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October 31, 2014

Two and a Half Men star describes self as an 'effeminate heterosexual dork'

Jon Cryer's character on Two and a Half Men isn't gay and yet on next week's episode of the CBS sitcom, he's getting married to a man.

In real life, Cryer has been married to second wife Lisa Joyner since 2009 and yet he has often been mistaken for being gay.

October 31, 2014

Legendary actor awarded accolade for his work in promoting LGBTI rights

Sir Ian McKellen has been given the Freedom of the City of London.

The gay Shakespearean actor, known for his roles in Lord Of The Rings and X Men, received the award at Guildhall.

While largely ceremonial these days, it does come with some 'symbolic privileges' such as being allowed to drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge. (This technically no longer applies, but has been done periodically in recent years). 

One of the founders of campaigning group Stonewall UK, he also supports Pride London and The Albert Kennedy Trust.

October 30, 2014

The two drag queens are 'coffee frenemies'

Rupaul's Drag Race favourites Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano star in the first LGBTI Starbucks advert.

The season six winner and runner-up filmed the commercial titled Coffee Frenemies for Canadian LGBTI channel OUTtv in June while performing at WorldPride in Toronto.

Bianca may have helped Adore on the show, but she will not let her line-cutting protégé get between her and her skinny latte - which incidentally was going to be her drag name before she chose Bianca. 

October 30, 2014

'If they're your parents, they'll love you, so don't worry.'

Daniel Radcliffe has given a young 21-year-old guy advice about coming out.

The Harry Potter star was asked to be an 'agony uncle' to several young people's questions about their awkward problem for Buzzfeed.

Among them, which included adcice on when to have sex for the first time and affairs, was a young guy that was terrified to come out to his parents.

The question read: 'I'm 21 and gay, my friends know but I'm terrified of telling my parents.

October 30, 2014

Michael Bolton will serenade 'couple' with When a Man Loves a Man

The characters Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer play on Two and a Half Men aren't gay but they are getting married in next week's episode of the CBS sitcom.

So why would two straight men be tying the knot and sealing it with a kiss?

It seems they want to adopt a kid who otherwise would remain in the foster system.

Singer Michael Bolton will guest star in the episode airing on 6 November and serenade the 'couple' with his hit When a Man Loves a Woman only the lyrics will be 'When a man loves a man.'

October 30, 2014

Twenty models from six Asian cities feature in the awareness drive

Taiwanese diva and gay icon A-mei is the face and body of a nude gay awareness campaign for ELEMENT magazine.

She will also appear on the cover of the Singapore-based LGBTI bi-monthly, the only cover shoot she is doing this year. 

A-mei said, 'Love needs to be respected regardless of who you are, who I am.

'I hope by taking part in this campaign, more people will be aware, understand and recognize the LGBT community.'

October 30, 2014

The now openly gay actor wondered if his friends were connecting him to show's gay character, Matt Fielding

Wentworth Miller, currently appearing s a villain on The CW series The Flash, was focused on a good guy TV character back in college.

Miller, who came out publicly last year, was a fan of Melrose Place which included among its characters Matt Fielding. Matt was the only openly gay tenant in an LA apartment building filled with attractive young people.

October 29, 2014

Action by Melissa Rivers could be first step in wrongful death lawsuit

t’s not known if Melissa Rivers will be filing a wrongful death lawsuit in shocking death last month of her mother, Joan Rivers.

But she seems to be laying the groundwork for the possibility.

Rivers has hired a law firm to look into the legendary comedian's death which occurred after what was to be a routine throat procedure on 4 September.

Although Rivers was 81, she appeared to be in good health even performing a stand-up routine in New York City the night before the procedure.

October 29, 2014

Producers suspect someone wants to be the transgender punk rocker for Halloween

Just settling into his Broadway run as the lead in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Michael C. Hall is already missing his wig.

His long, blond wig disappeared after a recent performance following a scene where the transgender punk rocker character rips off the wig and throws it to the ground.

'Normally, the crew gets it immediately after the curtain call,' a source tells The New York Post's Page Six.

October 29, 2014

Newly out trans woman and former boxing promoter says is also confused about her sexuality at the age of 61

Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said she now regrets her homophobic comments, saying at the time she thought it was a 'joke'.

The 61-year-old, who once ran as a UKIP candidate for London Mayor, has said coming out as a trans woman has made her more wiser and more tolerant of other people in the LGBTI community.

When she was campaigning in 2004, she said she would not go to Camden as there were 'too many gays'. She said, pre-transition, that she had a problem with them 'flaunting their sexuality'.

October 29, 2014

David Burtka had wanted to be on the first season of show but Harris nixed offer

Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka are going to guest star on the smash FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show.

TVLine reports that Harris will appear in the final two episodes of the season as a chameleon salesman. Burtka will be in the season finale in part of the storyline involving a batty chanteuse played by Emmy winner Jessica Lange.

October 29, 2014

Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has turned to Twitter to hose down online claims that he is worried he will disappoint his female fan base if his character Daryl Dixon is written as gay, dismissing them as ‘bullshit’

The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus has declared claims that he is worried about losing his appeal with his female fan base if his character Daryl Dixon is written as gay to be ‘total BS.’

Several celebrity gossip publications carried the claim this week, which they said came from unnamed ‘insiders’ close to the star of AMC’s hit zombie apocalypse show.

