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April 21, 2014

Was TV personality was mocking gay coming out process by tweeting: 'I'm hereby proclaiming my heterosexuality!'

Pat Sajak, who has been presenting contestants with puzzles on TV's Wheel of Fortune since the early 80s, has posted a puzzling tweet on his Twitter page.

The game show host tweeted: 'Damn the career consequences! I'm hereby proclaiming my heterosexuality!'

Sajak, 67, did not follow up with any kind of explanation but the timing of the tweet comes at a time when an increasing number of people in entertainment and sports are getting a lot of attention for coming out publicly.

The tweet has gotten plenty of reaction from followers including some who were not amused.

February 11, 2014

In revenge for CNN describing a Belarus statue as 'ugly', a state television broadcaster has taken his revenge at the Iwo Jima memorial

A Russian news anchor has accused a famous US army memorial to be a tribute to gay sex.

Dmitry Kiselyov, a controversial news anchor on Rossiya state television, has struck back against a CNN article that described a Belarus war monument to be ‘ugly’.

The worldwide news organization posted an article intended to be amusing looking at architecture around the globe.

It described the Soviet soldier ‘emerging from a mountainous block of concrete looks as if he’s about to thump the West into submission before hurling North America at the sun.’

February 6, 2014

Mock calmly tries to educate a defensive Morgan who feels he's been unfairly vilified by the trans community he supports

Piers Morgan and transgender author Janet Mock squared-off on Morgan's CNN show Wednesday (6 February) night - a day after an earlier interview resulted in a bitter Twitter war.

'I've spent an infuriating 24 hours and I want you to help explain why I've had to go through this,' said an aggrieved Morgan who opened up the program with a 1:35 question/statement explaining his fury.

January 3, 2014

10 LGBTI characters like a drag queen, a bear and a bisexual woman take on anti-gay politicians and religious pundits in the game available on iPhone, Android and Windows

A video game with gay, and anti-gay characters, will come to mobile phones this month.

The Ultimate Gay Fighter will debut January 2014, inserting gay characters ‘with moves that suited their specific lifestyles and interests’ into Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter-esque settings.

According to the video game creator Michael Patrick, Ultimate Gay Fighter started off as a joke between friends, but quickly became a mission to revise people’s perceptions about members of the LGBTI community.

January 2, 2014

The US Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has praised the creators of the post-apocalyptic game The Last of Us for its inclusion of a gritty non-stereotypical gay character

United States group GLAAD have named the character Bill from the PS3 game The Last of Us among its most intriguing new LGBTI characters in any medium of 2013.

GLAAD praised the inclusion of the stereotype breaking character, writing on the group’s blog, ‘There weren't many new LGBT characters to be found in mainstream video games this year, but one of 2013's most critically acclaimed featured a particularly interesting one.’

December 28, 2013

Alabama Republican state Senator Jerry Fielding wants to make a public stand for Christians who believe in biblical principles

A state senator from Alabama will introduce a motion in the legislature in support of Phil Robertson, the embattled patriarch of the reality show Duck Dynasty.

State Senator Jerry Fielding told CNN the symbolic proposal is meant to support conservative Christians who stand by 'biblical scriptures.'

December 23, 2013

The popular Mass Effect game, controversial for its third installment that allows players to engage in same-sex story lines, will continue with gay and lesbian player options in Mass Effect 4

Mass Effect gamers will continue to enjoy the ability to play gay characters.

The role play video game, headed into its fourth series installment, started giving players the option to engage their characters in same-sex romantic story lines in Mass effect 3.

Aaryn Flynn, general manager for Mass Effect’s developer BioWare, tweeted last week: ‘Great time playing the next Mass Effect game in Montreal. Ambitious. Beautiful. Fresh but recognizable. And fun!’

December 17, 2013

Parent's Committee, the Russian version of One Million Moms, claims the game forces children to act out 'homosexual seductions'

A Russian toy store is being accused of gay propaganda for selling a game promoting ‘homosexual seduction’.

Prosecutors have confirmed the toy store chain Katyusha is under investigation, and under the law could be shut down and fined one million roubles ($30,500, €22,000).

A complaint was lodged by the Parent’s Committee, which could be described as the Russian version of ultra conservative outrage US group One Million Moms.

October 1, 2013

Presenter at event for the upcoming Xbox One console made jokes about gamer's gender identity

A British comedian has apologized to the transgender gamer he ‘completely dehumanised’.

Fraser Millward admitted he was dismayed by the furore created by his comments in regards to a young female trans journalist at the Eurogamer Expo in Earl’s Court, London.

Laura Kate Dale, a contributor for gaming site Destructoid, was at the event covering Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One console.

On Twitter, Dale then said she was pulled up on stage and was called male and ‘it’.

September 29, 2013

Presenter at event for the upcoming Xbox One console made jokes about gamer's gender identity

A transgender video game journalist was left humiliated at a presentation for Microsoft's latest games console after the presenter made 'degrading' comments about her gender on stage.

Laura Kate Dale was at the event covering Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One system, which took place at the Eurogamer Expo in Earl's Court, London.

However, she was left 'completely dehumanised' after being invited on stage and receiving transphobic comments from Fraser Millward, a comedian hired for the event.

August 19, 2013

Gay rights activist in Russia complains to Google about a popular news and information portal is blocked from the search engine

LGBT Russians have complained to Google after they were unable to access a popular gay news website.

Gay.Ru, a news and interviews portal, was blocked from the Google homepage.

Usually if a Russian was to type in ‘gay’ into the main search engine, they would discover the website.

But now after the ‘gay propaganda’ laws have become enforced, it has disappeared from the search engine.

