Gay Star News http://www.gaystarnews.com/articles/all GSN Feed en Bullies nearly gay-bashed me to death, now I’m fighting back http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bullies-nearly-gay-bashed-me-death-now-im-fighting-back300714 <!--paging_filter--><p> When bullies attacked Liam Hackett he thought he was going to die – and was secretly relieved. Now his charity is fixing the problem for other kids</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bullies-nearly-gay-bashed-me-death-now-im-fighting-back300714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bullies-nearly-gay-bashed-me-death-now-im-fighting-back300714#comments Comment Abuse Behavior Brighton Bullying Despite building Ethics Governor Hunter Injustice Interpersonal conflict Persecution School bullying Social Issues Social psychology Suicide of Nicola Ann Raphael teacher Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:54:02 +0000 trisrs 17050 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Why these two gay dads felt particular pride at their son’s junior high graduation http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/why-these-two-gay-dads-felt-particular-pride-their-son%E2%80%99s-junior-high-graduation280714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Husbands Bryan and Jay Leffew live in Santa Rosa, California. In March 2006, they adopted Daniel, then aged 5, and Selena, aged 14 months. Bryan runs the GayFamilyValues blog and Facebook page. Here, he reflects on the pride he felt when his son, who has a rare genetic disorder, recently graduated from junior high</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/why-these-two-gay-dads-felt-particular-pride-their-son%E2%80%99s-junior-high-graduation280714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/why-these-two-gay-dads-felt-particular-pride-their-son%E2%80%99s-junior-high-graduation280714#comments Family-Teens-Older Family Apocalyptic literature Book of Daniel Christian eschatology Daniel Family Relation Ketuvim Literature Red Selena Social Issues social worker Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:38:04 +0000 davidh 17020 at http://www.gaystarnews.com 28 same-sex couples storm Taipei household registration office to demand marriage recognition http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/28-same-sex-couples-storm-taipei-household-registration-office-demand-marriage-recognition02 <!--paging_filter--><p> Same-sex marriage activists including 28 gay couples made a dramatic entrance at a household registration office in Taipei on Friday</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/28-same-sex-couples-storm-taipei-household-registration-office-demand-marriage-recognition02" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/28-same-sex-couples-storm-taipei-household-registration-office-demand-marriage-recognition02#comments News Behavior Civil partnership in the United Kingdom Civil union Conflict of marriage laws Culture director Ethology Law LGBT rights in the United Kingdom Lin Tsung-ming Marriage Natural Disaster Same-sex marriage Status of same-sex marriage Taipei Taiwan the Taipei Times The Taipei Times Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:58:04 +0000 sylviat 17099 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Gay divers Matthew Mitcham and Tom Daley take top medals in platform pairs at C-wealth Games http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-divers-matthew-mitcham-and-tom-daley-take-top-medals-platform-pairs-c-wealth-games010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Last-minute replacements, silver medalists Daley and partner James Denny had only practiced together three times</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-divers-matthew-mitcham-and-tom-daley-take-top-medals-platform-pairs-c-wealth-games010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-divers-matthew-mitcham-and-tom-daley-take-top-medals-platform-pairs-c-wealth-games010814#comments Entertainment Australia Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games Daley Dan Goodfellow James Denny Matthew Mitcham Matthew Mitcham Matty Lee Max Brick Sport in Australia Sports Summer Olympic Games the Commonwealth Games Thomas Daley Tom Daley Tom Daley Twitter Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:15:30 +0000 gregh 17098 at http://www.gaystarnews.com TV pro basketball drama Hit the Floor surprises with gay affair between star player and his agent http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tv-pro-basketball-drama-hit-floor-surprises-hot-affair-between-star-player-and-his-agent0108 <!--paging_filter--><p> Adam Senn character of Zero had been in relationship with team cheerleader</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tv-pro-basketball-drama-hit-floor-surprises-hot-affair-between-star-player-and-his-agent0108" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tv-pro-basketball-drama-hit-floor-surprises-hot-affair-between-star-player-and-his-agent0108#comments Entertainment Adam Senn Astah* Basketball Brent Antonello Identical twins Jason Collins Jason Collins Jude Los Angeles McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association National Basketball Association player Sports the Star Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:08:52 +0000 gregh 17097 at http://www.gaystarnews.com US Supreme Court will hear gay marriage case by 2016, if not sooner http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-supreme-court-will-hear-gay-marriage-case-2016-if-not-sooner010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg predicts high court will not duck marriage equality once a case is properly before the court</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-supreme-court-will-hear-gay-marriage-case-2016-if-not-sooner010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-supreme-court-will-hear-gay-marriage-case-2016-if-not-sooner010814#comments News Business Defense of Marriage Act Hospitality Indiana Law Person Attributes Politics Politics