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April 23, 2015

Girlfriend also tries to kill herself

An Indian actress has commited suicide due to social pressure caused by her lesbian relationship with another actress.

Disha Ganguly, 23, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her home in Kolkata, Bengal state on 9 April.

No suicide note was found but police recovered her phone and diary.

April 22, 2015

'Somebody undergoing a sex change to fully realize themselves is incredibly compelling for me'

Actress Amber Heard, now married to Johnny Depp, came out as bisexual back in 2010.

She's been a staunch advocate for the LGBTI community since which is one of the reasons why she wanted to star in the upcoming film The Danish Girl. In the film, Eddie Redmayne plays an artist famous for getting one of the first known gender-reassignment surgeries.

Heard plays the artist's wife.

April 22, 2015

But Sandra Bullock gets the cover of the annual issue dedicated to female beauties

Sandra Bullock may have been given the cover but Laverne Cox is still getting plenty of attention for being included in People Magazine's annual World's Most Beautiful Woman issue.

The trans actress, who was showcased on the cover of Time Magazine last year, was also nominated for an Emmy for her breakout role on the Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black.

April 17, 2015

'The change definitely needs to start with our film industry'

'Bollywood is filled with closet gays who pretend to be straight,' says Indian actress and politician Kirron Kher – who is known the 'face' of the LGBTI community.

'Films help minorities,' she told the Mumbai Mirror

'It will take a long time for people to be open about the issue. The change definitely needs to start with our film industry.'

April 17, 2015

'It was such a happy time ...  I think it would've been really great to do it a few more years'

It turns out eight seasons of Will & Grace was not quite enough for Debra Messing.

The actress, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Grace Adler on the classic sitcom, told HuffPost Live on Thursday that the ideal stopping point would have been 10 seasons.

April 16, 2015

Orange Is The New Black looks stunning in new photos

Laverne Cox looks stunning in a new series of photographs, with the actress hoping to break down myths surrounding trans women.

The Orange Is The New Black star posed for Allure magazine's annual nude feature, alongside Jordana Brewster (Furious 7), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow) and Sandrine Holt (The Returned).

'I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again,' LGBTI advocate told the magazine.

'But I'm a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent.'

April 9, 2015

'Let people love people and let's focus on what truly needs looked at and help homeless people, homeless pets, sick people'

Hilary Swank knows there has been progress since she won her first Oscar for her portrayal of a transgender male in 1999's Boys Don't Cry.

But the actress said on the Meredith Vieira Show on Thursday (9 April) that far too much energy is still being spent in the US on fighting equality for LGBTI people.

'Let people love people and let's focus on what truly needs looked at and help homeless people, homeless pets, sick people,' Swank said. 'Look at the rest of the world, let's focus on those things.'

April 6, 2015

Van Der Beek was joined by True Blood actress Anna Camp for the home shopping channel sketch

James Van Der Beek and actress Anna Camp have appeared in a Funny or Die video that pokes fun at Indiana's controversial religious freedom law. 

The duo play a  couple of homophobic home shopping network hosts in the comedia sketch, which sees them choosing to hang up on callers who reveal that they're buying items for their same-sex partners.

'I mean can you imagine a world in which a gay couple ask you to make a cake and you actually have to sit down and make it?' says Camp. 

April 2, 2015

Claims it caused 'irreparable long-term damage'

A British actress raised by two mothers has gone on an attack of gay parents, claiming they are taking a 'chance' on an innocent life.

Hetty Baynes, the former wife of Ken Russell and star of The Casual Vacancy, has used her experience of being raised by two women to attack lesbian broadcaster Mary Portas.

The shop guru, who has a two-year-old son with her wife Melanie Rickey, said for her that 'motherhood is better without men'.

March 30, 2015

Award-winner says Jane Tennison would now be living with a 'very attractive woman'

Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she imagined her Prime Suspect character as gay.

The multiple award-winning British actress played the no-nonsense police detective Jane Tennison on the crime series from 1991 to 2006.

Speaking to Event magazine, Mirren believes Tennison would have found her sexuality and be living contently in retirement.

‘She’s a lesbian, living with a very attractive partner,' Mirren revealed, when asked what she thought the detective would be up to now.

March 25, 2015

'I'm not gay, but if I were, I don't view it as a bad thing'

Singer Josh Groban knows there are people out there who think he is gay.

He's not losing sleep over it.

'Honestly, if I were gay, I would have had no problem saying it from day one,' Groban tells PrideSource. 'I would have nothing to hide if that were the case.'

March 17, 2015

From I Dreamed A Dream to Don't Stop Believin', take a look back of some of the best songs

Glee is ending. Did you stick by it or do you feel like that sentence should have been written years ago?

Love it or loathe it, the show choir musical dramady was a phenomenon. A show that put LGBTI characters in the spotlight and allowed them to shine.

Even in its most uneven moments, there were still covers of songs that sounded almost better than the originals and were a big part of why people loved the show.

March 16, 2015

'There are people in the world who you can trust who love you - find those people'

Jane Lynch knows what it's like to feel like an outsider.

