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April 15, 2014

Around one in 10 women surveyed said they had fantasies about sex with another woman, but had not acted upon them

Nearly half of all women have had a gay experience, a new survey has revealed.

1000 British women were asked about their sexuality, fantasies and behaviors in order to understand how they identify themselves.

While 26.5% of those surveyed said they were bisexual, that figure rose to 38% when asked if they ever had some form of sexual activity with another woman.

Around one in 10 women surveyed said they had fantasies about sex with another woman, but had not acted upon them.

April 10, 2014

Blue star believes because he has sex with men, he is gay, but still considers himself to be attracted to women

British singer Duncan James calls himself gay, but says he could still have sex with a woman.

The boyband member came out as bisexual back in 2009, and later identified as gay.

Speaking exclusively to Gay Star News, the Blue member said he realises people like people like him to be ‘put in a box’.

He said: ‘I think to myself, I sleep with men, so that makes me gay.

‘Regardless of whether I sleep with women or not, I’m still sleeping with men so I’m gay.

April 9, 2014

British pop star has claimed in a lengthy response on Twitter that she never lied about her sexuality

Jessie J has denied ever lying about her sexuality in a lengthy statement on Twitter.

The 'Who You Are' British pop star revealed this week she no longer identifies as bisexual, and says she dates 'only men'.

She first came out in 2011 when she said: 'Yes, I've dated girls and I've dated boys - get over it.'

April 8, 2014

'Price Tag' singer claims being bisexual was a 'phase' and said public pressure was the reason for saying she still found men and women attractive

British pop star Jessie J has said since coming out as bisexual three years ago, she realises now that was a ‘phase’.

The 26-year-old singer spoke out on Twitter about how she felt pressure to be someone she’s not.

She said: ‘Remember the thing that you tried/did back in the day. The phase you had? That is so not YOU anymore?! And you look back and think wow how I’ve changed.

April 7, 2014

Blondie lead singer has had longest relationships with men - wants to fall in love again

At 68, Debbie Harry has revealed her bisexuality.

The singer who came to fame as lead singer of band Blondie acknowledged past relationships with women in a new interview, according to the Mail Online.

Harry was asked if rumors of her having affairs with other women were true and she replied: ‘Yeah.’

She then added: ‘Let’s say women are more sensual.’

March 28, 2014

Former Oz and Law & Order: SVU star has moved to comedy in TV's Surviving Jack

Christopher Meloni attracted a huge gay fan base during the years that he played bisexual killer Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz. (see video below)

The series has been off the air for 11 years but the gay fans have remained loyal to the hunky actor who also starred on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for more than a decade.

Does his popularity among gays surprise him?

March 28, 2014

The notion that gay people have bigger disposable incomes than their heterosexual counterparts has been debunked by a new study that shows LGBTI Americans are actually more likely to need food stamps to get by in life

A new study of food insecurity among LGBTI Americans by the Williams Institute at UCLA has debunked the myth that people in the gay community are more wealthy than the straight community – finding instead that, on average, they are more likely to rely on food stamps to keep food on the table.

The researchers found that LGBTI adults are 1.7 times more likely than non-LGBTI adults to not have had enough money to feed themselves or their family at some point in the past year.

March 12, 2014

Zoie Palmer who plays a lesbian on the supernatural drama Lost Girl has come out as gay by thanking her partner at the Canadian Screen Awards

Canadian actress Zoie Palmer, who plays lesbian doctor Lauren Lewis on the supernatural drama Lost Girl, has come out as gay during an acceptance speech at the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday.

Palmer won the Fan Favorite category and thanked, among others, her ‘incredible partner Alex and beautiful son Luca.’

Palmer was referring to her long-term partner, film at television producer Alex Lalonde, and her son by a previous relationship Luca Lalonde.

March 7, 2014

These women have all been great contributors to art, poetry, literature, film, and culture

Undoubtedly, many gay, bisexual and trans women from the ages likely lived their lives miserable as they felt they had no other choice than to follow society's expectations.

But no woman ever made history by following all the rules, and that is true of all 11 women on this list.

From Hollywood starlets to artists and activists, these 11 women made a huge impact on thousands of lives by daring to follow their hearts.

February 12, 2014

From Frank Ocean to Freddie Mercury, RuPaul to Josephine Baker, we celebrate our favorite gay, lesbian, bisexual and pansexual chart-toppers

It's the end of Britain's LGBT History Month which has been celebrating musicians and music this year.

So we've compiled this list of some of our favorites. Who would make your list of best LGBTI musicians? Tweet us @GayStarNews. Enjoy the dance breaks!

Frank Ocean

US singer and rapper Frank Ocean published an open letter online in 2012, revealing a teenage love affair with another boy. He gained even more fans, both straight and gay, for coming out in the notoriously homophobic world of hip hop.

February 9, 2014

'If you are for the legalization of homosexuality, you are for the acceptability of homosexuality, you are for the normalization of homosexuality, you do not care about black males'

It's unfair to expect anything logical from Bryan Fischer.

The spokesperson for the American Family Association has a long history of weird, and unreasoned, comments. From gay men being Hitler's storm troopers to a call for the kidnapping of children from gay parents.

February 5, 2014

Singapore’s leading public health organization has declared that LGBTI people are normal and not mentally ill in publishing an online Q&A on LGBTI issues – though homosexuality is still technically banned in the South East Asian nation

Singapore’s Health Promotion Board has said that gay people are normal and not suffering from mental illness in a new online resource aimed at better educating Singaporeans around LGBTI issues.

