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April 1, 2014

Disney icon met a 'gay' cat in a comic strip, and decided to teach a lesson to 1930s kids about tolerance

You might think of Mickey Mouse as the magical, friendly, steam-boating icon of the Disney Corporation, but he has a darker past.

Back in 1931, a comic strip featured the mouse visiting his neighbor Kat Nipp.

From the sight of his yard sign, Mickey is nervous that his neighbor is clearly such a ‘tough bird’ that he never learned how to spell.

‘Oh, I beg your p-p-pardon! But are you the tough g-g-gentleman who lives here?’ Mickey says.

March 31, 2014

Ghana’s former deputy speaker of parliament has said that people advocating for the rights of LGBTI people in Africa are carrying out ‘satanic’ works and that if children are allowed to be raised by same-sex couples they will grow up to be ‘miscreants’

Ghanaian retired MP Mike Ocquaye has called calls for the protection of LGBTI people in Africa ‘satanic attacks’ and has claimed that Africa’s traditional family system is being threatened by the West.

The former Deputy Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament claimed homosexuality was a foreign ‘abomination’ being pushed on Africa.

‘We consider this an abomination,’ Ocquaye told an anti-gay forum in Accra, according to GhanaWeb.

March 24, 2014

HRC honoree Paris Barclay jokes that during Roberts' nomination hearing 'you did not see one, single picture of (him) in that wig. But I have them.'

When Paris Barclay accepted the Visibility Award over the weekend at the Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles, he shared with the sold out crowd a high school memory that US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts would probably want forgotten.

It seems the two were classmates at an all boys high school long before their paths went in separate directions. Roberts ended up heading the highest court in the US and Barclay an Emmy winning director who is the first black and first gay president of the Directors Guild of America.

March 24, 2014

New superhero film will be the first major release after Page came out as lesbian in a heartfelt Valentine's Day speech

X-Men: Days of Future Past has premiered a new trailer.

Starring gay actors Ian McKellen and Ellen Page, the superhero film is a follow up to 2011’s prequel X-Men: First Class.

It will unite the cast of the original trilogy with the newer stars like James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Nicholas Hoult are also among the other returning cast members.

March 17, 2014

' ... You learn from those mistakes. If not, you’re just a fool. I’m thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it'

Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy now wishes he hadn't dragged his fast food restaurant chain into the debate over gay marriage even though he remains opposed to it.

'Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make,' Cathy says in an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

February 25, 2014

British actors and best friends say the films are a clear metaphor for the gay rights movement

The X-Men series is about the gay rights movement, according to stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

The esteemed British actors and best friends, who play enemies Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier in the movie franchise, say the persecution of ‘mutants’ in the film reflects the struggles of the LGBT community.

‘Mutants are like gays, they’re cast out by society for not good reason,’ McKellen said.

February 19, 2014

When her character kissed another woman she was thinking' the Internet was going to explode ... I think Twitter is just going to like invert itself!'

ABC's Super Fun Night may or may not see a second season but it's first season certainly ends this week on a gay note.

Last week, the character of Marika, played by Lauren Ash, has discovered that she is a lesbian after a kiss from a straight girl named Kendall (Kate Jenkinson).

In the season finale tonight, she struggles to tell her close-knit group of equally socially awkward friends which includes series star Rebel Wilson of Bridesmaids fame in her first US series.

January 14, 2014

Premier gay shop Prowler is hooking up with Gaydar and aussieBum for a steamy swimwear show at the Gay Star News two-day birthday event. Male and female models will strut the year's hottest swim suits at the London event aimed at the LGBTI community

Models clad in aussieBum's hottest wares are sure to steal the show this weekend at the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show.

Prowler, the UK’s leading gay lifestyle store, will be taking to the G-A-Y daytime catwalk with Gaydar models showing off aussieBum’s best in swim briefs, trunks and shorts.

December 18, 2013

Director of indie hit Don Jon has signed up to produce Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series.

US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce a film based on the LGBT-inclusive comic book series Sandman.

The 'Dark Knight Rises' actor confirmed the project last night, expressing his delight at being involved in the project. 

He said: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I'm incredibly honored to be working with David Goyer, Warner Bros, and @neilhimself on SANDMAN.’

Sandman, which ran for 75 issues from January 1989 until March 1996, has been applauded for having many LGBT characters.

December 17, 2013

Actor plays closeted Wall Street executive in denial about having the disease

Taylor Kitsch had a lot to learn.

The 32-year-old actor is one of the stars of HBO's upcoming film The Normal Heart based on Larry Kramer's play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

'I mean, look: I was born in ’81. I had no idea about the whole AIDS epidemic,' the actor tellsVulture.

The Friday Night Lights star says it was all a bit of a stretch.

December 7, 2013

Weather reporter doesn't let two dancing men keep her from talking about hurricane Xavier

Before we get to the beefcake, let's be serious. Please be safe during Atlantic storm Xavier. It has hit Great Britain, and its winds have reached 98 miles per hour.

According to the Voice of Russia the storm, which could be the worst northern Europe has seen in 30 years, will also batter the Netherlands, Poland and southern Scandinavia.

November 28, 2013

Judge allowed dying Vernita Gray to marry Patricia Ewert six months before marriage equality law goes into effect

Same-sex marriages do not become legal in Illinois until June but Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert jump-started things when they got married in the state on Wednesday (27 November).

A federal judge granted them the right to legally wed six months early because Gray, 64, is terminally ill with cancer.

The couple made things official during a civil ceremony in their Chicago home.

'I'm so excited for us and for the community, for today is a beginning. One so richly deserved,' said Gray in a statement.

