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June 26, 2014

A 16-year-old from South Dakota says he was so terrified of being fired for being gay he would do anything to keep his job

A gay teenage fast food worker has claimed he was forced ‘Gaytard’ on his nametag.

Tyler Brandt, 16, from Yankton, South Dakota, was working in a Taco John’s restaurant earlier this year and said he had a very difficult relationship with his manager.

‘I’ve been very vulnerable and I’ve been allowing him to say things to me that shouldn’t be said, and after a while I was jut worried about being terminated from my position at Taco John’s,’ the teen said.

April 9, 2014

'I am amazed how quickly the press can turn on you. It's especially true of the gay press at times'

Until he was 37, Cheyenne Jackson had what he considered 'a pristine reputation.'

He was known mainly for his work on Broadway (Xanadu), television (30 Rock) and film (United 93) and had been with the same man for a decade before marrying him in 2010.

Then, it all changed in the summer of 2012. He split from husband Monte Lapka,  shaved his head and got a crazy tattoo. It also became public that he was in a 12-Step program.

December 25, 2013

Adam Shankman's special tree, Cheyenne Jackson snowed in, and Alex Newell with his dad

Adam Shankman may be the director of such splashy movies as Hairspray and Rock of Ages but one of his favorite Christmas memories is a simple one involving just him and the man in his life.

'My fiance (Frank Meli) and I, in our apartment in New York, put together just an incredibly beautiful tree,' Shankman told Gay Star News earlier this month.

'It was just by ourselves,' said the So You Think You Can Dance judge. 'We had already done the family thing and this was us by ourselves and that was a very special time for me.'

December 24, 2013

Some want snow, some want sunshine - all want family

Cheyenne Jackson has had plenty of snow on Christmas. So this year, the Tony Award nominated star is hoping for plenty of sunshine.

'I just moved to LA so I'll be spending it with my family in Laguna Beach,' Jackson tells Gay Star News. 'It will be my first time without snow - I'm excited. Me and my boyfriend are going to go out there.'

It's Jackson's first Christmas with new boyfriend, actor Jason Landau. He split from husband Monte Lapka this summer after less than two years of marriage and a decade together.

August 2, 2013

Spokesman: It's an 'amicable parting and, understandably, a private matter'

Cheyenne Jackson is getting a divorce.

A spokesman for the star confirmed today that Jackson and husband Monte Lapka have split after 13 years together. They were married in 2011 when same-sex marriage became legal in New York.

In a statement to Playbill, a spokesman for Jackson called it an 'amicable parting and, understandably, a private matter.'

August 2, 2013

'To be kind of reduced to gossip fodder is obnoxious'

Actor Cheyenne Jackson is speaking out about getting divorced and trying to clear up rumors connected to his getting tattoos and growing a mustache.

Jackson and husband Monte Lapka were married in 2011 and had been together for 13 years.

'Sometimes I think I am a little naïve to think that people even care, but they do,' Jackson said today on SiriusXM OutQ's The Frank DeCaro Show in an interview transcribed by

February 1, 2013

US state has rejected a bill banning discrimination against gay people because of fears it would impinge on 'religious freedom'

Wyoming Senate has rejected a bill that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The standing vote was 13 for the bill and 17 opposed, with opponents claiming Senate File 131 would create a ‘protected class’ of employees and would result in lawsuits, as well as impinging on ‘religious freedom’.

August 17, 2012

'He isn't impressed by show business in general'

After 12 years as a couple, actor Cheyenne Jackson still gets a 'metaphysical boner' from husband Monte Lapka's wicked, dry sense of humor.

The Broadway and television star says one of the reasons his marriage to the successful physicist works so well is because Lapka is not an actor.