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July 23, 2014

Emily Rios: 'This is why I love the character because I deal with the same type of things with my own family'

It was already public knowledge that the character Emily Rios plays on the FX drama The Bridge is a lesbian.

But it was not until this week that the 25-year-old actress has acknowledged that she is also a lesbian off screen.

Rios plays a young reporter in the series that follows two police detectives - one Mexican, one American - who have joined together to investigate a serial killer menacing both the US and Mexico along the Texas-Chihuahua border.

July 23, 2014

Says her wife will be part of 'top secret' story arc on political drama

Portia de Rossi has landed a role on the hit political drama Scandal.

The news was broken not by ABC or by a publicist but by the famous wife of the actress.

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted to her nearly 30 million followers: 'So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on Scandal. Oops.'

The show's writers later confirmed the news with their own tweet saying: 'We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season.'

July 19, 2014

The comedian will be playing a love interest in new drama 'Cucumber'

Actor and comedian Rufus Hound has joined the cast of Russel T Davies’ latest gay drama series, Cucumber.

 

July 10, 2014

Out stars Matt Bomer, Kate McKinnon, Jim Parsons, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, and Jane Lynch among the nominees

When the 66th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, those keeping an LGBTI scorecard had plenty to keep track of.

In addition to Laverne Cox making history as the first trans actress to receive a nomination for her role on Orange is the New Black, there are numerous out gay, lesbian and bisexual nominees.

July 10, 2014

Gets supporting actress nod for performance in Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox has become the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category.

When nominations were ann0unced in Los Angeles this morning, Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black.

Her competition will include two OITNB co-stars (Natasha Lyonne ans Uzo Aduba) and a trio of established veterans: Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live), Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live) and Joan Cusack (Shameless).

July 8, 2014

Paparazzi photos have sparked rumors of romance between the two film stars

Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron a hot item?

It could be.

The Fast and the Furious actress, who recently confirmed that she is bisexual, was photographed kissing the shirtless young actor while both were on holiday in Italy.

At 35, Rodriguez is nine years older than Efron who most recently starred in the hit comedy Neighbors.

When coming out as bisexual, Rodriguez said: 'I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f–––ing curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.'

July 8, 2014

Actress will be back as lesbian character Santana following an alleged feud with star Lea Michele

Naya Rivera is confirmed to be back for the final season of Glee, according to reports.

The actress, who plays lesbian character Santana on the hit musical comedy drama, was written out of the show in the fifth season finale.

It was alleged she had been fired for feuding with Lea Michelle, or quitting over salary negotiations, or one of the multitude of other reasons that were reported.

But it appears it was unfounded, as Rivera will be back for a limited number of episodes.

June 28, 2014

The US actress took the top spot in the LGBTI awards, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Daley and Stephen Fry are also honoured

US trans actress and activist Laverne Cox was revealed as number one on the World Pride Power list last night (27 June).

The Orange is the New Black actress wasn’t able to attend the ceremony, but sent a video message instead.

‘I hope you can love each other more regardless of who you are or how you identify,’ said Cox. 

Cox has been hailed as one of the most recognizable and successful trans women in popular culture. She has appeared on talk shows with Wendy Williams and Katie Couric and was recently on the cover of Time magazine.

June 24, 2014

The Oscar winning actress, who plays a lesbian in new movie Tammy, adds: 'I'm much too old for her!'

In tne new movie Tammy, Sandra Oh plays Kathy Bates' lesbian partner and the Oscar winning actress has no complaints about that.

'I'm just absolutely in love with Sandra,' the actress tells PrideSource Magazine. 'Let me just say that she really brought our relationship to bloom. She brought a lot of love and warmth.'

June 20, 2014

Jim Parsons also wins for The Big Bang Theory

HBO's The Normal Heart, the long-awaited movie version of Larry Kramer's acclaimed play, was a big winner at the Critics' Choice TV Awards on Thursday (19 June).

The film about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City won the award for Best Movie over An Adventure in Space and Time, Burton and Taylor, Killing Kennedy, Sherlock: His Last Vow, and The Trip to Bountiful.

Matt Bomer, who played a New York Times reporter dying of the disease, took the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie.

June 19, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean star talks about her relationship with Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

British actress Keira Knightley has spoken about starring in The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in the upcoming drama about gay World War 2 genius Alan Turing.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star is playing Turing’s friend, confidante and one-time fiancée Joan Clarke, who worked alongside him at Bletchley Park.

‘It was an amazing relationship and an amazing friendship that they had,’ Knightley told Digital Spy.

June 18, 2014

Lesbian drama and gay Big Bang Theory actor are among the nominees for the show where the awards are voted for by teens

Lesbian drama series The Fosters and gay actor Jim Parsons are among the first wave of nominees for this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

Teen Wolf, Arrow, Vampire Diaries and The Big Bang Theory are up for multiple prizes in the annual awards voted for by teens.

The 2014 ceremony takes place on 10 August, broadcast live on Fox.

The first list of nominations are as follows:

Choice TV Show: Drama
Hart of Dixie
Pretty Little Liars
Switched at Birth
The Fosters
Twisted

June 17, 2014

Fox News contributor says: 'We believe everyone should have the same rights'

Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role in the 1995 film Clueless, claims that it is 'propaganda' to say that Republicans are against gay marriage.

Dash, 47, works as a contributor for Fox News and tells TMZ: '[Republicans] are for equal marriage, we’re not against that… we’re not against that at all. We believe everyone should have the same rights.'

