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June 28, 2015

The reporter mistakes a parody flag to be an ISIS flag with 'gobbledegook' on it along a sea of rainbow colors

During an exclusive segment on London's city's gay pride celebrations on Saturday, a CNN correspondent Lucy Pawle reported that she had spotted an unidentified man 'quite distinctive from the rest of the crowd' who was dressed in white and black waving an 'ISIS flag'.

'If you look at the flag closely, it’s clearly not Arabic,' Pawle said.

'In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledegook. But it’s very distinctively the ISIS flag,' she told viewers.

June 28, 2015

The reporter mistakes a parody flag to be an ISIS flag with 'gobbledegook' on it along a sea of rainbow colors

During an exclusive segment on London's city's gay pride celebrations on Saturday, a CNN correspondent Lucy Pawle reported that she had spotted an unidentified man 'quite distinctive from the rest of the crowd' who was dressed in white and black waving an 'ISIS flag'.

'If you look at the flag closely, it’s clearly not Arabic,' Pawle said.

'In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledegook. But it’s very distinctively the ISIS flag,' she told viewers.

June 27, 2015

He says legalization of same-sex marriage 'even worse' than decision to uphold racial segregation

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage who once said that same-sex marriage would 'literally cause the destruction of our country', said he will steadfastly oppose marriage equality in Alabama.

He told CNN on Friday that the US Supreme Court's decision to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide was 'even worse' than the Court's 19th century decision to uphold racial segregation.

June 14, 2015

What is your drag q? Brendan Jordan wants to know

Students? Class is in session and teacher Brendan Jordan wants to know if you're ready for a test.

The video star who we like to call diva boy (check this story if you're not up on Jordan's wonderfulness), held a drag queen language quiz with two other video stars: Davey Wavey and Raymond Braun.

June 12, 2015

'I accept whatever reason anybody wants to vote for me, whoever they are'

Rick Santorum has not been a friend of the LGBTI community but he would welcome the endorsement of one of its most famous members.

Santorum, who is once again seeking the Republican party's presidential nomination, said Friday he would welcome Caitlyn Jenner's support even though he had previously said she is 'obviously and biologically' still a man.

June 7, 2015

'If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be a Republican, she is welcome in my party'

Lindsey Graham, one of the candidates in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, wants Caitlyn Jenner's vote.

The US senator was a guest on CNN's State of the Union.

'I haven't walked in her shoes,' Graham said to host Dana Bash. 'I don't have all the answers to the mysteries of life. I can only imagine the torment that Bruce Jenner went through. I hope he's -- I hope she has found peace.

May 17, 2015

Perry is against marriage equality, open service in the military, and once compared being gay to alcoholism

Looks like the Republicans will have one more candidate for the 2016 presidential primary.

According to CNN, former Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce his 'intentions' next month.

If he runs, this will be Perry's second run at the White House. In 2012, his campaign was filled with errors and gaffes. He quickly dropped out of the primary after a poor showing.

One thing that has been clear in the conservative's political campaigns has been his anti-gay stances.

April 21, 2015

Previous Vito Russo Award honorees include George Takei, Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin and Rosie O'Donnell

It was nearly nine years ago that then CNN Headline News anchor Thomas Roberts came out publicly as a gay man at a gathering of fellow journalists in Miami.

His career suffered some setbacks after he went public but it is now in high gear with Roberts anchoring a two-hour show on MSNBC each weekday that has helped the network's ratings grow in the time period.

April 21, 2015

Ohio Governor John Kasich will be attending the same-sex wedding of a close gay friend despite his personal disagreement on the issue because he says their friendship is more important to him

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio may have said that he would hypothetically attend the same-sex wedding of someone that he was close to despite his opposition to the idea, but rival Republican candidate John Kasich has already accepted the invitation.

April 19, 2015

The Republican is not a supporter of marriage equality

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been a guest at the wedding reception of a same-sex couple.

The likely candidate for a 2016 presidential run made the announcement last night, 18 April, after a speech in New Hampshire, an early primary state.

April 4, 2015

'The reason that those corporations put the pressure on Indiana and Arkansas was because the militant gay community put the pressure on them'

Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and possible 2016 candidate for the White House, claims US business is controlled by the 'militant gay community.'

The Republican was a guest today (4 April) on CNN defending religious freedoms laws, like the one amended in Indiana late last week.

He rejected any comparison with the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

April 3, 2015

Speaking on religious freedom laws, Tom Cotton of Arkansas said: 'In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay'

Singer Miley Cyrus is hoping US Senator Tom Cotton's office is being flooded with irate phone calls today.

Cyrus took to Twitter and asked her nearly 20 million followers to help her 'Stir Some Sh*t Up' for Cotton for saying gays needed perspective when it came to controversial religious freedom laws in his state and Indiana.