‘He fears the same-sex shocker would hurt ratings by disappointing his legions of female fans,’ GLOBE Magazine and Celeb Dirty Laundry claimed.

October 29, 2014

Shepherd appears on Good Morning America and makes fun of O'Donnell's various ailments - predicts she will be on the show just one year

Sherri Shepherd, a former co-host of ABC's The View, relentlessly made fun of current co-host Rosie O'Donnell during a television interview this week.

Shepherd appeared in Good Morning America to promote her role in the Broadway musical Cinderella and said she still watches the show she co-hosted for seven years before departing in the summer.

Shepherd kicked off her Rosie ribbing by lifting up her leg which O'Donnell did during her first show this season. O'Donnell returned to the show after quitting in 2007 after one stormy year.

October 29, 2014

'Thank God he waited for his kids to grow up before making this transition or whatever it is he's going through'

Talk show host Wendy Williams went off on reality star and Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner on her show Wednesday (29 October) for recent changes in his appearance.

Williams, during the Hot Topics portion of her show, flashed a photo of Jenner in which he is holding a lit cigarette and appears to be wearing pink nail polish.

'Thank God he waited for his kids to grow up before making this transition or whatever it is he's going through,' Williams said.

October 28, 2014

Cartoon Network introduces kids to gay characters, but heavily watered down what could have been a real moment in children's television

Cartoon Network has aired a kid's show featuring its first gay characters.

But what could have been a real moment was watered down heavily by the network afraid that children would be confused by two men kissing.

In a recent episode of Clarence, a new cartoon series focusing on a 'permanently optimistic boy', featured a small scene in a restaurant.

October 28, 2014

Ex-wife Lara Embry gets lump sum of $1.2 million, half of Glee and other TV royalties and more

Jane Lynch is now officially divorced from Dr. Lara Embry and it was a costly split for the two-time Emmy winner.

Embry will receive a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period, half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485, half of a 401K totaling $315,079 and half of all royalties from Lynch's TV appearances, including Glee, according to legal documements obtained by TMZ.

October 28, 2014

Sitcom star has been with  Scott Icenogle for eight years

Sean Hayes is getting hitched.

The Emmy winning actor, best known for his role on Will & Grace, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and on The Talk in recent days wearing a ring.

He didn't mention the engagement on the air but upon spotting it, the site RumorFix contacted the actor's representatives and confirmed it is an engagement ring.

October 27, 2014

'I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love.'

Dolly Parton has said anti-gay Christians who use the Bible to spout idiotic views are the real 'sinners'.

The country legend and Christian star said she will always love her gay fans after she was asked why she thinks she became an icon.

Speaking to Billboard, she said: 'They know that I completely love and accept them, as I do all people. I've struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood.

October 27, 2014

British actress, who stars in Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, reveals she took a girl to prom

Keira Knightley has revealed teachers told her that being gay is 'disgusting' after she kissed a female friend at prom.

The Oscar nominated actress, who stars in Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, said she 'fucking hated' attending school in south west London - and for good reason.

‘I went to prom with my best mate, Emily. We both turned up an hour late, and I’d been filming Bend It Like Beckham, and I turned up in leather pants and a crop top,' she told Vulture.

October 27, 2014

Show is based on UK series Saturday Night Takeaway but won't air on Saturday nights

Less than a year after How I Met Your Mother left the air, Neil Patrick Harris has booked his next TV gig.

The recent Tony winner will host the US version of the UK series Saturday Night Takeaway for NBC.

Ten episodes of the show have been ordered but they will not air on Saturday nights. The US version does not yet have a title and will be produced by the UK-based ITV.

October 26, 2014

‘A large part of my fan base is gay and those are my people’ says the US rapper and performance artist about who his music is for

Queer rapper Mykki Blanco has said as an LGBTI rapper and musician, he doesn’t look for the approval of straight artists.

In an interview with New York-based magazine Paper, he spoke about his new music, straight rappers and being arrested for being gay in Portugal.

‘A large part of my fan base is gay and those are my people,’ the California raised rapper and performance artist said.

October 26, 2014

Boulevard, one of the actor's final films prior to his death, has not been picked up by a mainstream distributor

Boulevard, which stars Academy Award winner Robin Williams as a man struggling to come to terms with being gay late in life, may never be shown in cinemas as it has not been picked up by a mainstream distributor.

The UK Mirror on Sunday quoted an unnamed source as saying that 'it's really sad but it is looking impossible that Boulevard will ever see the light of day.'

'It has proved to be a struggle for it to find the support it needs to be released.

'The cast have tried, as have the crew. But for many reasons it is looking very unlikely.

October 25, 2014

'Michael was an outstanding look in practice in that he was very, active and worked, very, very hard'

There was simply no room for Michael Sam on the Dallas Cowboys.

Jerry Jones, owner of the National Football League team, used a portion of his weekly radio show to explain why the out rookie was cut from the practice squad.

The owner first praised the league's first openly gay draft pick.

October 24, 2014

Holy homosexuality!

After 75 years of caped crusading, you would have thought someone would have asked Batman about his close-knit relationship with Robin.

But finally, in a new comics series, he answers the question that has been on everyone's lips for three quarters of a century.

Multiversity: The Just #1, by Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver, was released on 22 October.

It features the offspring of the world's most famous DC Comics superheroes (Chris Kent, for example, the foster son of Clark Kent, Superman).