June 12, 2014

Comedy legend jokes: 'They’ll send Solange after me. I’ll be in the elevator and they’ll beat the hell out of me'

At 74, comedy legend Lily Tomlin is at a place where she speaks her mind.

But she doesn't want to get beat up for it.

When she was asked by Pride Source about Beyonce and the influence she has on young girls, Tomlin said: 'She is a pretty popular woman and she's married to a very powerful man, but she's still selling sex. She's selling a lot of sex to teeny-boppers.'

June 10, 2014

True Blood star has celebrated Pride month by saying her marriage to a man is about love, not gender

True Blood star Anna Paquin has celebration LGBTI Pride Month with a tweet celebrating bisexuality.

The 31-year-old actress posted a message that included the pink and red marriage equality symbol.

‘Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother. Marriage is about love not gender,’ Paquin tweeted, alongside the Twitter handles for Equality California, the It Gets Better project and NOH8 Campaign.

The actress, married to True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, admitted she forgot it was Pride month in Los Angeles.

June 10, 2014

As the summit on ending rape in warzones starts, Edwin Sesange argues the lesbian and transgender victims of ‘corrective rape’ must be included

Right now the world’s political leaders, celebrities and other stakeholders are gathering to find ways to stop sexual violence in armed conflicts. It is a huge opportunity to unite the world to end this inhuman act.

Hosted by actress Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is the largest ever gathering of its kind with more than 140 countries taking part.

June 9, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston won big at the 2014 Tony Awards

Winners list in full

Best Play: All the Way

Best Musical: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Revival of a Play: A Raisin in the Sun

Best Revival of a Musical: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Book of a Musical: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Original Score: The Bridges of Madison County

June 9, 2014

WWE superstar Darren Young, actor Wilson Cruz and trans actress Candis Cayne join local political officials and activists for event

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had special privileges at Sunday's LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood.

He had his own microphone.

So the mayor, a longtime staunch ally of the LGBTI community, kept a running commentary going as he road atop a convertible along Santa Monica Boulevard.

'Happy pride!' he would yell out if the crowd seemed a bit too subdued.

Garcetti also showed off his Spanish skills in a fun exchange with a trio of drag performers known as Chico's Angels who were serving as commentators.

June 6, 2014

Princess Leia actress tells gay host Alan Carr she will not let him 'go there' when he talks about the camp robot

Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original trilogy, has urged people to not out C3PO.

The 57-year-old actress was on Alan Carr’s show Chatty Man to promote the seventh film out next year.

But the openly gay host caused a disturbance in the force when he suggested having a role in the film himself.

‘Could I be C3PO?’ Carr said. ‘I’d make a really good one. He’s a bit gay.’

Fisher then told him: ‘You can say that but I’m not going there. Don’t out C3PO!’

June 4, 2014

Dracula and The Tudors star will be a part of the cast for Roland Emmerich's passion project on the riots that kicked off the modern gay rights movement

Dracula star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast for Stonewall, a film about the riots that kickstarted the modern LGBTI rights movement.

Ron Perlman, known for his role in Hellboy, and teen actress Joey King, will also be a part of the drama.

Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Karl Glusman, Vladimir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi complete the main cast.

A passion project for the openly gay Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, it will be written by Brothers and Sisters’ Jon Robin Baitz.

June 4, 2014

A gay couple enters into a Mexican eatery in Mississippi and you will not believe what happens next

A gay couple enters into a restaurant, they kiss, and then they get harassed.

It’s a familiar story, if it wasn’t for it being filmed for ABC’s hidden camera show What Would You Do?

In the segment, it shows how Mississippi locals react to blatant homophobic discrimination at a Mexican eatery.

The two actors enter, and then an actress playing a customer becomes angry by the pair’s public displays of affection.

The cameras then watch as the legitimate customers react, and it is at times disappointing and then inspiring.

June 3, 2014

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest'

Doris Day still grows emotional when talking about the late Rock Hudson, her co-star in three romantic comedies including the 1959 smash Pillow Talk.

'The world lost a talented actor and a fine human being when he passed away,' Day says in a new video for Turner Classic Movies which is paying tribute to Hudson this month.

The actress, now 90, gets choked up a bit and adds: 'I lost one of my dearest friends and I still miss him so much.'

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest.'

May 30, 2014

'If you call me ugly, you have only yourself to blame. I am beautiful in every way'

Anyone who has seen Margaret Cho's concert film I'm the One That I Want knows about the torment the bisexual actress and comic endured over her appearance while doing the ABC sitcom All-American Girl.

She famously starved herself for weeks - network executives thought her face was too round - and suffered kidney failure.

But that was 20 years ago and Cho has come a long way since then when it comes to her self-esteem and self-image.

This week on Facebook, Cho had this very direct message to any detractors when it comes to her physical appearance:

May 29, 2014

Described as 'huge' by LGBTI activists, the Orange Is The New Black actress has dedicated the cover for all trans lives who are 'stigmatized, ridiculed, criminalized and disregarded'

Trans actress and activist Laverne Cox is on the cover of Time Magazine.

Cementing her position as one of the most famous and renowned transgender people in the world, the Orange Is The New Black actress will feature on the upcoming 9 June issue.

In the cover story, Time examines how transgender rights has become the next frontier in the civil rights movement.

On Facebook, she described it as a 'wonderful birthday present'.