of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsberg Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in the United States U.S. Supreme Court UN Court United States Utah Virginia Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:15:34 +0000 gregh 17096 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Adam Lambert understands why Freddie Mercury never came out publicly http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/adam-lambert-understands-why-freddie-mercury-never-came-out-publicly010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> 'He was living in a time when, as a celebrity or a rock star, it was something that was kind of off-limits'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/adam-lambert-understands-why-freddie-mercury-never-came-out-publicly010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/adam-lambert-understands-why-freddie-mercury-never-came-out-publicly010814#comments Entertainment Adam Adam Lambert Adam Lambert AIDS Backing vocalists Brian May British people English people English singers Freddie Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Health Huffington Post Human Interest Jews Lambert Lambert Mercury Queen Queen Queen Roger Meddows Taylor singer Social Issues The Huffington Post Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:56:30 +0000 gregh 17095 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Man arrested over stabbing of trans girl, 15, in Washington DC http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/man-arrested-over-stabbing-trans-girl-15-washington-dc010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> 'Oh, you're a man!', he shouted before he reportedly hugged the victim in a 'sexual way' and began stabbing her</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/man-arrested-over-stabbing-trans-girl-15-washington-dc010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/man-arrested-over-stabbing-trans-girl-15-washington-dc010814#comments News Arrest Assault Crimes Person Attributes Reginald Anthony Klaiber Social Issues Violence Washington DC White Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:45:48 +0000 joem 17094 at http://www.gaystarnews.com First gay UK couple marries in Vietnam http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-gay-uk-couple-marries-vietnam010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> A young loving gay couple were married in Hanoi at the British Embassy under the new England and Wales same-sex marriage law</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-gay-uk-couple-marries-vietnam010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/first-gay-uk-couple-marries-vietnam010814#comments News Behavior British Embassy in Hanoi Cohabitation Culture Ethology Family law Kai Yee Marriage Marriage law Same-sex marriage Technology Vietnam Wedding Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:28:30 +0000 joem 17093 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Uganda anti-gay law struck down: Lawmakers strike back http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-anti-gay-law-struck-down-lawmakers-strike-back010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> ‘Make no mistake the gymnastics and simple technicalities will never rule this country'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-anti-gay-law-struck-down-lawmakers-strike-back010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-anti-gay-law-struck-down-lawmakers-strike-back010814#comments News Africa Author Business Culture David Bahati David Bahati Hospitality Law Martin Ssempa Political geography Politics Social Issues Supreme Court Supreme Court of Pakistan Uganda Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:28:48 +0000 joem 17092 at http://www.gaystarnews.com 8 baby essentials to save you this summer http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/8-baby-essentials-save-you-summer010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Baby sunglasses, swimming poncho towels, picnic playmats and ride-on luggage – Wauwaa has you and your tot covered this summer</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/8-baby-essentials-save-you-summer010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/8-baby-essentials-save-you-summer010814#comments Family-Baby-Toddler Family Babycare Children's clothing Clothing Contact Details Cultural history Culture Diaper GSN Infancy Poncho Sandal Splash Towel Underwear Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:14:30 +0000 17088 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Naked gay man plunges to his death from balcony in London http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/naked-gay-man-plunges-his-death-balcony-london010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Doctor fell four storeys from his luxury apartment in West Hampstead</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/naked-gay-man-plunges-his-death-balcony-london010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/naked-gay-man-plunges-his-death-balcony-london010814#comments News Ambulance Azmat Lohdi Barclays Evening Standard Human Interest London Matthew Ogston Nazim Mahmood Person Attributes the Evening Standard Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:48:17 +0000 joem 17091 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Discover gay social app GiFi and its latest unique features http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/discover-gay-social-app-gifi-and-its-latest-unique-features010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Free gay social networking app GiFi has launched new features and is using Brighton Pride in the UK this weekend to share them with you</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/discover-gay-social-app-gifi-and-its-latest-unique-features010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/discover-gay-social-app-gifi-and-its-latest-unique-features010814#comments GSN-loves Android Android Android Brighton Pride Brighton Pride Computer architecture Computing GSN iPhone