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October 13, 2014

Bisexual actor Andy Mientus will play gay super villain the Pied Piper while Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller joins the show as Captain Cold

TV’s The Flash has cast Smash actor Andy Mientus as gay super villain the Pied Piper and openly gay Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller is also joining the cast as the villain Captain Cold.

The Pied Piper was one of the first openly gay characters in super hero comic books and was a long time foe of The Flash before eventually turning good and fighting behind his side.

The Pied Piper lost his hearing in the same particle accelerator explosion that gave The Flash his powers and his deafness allows him to use sonic weapons without feeling their effects.

September 1, 2014

Australia’s Sydney Convicts gay rugby club has dominated the Bingham Cup world cup of gay rugby, winning the Bingham Cup after defeating the Brisbane Hustlers 31-0

The Sydney Convicts have dominated the competition at the Bingham Cup world cup of gay rugby, with the club’s A team winning the competition in a match against the Brisbane Hustlers with a score of 31 to 0, it’s B team reaching the semi-finals and its C team winning the Bingham Shield.

It was a stunning reversal for the Brisbane Hustlers considering that earlier this year they had beat the Convicts to win the Australian national cup of gay rugby the Purchas Cup.

August 29, 2014

Reverend Irene Monroe reflects on how the LGBTI community saved a remote part of Massachusetts, allowing it to become the carnival hub it is today

The best week to be in Provincetown, Massachusetts is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza.

While many would contest that any week in P’town during the summer months is a carnival, the official date is always week 33—this year it was from August 16th - August 22nd.

The 2014 Carnival theme was 'Comic Book Capers', and what the theme evoked for revelers and tourists alike varied widely and wildly.

August 12, 2014

Gay man hoped to have Patrick Stewart help him face the final frontier of marriage, but he couldn't make it. Thankfully his BFF was able to step in...

Ian McKellen has helped a gay man propose to his boyfriend in the most adorable way possible.

When Brett Lotriet decided to propose to his Star Trek-loving boyfriend, Khalid Shawwa, he hoped to the stars he would be able to get Patrick Stewart.

Sadly, the actor who played Captain Picard was unavailable. But his BFF, Ian McKellen, stepped in to help make the moment memorable.

July 23, 2014

Gareth Johnson discovers straight people and tan lines are not allowed on a tropical escape in Australia’s far north Queensland

There’s not many gay resorts in Australia.

There are lots of gay and lesbian friendly places - on the whole Australia is a pretty liberal country and most accommodation providers are keen for business, whatever your sexuality.

Turtle Cove is exclusively gay. No straights allowed.

I’m not sure how they screen for that, if you wanted to try and smuggle a straight guy in I don’t think it would be too hard, but in principle it is gay only.

July 14, 2014

Given a five-match ban for calling another player a ‘fucking fag,’ Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker comes to Manchester’s Canal Street to meet with LGBT locals

Rugby star Zak Hardaker will meet with members of the LGBT community tomorrow night as part of his 'personal and professional development' after being suspended for using a homophobic slur during a game.

In June the 22-year-old player called Warrington captain Michael Monaghan a ‘fucking fag’ at , for which he received a Charge E offense and a £300 fine ($514, €377).

Hardaker was banned for five games (a Charge E offense means a four to eight game ban), during which time he agreed to work with gay rugby group the Manchester Canalsiders.

July 7, 2014

Claude Giroux, the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, spent a night in a prison cell after the homoerotic prank

A ‘straight’ ice hockey player was arrested last week for repeatedly grabbing a male cop’s butt.

Claude Giroux, the Philadelphia Flyers captain, spent a night in a prison cell after celebrating Canada Day in his local Ottawa bar.

When he reportedly repeatedly grabbed a male officer’s buttocks, he was hauled off to a local jail.

But following an investigation, and Giroux apologized for the ‘prank’, criminal charges will not be filed.

April 2, 2014

Actor Scott Evans plays 'Sibling Wed Game' with his Captain America star brother

Chris Evans showed up on The Tonight Show Tuesday (1 April) night to chat up his latest flick Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

But it was his younger brother, openly gay actor Scott Evans, who stole the show.

The Evans brothers were asked by host Jimmy Fallon to play The Sibling Wed Game, a version of the popular Newlywed Game. It involved asking each brother the same question while the other can't hear to see if their answers match.

March 18, 2014

Ger Brennan, captain of St. Vincent’s All Ireland club team, makes casual remark in speech at end of tournament

It was the end of a successful tournament for the All Ireland football club St. Vincent's when captain Ger Brennan made a very casual but powerful victory speech remark.

Holding a microphone and addressing a large crowd on Sunday (16 March), Brennan expressed his thanks to those who supported the team through its final victory over Mayo’s Castlebar Mitchels in Dublin's Croke Park.

February 19, 2014

Sir Patrick Stewart has taken to Twitter to respond to a Guardian columnist mistakenly reporting he is gay with a series of funny tweets after he tweeted his support for actress Ellen Page coming out

Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, has responded to a Guardian newspaper columnist mistakenly reporting he is gay in the funniest of ways.

February 13, 2014

Former footballer Clark Carlisle is calling on players to recieve more education on homosexuality so one day one of them could feel comfortable to come out

A British soccer star is calling for players to receive more education to combat homophobia.

Clark Carlisle, who has played for several clubs including Blackpool and Queen’s Park Rangers and has admitted to using homophobic language in the past, said bigoted views were commonplace in UK’s football dressing rooms.

February 10, 2014

Casey Stoney, one of the greatest soccer stars in the UK, has spoken about her sexuality publicly for the first time

England’s women football captain Casey Stoney has revealed she is gay.

