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November 6, 2014

It's real love

We're an emotional wreck already here at GSN. It's officially the holiday season, as we've just seen the new John Lewis advert.

The now-traditional advert features Tom Odell covering John Lennon's Real Love.

It follows a young boy and his penguin Monty going to the park, playing football, watching TV, but his Antarctic friend wants more.

Seeing (straight) couples fall in love, Monty wants a partner of his very own.

November 1, 2014

If there were an award for the cutest Halloween group photo, this family of four just might take it

US TV and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris and his family seem to have a tradition of all looking completely adorable every Halloween.

And this year was no different.

The How I Met Your Mother star posed with his partner David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon as characters from the Batman comics.

Harris dons a green suit decorated with question marks as The Riddler, Burtka grins as The Joker and the twins double up as Batman and Batwoman.

The family tweeted their picture with the caption ‘Happy Halloween from Gotham City!’

October 24, 2014

Holy homosexuality!

After 75 years of caped crusading, you would have thought someone would have asked Batman about his close-knit relationship with Robin.

But finally, in a new comics series, he answers the question that has been on everyone's lips for three quarters of a century.

Multiversity: The Just #1, by Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver, was released on 22 October.

It features the offspring of the world's most famous DC Comics superheroes (Chris Kent, for example, the foster son of Clark Kent, Superman).

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.

October 1, 2014

Hulk star refuses to keep supporting a Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva over her views on LGBTI rights

Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has announced he has withdrawn support for Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva over her views on gay marriage.

On his Tumblr account, the Avengers star said he could not in good conscience support someone with such views on LGBTI rights - even if they do have a good approach to environmental isues.

Ruffalo had previously posted a video backing Silva, who is running on the Brazilian Socialist Party ticket.

September 26, 2014

One of the first openly gay characters in superhero comic books, the Pied Piper, is set to appear in the upcoming television adaptation of DC Comics’ The Flash

The Flash is set to face off against a gay super villain when he returns to television for the first time in 13 years.

According to TVLine.com’s Matt’s Inside Line blog, the Pied Piper will be among the villains in 2014’s The Flash and will appear mid-season – though the part appears not to have been cast as yet.

September 22, 2014

The event's poster was inspired by the jihadist group's beheading videos

Israeli gay party organizer Dreck has drawn sharp criticism online for using imagery inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group to promote an event.

The group, also known as ISIS, has beheaded three Westerners in the last month and branded gay people as the 'worst of creatures.'

September 22, 2014

Director had denied all allegations in suit which has been withdrawn by accuser

With a well-publicized sex lawsuit now behind him, Bryan Singer has been confirmed to direct the next X-Men film.

September 17, 2014

Preacher tells gay couple they're going to hell for holding hands. But then the students start to sing to drown his idiocy out

When an anti-gay preacher decided to visit a Virginia university yesterday (16 September), he was expecting a perfect opportunity to spout his nonsense for everyone to hear.

But it turns out, not many people could hear his sermon.

Instead, the James Madison University students gathered around the preacher, singing a song of love and tolerance. With one guy on guitar, the group begins to sing 'How He Loves', a Christian song by John Mark McMillon. And with it, you can't hear the preacher at all.

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 14, 2014

Walking Dead comic book creator Robert Kirkman won’t rule out a gay subplot in a future season of AMC’s hit zombie apocalypse series, and character Daryl Dixon, played by actor Norman Reedus, could be the one to get it

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has answered fan speculation about the sexuality of show character Daryl Dixon in an interview with ComicBook.com, saying fans shouldn’t rule out a same-sex love interest for Daryl.

Kirkman co-created the comic book series that AMC’s hit show is based on in 2003, and there have been several gay or lesbian characters in the comics.

August 11, 2014

Oscar-winning actor had been battling a severe depression

Robin Williams was found dead Monday (11 August) at his home in Marin County, California.

The 63-year-old actor had apparently committed suicide.

An Oscar winner for Good Will Hunting who became a star on TV's Mork & Mindy in the late 1970s, Williams had been battling severe depression.

August 5, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy star has said he has been welcomed into the Marvel family with open arms

Guardians of the Galaxy might be the biggest film on the planet right now, but prepare now to get even more excited.

Star Chris Pratt, who went from tubby and adorable to an adorable hunk, has been doing several interviews to promote the new film.

Sitting down with Buzzfeed’s Whitney Jefferson the other day, he was asked about whether he had seen any of the X-rated fan fiction written about the Marvel universe.

‘Do you anything about the fan fiction on the Marvel stuff that is online?’ she asked.

July 30, 2014

Singapore’s Media Development Board has allowed Astonishing X-Men Issue 51 to be sold in the country because not all of the characters in the comic agreed with the marriage of superhero Northstar and Kyle Jinadu

Just weeks after an Archie comic book was banned by Singapore’s media censors for depicting a same-sex marriage, the country’s Media Development Board has allowed an X-Men comic to be sold which depicts the same thing.

