Gay Gender Homosexuality Human behavior Human sexuality LGBT LGBT rights by country or territory LGBT social movements Mayor Moon Jae Natural Disaster Park Won-soon Person Party Same-sex marriage Seoul Sexual orientation Technology Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:12:49 +0000 darrenw 18888 at http://www.gaystarnews.com First Taiwan singer comes out as gay http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-taiwan-singer-comes-out-gay211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> Jin Tai has a girlfriend of four years</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-taiwan-singer-comes-out-gay211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-taiwan-singer-comes-out-gay211114#comments Entertainment artist British people China Times Coming out Diana Diana Tai Gay Gender Human sexuality Jin Jin Tai Person Attributes Person Location Religion singer Social Issues Sodagreen Tai peoples Taiwanese people the China Times Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:55:25 +0000 darrenw 18887 at http://www.gaystarnews.com UN human rights boss calls out Gambia over giving life in prison to gays http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/un-human-rights-boss-calls-out-gambia-over-giving-life-prison-gays211114 <!--paging_filter--><p> United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned the government of Gambia to stop persecuting LGBTIs after it passed laws that would see homosexual ‘serial offenders’ and people with HIV jailed for the rest of their lives</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/un-human-rights-boss-calls-out-gambia-over-giving-life-prison-gays211114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/un-human-rights-boss-calls-out-gambia-over-giving-life-prison-gays211114#comments News commissioner Gambia Government Human Rights LGBT rights in Kenya LGBT rights in The Gambia Politics Social Issues The Gambia Uganda United Nations Yahya Jammeh Yahya Jammeh Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:52:09 +0000 andrewp 18886 at http://www.gaystarnews.com