The Arsenal ladies defender is the latest sportsperson to come out following NFL hopeful Michael Sam, former international soccer star Thomas Hitzlsperger and Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Stoney, inspired by Daley, said she wanted to make it public to help other young people struggling with their sexuality.

‘I feel it's really important for me to speak out as a gay player because there are so many young people struggling with being gay,’ she told BBC Sport.

January 25, 2014

Get ready to root for Canada's four-man bobsled team at next month's Winter Olympics

There's much to hate about the upcoming Sochi Olympics, all of it involving Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws.

With that said, Canada's four-man bobsled team could be something to watch. On 21 January Justin Kripps, the team's captain, posted a picture of him and his mates.

'Double checking our race weight for the 4 man Sunday,' Kripps tweeted.

January 16, 2014

While Jared Leto looks set to win Best Supporting Actor, lesbian love French film Blue Is The Warmest Color was snubbed at the Academy Awards

This year’s nominations at the 2014 Academy Awards of interest to LGBTI viewers are few and far between this year.

Jared Leto is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a trans woman with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club, and is likely to be the front-runner following his win at the Golden Globes.

Philomena, a British film about a mother’s 50-year search for her gay son, scooped three nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for star Judi Dench.

January 8, 2014

Matt Damon and Dame Judi Dench have been nominated in the British film awards for their roles in LGBTI movies

Gay films Behind the Candelebra and Philomena are leading the BAFTA nominations announced today (8 January).

The film about the life of gay musician Liberace and his lover starring Matt Damon was nominated for five British film awards at a ceremony in London this morning.

As it struggled to receive financing in Hollywood because of the gay theme, it will not be eligible for an Academy Award (Oscars) as it was only shown on television in the US.

January 8, 2014

The Principle 6 campaign, aimed at highlighting that Russia’s homophobic laws are incompatible with Olympic values, is sponsoring Australia’s bobsled team at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and their sleds will bear its logo on their noses

The sleds of the Australian men’s and women’s bobsled teams at the Sochi Winter Olympics will bear the logo of the Principle 6 campaign against Russia’s homophobic laws thanks to a sponsorship agreement with the teams.

December 31, 2013

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has said that his only concern about having a gay team mate would be about how good a player he was and not about his sexuality

Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon has told Football Italia that he would have no problems if his club hired an openly gay player and that if it did his only concern would be whether he was a good footballer or not.

‘If Juve bought one, my only wish is that he’d win us games,’ Buffon, who also captain’s Italy’s national team, said in an interview yesterday.

November 23, 2013

Eighteen-year-old suspect allegedly told police he and victim were attacked by two men wearing hooded sweatshirts

An 18-year-old American football player is charged with fatally stabbing his 27-year-old male lover.

Tarence Mitchell, captain of Bloomfield High School's football team, is accused of jabbing a steak knife, five times, in Ronald Taylor, Jr. The victim pulled the knife from his back, but died later from his injuries.

Bloomfield is located in the New England state Connecticut.

October 25, 2013

Grab your bestie or your boyfriend and slip into our suggestions for the sexiest and scariest Halloween costumes

It's that time of the year again, to dust off the skeleton costumes in your closet and come as you aren't!

Halloween is not the only time of the year you can dress up, but it is a fun chance to join the world in reliving your childhood, remembering the pop culture moments of the year or stripping down for a fun, sexy costume.

Gay Star News has done your thinking for you and come up with some classic and modern ideas perfect for male same-sex couples. 

September 20, 2013

Stonewall-backed rainbow lace campaign aims to back gay footballers and supporters

A campaign to back gay footballers by wearing rainbow laces this weekend is gathering support from gays and straights alike.

The campaign, organised by UK gay rights charity Stonewall and bookmakers Paddy Power, has seen support from many of the UK’s top football teams, including Everton, Queens Park Rangers and Leyton Orient.

Players who have decided to wear the rainbow laces include Joey Barton from Queens Park Rangers, Peter Odemwingie from Cardiff City and Everton captain Phil Jagielka.

September 16, 2013

Openly gay school deputy headteacher, Shaun Dellenty, explains why winning an award for his work as founder of Inclusion For All meant so much

I first devised Inclusion For All in 2010 in response to endemic levels of homophobic bullying and language in our local schools and the community, at a time when there was a question mark over tackling such issues in UK primary schools.

Such was the positive impact of the work on all forms of bullying that I offered the highly child-centred training to schools, local authorities, teacher training providers and anti-bullying organisations in the form of outreach.

September 10, 2013

A new report in Australia’s Army Journal has found that a majority of gay and lesbian personnel are out to colleagues - though a significant minority aren’t out of fear it will affect their career while nearly 1 in 10 say they have been victims to homophobic harassment

A new study on LGBTs serving in the Australian Army has found that one in seven are out to colleagues but one in three is in the closet at work out of fear it will affect their careers if their sexuality becomes known.

The report was published in Australia’s Army Journal by Captain Dominic Lopez, an openly gay soldier with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, who sought out information on the workplace experiences of other gay and lesbian personnel after the Army Journal published a piece about the experiences of gay soldiers during World War II.

September 4, 2013

Two hockey players who found love on the pitch have announced they will be getting a civil partnership this year

Two British Olympians are to marry in less than two weeks.

Kate Walsh and Helen Richardson, a couple who with their hockey team won a bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, will get a civil partnership on 14 September.

Walsh, the captain of the Team GB women’s hockey team, fell in love with midfielder Richardson, on the pitch.

‘We’ve been together for five years and we decided we were going to get married,’ Walsh told the BBC.

August 20, 2013

'It's unbelievable that it can be this way in this time'

Detroit Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg, likely to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as part of Sweden's national team, is speaking out against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

The National Hockey League star described the law, which bans any kind of public support of homosexuality , as 'awful, just awful.'