Jean Paul Gaultier Manchester Religion Software Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:53:21 +0000 trisrs 17087 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Judge dismisses second challenge to New Jersey's ban on ‘ex-gay’ therapies http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/judge-dismisses-second-challenge-new-jerseys-ban-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> US District Judge Freda Wolfson found that a New Jersey couple who wanted their 15-year-old son to undergo ‘ex-gay’ counseling did not have their rights to freedom of speech or freedom of religion violated by the state’s ban</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/judge-dismisses-second-challenge-new-jerseys-ban-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/judge-dismisses-second-challenge-new-jerseys-ban-%E2%80%98ex-gay%E2%80%99-therapies010814#comments News Business Ex-gay movement Freda L. Wolfson Freda Wolfson Gender Health Homosexuality Human behavior Human sexuality judge New Jersey Sexual orientation Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:50:44 +0000 andrewp 17086 at http://www.gaystarnews.com African American sisters aging with HIV and other conditions http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/african-american-sisters-aging-hiv-and-other-conditions010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> A new study has shone light on older African American women and how they are managing HIV self medication, particularly when they have other conditions</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/african-american-sisters-aging-hiv-and-other-conditions010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/african-american-sisters-aging-hiv-and-other-conditions010814#comments Comment AIDS AIDS depression diabetes disease Health HIV HIV HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS in South Africa hypertension Medicine Misconceptions about HIV and AIDS self-management Social Issues STDs Technology Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:42:30 +0000 trisrs 17085 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Model and TV show host Sushant Divgikar is named Mr Gay India http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/model-and-tv-show-host-sushant-divgikar-named-mr-gay-india010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Sushant Divgikar will represent India at the Mr Gay World competition in Rome this month, becoming only the second Indian to take part in the pageant</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/model-and-tv-show-host-sushant-divgikar-named-mr-gay-india010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/model-and-tv-show-host-sushant-divgikar-named-mr-gay-india010814#comments GSN-loves Bindass Culture Gender Mr Gay World Natasha Suri Nolan Lewis Rome show host Social Issues Sushant Divgikar UTV Software Communications Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:05:52 +0000 andrewp 17084 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Uganda court strikes down anti-gay law http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-court-strikes-down-anti-gay-law010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> The law, which was overturned by the Constitutional Court moments ago, punished homosexuality with life in prison</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-court-strikes-down-anti-gay-law010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/uganda-court-strikes-down-anti-gay-law010814#comments News Africa Amama Mbabazi Amama Mbabazi East Africa Frank Mugisha House Speaker judge Julian Onziema Labor Law LGBT rights by country or territory LGBT rights in Uganda Political geography Prime Minister Quorum Rebecca Kadaga Rebecca Kadaga Social Issues Uganda Uganda UN Court Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:58:22 +0000 joem 17082 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Vietnam to introduce surrogacy – but not for same-sex couples or singles http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vietnam-introduce-surrogacy-%E2%80%93-not-same-sex-couples-or-singles010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Hospitals in the country look likely to perform surrogacy services from 2015 – but under strict rules and regulations that prohibit gay couples from applying</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vietnam-introduce-surrogacy-%E2%80%93-not-same-sex-couples-or-singles010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vietnam-introduce-surrogacy-%E2%80%93-not-same-sex-couples-or-singles010814#comments Family-News Family Behavior Central Maternity Hospital Commercial surrogacy in India Hanoi Health Ho Chi Minh City Hue Central Hospital Hue City Human behavior in-vitro fertilisation India Indian government Labor Ministry of Health Obstetrics Pregnancy Reproduction Sexual intercourse Social Issues spokesperson Surrogacy Surrogacy laws by country Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital Vietnam Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:38:53 +0000 davidh 17081 at http://www.gaystarnews.com 9 former ‘ex-gay therapy’ leaders apologize and call for its banning http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/9-former-%E2%80%98ex-gay-therapy%E2%80%99-leaders-apologize-and-call-its-banning010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Some of the leading figures in the global ‘ex-gay’ movement have signed a joint letter of apology and have now pledged to denounce attempts to ‘cure’ people of their same-sex attractions</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/9-former-%E2%80%98ex-gay-therapy%E2%80%99-leaders-apologize-and-call-its-banning010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/9-former-%E2%80%98ex-gay-therapy%E2%80%99-leaders-apologize-and-call-its-banning010814#comments News Bill Prickett co-founder Conversion therapy Courage UK Darlene Bogle director Ex-gay movement executive director Exodus International Exodus International Gender Homosexuality Homosexuality and Christianity Human behavior Human sexuality Interpersonal relationships Jeremy Marks John J Smid LGBT social movements Love In Action Michael Bussee Sexual orientation Sexual orientation change efforts Social Issues Tim Rymel Yvette Schnieder Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:53:55 +0000 andrewp 17080 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Clerks director Kevin Smith comes out as ‘bi-curious but not brave enough’ after Twitter account is hacked http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/clerks-director-kevin-smith-comes-out-%E2%80%98bi-curious-not-brave-enough%E2%80%99-after-twitter-account-ha <!