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April 24, 2015

President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is accusing Marvel Comics of trying to brainwash young people

Franklin Graham, the son and successor of legendary US evangelist Billy Graham, has claimed there is a conscious agenda by Marvel Comics to brainwash young people into accepting a homosexual ‘lifestyle’ after a character in the popular comic book series X-Men was revealed to be gay.

Earlier this week the leading comic book entertainment company revealed that Iceman, AKA Bobby Drake, would be revealed to be gay in issue #40 of All New X-Men.

April 23, 2015

Fans have accused the comic book writers of biphobia

Marvel Comics' editor-in-chief and top writer has defended the outing of Bobby Drake/Iceman.

In the new issue of All New X-Men, the young time-travelling version of the ice-wielding mutant is outed as gay by psychic Jean Grey.

In the comic, Iceman thinks he could be bisexual. Grey, on the other hand, tells him she knows he is 'full gay'.

Some fans have accused the Marvel writers of biphobia or bisexual erasure.

April 21, 2015

Has crush on male teammate

Iceman/Bobbie Drake, one of the original five X-Men, has come out as gay.

Leaked pages from All-New X-Men #40 were posted on 4chan before its official release on Wednesday (22 April).

The comic series centers around the five young original X-Men (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman and Jean Grey) who time travel to the present day and fight alongside new members of the team.

In the leaked pages, Iceman, who fans have long-speculated to be gay, is outed by psyhic Jean Grey.

April 17, 2015

Model was attacked again in hospital

A Brazilian transgender woman was stripped and had her head shaved and face disfigured in a brutal police beating.

Veronica Bolina was arrested on Sunday (12 April) for assaulting an elderly women in her apartment building in São Paulo and put in a male prison.

For reasons not yet clear, the model got into a fight with a police officer during a cell transfer and bit off half his ear.

April 14, 2015

People are a little obsessed with Iron Man and The Hulk...

In the second Avengers film Age of Ultron, the superheroes are closer than ever.

But maybe not this close.

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, who star in the upcoming Marvel film, joined Jimmy Kimmel last night.

During one of the segments, the late night host showed the cast some sexy, some very sweet erotic slash artwork created by fans.

To one of Downey Jr and Ruffalo's characters shirtless and in a sexual pose, Hemsworth jokes: 'That's just another day on set.'

April 4, 2015

Hearty local food in a restaurant that celebrates the region's history

Narvik is one of the key towns in northern Norway.

As a result of the Gulf Stream weather pattern, it is a major port that is ice-free during the winter months. 

It was for this reason that it was selected as the harbor from which Sweden would export the iron ore mined from nearby Kiruna.

April 3, 2015

'I can only hope that (the government) will do the right thing for the people of our state'

Singer John Mellencamp doesn't plan to join others in the boycott of Indiana over the signing of its 'religious freedom' law.

But he 'thought seriously' of canceling some upcoming shows.

The life-long resident of the state states in a Facebook post that he has a 'heavy heart' over legislation that opens the door for private businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians for religious reasons.

March 31, 2015

Mike Pence finally says: 'This law does not give anyone a license to deny services to gay and lesbian couples'

Less than a week after he rushed to sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law in a private ceremony, Indiana Governor Mike Pence is now calling for the legislation to be 'clarified' and 'fixed.'

Pence held a press conference on Tuesday to address the widespread furor the law has caused because it is believed it will give private businesses and organizations the right to discriminate against LGBTI people and others due to religious beliefs.

March 31, 2015

Focus now shifts to Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson who must sign bill for it to become law

The Arkansas state legislature on Tuesday passed a 'religious freedom' bill nearly identical to the law that is causing a firestorm in Indiana and threatens that state's reputation and economy.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson had earlier indicated he planned to sign SB 1228 into law. It's not known if the massive backlash now facing Indiana Governor Mike Pence will impact thst decision.

March 24, 2015

Homophobic preacher claims he is following Jesus and refuses to 'tone it down'

A British street preacher was ordered to pay a fine to a gay man he called a 'sinner' and 'sodomite' or go to jail.

Michael Overd has regularly been preaching his homophobic beliefs in town centres across the UK, but especially in his hometown of Taunton, Somerset.

When a gay man, Darren Chambers, challenged his views, they clashed.

Overd told him he was an 'abomination', and used the old homophobic favorite 'God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.'

March 11, 2015

Midnighter to ‘find himself’ using gay hookup app

DC Comics are going one step further this year when openly gay superhero, Midnighter, gets Grindr.

The superhero finds himself single after splitting with his husband of 13 years, Apollo.

Following the split, he does the deed and downloads Grindr in an effort to ‘find himself' in the first issue of his new solo series. 

He meets a guy and is shocked to find out that he's not deterred by the fact that he’s really Midnighter, in fact it’s quite a turn on:

March 4, 2015

Shocking images of the horrific murder

Pictures have been released of a gay man thrown to his death by ISIS militants.

The blindfolded man believed to be in his 20s was dragged to the top of a seven-story building by three extremists in black masks in Raqqa earlier this week.

In the images, released by activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, crowds of people are seen underneath the building watching the horrific murder.