August 7, 2013

Florida woman was taken into custody after saying she was thinking of killing herself after her story was called into question

A mom who claimed her two-year-old son was called a faggot and assaulted for wearing a pink hairband at Walmart is in hospital for mental evaluation.

After the blog post, written under the byline Katie Vyktoriah, was published on the Huffington Post, it quickly went viral.

While many took the story to heart and were understandably outraged, others questioned the validity of the tale.

May 24, 2013

Petititon accuses most visited website in the world to be 'blatantly encouraging gay shaming culture'

Google has refused to change the search results saying ‘gayest’ means the exact same thing as ‘worst’.

When searching for ‘gayest trends’ on Google, it will list the ’10 worst men’s fashion trends of the decade’ among its results, with ‘worst’ being bolded.

The way Google algorithms work is if you’re searching for ‘hilarious videos’, Google will also show ‘funny videos’ too. Words Google considers to be synonyms will pop up in bold in search results.

May 13, 2013

Nintendo creates an update to disable ‘human relations that have become strange’ in 3DS game Tomodachi Collection: New Life

Nintendo’s Japanese Tomodachi Collection: New Life for 3DS has disabled it’s ‘bug’ that allows same-sex marriage between male Miis.  

The company has released a statement saying that anyone experiencing ‘human relations that have become strange’ should update the program.

May 9, 2013

Fans of the Nintendo DS game have celebrated the bug by posting photos of their gay avatar couples online

A glitch in the new video game Tomodachi Collection: New Life allows male avatars to marry each other and have children.

But sadly female characters are left out because the glitch in the system doesn't exist for them.

New Life is a life simulation game for the Nintendo DS, released in Japan on 28 April. It was the best selling game during its release week selling over 400,000 copies.

April 2, 2013

Finding Dory to focus on her friendly but forgetful blue tang fish character

Ellen DeGeneres has long had a running gag about the lack of a sequel to the 2003 animated smash Finding Nemo.

But  now it's no longer a joke.

The comedienne announced on her daytime talk show today that Disney-Pixar is making that sequel and it focuses on her character of Dory, a friendly but forgetful blue tang fish.

'I guess I've mentioned it on the show once or twice,' DeGeneres joked as she showed various past clips of her complaining about the lack of a sequel to Nemo which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

April 2, 2013

Millions of people changed their profile pic in favor of a version promoting the Human Rights Campaign for equal marriage

Millions of Facebook users turned their profile pictures for marriage equality last week, a Facebook report has found.

Roughly 2.7 million people in the US switched their main pics to the Human Rights Campaign image of a pink-on-red equal sign.

Users, as it is the internet, changed their profile photos to various versions of this image, some featuring Lion King characters, Star Wars storm-troopers and even Gay Star News ducks.

February 25, 2013

British man says he had to steal thousands of pounds for a wife who discovered his gay chatline habit

A British gay man who claims he was being blackmailed by his wife has gone to jail for stealing thousands from his employer.

Christopher Brown, 55, will be jailed for two years, and must pay £4800  ($7300, €5500) in costs.

The theft was discovered after an internal audit at the luxury goods company Dawson's, where Brown is employed.

Brown paid 56 company checks into his bank account, and claims he faced was blackmailed by his wife after she discovered he was using gay chatlines.

February 4, 2013

A Reddit user posted a story of how his grandmother walked out of her church in the US after a pastor's anti-LGBT sermon.

A proud grandson has described how his grandmother walked out of her church after an anti-LGBT sermon.

The American Reddit user, registered as BMMiller10, posted on the site that his grandmother had changed her conservative attitudes to homosexuality after he came out to her the previous year.

And after her pastor singled out another gay teenager in front of an entire congregation, promising to 'address the problem of homosexuality', she apologized to the teen and walked out.

December 4, 2012

The New York Police Department cops tell gay kids It Gets Better in video for the Trevor Project

New York police have spoken about the difficulties they had growing up and coming out gay, but assured other kids in the same position, It Gets Better.

The NYPD joined countless vloggers and public figures like Pixar, Disney, President Obama and Adam Lambert who have recorded an It Gets Better video for The Trevor Project.

The project founded in 1998 aims to provide Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBT teens whilst the video series reminds teens of the light at the end of the tunnel.

September 12, 2012

Internet search engine giant removes 'bisexual' from list of banned words after pressure from US groups

Search engine Google has removed 'bisexual' from its list of words it previously only associated with pornography.

The decision was made after pressure from bisexual community and campaign groups whose rankings on the website fell as a result of being blacklisted by the internet giant's Auto Complete and Instant Search functions.

'It’s not every day one of the biggest companies in the world changes its mind, but we are thankful that Google now sees bisexual people just like everyone else,' said Faith Cheltenham, president of the BiNet USA organization.

April 26, 2012

Will help users locate content more efficiently on Internet entertaiment site

Hulu is making it easier for visitors to find LGBT films and television shows on the popular internet entertainment site by giving them their own separate category heading for the first time.

Such acclaimed films as Latter Days, A Marine Story, The Crying Game, Velvet Goldmine, Come Undone and the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk are available in the section as well as classic television fare including Queer as Folk, Tales of the City and The Big Gay Sketch Show.

April 25, 2012

Fred Karger's ad, which features two men kissing at the end, has been reposted on site with a parental warning

Mitt Romney has the Republican nomination for president all but sewn up but that hasn't stopped Fred Karger from pushing on with his long-shot candidacy leading up to the June 5 primary in his home state of California.

Karger, who proclaims himself as the first openly gay candidate of either major political party to run for President, has gotten the kind of publicity that money can't buy in recent days for his 'Sexy Frisbee' campaign video.