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July 23, 2014

'While marriage might not be my thing, if it's your thing you damned well ought to be able to have it'

Susan Sarandon spent 21 years in a relationship with fellow Oscar winner Tim Robbins and they had two children.

But they never got married.

In a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, Sarandon makes clear that she thinks same-sex couples should have the same option of getting married or not as she and Robbins did.

'While marriage might not be my thing, if it's your thing you damned well ought to be able to have it - equally and unequivocally.

July 11, 2014

Honoree James Schamus joked that Oldman is known to 'have a very, very large mouth, but his heart is much bigger'

It was known that filmmaker James Schamus would be receiving the lifetime achievement award at the opening night of Outfest Los Angeles on Thursday but what was not known was who would be presenting it to him.

It turned out to be quite s surprise for the audience at the LGBT film festival: actor Gary Oldman who last month suffered severe backlash for defending Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur.

Oldman has since apologized in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it appears all is forgiven since he was warmly received by the audience at the Orpheum Theatre.

July 10, 2014

Out stars Matt Bomer, Kate McKinnon, Jim Parsons, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, and Jane Lynch among the nominees

When the 66th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, those keeping an LGBTI scorecard had plenty to keep track of.

In addition to Laverne Cox making history as the first trans actress to receive a nomination for her role on Orange is the New Black, there are numerous out gay, lesbian and bisexual nominees.

July 1, 2014

'We could do it tomorrow and make some salacious version of the story and that’s not what I’m interested in'

Matt Bomer still hopes to portray closeted gay actor Montomery Clift in an upcoming film.

But the actor makes clear he will only participate if the project is handled with respect.

Clift was one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1940s and 50s and had a life-long close friendship with Elizabeth Taylor (pictured with him, below), his co-star in A Place in the Sun, Raintree County and Suddenly Last Summer.

July 1, 2014

Saturday Night Live alumni reunites in The Skeleton Twins, as well as starring Modern Family's Ty Burrell

The Skeleton Twins has debuted its first trailer, which stars Bridesmaids’ Kristin Wiig.

The film will reunite Saturday Night Live’s Wiig as Maggie and Bill Hader as her gay twin brother Milo.

The latter, a struggling actor, returns to his hometown for a reunion with his estranged twin 10 years after the pair both coincidentally cheated death on the same day.

As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other.

June 28, 2014

US rapper Angel Haze has spoken about the perceptions of her lesbian relationship with US model Ireland Baldwin, saying America prefers to see them as just two friends

US rapper Angel Haze has spoken about her relationship with US model Ireland Baldwin, saying because they are two women in a lesbian relationship the media treats them differently. 

22-year-old Haze, a rapper best known for her song Battle Cry with Australian pop star Sia, spoke about perceptions of her and Baldwin, and the boundaries they come up against.

‘It’s funny. It’s rad in some ways, it sucks in others,’ she said.

June 27, 2014

Page came out as lesbian this year; Leto won Oscar for playing trans woman

An already been a big year for Ellen Page and Jared Leto just got better with the acclaimed film stars being named the sexiest vegetarians of 2014 by PETA.

PETA, which stands for People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, hold an annual annual Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest and this year's winners both have LGBTI ties.

June 26, 2014

'Once I had seen it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed'

Calling himself an 'a-hole,' actor Gary Oldman has apologized for defending Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur and Mel Gibson's infamous anti-Semitic rant.

June 24, 2014

The Oscar winning actress, who plays a lesbian in new movie Tammy, adds: 'I'm much too old for her!'

In tne new movie Tammy, Sandra Oh plays Kathy Bates' lesbian partner and the Oscar winning actress has no complaints about that.

'I'm just absolutely in love with Sandra,' the actress tells PrideSource Magazine. 'Let me just say that she really brought our relationship to bloom. She brought a lot of love and warmth.'

June 20, 2014

Jim Parsons also wins for The Big Bang Theory

HBO's The Normal Heart, the long-awaited movie version of Larry Kramer's acclaimed play, was a big winner at the Critics' Choice TV Awards on Thursday (19 June).

The film about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City won the award for Best Movie over An Adventure in Space and Time, Burton and Taylor, Killing Kennedy, Sherlock: His Last Vow, and The Trip to Bountiful.

Matt Bomer, who played a New York Times reporter dying of the disease, took the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie.

June 19, 2014

In Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Fonda play women whose husbands leave them - for each other

Martin Sheen, who for many years played the president of the US in NBC's The West Wing, is returning to series television as a gay man.

Sheen will play the husband of Jane Fonda in the upcoming Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie which also stars Lily Tomlin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fonda and Tomlin play women who are each others nemesis but find their lives intertwined when their law partner husbands each leaves them - for each other.

June 17, 2014

Actor says he has not seen a script or been offered the role to star in the movie

Steve Martin has dismissed reports of a gay Father of the Bride sequel, saying he has not been offered the role or seen a script.

The 68-year-old was expected to return to the classic comedy series, as reported by Hollywood insider Nikki Finke.

Diane Keaton was expected to return as his wife Nina. The film was reported to focus on the couple’s son, originally played by Kieran Culkin, and his upcoming nuptials to another man.

Unable to process the news, the ‘thunderstruck and speechless’ dad would have been thrown out of the family home by the mom.

June 16, 2014

Hollywood insider told journalist they hope 'gay will stay trendy' before the next movie in the Steve Martin franchise is released

A new Father of the Bride movie will see Steve Martin’s curmudgeon dad planning the upcoming nuptials of his gay son.

Father of the Bride III is expected to see the 68-year-old actor return to the series since 1995.