February 28, 2015

Batman's feline enemy comes out in latest issue of DC Comic

Holy furballs Batman, Catwoman is bisexual!

The feline villain, the alter-ego of Selina Kyle, comes out in the latest issue of DC Comics' Catwoman #39, writer Genevieve Valentine confirms on her blog.

'She’s flirted around it – often quite literally – for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation,' Valentine writes.

February 27, 2015

Lesbian actress continues her TV comeback in the ABC comedy

Raven-Symoné has landed a guest-starring role on ABC comedy Black-ish.

The openly gay actress and singer will play Rhonda, Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) lesbian sister, who is just as uncomfortable talking about her sexuality as he is.

'The two have a playful rivalry in which they jockey for position in their mother’s (recurring guest star Jenifer Lewis) rankings that are released every December,' EW reports.

February 24, 2015

'Excellent show but no gays please'

The Walking Dead has been criticised after it featured a gay kiss between two men. 

Aaron and his partner Eric, who are the first gay male characters to appear on the popular action series, shared a kiss during last Sunday's (22 February) episode of the show in the US. 

Despite the AMC series being renowned for its over the top scenes of violence and gore, a number of the show's fans took to Twitter after the gay kiss aired to express their disgust at having to watch two men sharing an intimate moment. 

February 23, 2015

Italians respond in the best possible way

Islamic State militants have threatened to take over Rome and throw gay people from the 'Leaning Tower of Pizza.'

The militant group made the threat Saturday (21 February) on Twitter, seemingly unaware of the glaring spelling mistake – or the fact that the tower is 200 miles outside of the Italian capital.

'#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, we will conquer & establish the justice of #shariah. We will use your leaning tower of pizza to throw off homosexual,' the tweet reads.

'#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome with slaughter,' said a second.

February 23, 2015

American actor Jordan Woods-Robinson will appear in the latest episode of the show as ‘Eric’ – the love interest of ‘Aaron’ played by actor Ross Marquand

Fans of zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead will get their look at the show’s latest LGBTI character this week as the show’s first openly gay male character gets a love interest.

Aaron, played by actor Ross Marquand, was introduced to fans last week as a recruiter for a fortified community of survivors called Alexandria and the show’s creators let it be known that this was the major gay male character for The Walking Dead that they had been dropping hints about for months.

February 17, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about Aaron

The Walking Dead has finally introduced its much-anticipated gay character.

In the closing moments of Sunday night's show, Aaron played by Ross Marquand approaches Maggie and Sasha, who both recently lost two siblings.

'I’m a friend,' he tells the suspicious women, whose guns locked are on him.

'I’d like to talk to the person in charge. Rick, right? I have good news.'

Aaron will be familiar to readers of the comics.

February 13, 2015

One-time Superman hopes all 13 episodes of Partners will be made available for fans

Since he burst on to the movie scene in the title role of Superman Returns in 2006, hunky Brandon Routh has had the attention of gay fans.

But his connection to that fan base has only grown since then as he has played gay characters on an episode of Will & Grace, in the movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno and on the short-lived CBS sitcom Partners.

February 13, 2015

The bisexual singer was best known for the hit Fade To Grey

Steve Strange, who reached the peak of his fame in the 1980s as lead singer of the pop band Visage, has died of a heart attack.

He was 55.

Strange's agent Pete Bassett tells BBC News he was aware the singer had 'certain health problems but nothing we knew was life threatening.'

February 11, 2015

Writer/director Ira Sachs talks exclusively with Gay Star News about his inspirations and influences that shaped this delicate story.

With his latest movie, Love Is Strange, about to open across the UK, we spoke by telephone with writer/director Ira Sachs to get beneath the skin of this delicate exploration of love, relationships, and family.

February 9, 2015

Midnighter will star with his partner Apollo

DC Comics has announced it will be the first mainstream publisher to release an ongoing series of solo comics featuring a gay male superhero in its central universe.

Midnighter, written by Steve Orlando and art by ACO, currently has no release date but will feature the title character and his long-term partner Apollo. It is expected around June.

Following lesbian superhero Batwoman's monthly solo series, which started in 2011 and will be cancelled in March, critics are hailing this as a commitment to LGBTI representation.

February 7, 2015

Beautiful stories told without words, we meet the writer who is continuing the tradition of gay art and literature.

Writer and editor Dale Lazarov has been publishing gay literature since the 1980s. In 2005 he made the move into graphic art with Sticky – a collaboration with artist Steve MacIsaac.

Now focusing primarily on this genre, Lazarov researches and develops the story and then collaborates with an artist to draw the scenes.

Simplistically you could describe these works as gay erotica, and there is an undoubtedly sexual edge to Lazarov's work, but these are also unique and compelling stories that explore modern gay life.

February 6, 2015

The man behind Spiderman, Iron Man and the Hulk says it 'never occured' to him

Stan Lee has explained why never created a gay superhero.

The creator of many beloved Marvel comic book characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Hulk, has said it never 'occurred' to him to make one of them gay.

'No, I really have not,' the 92-year-old said. 'I don't think it's necessary to have every type of person in the world in the stories.'

Lee said writing about gay characters is something he can't write about because he doesn't know much about it.