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January 26, 2015

Uzo Aduba wins best actress award for her performance as Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren

It was a big night for the Netflix women's prison comedy Orange is the New Black at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (25 January).

The 40-person cast took home the coveted prize of comedy ensemble over the casts of The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family and Veep.

Among the cast members are trans actress Laverne Cox and lesbian actress Lea DeLaria.

January 24, 2015

Star discusses sexy scene with X Files legend; says it prompted her to quit 'The Good Wife'

Actress Archie Panjabi has discussed her steamy lesbian kiss scene with Gillian Anderson in the second series of crime drama The Fall – revealing their director had to ask her to ‘hold back’.

Speaking in an interview with the Radio Times, the star said: ‘When I was kissing [Gillian], Allan Cubitt, the show’s creator and director, had to say “Archie, can you hold back?” because Gillian was supposed to take me by complete surprise!’

January 20, 2015

Transparent dominates TV awards - The Normal Heart and Neil Patrick Harris also win

Oscar front-runners Boyhood, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore are among the winners of Dorian Awards announced Tuesday by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA).

Also among the winners was non-Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay who was voted best director for Selma.

The film Pride, the true-life story of how a group of gays and lesbians championed striking blue-collar miners in Thatcher-era England, earned LGBTQ Film of the Year as well as Unsung Film of the Year honors.

January 19, 2015

'The idea that the dude could be bisexual - whoa, that’s just too much for people to handle'

Trans actress Alexis Arquette made headlines last summer when she claimed to have slept with Oscar winner Jared Leto while she was still presenting as a male.

She's still talking about it and wonders what all the fuss is about.

Part of the fuss is Arquette had said of Leto's manhood: 'It’s not only massive; it’s like a Praetorian Guard’s helmet.'

January 17, 2015

Celebrities and campaigners criticize the US magazine, which photoshopped Jenner to appear as a woman, as ‘shockingly insensitive’ 

For a magazine named InTouch, its latest cover seems extremely out of touch.

The current issue of US celebrity gossip magazine InTouch has a photoshopped version of Bruce Jenner on the cover.

Jenner, former gold Olympic medallist but best known as the stepfather of US socialite Kim Kardashian, appears on the cover with lipstick and in women’s clothing. The headline reads: ‘Bruce’s Story: My life as a woman.’

January 16, 2015

Says it is 'only fair to have the same rights as everybody else, then it’s a wonderful world'

Ellen DeGeneres was appearing before TV critics in Pasadena Friday when news broke that that US Supreme Court was taking on four gay marriage cases this term.

'It’s about time,' DeGeneres said from a stage in Pasadena where she was talking up the NBC sitcom One Big Happy during the TV Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

DeGeneres, who married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008 added: 'The thing that changed the civil rights movement was when white people got involved and started marching. We need everyone on our side.

January 14, 2015

Australian actress goes full frontal for her new feminist website

Australian actress Caitlin Stasey has said she is a lesbian despite having a boyfriend.

The former Neighbours star spoke candidly about her sexuality and posed naked for her new feminist website Herself, which was launched Saturday (10 January).

'I know it troubles people for me to refer to myself as a lesbian considering I have a male partner,' she wrote.

January 12, 2015

Matt Bomer, Neil Patrick Harris, Jodie Foster also get Dorian Award nods - George Takei to get 'Timeless' award

The morning after the Golden Globe Awards were held, many of the night's winners and nominees nabbed Dorian Award nods.

The Gay and Lesbian Critics Association gave a leading five nominations to the film Birdman which was a surprising loser to The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Globes.

Also earning five nominations was the Amazon series Transparent which won Globes for TV comedy and best actor in a comedy (Jeffrey Tambor).

January 12, 2015

Neither bride wears a dress

New Zealand singer Ladyhawke and girlfriend Madeleine Sami tied the knot over the weekend.

Ladyhawke, real name Pip Brown, married the actress just outside her hometown Masterton on a sunny Saturday (10 January) afternoon.

Up to 200 guests attended the wedding, including Academy Award-nominated director Taika Waititi.

Over the years, Pip Brown has been tight-lipped about her relationship with Sami, whom she lives with in in Los Angeles.

January 9, 2015

Alan Turing biopic received nine nominations

The Imitation Game is nominated to win Best Film at the BAFTA awards, it was announced today (9 January). 

The movie follows the life of Alan Turing, a gay icon and war hero who was credited with cracking what was previously thought to be the unbreakable code of the German WWII Enigma machine.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Turing, is a contender for Leading Actor award while Keira Knightley has been nominated for Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the mathmatician's wife Joan Clarke.

January 8, 2015

Watch as his face falls in realisation he could have dated a movie star

Australian actress Nicole Kidman left US host Jimmy Fallon red-faced when she revealed she thought he was gay after she tried - and failed - to seduce them on their 'first date'.

Recalling the date during Fallon's Tonight Show, she recollected how she wanted to meet Fallon when she was in New York and asked a mutual friend to introduce them.

'I don't know, what do I do?' Fallon said he asked his friend. 'I don't have dinner parties. I don't have people over to my house. I have video games and sneakers.'

January 7, 2015

The Talk star reacts to TLC's My Husband's Not Gay

Gay actress and co-host of The Talk Sara Gilbert has said gay people should be allowed to try to live a 'straight lifestyle'.

Speaking on the daytime CBS talk show, she and the rest of her co-hosts were reacting to GLAAD's damning statement on the TLC show My Husband's Not Gay.