The Media Development Board found that Astonishing X-Men Issue 51, published in 2012, dealt with the issue evenly as some characters in the comic approved of the wedding of superhero Northstar and Kyle Jinadu while others were opposed and thus it treated the issue in a ‘fair and balanced’ way.

July 18, 2014

It has been revealed that Singapore has banned a 2012 issue of Archie comics which depicts the marriage of the popular series’ first gay character Kevin Keller

Just days after Singapore authorities banned two children’s books with LGBTI themes, it has been revealed that they also banned a January, 2012 issue of Archie comics which featured a same-sex wedding.

Singapore based graphic novelist Sonny Liew discovered the ban after he contacted bookstore chain Kinokuniya about the comic, ‘Archie: The Married Life Book Three,’ and learned that it had been banned by Singapore’s Media Development Authority.

July 18, 2014

Openly gay actor will gueat star as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold

Since his series Prison Break went off the air in 2009, Wentworth Miller has rarely been seen on television screens except for in reruns.

The the now openly gay actor is returning to the TV spotlight with a guest role on The CW's newest superhero series The Flash.

Miller, 42, will first appear in the fourth episode of the show which premieres this fall, it was announced on Friday (18 July).

His role is that of Leonard Snart (aka Captain Cold) who considered an enemy of The Flash and is the leader of a group called The Rogues.

July 14, 2014

Publisher Jon Goldwater: 'He could have saved Betty. He could have saved Veronica ... but metaphorically, by saving Kevin, a new Riverdale is born'

This week's issue of the comic book Life With Archie will include the shocking death of the title character.

Archie will die while protecting his gay friend, Kevin Keller, from an assassin's bullet.

Keller, a military veteran, is the first gay character in the comic book franchise about the students of Riverdale High. The Life With Archie series focuses on the characters of Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones and Reggie Mantle as adults.

July 8, 2014

Russian Orthodox priest Alexander Shumsky has called the World Cup of football a ‘homosexual abomination,’ writing that players might as well be cross dressing because of their colorful shoes

Russian Orthodox priest Alexander Shumsky is glad his country has been knocked out of the World Cup because he says the event is homosexual propaganda.

Shumsky has warned that the bright colored shoes warn by teams are promoting the ‘gay rainbow’ and has dubbed the World Cup a ‘homosexual abomination.’

July 7, 2014

South African mom Michele Macfarlane has written a book about how she split from her husband after falling in love with the couple’s female au pair. She talked to GSN about the backlash she has received to the memoir’s publication…

Michele Macfarlane is not the first woman to split from her husband after falling in love with another women, but she is one of the few to write a detailed, brutally honest account of this turbulent period of her life.

I Left My Husband for the Au Pair details how Macfarlane fell for her nanny and her subsequent family break-up.

May 30, 2014

'Satan is pleased with the narrative that Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson'

A US pastor thinks any connection between Michael Sam, the first out draft pick of the National Football League, and Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball, is Satan's doing.

May 27, 2014

Holy smokes! Batman, one of the campest and homoerotic characters from superhero history, is 75 years old

Holy homosexuality! Batman is 75 years old.

And with the anniversary, what better way than to point out the reasons why many consider the character to be the gayest straight superhero in existence?

The ‘gay’ interpretation goes all the way back to 1954, when a psychiatrist claimed that the comic books were ‘homosexual fantasies’.

The 1995 feature film Batman Forever, and especially its 1997 sequel Batman & Robin, both helmed by openly gay director Joel Schumacher, attracted attention for the homoerotic innuendos.

May 18, 2014

The Spider-man star appears as trans woman in the emotional music video for new LGBT anthem from rock band Arcade Fire

Spider-man star Andrew Garfield appears as a trans woman in Arcade Fire’s new music video.

Hollywood actor Garfield stars as the troubled trans woman in the emotionally-charged video released 16 May.

The song We Exist, which will be the third single from the Canadian rock group’s album Reflektor, has been championed as a new LGBT anthem.

In the video, Garfield’s character starts by shaving his head and agonizing over his clothes before heading out in full drag.

May 15, 2014

French YouTube comedy channel It’s Big! have put together a funny fake trailer for the upcoming Man of Steel 2 movie in which Batman and Superman are gay for each other

French YouTube comedy channel It’s Big! have created a fake trailer for the upcoming superhero blockbuster Man of Steel 2, AKA Batman vs Superman, and in it the pair are hiding more than their secret identities.

The real movie stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck and hasn’t finished filming but that didn’t stop It’s Big! coming out with their own trailer.

The three minute short in English depicts a Batman who is struggling with his sexuality – though a cute Superman seems ever so comfortable with his.

May 14, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past says Nigel Farage needs to 'get out more' after saying people over the age of 70 were 'uncomfortable' with homosexuality

British actor Sir Ian McKellen has said gay people are still thought of as mutants in many places across the world.

The ‘X Men: Days Of Future Past’ star has revealed the director, Bryan Singer, convinced him to be Magneto by talking about gay rights.