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October 1, 2014

LGBTI media advocacy group announces networks must include transgender characters to receive an 'Excellent' grade from next year

GLAAD has issued a record 'Excellent' grade to three TV networks this year.

With shows such as Modern Family, The Fosters and Looking huge hits, the US LGBT media advocacy organization has looked backwards at the previous season and rated the networks on their LGBT-inclusive content between June 2013 and May 2014.

They have also released the Where We Are On TV report, analyzing the scripted characters in the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

ABC Family, HBO and MTV have earned 'Excellent' this year.

October 1, 2014

But, he admits: 'It was a few drinks in at that point. All bets were off'

Nick Jonas caused a bit of a stir last month when he took his shirt off at a few different New York City gay clubs and revealed his set of killer abs.

'I was in New York celebrating the release of the new music and I went to a couple of gay clubs and... (Laughs) They kind of made me do it, so I had to!' he tells PrideSource Magazine.

When it was pointed out that it was he himself taking that shirt off Jonas said: 'It was a few drinks in at that point. All bets were off.'

October 1, 2014

'You are alone with a man who is not your husband, who also has a husband'

Gone Girl's leading lady Rosamund Pike has a sex scene with Neil Patrick Harris in the highly-anticipated thriller opening in the US on Friday (3 October).

While the actual shooting of the scene was 'remarkably normal' the actress says things got a bit awkward before that.

Director David Fincher instructed Harris and Pike to spend two hours rehearsing their scene on an empty soundstage.

October 1, 2014

The View co-host says show was not about 'chick fights' when it was launched

Whoopi Goldberg explains her recent spat with Rosie O'Donnell this way: 'Like family, some days you're cranky. There are four of us and some days we're just cranky.'

September 30, 2014

Michael Hoffman did the videos for money and now wants to pursue acting

No one knew his name - but his body they were familiar with.

The bodybuilder had been posting photos and videos of himself online flexing his muscular body for awhile now.

But his profile really ratcheted up, particularly among gay blogs, when a solo video of him masturbating surfaced last week.

On Monday, the hunk took to YouTube to tell the world his name and to explain that he is a reluctant online porn sensation.

September 30, 2014

The Iris Prize Festival 2014 will feature the work of the world's best LGBTI filmmakers

LGBTI film lovers are excited as the Iris Prize is set to begin next week.

The world's finest LGBTI filmmakers will gather in Cardiff for the seventh time, welcoming guests from US, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Israel, France and many more.

'It is bigger and better than ever before, with the number of feature length movies doubled to 16,' festivla chair Andrew Pierce said.

'I always think of Iris as family. Granted a rather bigger family today than we knew back in 2007 when the world’s finest LGBT filmmakers gathered in Cardiff for the first time.

September 30, 2014

Emmy nominated actor will shoot action-drama The Nice Guys after wrapping sequel to Magic Mike

Matt Bomer's feature film career is beginning to gain some serious momentum.

The openly gay actor with the leading man looks has been cast in the action-drama The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The film, scheduled to be a summer 2016 release, is set in the 1970s and takes place in 1970s Los Angeles.

September 30, 2014

'We had a friend of a friend who knew a dude who had a castle' and Elton John sang

George Clooney's Italian wedding may have gotten all of the attention over the weekend but Neil Patrick Harris points out that he got married in Italy first.

'Take that Clooney! I don't see you showing pictures of your wedding on talk shows!' Harris joked Monday (29 September) during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Harris and his partner of 10 years David Burtka were married over the summer in a small Italian town near Perugia in front of about 50 guests which included Elton John.

September 30, 2014

For Richard Blanco, coming out was 'just a slow sort of easing into'

Richard Blanco was chosen in 2013 to do what such celebrated American poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelo had done in the past: write an original poem and recite it at the inauguration of a US president.

Blanco made all kinds of history at the second inaugural of US President Barack Obama with his poem One Today. He was first openly gay man chosen as inaugural poet, the first Latino, and at 44, the youngest.

Blanco has written a new memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos, in which he writes about how, growing up in Miami as part of a Cuban family, he hid being gay.

September 30, 2014

Whoopi tells Rosie:  'I'm really sick of your s***!"

Less than two weeks into their stint as co-hosts on The View, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell had a heated fight during a commercial break.

The war of words occurred during the taping of the show last Thursday (25 September) when moderator Goldberg reportedly cut O'Donnell off during the show's Hot topics segment to go to a commercial, according to Daily Mail.

September 29, 2014

West End run also expected for Britain’s favorite gay play, telling the story of teens Jamie and Ste finding love on a London council estate

Britain’s favorite gay play, Beautiful Thing, will return in 2015 for an 18-week UK tour.

The urban love story of two London teens realizing their sexuality has won millions of hearts since it was written by Jonathan Harvey in the early 1990s and was turned into a film in 1996.

The comedy-drama remains relevant as ever as a story of first love and coming out as a gay teenager.

September 29, 2014

Linda Hunt has been married to retired therapist Karen Klein since 2008

When one thinks of an Oscar winner actress who is an out lesbian and married to a woman, Jodie Foster is probably the first name the comes out mind.

But Linda Hunt, who received the best supporting actress Oscar in 1983 for The Year of Living Dangerously, also fits that description.

September 29, 2014

'Seriously, I'm healthier and in loving myself I attract a different kind of person now'

Grammy and Oscar winning musician Melissa Etheridge says there's one thing she has no complaints about since she turned 50: her sex life.