But the two-time Emmy winner has said her life got exponentially happier once she 'found my people' acting in theater and felt more comfortable about being a lesbian.

That's one of the reasons why the actress has been proud to be one of the stars of Glee which ends its six-year run on Friday (20 March).

March 15, 2015

Actress Susan Sarandon – whose gay nephew was taught by her, and Greg Bennett of the Real Housewives of New Jersey – who was her former student, had slammed the teacher on social media

Patricia Jannuzzi, a religion teacher at Immaculata High School in New Jersey who said the 'gay agenda' would to lead western civilization to a 'slow extinction', has been has been placed on administrative leave.

On Friday, her Facebook rant made the news after Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon slammed the former teacher of her gay nephew.

March 13, 2015

Actress's gay nephew is a former student

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon has slammed a former teacher of her gay nephew who published an homophobic rant on Facebook.

Patricia Jannuzzi, a teacher Immaculata High School in New Jersey, said the 'gay agenda' wanted to lead western civilization to a 'slow extinction.'

'We need healthy families with a mother and a father for the sake of the children and humanity!!!!!' she wrote.

The theology teacher made the comments in reponse to Dan Savage's invitation to Ben Carson to 'suck my dick,' to prove that being gay is a choice.

March 12, 2015

Filmmaker says he is not interested in dating women

Acclaimed Indian director Karan Johar has said he is not interested in dating women, which some have taken as confirmation of his homosexuality.

The multiple award-winner has never been in a public relationship and has been long-rumored to be gay.

Johar, 42, appeared on the cover of this month's Harper's Bazaar India with his long-time collaborator and best friend, actress Kareena Kapoor.

In an interview with the magazine, the director said Kapoor would marry Kapoor – if he was interested in women.

March 12, 2015

'Nowadays I don't really want to be labeled either way, but I want people to understand what I'm talking about'

Raven-Symone was in the middle of some high stakes baby daddy drama on last night's episode of Empire.

Her character returned to claim her daughter who she alleged was fathered by her ex-husband - a just out of the closet Jamal Lyon who is played by Symone's real-life best friend Jussie Smollett.

The actress, best known for her roles on the sitcoms That's So Raven and The Cosby Show, is glad to see Empire tackling the story of a fake relationship to hide someone's true sexuality.

March 9, 2015

Australia’s SBS public broadcaster put together a highlights show of the best of this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and you can watch it here

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival ended with a bang on the weekend but for those who couldn’t make it, SBS TV have put together a highlights show of the best of the parade.

Hosted by journalist Patrick Abboud, comedian Tom Ballard and veteran Australian film and television actress Magda Szubanski, the show provides a 2 hour commentated rundown of the best of the parade as well as the stories behind many of the entries.

March 3, 2015

Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry born over the weekend

Actress and talk show host Sara Gilbert gave birth to her first child over the weekend with music producer Linda Perry.

The announcement was made on Monday (2 March) by Gilbert's co-hosts on The Talk.

'Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry was born on Saturday and both mother and child are doing well,' co-host Julie Chen told viewers.

Co-host Sharon Osbourne then held up a photo of the baby and Chen described it as 'Pure perfection.'

February 23, 2015

'It’s time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America.'

Patricia Arquette, who took home the Best Supporting Actress award at last night’s Oscars (February 22), took to the stage to thank her Boyhood co-stars and her family before launching into an impassioned speech about the equal pay battle currently raging in the US.

Comments the actress made shortly after the ceremony have been criticized, despite her acceptance speech garnering a standing ovation from stars including Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez. 

February 19, 2015

Canadian actress gets coy when asked about dating

Ellen Page has said coming out is the best decision she has ever made.

The Juno actress, who came out on Valentine's Day last year, has spoken out about what it has been like to be open to the world.

'I decided [to come out] because I was sad, I felt uninspired, I felt uncomfortable, it hurt relationships, I felt guilty for not being out, and it was time,' she said during an interview in Rio De Janeiro for Carnival.

'It's been the best decision I've ever made. I was immediately felt like a new person.'

February 14, 2015

Was it censorship or vandalism? Activists in the Philippines allege that the Ad Standards Council had ordered the billboard to be defaced so as 'not to irk the wider public'

It has been hailed by many as 'the boldest LGBT ad in the country so far', the Southeast Asian country of the Philippines is home to the third-largest Catholic population in the world.

February 12, 2015

Emmy nominated actress will shift from comedy of Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox is continuing her showbiz hot streak.

The transgender actress, nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the comedy series Orange is the New Black, has landed a dramatic role on Doubt, a legal pilot for CBS.

'I am so grateful for the universe's plan for me and the amazing people in my life who support me and that plan. Thank you so much,' Cox tweeted on Wednesday (11 February).

February 10, 2015

Centenary of the bisexual singer celebrated in song

It was 1915 when Eleanora Fagan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a troubled childhood, including an arrest and imprisonment for prostitution at the age of 14, it was in New York City's Harlem in around 1929 when she first took to the stage and began performing as Billie Holiday.

Holiday's successful career and troubled personal life are well documented, ending with her early death in 1959.