March 19, 2015

Cohen describes Griffin's reasons for quitting Fashion Police as 'the pot calling the kettle black'

Kathy Griffin may try to embarrass Anderson Cooper each year when they co-host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage but he's got her back.

On Wednesday's night's Watch What Happens Live after show, Cooper stood up for Griffin during a discussion about her well-publicized decision last week to quit as host of the E! show Fashion Police.

'I'm on Team Griffin,' said Cooper who accused Cohen of loving to 'stir the pot.'

March 19, 2015

'We love gay couple. We love gay adoption. We love everything'

Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have backtracked after calling IVF babies 'synthetic children.'

Their comments led to a social media spat with Elton John who is calling for a boycott of their brand.

Gabbana said he did support IVF and that his business partner and former lover had chosen 'the wrong words.'

'We love gay couple. We love gay adoption. We love everything,' he told CNN on Wednesday (18 March).

March 10, 2015

Openly gay country music star Steve Grand moved people around the world with All-American Boy, JD van Zyl asks about his vices and his debut album

Steve Grand was hailed by many as the first openly gay country music star to hit the big time when his video for All American Boy went viral.

Later this month his debut album is finally hitting the shelves. We discovered how his passions, love life and his early 20s have inspired his music.

All American Boy was your first big hit and now it’s the title of your debut album, where did the inspiration for it all come from?

March 8, 2015

'Kind of like how in that last sentence, Carson went in as a neurosurgeon and came out as a complete idiot'

Public figures, who make dubious claims about sexuality and prison, should not be surprised when mocked on Saturday Night Live.

Dr Ben Carson was gleefully teased in last night's, 7 March, Weekend Update segment of the NBC show.

Early last week, the potential 2016 candidate for the White House insisted, in a CNN interview, that homosexuality is 'absolutely' a choice and prison sex is the proof of the theory.

March 6, 2015

International community begged to help stop brutality in Syria

Gay rights activists in Syria have alleged they have been told 'they're not worth saving' from ISIS.

Nour, a gay man, lives near to where Islamic extremists are throwing gay men off buildings and then, if they survive, encouraging others to stone them to death.

During an interview with CNN, Nour alleged he and others have tried to reach out to international groups but have been told they are not a 'priority'.

March 5, 2015

Outspoken Republican makes U-turn on offensive comments

Dr Ben Carson has publicly apologized for suggesting prison ‘turns you gay’.

Carson, who is possibly running for president in 2016, made the blunder during an interview on CNN while discussing gay marriage.

The interview clip went viral and the internet quickly flooded with backlash against the inflammatory comment, and today Carson took to Facebook to rectify his mistake.

March 5, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful later apologizes 'unreservedly'

Ben Carson has said homosexuality is 'absolutely' a choice and prison sex proves this.

The potential Republican presidential candidate made the comments Wednesday (4 February) during an interview on CNN.

'A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay,' he said.

The retired doctor then said he supported partnership rights for gay couples but not marriage.

February 27, 2015

Zachary Quinto also mourns the actor who died at the age of 83

Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was 83.

Nimoy, who played half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series and feature films, is being mourned by co-stars and fans.

'My heart is broken,' tweeted Zachary Quinto who co-starred with Nimoy in the Star Trek feature film franchise reboot.

'I love you profoundly,' Quinto added. 'I will miss you every day. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.'

February 23, 2015

Lesbian commentator receives a flurry of criticism for her remark

CNN pundit Sally Kohn has come under fire for saying she hopes that her child turns out to be gay – just like her two moms.

'I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too,' she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published on Friday (20 February).

The political commentator said, like many other parents, she simply wanted her six-year-old daughter to follow in her footsteps.

February 5, 2015

'I will perhaps continue this joke by closing their gay club'

Russia's leading homophobe has lashed out at the lesbian club owner whose photos of her kissing another woman in front of him went viral.

The woman, only identified as Kseniya, and her partner were sat in front of St Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow.

February 1, 2015

'People can be my friends who have a lifestyle that are not necessarily my lifestyle'

Mike Huckabee wants everyone to know he has friends from diverse backgrounds.

The potential 2016 White House candidate was a guest on CNN this morning (1 February).

In the interview, the Republican proudly listed how tolerant he is when it comes to friendship.

'People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle,' Huckabee maintained.

January 22, 2015

Three LGBT business leaders, in Davos for the World Economic Forum, have taken part in a live, online discussion about LGBT workplace issues and the importance of senior-ranking role models

In a live discussion this afternoon from Davos, Switzerland, hosted by CNN’s Richard Quest, three senior business figures have voiced their thoughts on LGBT issues in the workplace, and offered an insight into their own personal journeys in the business world.