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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.

May 2, 2014

Comic says she yelled 'Fierce! Fierce! Diva! Fierceness!' when Material Girl - protected by bodyguard - walked by her on red carpet

One of Kathy Griffin's best friends is Cher and another one is Gloria Vanderbilt.

So is it possible for this one-time D-lister to still be starstruck? Apparently so.

This week during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Griffin claims to have lost her composure when encountering Madonna at The Grammys this year.

After five losses, Griffin finally won the Best Comedy Album Grammy which she accepted during the non-televised portion of the evening.

April 24, 2014

Children 404, a documentary about the online support group that gives LGBTI teens hope in Russia, was accused of 'gay propaganda'

Police attempted to shut down the premiere of a documentary film about the horrors gay teens face in Russia last night (23 April) – and failed.

The film, Children-404, received its first showing at the Moscow ArtPlay Centre.

Children 404 is an online support group that publishes stories of LGBTI teens in Russia. The film interviews some of the teens in the group about their lives since the gay propaganda ban was enforced.

April 2, 2014

Actor Scott Evans plays 'Sibling Wed Game' with his Captain America star brother

Chris Evans showed up on The Tonight Show Tuesday (1 April) night to chat up his latest flick Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

But it was his younger brother, openly gay actor Scott Evans, who stole the show.

The Evans brothers were asked by host Jimmy Fallon to play The Sibling Wed Game, a version of the popular Newlywed Game. It involved asking each brother the same question while the other can't hear to see if their answers match.

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.