--paging_filter--><p> Filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Twitter account was hacked to say that he is gay and he has responded in the best possible way</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/clerks-director-kevin-smith-comes-out-%E2%80%98bi-curious-not-brave-enough%E2%80%99-after-twitter-account-ha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/clerks-director-kevin-smith-comes-out-%E2%80%98bi-curious-not-brave-enough%E2%80%99-after-twitter-account-ha#comments GSN-loves Buddy films Cinema of the United States Clerks director Dogma Family Relation Film Independent films Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Person Relation Red State Screenwriter and director Twitter Twitter View Askew productions Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:54:31 +0000 andrewp 17079 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Once clueless 90-year-old mom of gay son now proud to 'have what they call gaydar' http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/once-clueless-90-year-old-mom-gay-son-now-proud-have-what-they-call-gaydar010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> When her son came out in the 1980s, Rita Fischer was shocked but assured him of her love</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/once-clueless-90-year-old-mom-gay-son-now-proud-have-what-they-call-gaydar010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/once-clueless-90-year-old-mom-gay-son-now-proud-have-what-they-call-gaydar010814#comments News Family-Family-Life Culture Family Relation Gaydar Jay Fischer LGBT Linguistics National Public Radio Person Attributes Rita Fischer Tell Me More Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:27:21 +0000 gregh 17078 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Rick Santorum warns of polygamy and says conservatives need to 'reclaim' marriage from liberals http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rick-santorum-warns-polygamy-and-says-conservatives-need-reclaim-marriage-liberals010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> '... It’s hard to make the argument that any two people or any three or four people shouldn’t be able to get married'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rick-santorum-warns-polygamy-and-says-conservatives-need-reclaim-marriage-liberals010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rick-santorum-warns-polygamy-and-says-conservatives-need-reclaim-marriage-liberals010814#comments News Campaign for "santorum" neologism Dan Savage Mitt Romney Pennsylvania Politics Politics of the United States Polygamy Republican Party Rick Santorum Rick Santorum Rick Santorum presidential campaign Santorum The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:37:24 +0000 gregh 17077 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Lesbian lawmaker who was briefly California governor has fun on Jimmy Kimmel Live http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-lawmaker-who-was-briefly-california-governor-has-fun-jimmy-kimmel-live010814 <!--paging_filter--><p> Kimmel suggests Toni Atkins should have invaded Oregon during her hours in power</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-lawmaker-who-was-briefly-california-governor-has-fun-jimmy-kimmel-live010814" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbian-lawmaker-who-was-briefly-california-governor-has-fun-jimmy-kimmel-live010814#comments GSN-loves acting governor Atkins California California Gavin Newsom Governor Jerry Brown Jerry Brown Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy Kimmel Live Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kimmel Live Oregon Person Location Television Toni Atkins Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:00:08 +0000 gregh 17076 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Dan Osborne and Bobby Norris share a kiss on season finale of TOWIE http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/dan-osbourne-and-bobby-norris-share-kiss-season-finale-towie310714 <!--paging_filter--><p> Snog takes place as Norris and his ex try and salvage their friendship</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/dan-osbourne-and-bobby-norris-share-kiss-season-finale-towie310714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/dan-osbourne-and-bobby-norris-share-kiss-season-finale-towie310714#comments GSN-loves Bobby Norris Business Dan Osborne Essex Harry Derbidge Osborne Osbourne The Only Way Is Essex Towie Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:55:04 +0000 gregh 17075 at http://www.gaystarnews.com Zachary Quinto loves kids - he's just not sure he wants any of his own http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/zachary-quinto-loves-kids-hes-just-not-sure-he-wants-any-his-own310714 <!--paging_filter--><p> 'I’m thrilled to hang out with (my friend's kids) but by the time they’re ready to go home I’m so ready for them to go home'</p> <p><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/zachary-quinto-loves-kids-hes-just-not-sure-he-wants-any-his-own310714" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/zachary-quinto-loves-kids-hes-just-not-sure-he-wants-any-his-own310714#comments Entertainment Lunch of Blood the Star Wings of Heaven Zachary Quinto Zachary Quinto Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:12:17 +0000 gregh 17074 at http://www.gaystarnews.com