February 3, 2014

Health experts are concerned about 'dramatic disparity' between gay and straight teens, saying it may have resulted from homophobic bullying

Gay and bisexual teen boys use illegal steroids at a rate almost six times higher than straight kids, research has shown.

Overall, 21% of gay or bisexual boys said they had never used steroids, compared to 4% of their straight peers.

The difference was similar among those who admitted to moderate use.

However, the heaviest use – 40 or more times – was reported by 4% of gay or bi teens, compared with less than 1% of straight boys.

January 9, 2014

Celebrity Big Brother contender revealed he has been with a man, saying everyone has done something 'experimentational'

Blue singer Lee Ryan has revealed he has been with a man.

The British pop star, who is currently appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, said he has ‘never admitted it anywhere’.

He was speaking to Jasmine Waltz, Luisa Zissman, and Ollie Locke, who are all bisexual, about same-sex relationships.

Ryan said: ‘Yeah I’ve been with a man. Everyone’s done experimentational shit. I’ll tell you later.

He then added: ‘Of course, man. I’m a well-travelled person. I’ve never admitted it anywhere. No-one’s bothered to ask.’

December 17, 2013

'I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man'

Alan Cumming may be married to artist Grant Shaffer, but that doesn't mean he has stopped identifying himself as bisexual.

'I have a healthy sexual appetite and a healthy imagination,' Cumming tells Instinct. 'I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant.'

December 3, 2013

A Weber State University study shows bisexual women attending university are five times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts

Bisexual female university students in the US are more likely to deal with depression and suicide than their straight peers, according to a recent study by a Weber State University assistant professor.

The study by Laura Santurri found lesbians are four times more likely than straight girls to attempt suicide.

December 2, 2013

Olympic hero and teen pin-up Daley says being in a gay relationship has made him feel ‘great’ but he also still fancies girls

British Olympic bronze medal winning diver Tom Daley has come out as bisexual and said he is currently in a gay relationship.

Daley, now aged 19, won the hearts of the UK and people around the world in 2008 when he was the youngest Team GB competitor in the Beijing Olympics.

Last year, in the London Olympics 2012 he won bronze in the 10 metre platform dive. He is also a gold medalist for the World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

November 20, 2013

'Eventually it’s going to wrinkle up and I’m not going to be able to use it'

Actress Michelle Rodriguez finally put the rumors to rest recently when she publicly acknowledged that she is bisexual.

She is now reflecting on the decision to go public.

'I’m getting older,' she tells Latina magazine. 'Eventually it’s going to wrinkle up and I’m not going to be able to use it.'

But there's more to it than her age.

'I wanted to be honest about who I am and see what happens,' Rodriguez adds.

November 18, 2013

Young men who have sex with men across Asia and the Pacific are facing a growing HIV epidemic according to the president of the International AIDS Society

Rates of HIV among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia and the Pacific are at ‘epidemic’ proportions, a leading epidemiologist has warned ahead of the start of the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.

Speaking at an event convened by the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) earlier today, International AIDS Society president Dr Chris Beyrer said ‘we have an epidemic in this region, among young MSM.’

November 15, 2013

Gay Star News readers were asked next what the most common or ridiculous questions bisexuals get, and the results are a must-see

The other night I was sat with this bisexual girl outside a club and a guy asked if we had boyfriends.

I said ‘no I’m a lesbian’ and then he turned to her and asked if she was too. She responded with ‘No, I’m bisexual’.

He then scoffs and says ‘No. You’re just greedy or just say that for attention’.

At which point we told him to ‘do’ one and went back inside the club.

Yet another intellectually challenging conversation on a night out.

November 7, 2013

While not saying he's bisexual, Panic at the Disco frontman feels 'no shame' in his attractions

Panic at the Disco's new single Girls/Girls/Boys celebrates bisexuality and frontman Brendan Urie says he knows a thing or two about being attracted to both sexes.

'It's really kind of loosely based on the majority of relationships I've been in, even now with my wife. Yeah, she's attracted to girls, and I think some men are extremely attractive and I don't wanna hide it,' he tells PrideSource while discussing the song.

October 30, 2013

'Anyone that wants to twist this into "she says she's bisexual for marketing" this is a f***inng lie'

Lady Gaga is upset that anyone would think she would claim to be bisexual just for promotion.

During an appearance in Germany this week, she set the record straight.

'You know what? It's not a lie that I am bisexual and I like women, and anyone that wants to twist this into "she says she's bisexual for marketing," this is a f***ing lie.'

The singer added: 'This is who I am and who I have always been.'

October 29, 2013

BBC surveys lesbian, gay and bi audiences and finds shows like Vicious, QI, Splash! and Top Gear score well

Young lesbians and bi women seem to enjoy factual programs but gay and bi men are glued to diver Tom Daley’s torso in Splash!.

That’s the result of a new BBC survey into what lesbian, gay and bisexual audiences in Britain are watching across the country’s TV stations.

October 25, 2013

A new study has looked into the suffering of Chinese women who have married gay men

Most Chinese women who discover they have married a gay or bisexual man report being subjected to emotional abuse and feel they need more protection for their legal rights, a new study has found.

Chinese sexologist Zhang Beichuan surveyed nearly 150 women who were or had been in a relationship with a gay or bisexual man and found 70% reported suffering long-term emotional abuse in their relationship due to their partner’s sexual apathy towards them – while 20% reported being subjected to violence.