November 21, 2013

Benjamin Deeds is a brand new superhero with the power to shape-shift into any person - man or woman - at will

Marvel has revealed a new gay, gender-bending superhero in the new instalment of the ‘Uncanny X-Men’ comic books.

Benjamin Deeds came out in the 14th issue released this week.

With the code name ‘Morph’, the high school student has the power to shape-shift his appearance – as well as his gender - at will.

Joe Taraborrelli, senior communications manager of Marvel Entertainment, said he hoped the character would continue the company’s rich tradition in storytelling.

November 10, 2013

A state hearing officer ruled Andrew Shirvell was justifiably dismissed, in 2010, for his intimidation of University of Michigan Student Body President Christopher Armstrong

Andrew Shirvell is suing to get the job he had while he tormented a gay student body president of the University of Michigan.

The former state assistant attorney general filed a federal wrongful termination lawsuit this week (7 November).

According to the Detroit Press Mike Cox, the attorney general who fired him in 2010, is one of the people named in the suit.

November 7, 2013

Bisexual actress Saffron Burrows will play lesbian comic book character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – the first time an openly LGBT Marvel character has been portrayed on screen

Marvel Comics will have its first openly gay character portrayed on screen when actress Saffron Burrows plays openly lesbian character Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Marvel made the announcement that Burrows would play Hand yesterday in a blog post with the first pictures of Burrows in the role.

November 6, 2013

Image features Chris Hemsworth cuddling with co-star Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston

Thor wrapping his big strong arms and hammer around a man?

That's the image on an unauthorized poster accidentally used at a Shanghai theater advertising this week's release of Thor: The Dark World.

Fans of the franchise knew something was amiss at first glance.

The superhero, played by Chris Hemsworth, would certainly never be so physically affectionate with his villainous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and their cuddle in the poster is more than brotherly.

October 28, 2013

Marvel Comics writer Al Ewing has confirmed he intends to write Thor’s brother as a gender bending bisexual in the upcoming series Loki: Agent of Asgard

Marvel Comics’ Loki will be written as bisexual in 2014’s Loki: Agent of Asgard comic book series in line with Norse mythology.

The character’s sexuality was confirmed by writer Al Ewing on his blog Scream, Robot Scream! on 23 October in response to a fan query.

‘Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that,’ Ewing posted.

‘He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.’

In Norse mythology Loki is depicted as a cunning trickster who had the ability to change his shape and sex.

October 24, 2013

Comic book writer has revealed they will be playing with the Nord God of Mischief's fluid sexuality and gender in future issues

Marvel’s Loki is to have future gay romances and become a woman in future issues of the comic series.

Loki: Agent of Asgard will portray the Norse villain as having a fluid sense of sexuality and gender.

Writer Al Ewing has confirmed he will return to the mythological portrayal of the trickster god as bisexual.

‘Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that,’ Ewing wrote on Tumblr in response to a fan’s question.

‘He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.’

October 24, 2013

Complaints were made after Superman in 'turned' gay in the show, where he becomes a weak, lisping stereotype

Universal Studios has finally axed a Halloween show described by many as homophobic.

In the Bill and Ted live show at the Hollywood theme park, many were furious by Superman’s actions when he is ‘turned’ gay.

During the transformation, Superman is lisping, sexually aggressive, physically weak and is mocked and attacked for humor repeatedly.

October 22, 2013

Hollywood theme park has responded to criticism that their live show featuring a gay Superman is homophobic and offensive

After accusations of homophobia, Universal Studios has claimed its show featuring a stereotypically gay Superman is ‘satirical’.

In the Halloween live show at the Hollywood theme park, the superhero is ‘turned’ gay.

During the transformation, Superman is lisping, sexually aggressive, physically weak and is mocked and attacked for humor repeatedly.

September 26, 2013

Man of steel has shocked the world several times, but you have to find out what happens when everyone's favorite superhero encounters pink kryptonite

Superman has got a big gay secret.

GSN has been looking through our comic book vaults and has discovered a storyline you have to see.

In the plot of a Supergirl comic, Superman is affected by ‘pink kryptonite’ – making him gay.

‘You know, Superman’s been acting awfully strange since being exposed to pink kryptonite. What do you think’s wrong with him’ Lois Lane asks in the issue.

Supergirl responds by saying: ‘Lois, you so don’t want to know,’ as Superman speaks to the young photographer Jimmy Olson.

September 14, 2013

The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard calls into question what led to the gay student's death

Journalist Stephen Jimenez 's new book on Matthew Shepard calls into question everything that is accepted about the gay man's death.

In 1998, the 21-year-old college student was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of  Laramie, Wyoming.

He was unconscious and had been so severely pistol whipped the biker who discovered  him thought he was a scarecrow. Shepard died six days later.

September 10, 2013

In an effort to stop accusations of homophobia, the global comic book company has hired an openly gay writer

DC Comics has hired a gay writer for Batwoman.

When the lesbian superhero’s previous writers sensationally quit last week accusing the global comic book company of blocking a gay wedding storyline, many accused DC of homophobia.

Surely hoping to stop the negative press, Marc Andreyko was announced as the new talent to take on Kate Kane.

September 5, 2013

Two writers depart the lesbian superhero series after they felt DC tried to 'compromise the character and the series’

Two comic book writers have quit after DC Comics banned them from showing Batwoman marrying her girlfriend.

JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have claimed one of the largest comic book companies asked them to ‘compromise the character and the series’.

Earlier this year, Kate Kane asked her girlfriend Maggie to marry her in the first ever superhero proposal.