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April 25, 2015

Matt Bomer, Sam Smith, Boy George, Mario Lopez, Debra Messing, Andy Cohen and Steve Grand also give shout outs

Bruce Jenner, who publicly came out as transgender Friday night in a television interview, received an outpouring of support from his fellow celebrities as he shared his story with the world.

Among those who took to Twitter was transgender actress Laverne Cox who wrote: 'Sending lots of love and support to #BruceJenner and their family tonight. It is always brave to stand in one's truth. Congrats darling.'

April 25, 2015

The 17 million viewers result in highest-rated episode of 20/20 in 15 years

Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday earned ABC's 20/20 its highest ratings in 15 years and also exploded on Twitter.

The two-hour program garnered just under 17 million viewers - one of the biggest audience on a Friday night for a non-sports special since 2003.

During the show, Jenner discussed beginning the process of publicly transitioning to female at the age of 65.

The Jenner interview was the highest-rated for a 20/20 episode since a 2000 interview with John and Patsy Ramsey, parents of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey.

April 25, 2015

The NBA player, who was briefly married to Jenner's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, sent the tweet after Jenner came out as a transwoman

 NBA player Kris Humphries has publicly distanced himself from former father-in-law Bruce Jenner after the former Olympian came out as a transwoman.

Humphries, who was married to Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian for 72 days in 2011, sent a tweet soon after Jenner came out saying: ‘Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou’

The comment drew widespread anger and criticism over Twitter, with many calling him an ‘idiot’ and stating he was dumped by Kardashian, rather than getting out on his own accord.

April 25, 2015

'I think what they’re doing with our characters is really unique'

Matt Bomer was at the CinemaCon event for theater owners to talk up the male stripper flick Magic Mike XXL but couldn't avoid being asked about American Horror Story: Hotel.

The hunky actor will star opposite Lady Gaga in the fifth season of the FX anthology series to premiere in October.

'I know that I’ll be working with Stefani [Germanotta], Lady Gaga, pretty extensively, so I’m excited about that,' Bomer told MTV News.

April 25, 2015

'Bruce has bigger fish to fry than turning into Belinda'

Don't expect Bruce Jenner and Wendy Williams to share a meal anytime soon.

April 24, 2015

Olympic champion turned reality TV star talks about his 'journey' with Diane Sawyer in interview tonight

The day for the airing of Bruce Jenner's highly-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer has finally arrived.

'It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster but somehow I’m going to get through it,' Jenner says in the latest in a series of promos. 'I want to know how this story ends…you know… how does my story end?'

Sawyer appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and The View Friday to hype the two-hour special during which Jenner is expected his to publicly disclose that he is transitioning to female.

April 24, 2015

New album should be out this summer

Frank Ocean has officially changed his legal name...to Frank Ocean.

Born Christopher Edwin Breaux, the 27-year-old's transformation from closeted Odd Future singer to enigmatic but open about his sexuality R&B star is now complete.

According to TMZ, the Pyramids singer filed for the name change back in March.

But due to some outstanding legal issues, mainly to do with his drivers license, the court put the brakes on the process.

It's now gone through, so he can be addressed both on and off stage by Frank Ocean.

April 24, 2015

Mama June: 'It's open season. I will keep ALL my options open'

The older sister of reality TV star Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Shannon has come out as bisexual and in the process outed her mother as bisexual as well.

'She is gay, too! June is gay, too!' 15-year-old Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon said of Mama June during an interview with Inside Edition.

June 'Mama June' Shannon chimed in to correct her daughter: 'Bisexual.'

'I'm not going to lie, I played in the minors but never went pro,' she added.

April 24, 2015

Actor plays father of a gay teen in new movie Blackbird

Isaiah Washington isn't gay, but he knows what it's like to be gay bashed.

The Grey's Anatomy alum told HuffPost Live this week that when he was working as a professional dancer in New York in the 1980s, he was attacked becvause he was perceived to be gay.

'I had on leggings,' Washington explained. 'Walking around in the Bronx, you're getting a beatdown.'

April 24, 2015

President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is accusing Marvel Comics of trying to brainwash young people

Franklin Graham, the son and successor of legendary US evangelist Billy Graham, has claimed there is a conscious agenda by Marvel Comics to brainwash young people into accepting a homosexual ‘lifestyle’ after a character in the popular comic book series X-Men was revealed to be gay.

Earlier this week the leading comic book entertainment company revealed that Iceman, AKA Bobby Drake, would be revealed to be gay in issue #40 of All New X-Men.

April 23, 2015

'I think it's important for us to stand up for people and to have each other's back'

Vanessa Hudgens says she 'doesn't see people as gay or straight.'

But when it comes to how other people perceive gay people, the High School Musical alum does not always like what she sees.

'People can be very close-minded and I think it's not right. I don't think it's fair,' Hudgens, 26, tells GLAAD in an interview this week for its All Access video series.

April 23, 2015

But who is his replacement?

Gay dancer Robin Windsor will not be returning to this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The fan favorite, who was ruled out of the last series after undergoing back surgery, confirmed he will not appear on the upcoming BBC One series.

'Sadly I will not be returning to @bbcstrictly this year,' he tweeted. 'I have had a fantastic five years and wish everyone the best of luck!'

