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June 18, 2014

The British gay pop icon joins Q-Boy, Jonny Woo, Ultra Naté and more who will be turning it out at one of the summer's hottest festivals

There's no denying. Boy George is a trailblazer.

The musician who made a name for himself in the 1980s with an envelope-pushing appearance (the sickest eye make up since RuPaul) and global pop hits (Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?) is scoring yet again on the music scene.

This time, be ready Amsterdam!

On the heels of his latest album This Is What I Do, Boy George has been confirmed as a DJ for Amsterdam’s Milkshake Festival, taking over the city on 20 July.

June 12, 2014

Boy George says even though the band has tried to kill each other, their relationship has 'transcended' to a new place

Boy George and the rest of Culture Club have reunited, but have claimed it is ‘not about the money’.

Lead singer George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Jon Moss have joined together to record a new album – their first new material since 1999.

The group will embark on a UK tour later this year, saying the reunion is about them ‘finding who they want to be’.

‘We've transcended our relationship I think... through time,’ George told The Mirror.

When the band was at the height of fame in the 1980s, the band’s relationship was severely under strain.

June 12, 2014

Boy George says even though the band has tried to kill each other, their relationship has 'transcended' to a new place

Boy George and the rest of Culture Club have reunited, but have claimed it is ‘not about the money’.

Lead singer George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Jon Moss have joined together to record a new album – their first new material since 1999.

The group will embark on a UK tour later this year, saying the reunion is about them ‘finding who they want to be’.

‘We've transcended our relationship I think... through time,’ George told The Mirror.

When the band was at the height of fame in the 1980s, the band’s relationship was severely under strain.

May 4, 2014

Boy George told GSN it's time for world leaders to be more proactive when countries put in place anti-gay laws

The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards attracted A-List LGBTI glitterati. Gay Star News was there to take a few photos and ask some questions.

The media watchdog's gala was held in New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Actor George Takei was the star of the evening as recipient of the Vito Russo Award. The honor is reserved for an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

April 3, 2014

Singer-songwriter told his fans on Twitter about his upcoming album while calling on those who described his sexual orientation as 'sad'

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has spoken out against people who call his homosexuality a 'disability'.

The flamboyant singer said he has received comments and tweets such as ‘it’s so sad to be gay’ and he finds the statements ‘indirectly offensive’.

‘It ain't a DISABILITY!! It's just a disposition ya'll. the only thing that makes it "hard to deal with" is when folks be ignant bout it. Ha’, Lambert tweeted.

March 25, 2014

Singer is not proud of the 'awful' things he has said about the Material Girl but admits he's actually a fan

Boy George has taken various pot shots at Madonna over the years but now the secret is out: he's actually a fan of the Material Girl.

The former Culture Club frontman proclaims: 'I don’t hate Madonna! That’s such rubbish.'

Okay, but why would people think so in the first place?

March 12, 2014

Culture Club star says if a gay rapper had released Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love', it would have had a lesser influence on LGBTI rights

Boy George has said straight artists appear to have more influence on LGBTI rights than gay artists.

The British Culture Club singer has questioned whether Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hit ‘Same Love’ would have had the same impact if the duo were gay.

Speaking to News Ltd, he said: ‘If it had been a gay rapper that had done Same Love I think it probably wouldn’t have had the same impact…

‘It’s a weird thing about our culture. I think Same Love is a great record, I don’t care if he’s straight or gay, it doesn’t matter.

December 26, 2013

You can vote for stars including Paul O’Grady, Russell Tovey, Elton John, Ian McKellen, Joey Barton, Lorraine Kelly and Jennifer Saunders, plus much more

The British public is being urged to vote for their favorite lesbian, gay and bi-sexual personalities ahead of the 2014 Out in the City and G3 Magazine Awards.

Dubbed Britain’s ‘Gay Oscars’, the awards bring together gay celebrities and LGBTI allies as they do battle for a series battle of top gongs at a glitzy red carpet event at London’s Landmark Hotel on 25 April 2014.

October 24, 2013

You have Miley stripping naked at every opportunity... One wonders what it has to do with music but people have to find ways to get attention!'

Boy George is no stranger to headlines and outrageous behavior.

But these days, the one-time frontman for Culture Club has seemingly mellowed and is watching younger stars with a controversial look and persona take their turns in the spotlight.

For example: the twerking and scantily clad Miley Cyrus.

September 5, 2013

See the Adidas trainers that gay artists and celebrities have designed to raise money for Stonewall

What kind of sneakers would Elton John, Sharleen Spiteri and Kylie Minogue want to wear? Now a gay charity auction gives you the chance to find out.

The celebrities – alongside Naomi Campbell, Boy George, Kate Moss and William Baker – have all designed Adidas trainers to help raise money for Stonewall, Britain's leading gay campaign organization.

Alongside the celebrities, a group of gay artists have also turned their talents towards transforming the sneakers.

 The exhibition will run for a week and lead up to the end of the auction.

August 30, 2013

80s pop star adds: 'I'd be disappointed if they weren't'

Boy George's gaydar seems to be telling him something about One Direction.

The former Culture Club frontman, who has publicly feuded with the boy band's Liam Payne on Twitter, speculated about their sexuality during a recent chat with The Daily Star.

May 10, 2013

A group of community leaders meet in South London’s clubbing district Vauxhall to discuss the drug GHB, and its relationship to clubbing and the gay community

In 2012, Gay Star News reported at least three separate deaths in the months of July, August and October where gay men died of suspected drug overdose in clubs and sex saunas.

