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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.'

August 16, 2013

London cast of acclaimed gay play, ‘The Pride’ take a curtain call stand each night against the Russian situation

The West End stage is raising the curtain for gay rights, with a cast taking a stand against the 'gay propaganda' laws in Russia.

Hayley Atwell,  (Captain America) and Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey) head the cast of a gay play revival, using the stage to promote the message of solidarity with maligned LGBT communites.

Using banners with the words, ‘From Russia with Love’, the cast are taking to the stage after each performance in a form of peaceful protest.

July 19, 2013

In the latest Vatican gay sex controversy, a journalist has published details of a high-ranking clergy member caught in ‘compromising situations’

The Vatican Bank’s newst appointee is at the center of an international gay sex scandal.

Leaders in the Catholic Church have been turning a blind eye to the homosexual misconduct of Monsignor Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca, claims veteran journalist Sandro Magister.

In a story published in Italian weekly L’Espreso,  Magister wrote that Ricca was caught in several ‘compromising situations' while based in Uruguay from 1999 to 2004, one of which included his getting beaten up at ‘a meeting place for homosexuals’. 

July 3, 2013

‘The Queen’ actress, who was rumored to replace current Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, said she is not going to be the first female Time Lord

Dame Helen Mirren said ‘a gay, black female Doctor Who would be best of all.’

The English actress said in an interview with the Radio Times that while she will not be the first female Time Lord, she thinks ‘it’s well over-time to have a female Doctor Who.’

The longest-running sci-fi show in history, Doctor Who has previously included gay love stories like between John Barrowman's Captain Jack and Russell Tovey's Alonso.

July 3, 2013

Couple has been together for 20 years and had civil partnership in 2006

John Barrowman is now officially a married man.

Torchwood's Capt. Jack Harkness, currently starring in the US series Arrow, broke the news Tuesday evening via Twitter that he and Scott Gill had tied the knot.

Barrowman tweeted out a photo of the couple holding their marriage license with this message: 'We are now Legally Married. Thanks for all your great wishes. Jb and Scott.'

Barrowman and Gill have been together since 1993 after Gill saw the actor in a play called The Rope.

May 29, 2013

Matthew Phelps and Ben Schock marry over the weekend in Seattle

When Matthew Phelps proposed marriage to Ben Schock last December, he got worldwide attention because of the setting he chose: inside The White House.

The couple had been invited by the Military Partners and Families Coalition to attend the White House holiday tour and photos of Phelps, on bended knee, went viral.

On Saturday (25 May), the couple made if official when they got married in Seattle, Washington - one of 12 states in the US where same-sex marriage is legal.

Phelps got married in his USMC dress uniform while Schock wore a tuxedo.

May 9, 2013

Women’s football can set an example that being gay should not be an issue in sports, says Casey Stoney

Casey Stoney said that recent coming out by leading sportsmen is encouraging but more work against homophobia needs to be done and lessons can be learnt from women’s football.

The England and Lincoln Ladies captain told the BBC that ‘things are moving in the right direction regarding homophobia in sport’ following the coming out of NBA basketball star Jason Collins and Leeds footballer, Robbie Rogers.

April 26, 2013

'They want to move forward, they want to try some different things'

When the BBC science fiction series Dr. Who was revived in 2005, John Barrowman began a recurring role as time traveler Captain Jack Harkness.

The 51st century character proved so popular that Barrowman was given his own spinoff series, Torchwood, which has run four seasons.

But Barrowman, currently co-starring of The CW series Arrow, will not be a part of an upcoming Dr. Who 50th anniversary television special.

It's a surprise to fans and to the actor himself.

March 19, 2013

A team of Gay Football Supporters Network soccer players faced off against a squad of House of Commons MPs in a bid to promote equality in sport

A lineup made up of some of the best players in gay and gay-friendly soccer in the UK has triumphed over a team of members of parliament.

The friendly match was held on Tuesday morning (19 March) in London, organized on the one-year anniversary of the Football Association launching their anti-homophobia campaign 'Opening Doors and Joining In'.

The Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) squad, who wore Stonewall ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ t-shirts, won 3-1, leading the game early in the first half.