The BBC confirmed the professional dance line-up for the 13th series, but made no mention of Windsor's departure.

April 23, 2015

Fans have accused the comic book writers of biphobia

Marvel Comics' editor-in-chief and top writer has defended the outing of Bobby Drake/Iceman.

In the new issue of All New X-Men, the young time-travelling version of the ice-wielding mutant is outed as gay by psychic Jean Grey.

In the comic, Iceman thinks he could be bisexual. Grey, on the other hand, tells him she knows he is 'full gay'.

Some fans have accused the Marvel writers of biphobia or bisexual erasure.

April 23, 2015

Late actor portrays gay man coming to terms with his sexuality late in life

One of Robin Williams' last roles was that of a gay man finally coming to terms with his sexuality in the film Boulevard.

That independent movie, which had so far only been seen on the film festival circuit, will be released into theaters in North America in July by Starz Digital.

April 23, 2015

Conflict between the two basketball pros turned physical in their new Arizona home

WNBA star Brittney Griner and fiance Glory Johnson were both arrested after getting into a physical fight with each other inside their new home in Arizona.

Both 24, the women were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday (22 April).

They were held on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting and later released.

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury who won their third WNBA championship last year while Johnson plays for Tulsa Shock.

April 22, 2015

'I was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none'

Andreja Pejic has made history by becoming the first transgender model to be profiled in US Vogue.

The May edition of the magazine features a four-page photo shoot and interview with the 23-year-old, who took to Instagram to share her excit ement.

April 22, 2015

'Somebody undergoing a sex change to fully realize themselves is incredibly compelling for me'

Actress Amber Heard, now married to Johnny Depp, came out as bisexual back in 2010.

She's been a staunch advocate for the LGBTI community since which is one of the reasons why she wanted to star in the upcoming film The Danish Girl. In the film, Eddie Redmayne plays an artist famous for getting one of the first known gender-reassignment surgeries.

Heard plays the artist's wife.

April 22, 2015

But the British songwriter's label has immediately pulled it from YouTube

Ed Sheeran has called a rapper 'faggoty' in a new video.

The five minute film featured the singer in a 'freestyle rap battle' with fellow artist Devlin.

When the artist's record label was contacted, the video was immediately pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim.

The clip features the British singer clutching a pint of beer, and is thought to date back to the end of 2011.

'Yo, I freestyle to the faggoty man,' he raps. 'I go on the bus and I sleep for a day, then I come back and they're like, Ed, you look like this gay.'

April 22, 2015

'This song covers the journey of any individual's struggle to understand his or her sexuality conditioned by society's norms'

India's Censor Board of Film Certification has approved an LGBTI music video for the first time — and without seeking any edits.

The video, posted online on 13 March, can now be aired on Indian TV, though it was given a parental guidance rating for children under the age of 12.

The song Head Held High is performed by Friends of Linger, 'a band of professional musicians with amateur singers, all friends freed by the equations of gender, sexuality and the emotions of music.'

April 22, 2015

But Sandra Bullock gets the cover of the annual issue dedicated to female beauties

Sandra Bullock may have been given the cover but Laverne Cox is still getting plenty of attention for being included in People Magazine's annual World's Most Beautiful Woman issue.

The trans actress, who was showcased on the cover of Time Magazine last year, was also nominated for an Emmy for her breakout role on the Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black.

April 22, 2015

Jeremy Joseph can’t currently run more than three miles but plans to do a full marathon in just five days

G-A-Y club owner and friend to the stars Jeremy Joseph will run the London Marathon Sunday despite an agonizing injury which may stop him finishing.

He is due to deliver a marathon first this year – a camera mounted on his body will stream all 26 miles from his perspective live online via Gay Star News.

But shin splints in both his legs means he has failed his last two training runs and is now in a race against time to recover before the event on 26 April.

Joseph said: ‘I got overconfident and I over trained.

April 22, 2015

'I wish Jenner happiness and an authentic life'

Jeffrey Tambor has some supportive words for Bruce Jenner who later this week is presumably going to confirm a transition to female in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

Tambor was asked about Jenner because he plays a transgender female in the series Transparent. His character has three adult children and transitions at the age of 70. Jenner is 65 and has six children in addition to four Kardashian stepchildren.

'I wish Jenner happiness and an authentic life,' Tambor said recently while accepting the Point Foundation Courage Award in New York.

April 21, 2015

Branden James: 'I was shocked to see that people took it a lot less harsh than I ever anticipated'

His HIV status had long been singer Branden James' most closely-guarded secret.

But now the former America's Got Talent contestant has gone public about being HIV positive - a diagnosis he received a decade ago when he was in his mid-20s.

' ... The guilt and shame that I carried with me which was daunting,' he says in an interview with the digital magazine aTEEN.

April 21, 2015

Marina and the Diamonds singer says she wants her affection to feel real

British pop star Marina Diamandis has said she feels like the love other female stars have for their gay fans does not feel real.

The lead artist of Marina and the Diamonds, the Primadonna singer says her LGBTI fans are very important to her but she has yet to do a lot publicly.

'When you're an artist, you giving a shit does not equate to going 'I love you guys!' five times a day on Twitter,' said Diamandis.

'If you want to do something, you do it in action.'