April 16, 2013

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1. Pride in Brighton & Hove / Saturday 3rd August:

Quite simply the most spectacular, diverse, flamboyant and life affirming alfresco festival, Pride in Brighton & Hove is rightly seen as a highlight of the local, national and European Pride Calendar. The park event brings people together for an unforgettable celebration that the community plans for all year round.

March 21, 2013

Boy George and Rita Ora will join other acts on the bill for London gay music festival As One In The Park

British singer Conor Maynard is headlining As One In The Park, London's newest and biggest gay festival.

He will be sharing the limelight with Rita Ora, Boy George and X Factor's Rylan Clark.

From one of the UK’s most popular gay destinations, Brighton, the 20-year-old made his name when his first album Contrast hit number one in July 2012.

Since then, he has collaborated with international artist Ne-Yo and English rapper Wiley and been called the UK's answer to Justin Bieber.

February 19, 2013

'I love that the size of my ass is trending worldwide'

Boy George has lost a lot of weight and the world has started to notice.

The former Culture Club lead singer, now 51, has been tweeting about his healthier eating habits for some time now. But it wasn't until his appearance at Sunday's Whatsonstage.com Awards in London that photos of a slimmer George went viral - including one he posted on Twitter of himself before leaving for the event.

'I love that the size of my ass is trending worldwide,' he tweeted to his more than 248,000 followers this week.

December 25, 2012

80s singing star Boy George and Paralympian Claire Harvey among those to back Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s Love Equal Marriage campaign

Celebrities have thrown their weight behind a push to get marriage equality out of the debating chamber and onto the statute books in Britain.

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF), north-west England’s leading LGBT organization, is leading the Love Equal Marriage campaign.

The UK government has brought forward proposals for full marriage equality for England and Wales and the Scottish government is also taking action with both bills set to be debated in 2013.

November 16, 2012

But Anderson Cooper conspiciously absent from annual list this time around

Back in 2007, Anderson Cooper was still five years away from coming out publicly as a gay man.

But that didn't stop the editors of Out Magazine from featuring his image on the cover of its annual Out 100 issue alongside an image of Jodie Foster who has remained virtually silent about her sexuality.

September 21, 2012

Lily Allen, Michelle Dockery, and Charlie Condou are among the stars attending anti-gay bullying event hosted by Diversity Role Models

TV presenter Sue Perkins, Coranation Street star Charlie Condou and 80s legend Boy George will be among a host of stars attending an anti-gay bullying event.

The celebrities will be joined by the likes of Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery and pop star Lily Allen at the Diversity Role Models (DRM) Charity Carnival in October.

Guests will get the chance to play on celebrity-hosted carnival stalls and enjoy a musical set by bluesy singer Alison Moyet.

September 18, 2012

In an interview with HomoLAB, the reality show contestant describes how he had to go bald for his role in Boy George musical Taboo

Gay singer Sam Buttery has spoken out on proving himself as a musical performer after starring on the UK version of The Voice.

The 20-year-old British singer is currently performing as 80s legend Leigh Bowery in the Boy George musical Taboo.

Speaking to Amy Lamé for HomoLAB, Buttery said: ‘It feels really exciting. It feels really scary, and it feels like I want to prove myself because I haven’t been to drama school.

‘I’ve been in a reality TV program, and people go “Oh no”.'

September 18, 2012

This week the team discuss hiking up mountains, urban Country fairs, and the Great British Bake off.

This week the team discuss hiking up mountains, urban Country fairs, and the Great British Bake off.

Amy has an interview with Sam Buttery, former The Voice contestant and now star of Boy George musical Taboo.

Plus Rupert Everett puts his foot in it, the state of gays and lesbians on TV, and wear a V Neck day.

July 4, 2012

Following the confusion over this year’s World Pride weekend, GSN has a full run down on what is definitely happening in London

World Pride 2012 has caused much confusion this week, so GSN has compiled a full guide of what is happening in London over the 7 to 8 July weekend.

June 21, 2012

Free drag queen gala will also be attended by burlesque troop Folly Mixtures

Some of Britain’s most famous drag queens will be taking center stage at the World Pride festival on 4 July.

Drag Lockdown at London’s Tranny Shack will be hosted by the most fabulous Miss Dusty O, with other performers due to appear.

The free gala will also include an exclusive performance by the Folly Mixtures, a world-class burlesque troop.

Pride London Festival Director Martine Whitaker said Drag Lockdown was going to be a highlight of this year’s festival.

June 6, 2012

Olivier Award winning musical about the 80s club scene to open in UK capital in September

Boy George musical Taboo is set for a revival in London, telling the rags to riches tale of an 80s icon.

The Olivier Award-winning show open at the Brixton Club House in September and will once again be directed by co-creator, Christopher Renshaw.

Taboo is the story of a young girl and boy swept up in the flamboyant club scene of the 1980s.

June 6, 2012

Olivier Award winning musical about the 80s club scene to open in UK capital in September

Boy George musical Taboo is set for a revival in London, telling the rags to riches tale of an 80s icon.

The Olivier Award-winning show open at the Brixton Club House in September and will once again be directed by co-creator, Christopher Renshaw.

Taboo is the story of a young girl and boy swept up in the flamboyant club scene of the 1980s.