'The sex is better!' the 53 year old tells AARP Magazine. 'Seriously, I'm healthier and in loving myself I attract a different kind of person now.'

That person right now is Etheridge's new wife Linda Wallem who she married in May.

September 26, 2014

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson reveals he was caught stealing gay porn, forcing him to come out to his father

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is known for playing one of the most normal gay characters in television as Mitchell on Modern Family.

But there was nothing normal about his coming out.

'I was caught stealing gay porn when I was 14, I always consider that my coming out,' he revealed in an interview this week with The Talk's Aisha Tyler on her podcast Girl On Guy.

'It was so humiliating. I had been stealing porn for awhile, I had quite a bit of a collection.

September 26, 2014

Saying gay sex is 'part of life,' How to Get Away With Murder creator Peter Nowalk promises lots more

Viewers of last night's series premiere of ABC's legal drama How to Get Away With Murder saw gay law student Connor Walsh seduce a man to get information on a case.

Their flirtation in a bar later moved to the bedroom where clothes came off, breathing gets heavy, and Connor (played by Jack Falahee) tells the guy to 'turn over' and presumably begins rimming him.

The scene aired on the same broadcast network that 25 years ago lost advertisers because two gay men were simply shown in bed together on the drama Thirtysomething.

September 26, 2014

Gay TV host and writer admitted to taking the drug in the House of Lords, House of Commons, Windsor Castle, Clarence House as well as BBC Television Centre

Stephen Fry claims he took cocaine during a visit to Buckingham Palace..

The broadcaster, actor and comic also admitting to using the class-A drug in the House of Lords, House of Commons, Windsor Castle, Clarence House, BBC Television Centre as well as several offices of the top British newspapers.

September 26, 2014

One of the first openly gay characters in superhero comic books, the Pied Piper, is set to appear in the upcoming television adaptation of DC Comics’ The Flash

The Flash is set to face off against a gay super villain when he returns to television for the first time in 13 years.

According to TVLine.com’s Matt’s Inside Line blog, the Pied Piper will be among the villains in 2014’s The Flash and will appear mid-season – though the part appears not to have been cast as yet.

September 26, 2014

Puerto Rican pop star gives amazing response

'Dad, was I in your belly?' This was the most difficult question Ricky Martin has ever faced from his six-year-old sons.

The Puerto Rican star revealed his amazing response when his children asked him about the origins. Matteo and Valentino were born via gestational surrogacy in August 2008.

During a radio interview with Luisa Fernanda on the Enrique Santos Show on Univision MIX 98.3, Martin spoke about his new single Adiós and opened up about his children.

September 25, 2014

Barbra Streisand makes music industry history with sales of latest album

Barbra Streisand is number one again.

The legendary singer's latest album, Partners, has debuted at the top of the Billboard sales chart. This makes Streisand the first artist in history to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.

Streisand's first number one album, People, came out 50 years ago next month. Her other chart toppers include The Way We Were, A Star is Born, The Broadway Album, and Love is the Answer, among others.

September 25, 2014

British actor, who has starred in films like Love Actually and Underworld, reflects on the hit gay rights film

Bill Nighy has called Pride one of the best jobs he has ever had.

The British actor plays a gay Welshman in a mining community during the 1980s strikes in the hit film.

'Pride is one of the best jobs I ever had, and that’s not PR. That’s the absolute truth. When I read the script, it made me laugh from start to finish, and it’s also about a couple of things which are very close to my heart and probably close to anyone’s heart of my vintage, as they say in magazines,' he said.

September 25, 2014

Although he is most famous congressional candidate in the US, Aiken faces uphill battle with North Carolina voters

Clay Aiken parlayed his runner-up finish on the second season on American Idol into a successful recording career and stints on Broadway.

But at 35, he has turned his energy and ambition to politics as the Democratic candidate for a seat in the US Congress representing the 2nd District of North Carolina.

While he is currently the most famous congressional candidate in the US right now - he has been on the cover of Rolling Stone and People magazines in the past - Aiken is fighting an uphill battle in a largely Republican district.

September 25, 2014

Newlywed announces on Facebook: 'We have had the most special year and its JUST become even more beautiful'

Four months after their wedding, home design guru and TV personality Nate Berkus and his new husband Jeremiah Brent announced Wednesday (24 September) that they are going to become parents.

'We have had the most special year and its JUST become even more beautiful. We are happy to announce that we are expecting our first child!' the couple stated on Berkus's Facebook page.

September 25, 2014

Australian gay icon has just started her Kiss Me Once World Tour and is celebrating by giving her fans new tracks for free

Kylie Minogue has revealed four new songs for fans to download for free.

The Australian gay icon debuted the new tracks on her Soundcloud page, Glow, Wait, Break This Heartbreak and Chasing Ghosts.

The first three feature in a short film called Sleepwalker played at the beginning of her Kiss Me Once world tour, which began yesterday in Liverpool.

'Chasing Ghosts' was performed live during the show.

September 25, 2014

AMC’s The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has told GQ that he believes his character Daryl is gay but in denial and probably a virgin in the latest sign that the show will explore a romantic relationship between two men in an upcoming season

The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus has gone on the record after months of speculation by fans that his character Daryl may be gay – and his answer is 'yes,' though he thinks Daryl has probably never acted on those feelings.

Reedus told GQ magazine that he thinks Daryl is in denial about his sexuality and probably a virgin and that's how he has played the character since season two of the show.