LGBTI global news 24-7

Content about Ben

September 15, 2014

'This amicus puts these corporations on record saying that in addition to this being an issue of civil rights, it complicates the running of our businesses'

It's easy to love Ben & Jerry's. Especially chocolate chip cookie dough.

The company just made its flavors more irresistible. According to the Human Rights Campaign, on 12 September, the ice cream maker announced it joined 30 other companies in an employers amicus brief to the Supreme Court.

December 16, 2013

When former Disney star and 21-year-old Dylan Sprouse's naked pictures went viral, the gay celebrity blogger commented and several falsely said he should be sent to jail for liking 'child porn'

Gay celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is being falsely accused of pedophilia after a former child star’s nude pictures were leaked on the internet.

This is despite the fact the ‘child star’ is now 21 and legal.

Dylan Sprouse, who starred in The Suite Life of Zach and Cody on Disney in his teenage years, had ‘sexted’ the pictures to a former girlfriend.

She then gave the girls and gays online an early Christmas present by posting them on Twitter.

August 26, 2013

Ben & Jerry’s Germany has used social media to attack Russia’s ban on so-called homosexual propaganda, calling on it to ‘tear down this law!’

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Germany has taken to social media to attack Russia’s law banning so-called homosexual propaganda to minors which potentially bans any public expression of LGBT identity.

August 15, 2013

The campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Australia has announced its strategy for the Australian election – planning to target half a million voters in key seats – while US pop star Katy Perry has chastised Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on the issue

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) has today revealed its federal election campaign strategy - unveiling a website that has the stance on the issue of virtually all candidates for all electorates and Senate seats - and plans to target 500,000 voters across seven key inner-city electorates.

‘The aim of our campaign is to have as many pro-marriage equality candidates elected as possible by informing marriage equality supporters how they can vote for love,’ AME national director Rodney Croome said.

August 4, 2013

Ben Whishaw, who played Q in last year’s James Bond instalment Skyfall, revealed his civil partnership to Australian composer Mark Bradshaw.

British actor James Whishaw has confirmed that he married last year.

His representative said last night that he and his boyfriend, Australian composer Mark Bradshaw, entered into a civil partnership in Sydney last August.

Whishaw’s spokesperson said yesterday: ‘Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy.

‘Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work.’

July 15, 2013

Supporters enjoying sunshine outside Britain’s House of Parliament as they await the final decision for gay marriage in England and Wales

Supporters enjoying sunshine outside Britain’s House of Parliament as they await the final decision for gay marriage in England and Wales

Gay marriage supporters are enjoying a carnival atmosphere and perfect wedding weather at the rally outside Britain’s House of Lords for the final marriage equality vote.

The London Gay Men’s Chorus is singing ‘Get Me To The Church On Time’ and ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s is handing out rainbow wedding cake. Tubs of Appley Ever After ice cream will follow later.

October 19, 2012

Celebrities including Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins and X Factor's Marcus Collins up for gongs at UK gay rights awards

Gay television presenter and celebrity stylist Gok Wan is 'over the moon' to be hosting this year's Stonewall Awards.

The fashion guru will front the lavish ceremony at London's V&A Museum on 1 November, celebrating people and organisations who’ve made a positive contribution to the lives of Britain’s 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

The annual event is the biggest night in the UK gay rights charity's fundraising calendar.

May 20, 2012

Royal prince and rugby hunk pose for picture supporting the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

Britain’s Prince Harry has revealed his support for rugby legend Ben Cohen’s anti-bullying charity.

The prince and rugby union star posed together after a charity football match celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

The image, which Cohen recently posted on his Facebook and Twitter page, shows the two hunks holding up a t-shirt for The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.

Cohen tweeted: ‘My opposite number in the football match today was the Great Prince Harry! Harry loves what we are doing with StandUp!’

May 3, 2012

Ice cream backers of Stonewall's gay marriage campaign take their new range to your city

Gay fans of legendary Ice Cream maker Ben and Jerry’s can get a chance to thank them personally for their recent support of gay marriage as they embark on a major UK tour.

And you can say thank you in the best way imaginable - by devouring some of their latest flavors. The Core Tour 2012 will be distributing thousands of tubs as vans visit 18 different cities across the country.

They’ll be popping into shopping centres, offices and universities to offer you a taste of their new, ethical, Fairtrade range which combines two flavors in one tub.