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May 5, 2014

US home design guru and Jeremiah Brent become first same-sex couple to be married at landmark location

With Oprah Winfrey among the celebrity guests, home decorating guru and TV host Nate Berkus married his fiance of one year, Jeremiah Brent, over the weekend.

And the couple made a little bit of history while doing so by becoming the first same-sex couple to be married at the New York Public Library.

April 19, 2014

Michael Egan claims he tried to repress memories of X-Men director until undergoing trauma therapy 11 months ago

Michael Egan, who is suing X-Men director Bryan Singer for allegedly sexually assaulting him when he was a minor, says he spent nearly a decade trying to repress the memory of the experience.

'I basically buried it in me as deep as I possibly could,' he said at a press conference (see video below). 'I developed a problem with drinking to numb that pain for years.'

'About two years ago, I decided to completely stop the drinking and 11 months ago, I walked into my first trauma therapy (session).'

August 15, 2013

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January 15, 2013

Won’t discuss his sexuality because that would 'legitimize the question'

In a new documentary about the life of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, lobbyist and longtime gay activist Ethan Geto addresses Koch's inaction during the AIDS crisis which had impacted so many of his constituents.

'So many people, particularly in the gay community, thought Koch was gay and that because he was a closeted gay man he wouldn’t do anything on AIDS,' Geto says in the movie. 'It would have been so incredibly invaluable for a popular mayor of New York to declare he was gay.'

November 19, 2012

Famous control freak files lawsuit against Jenni Pulos who calls him a 'bully'

Anyone who has watched the Bravo reality show Flipping Out knows that star Jeff Lewis likes to always be in control - especially since he famously suffers from obsessive–compulsive personality disorder.

But one thing he is unable to control is a book being penned by longtime assistant Jenni Pulos so he is suing her and her literary agents in an effort to quash the project.

October 5, 2012

Find out why Gay Star News already has global brands and multi-national organizations excited

Right from the start, Gay Star News has had global brands and multi-national organizations excited.

One key reason is our rapid growth. Having only officially launched in January 2012, we have grown by an average of 39% a month so far on our monthly unique visitors to the site and are growing even more rapidly than that on social media.

It’s well known that LGBT people own more homes and cars, spend more on travel and going out, are early adopters of the latest high-end technology and have the largest disposable income per capita of any ‘niche’ market.

October 5, 2012

Gay Star News offers a range of placement opportunities and booking options to meet your needs in a tailored way but here’s a guide to our prices

At GSN, we believe we can best serve you by providing a tailored quote having carefully listened to what you want from your campaign.

But here’s an idea of our prices (for quarter four, 2012):

August 22, 2012

Winfrey played psychiatrist who helped DeGeneres realize she was gay

Oprah Winfrey may be an Oscar-nominated actress, the talk show queen has taken on very few roles since she made a splash in 1985's The Color Purple.

One of the acting roles she did take on was as a therapist in a 1997 landmark episode of Ellen in which the lead character played by Ellen DeGeneres comes out as a lesbian.

Winfrey now reveals that after she appeared in the episode, which won an Emmy for its writing, the backlash quickly began.

August 22, 2012

Intersection at heart of gay district originally painted for pride month

During LGBT Pride Month in June, the crosswalks spanning the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards in the heart of West Hollywood were transformed from brick red to the colors of the rainbow flag that symbolizes gay pride.

Now the transformation will be permanent.

The West Hollywood City Council voted this week to keep the rainbow crosswalks in the section of the city known as Boystown where such popular spots as The Abbey attract tourists and locals alike.

August 21, 2012

Diller: 'My  first audience were gay people because they have a great sense of humor'

Just a month after her 95th birthday,  legendary comic Phyllis Diller died on Monday (20 August) at home in Los Angeles surrounded by her family.

Diller began working as a stand-up comic in the 1950s and is credited with paving the way for the likes of Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr and Margaret Cho, among others.

Diller had a gay following from the beginning.

'My first audience were gay people because they have a great sense of humor,' she once said. 'They love comedy and they love to laugh. How do you think they got the word gay put on them?'

August 21, 2012

He's too busy but she will finally announce her new partner Sept. 4

It's been nearly a year since her longtime TV partner, Regis Philbin, retired and since then, Kelly Ripa has been playing the field.

But early next month (4 September), the talk show host will finally settle on a successor to Philbin who she was teamed with for more than a decade.

The front-runners are reportedly Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live and singer Josh Grobin, both of whom have frequently guest hosted on the syndicated morning show which is currently called Live With Kelly.