The show follows four men, all of whom live in Salt Lake City, are life-long members of the Church of Latter Day Saints and have 'same-sex attraction' – but none of them identify as gay.

'This show is downright irresponsible,' said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

January 6, 2015

'Here's somebody who is so great and has an amazing side of himself that he can't really share'

John Travolta, married more than 20 years to actress Kelly Preston, has never confirmed or denied speculation that he is gay or bisexual.

But that hasn't stopped others from talking about his sexuality.

The latest to weigh in is bisexual comic Margret Cho who was questioned by HuffPost Live this week about previously saying that outing Travolta would be 'like outing Liberace' because 'it's so obvious.'

January 6, 2015

Once a couple, they plan to raise Dashiell Julius William Clunie~Singer together

X-Men director Bryan Singer and Queer as Folk actress Michelle Clunie became parents on Monday (5 January) of a baby son.

Clunie made the announcement via Twitter by posting their first family portrait along with this message: 'Bryan Singer and I would like to welcome our beautiful son Dashiell Julius William Clunie~Singer into the world :)'

Last month, Clunie made clear that she was not serving as a surrogate for the bisexual Singer and they would be raising their child together.

December 24, 2014

'I’m very lucky to have a girlfriend who understands'

As Nate Kulina on the TV drama Kingdom, Nick Jonas has sex scenes with both men and women.

While his boxer character getting plenty of action onscreen, what does this mean for his off-screen relationship with actress Olivia Culpo?

'Luckily, she knows what it’s like to work on projects where you’re putting yourself out there to the public,' Jonas tells Kode Magazine.

December 23, 2014

Lifetime are soon to air a movie about the troubled singer, who was rumored to have had enjoyed relationships with women as well as men

Actress Yolanda Ross has been speaking about her role in a forthcoming film about the life of Whitney Houston.

The movie is being produced for the Lifetime channel, and has been directed by Angela Bassett (of What’s Love Got To Do With It fame).

Yaya DaCosta has taken the role of Houston, while Ross plays the part of Robyn Crawford: Whitney’s personal assistant for a number of years.

December 22, 2014

Akane Sugimori and Ayaka Ichinose will tie the knot next year

Two Japanese actresses will tie the knot next year in the conservative country's first celebrity gay marriage.

Akane Sugimori, 28, and Ayaka Ichinose, 34, Saturday (20 December) announced that they will hold their wedding ceremony and banquet on 20 April next year.

The couple met at a gay bar in Shinjuku, Tokyo in October 2012 and started living together in the spring of last year, according to Sankei Sports newspaper.

December 22, 2014

But only Congress can legalize gay marriage

The Philippine presidential palace yesterday (21 December) said it 'respects' the rights of gay couples to marry but any plans to legalize same-sex marriage had to come from Congress.

During a radio interview, Malacañang Palace communications secretary Herminio Coloma Jr was asked to comment on the recent marriage of transgender singer Aiza Seguerra to his actress girlfriend, Liza Dino, in California.

December 21, 2014

'So when I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @beyonce I literally fell to the floor'

Laverne Cox has a gift more precious than gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Last week the Orange Is The New Black actress opened a Christmas card from Beyonce. Included was a sweatshirt with the phrase 'Cake By The Pound.'

December 20, 2014

'Playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill on Broadway was one of the most challenging and artistically rewarding experiences of my career...'

Singer, actress, and LGBTI ally Audra McDonald will soon appear on HBO in a portrayal of jazz great Billie Holiday.

The six-time Tony winner will reprise her role in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill  for the premium cable and satellite television network

December 18, 2014

Actress Michelle Clunie and Singer were once a couple and plan to raise the child together

Actress Michelle Clunie, best known for her role of Melanie on Showtime's Queer as Folk, is pregnant with director Bryan Singer's baby.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (18 December), Clunie makes clear that she and the X-Men director (pictured with Mick Fleetwood at a recent Fleetwood Mac concert) plan to co-parent the baby.

Clunie is not serving as a surrogate and hopes her Facebook message will put an end to the inaccurate descriptions of the situation.

December 17, 2014

Director Mark Christopher will present his original vision for 54 starring Ryan Phillippe at Berlin Film Festival

When the 1998 film 54 was released, writer-director Mark Christopher could not have been happy with what was on the screen.

In the film he originally delivered chronicling the rise and fall of Studio 54 - the famed NYC hotspot of the 1970s - Ryan Phillippe’s character was bisexual and Breckin Meyer's character also seemed ready to dabble in some man-on-man action.

Miramax, the studio that released the film, ordered 20-plus minutes of additional scenes to beef up a relationship between Phillippe’s character and a soap actress played by Neve Campbell.

December 16, 2014

Kiss took an hour to shoot

The Taiwanese queen of pop Jolin Tsai locks lips with actress Ruby Lin in the music video for her new song, We're All Different, Yet The Same.

The clip is based on the true story of a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 30 years.

However, when one was hospitalized due to old age and required emergency surgery, her partner could not sign the consent form because she was not a legal spouse or family member.

When medical staff asked, 'What is your relationship with the patient?' she could only answer, 'A good friend.'

December 16, 2014

This happened in February, and the effects are still being felt today

The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 will go down in history as the event that made gay rights not just an issue to discuss, but the center of a civil rights firestorm.

Even though it happened in February, the reverberations of the protests are still being felt as we reach the end of the year.