Diane Keaton is expected to return as his wife Nina. It is not confirmed if the couple’s son, originally played by Kieran Culkin, will be back for the third film in the franchise.

Unable to process the news, the ‘thunderstruck and speechless’ dad is thrown out of the family home by the mom in the new storyline.

June 14, 2014

Any cute actor working today cannot hold a candle to Marlon Brando when he first hit the big screen

Zac Efron, Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss, Gael García Bernal, Usher, Aziz Ansari, Bruno Mars, and James McAvoy can make some (many) of us mad with desire.

However, not one of those Hollywood hunks can win a hot off with Marlon Brando.

Considered by some as the greatest movie actor of all time, the young Brando was nothing but a walking advertisement for sexuality.

June 12, 2014

A cruising spot for gay men becomes the most dangerous lake in France when a love affair takes a sinister turn in French thriller Stranger By The Lake

A group of men are exposed to the dangers of gay cruising in award-winning French thriller Stranger By The Lake.

Stranger By The Lake was highly praised at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 where it was awarded the prestigious Queer Palm award, making it a new gay cinema classic.

The film is a mix of beach sunsets, steamy encounters and brutal murders by renowned ‘bad boy’ of French cinema, director Alain Guiraudie, who won the award for Best Director at Cannes.

June 11, 2014

The star of stage and the screen was born today, 10 June, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Looking for a way to celebrate Judy Garland's birthday?

Of course you are. The original diva was born 92 years ago, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Over at NewNowNext there is a birthday tribute created by Reginald Law.

He takes Garland's legendary rendition of Get Happy from Summer Stock and synchs it with Pharrell’s 2013 mega-hit Happy.

June 11, 2014

'I went home, and I was like, "Oh my God, I have glitter between my teeth!"'

During Sunday night's Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris kissed fiance David Burtka on the mouth during his electrifying performance of Sugar Daddy from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

But during his rehearsal of the number earlier in the day, those lips belonged to Looking star Jonathan Groff.

June 10, 2014

'I realize now that it was hard for him. He had a lot of classic conflicts about all of that'

In a new documentary about his late father, actor Robert De Niro tearfully shares his regrets over not getting to know his father better as an artist and as a man.

'He died on his 71st birthday of prostate cancer. The reason I kept his (art) studio is for my kids, for them to know what their grandfather did. ... I realize now how up it is for children to appreciate the things that their parents did if they want to share them with you. Because I regret certain things with my parents that I didn't follow through on.'

June 9, 2014

The legendary gay pop artist’s steamiest works are under the hammer and there is just one day left to bid on them

Over 100 of Andy Warhol’s steamiest photographs, prints and drawings are under the hammer at Christie’s – and there is just one more day to get your bid in.

The world-famous auctioneer is conducting an online sale of the legendary pop artist’s works, studying the male form and male nudes.

The sale marks LGBTI Pride Month in June – but ends tomorrow (10 June).

Warhol was openly gay but said when interviewed in 1980, just a few years before his death, that he was still a virgin.

June 4, 2014

Dracula and The Tudors star will be a part of the cast for Roland Emmerich's passion project on the riots that kicked off the modern gay rights movement

Dracula star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast for Stonewall, a film about the riots that kickstarted the modern LGBTI rights movement.

Ron Perlman, known for his role in Hellboy, and teen actress Joey King, will also be a part of the drama.

Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Karl Glusman, Vladimir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi complete the main cast.

A passion project for the openly gay Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, it will be written by Brothers and Sisters’ Jon Robin Baitz.

June 4, 2014

Plaintiffs, lawyers, Chad Griffin, Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner among those on hand to celebrate The Case Against 8

They all made history together overturning California's Proposition 8 and on Tuesday (3 June) in Los Angeles, they reunited for the premiere of a documentary film about their journey.

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami and Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were joined at the event by lead attorney Ted Olson as well as Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Oscar winning producer Bruce Cohen, and actor-director Rob Reiner.

June 3, 2014

Actor Josh Hartnett’s character on the new Showtime supernatural series Penny Dreadful shared a passionate same-sex kiss with fellow actor Reeve Carney on the latest episode of the show

Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbour star Josh Hartnett locks lips with fellow actor Reeve Carney in a passionate same-sex kiss in the latest episode of their new show Penny Dreadful.

Penny Dreadful depicts Victorian London as a haven for vampires and werewolves alongside supernatural creatures like Frankenstein’s Monster.

June 3, 2014

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest'

Doris Day still grows emotional when talking about the late Rock Hudson, her co-star in three romantic comedies including the 1959 smash Pillow Talk.

'The world lost a talented actor and a fine human being when he passed away,' Day says in a new video for Turner Classic Movies which is paying tribute to Hudson this month.

The actress, now 90, gets choked up a bit and adds: 'I lost one of my dearest friends and I still miss him so much.'

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest.'

June 2, 2014

Other stars to support Stonewall's 25th anniversary include Sam Smith, Alan Carr and Paloma Faith

Harry Styles, Rita Ora and Alan Carr are among the stars taking selfies to support Stonewall’s 25th anniversary.

The gay equality charity group reaches its milestone this week, with many celebrities taking part in the celebrations.

Teaming up with SNOG Frozen Yogurt and designer Carry Munden, Stonewall is also asking fans to take part in the campaign.

Other celebrities involved include Alan Cumming, Calvin Klein, Carmen Carrera, Jack Whitehall, Katy B, Melanie C, Naomi Campbell, Noomi Rapace, Paloma Faith, Russell Brand and Sam Smith.