August 20, 2012

Nick Gruber to reveal intimate details in book What Came Between Me and My Calvin

Calvin Klein was 69 when he took up with male model Nick Gruber - more than 40 years his junior - a few years ago.

Now that the two have parted ways, Gruber reportedly has plans to share the details of their time together in a book he's shopping around called What Came Between Me and My Calvin.

'Yes, it’s true that I’m writing a book,' Gruber tells the New York Daily News.

August 20, 2012

'It’s something, actually, we have spent a significant amount of time on'

It's been two months since Chad Griffin began his job as president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group in the US with more than one million members and supporters.

August 17, 2012

Former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell must pay Chris Armstrong for harassing him

When former University of Michigan Student Body President Chris Armstrong couldn't get an apology from Andrew Shirvell for engaging in a one-man, anti-gay campaign against him in 2010, he sued.

Armstrong was seeking $25,000 in damages from Shirvell,  a one-time assistant attorney general for the state. But a jury in U.S. District Court on Thursday (16 August) decided he deserved much more: $4.5 million.

August 16, 2012

Actor who played Tilda Swinton's son from hell in We Have to Talk About Kevin says: 'I’m Queer'

In his latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ezra Miller plays an out and proud gay teen.

The 19 year old is now publicly acknowledging that like his character in the film, he too is gay.

'I’m queer,' he tells Out magazine, on which he appears on the current cover. 'I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular.'

August 16, 2012

Kurt and Blaine begin season four in different places

When Glee kicks off its fourth season next month, gay couple Kurt and Blaine will no longer be strolling the halls of William McKinley High School together.

As Blaine (Darren Criss) begins his senior year, boyfriend Kurt (Chris Colfer) has graduated and is off to New York to pursue his career as a performer.

These high school sweethearts may be heading in different directions by the fourth episode of the new season.

August 15, 2012

Gay talk show hosts are also hanging out with Kelly Ripa

Just days after photos surfaced of his boyfriend kissing another man in a New York park, Anderson Cooper has been posting photos of his vacation in Croatia - with fellow gay television personality Andy Cohen.

August 15, 2012

Michael Leisner's bungled effort had gone viral on YouTube

Michael Leisner was largely unknown until during a few moments in the last weeks of his life, he tried to light some Cheerios on fire in a bungled anti-gay protest that went viral.

August 14, 2012

Alum of TV's Queer Eye alum that Judith Elaine Douglas became a PFLAG mom without him even having to ask

Kyan Douglas, who came to fame as the grooming expert on the Bravo makeover series Queer Eye, has shared with his Facebook followers that his mother died on Monday (13 August).

Douglas has written a moving tribute to Judith Elaine Douglas who was just 68 at the time of her death and was clearly close to her TV star son:

August 13, 2012

'Musica Delenit Bestiam Feram' translates to: 'Music Soothes the Savage Beast'

Just last week, Adam Lambert revealed via Twitter that he had done away with his trademark jet-black hair and become a platinum blond.

Now he's tweeted out the next step in his summer transformation: an arm tattoo.

Lambert has had the the Latin phrase 'Musica Delenit Bestiam Feram' tattooed onto his arm. Translated into English it means: 'Music Soothes the Savage Beast.'

August 13, 2012

Parks & Recreation star wonders: 'How many masseurs have to come forward?'

Rashida Jones is busy doing interviews to promote her new romantic comedy Jesse & Celeste Forever. But it's her remarks about John Travolta that has people buzzing.

In an interview with SpinningPlatters.com, the conversation veered away from the movie and over to the importance of closeted gay movie stars coming out.

Jones, one of the stars of NBC's Parks and Recreation, has some opinions:

August 13, 2012

Will play a TV and movie star making Broadway debut

Sean Hayes, an Emmy winning sensation on NBC's Will & Grace for eight years, is returning to the network this fall for a short-term role on the musical-drama Smash.

August 11, 2012

Tammy Smith promoted to brigadier general, making her the first openly gay flag officer

Tammy Smith was promoted yesterday (10 July) to brigadier general. As reported by the publication Stars and Stripes, Smith is the first general officer to come out while serving.

August 10, 2012

Frequent contributor to NPR's This American Life was 47 and had written about his cancer battle

It was just last year that David Rackoff won the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor for his essay collection Half Empty.  One of the essays, another shoe, had the author ruminating about his battle with cancer and how there was chance he would have to have his left arm and shoulder amputated.

'There are other extra-functional and non-cosmetic realities I have to consider,' he wrote. 'How does someone without a left arm know he’s having a heart attack, for example?'

On Thursday (9 August), Rakoff died from the cancer at the age of 47.