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August 31, 2014

A lesbian kissing scene has been cut from the first episode of popular British TV series Doctor Who’s Asian broadcasts last weekend

Thousands of Doctor Who fans in Asia missed out on the kiss between green-skinned lesbian lizard-woman Madame Vastra and her human wife in the first episode of the new eighth season of British science fiction series Doctor Who when it premiered in Asia last weekend.

August 31, 2014

Hospital officials have no new information on Rivers condition; unconfirmed reports say the comic is on life support

Today (31 August) Melissa Rivers, daughter of comic Joan Rivers, released a statement about her mother's condition.

The announcement came from New York City's Mt. Sinai Hospital, where the 81-year-old has been hospitalized since 28 August.

August 31, 2014

Sam and the St. Louis Rams head coach are scheduled to talk today (31 August)

No National Football League team took a chance on Michael Sam.

Yesterday, 30 August, the gay defensive end was not selected to the St. Louis Rams 53-man roster.

According to league rules, teams have 24-hours to pick up athletes who were cut. Today, 31 August, Sam was not selected by the remaining 31 teams.

August 31, 2014

Stuart Hatton Jr, from the UK, was announced as Mr Gay World last night

The search for Mr Gay World came to an end last night when one lucky man was chosen for the award.

Stuart Hatton Jr, from the UK, took the title at the ceremony in Rome, Italy.

Hatton Jr, from South Shields, wrote a jubilant status on Facebook after his win.

‘I WON MR GAY WORLD!!!’ he wrote.

‘I am still in a complete daze about it and overwhelmed. But this is just the BEGINNING. Now it's time to show the world what we as a global gay community are made of.

August 30, 2014

If not selected by a team, the St. Louis Rams can put the rookie on its practice squad

Michael Sam was waived by the St. Louis Rams.

The team made the announcement  today, 30 August, the day National Football League squads are required to reduce rosters to the 53-player maximum.

August 30, 2014

'Mike's got the ability to play some place'

The St. Louis Rams coach is certain there's a team for Michael Sam.

The out National Football League rookie was not named to the Ram's 53-man roster today (30 August).

Coach Jeff Fisher held a press conference to discuss how the coaches made their decisions.

In response to questions about Sam, the coach insisted football was the only consideration.

August 29, 2014

'I’m going to sleep really well tonight'

Michael Sam will find out on Saturday (30 August) whether or not he has earned a spot on the St. Louis Rams final 53-man roster.

The openly gay defensive end has had a solid pre-season with the team but has strong competition as he hopes to find himself still with the team for the regular season.

'I’m very confident,' Sam tells the Associated Press.

August 29, 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married after nine years together, breaking a longstanding pledge to not get married until same-sex couples can, though we suspect most will forgive them after years of speaking out for the LGBTI community

Long time Hollywood allies of the LGBTI community Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reneged on a 2006 pledge to not get married until same-sex marriage is legalized across America but we suspect most people will forgive them after years of advocacy by the couple for gay rights.

The couple were reported to have married in France on Saturday in a small private ceremony in a chateau near Nice.

The couple were married by a Californian judge who also provided their marriage license.

August 29, 2014

Four-time Emmy winner had been largely focusing on Broadway stage since end of classic sitcom

David Hyde Pierce is joining the red-hot CBS drama The Good Wife in a recurring role for its sixth season.

The Frasier alum will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to effect change, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Pierce, 55, won four Emmys during his nine seasons as Niles Crane on Frasier.

August 29, 2014

Canadian singer-songwriter says he is not bothered about having a LGBTI following, saying 'gay men have terrible taste in music'

Gay singer Rufus Wainwright has said he fears, if he had a son, he would find him sexy.

We really hoping he's joking.

Speaking to The Times (£), the Canadian singer-songwriter said he is grateful to have recently fathered a daughter rather than a son because he would 'hate to be attracted' to a son.

August 29, 2014

You can be amongst the first to see the acclaimed new British movie Pride at special preview screenings on 9 September

A new, gay-themed movie is shaping up to be one of this autumn’s most eagerly anticipated film releases in the UK. Nationwide cinema chain Vue has just announced that it will be offering film-goers the first opportunity to catch the movie at a number of exclusive preview screenings on 9 September, ahead of the film’s general release on 12 September 2014.

Based on a true story, Pride is set during the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is Prime Minister and her government is at loggerheads with the National Union of Mineworkers over proposed coal pit closures.

August 29, 2014

Walking Dead executive producer Scott M Gimple has confirmed the show will definitely feature a gay male character in an upcoming season, though he has not ruled out current character Daryl Dixon also going in that direction

Walking Dead showrunner Scott M Gimple has answered speculation that the show may introduce a character who is a gay man in an upcoming season, though he has not shot down questions about the sexuality of Norman Reedus’ character Daryl Dixon.

Gimple confirmed to TVLine.com that there would definitely be a gay male character – but not in the show’s upcoming 5th season.

August 28, 2014

Final four perform to Wind Beneath My Wings with routine choreographed by Travis Wall

They let the dancing do the talking.

Although nothing was said about it on the air, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance on Wednesday (27 August) featured what is believed to be the first romantic same-sex routines in its 11-year history.

Top four contestants Valerie Rockey, Jessica Richensm Ricky Ubeda and Zack Everhart Jr danced in same-sex pairings to the song Wind Beneath My Wings to choreography by the show's openly gay choreographer Travis Wall.

August 28, 2014

David LeCours was a suicidal closeted gay teen, but it was Britney's music that gave him the strength to be who he is

Britney Spears has written a touching response to a young fan who told her that her music gave him the strength to come out as gay.

You better werk bitch!

David LeCours met his idol backstage at her Piece of Me show in Vegas, handing her a letter thanking her for giving him the courage to be who he is.

On Instagram, he said: 'She is the sweetest and nicest person alive.

'The letter explained how she helped me get through a real tough period in my life these past couple of months, and how I wanted to end it all but she made me be strong.'

August 28, 2014

Cardiff, Wales’ 8th annual Iris Prize Film Festival will showcase the very best of LGBTI themed cinema from around the world in October of 2014

17 of the world’s best LGBTI themed films will be competing for a coveted Iris Prize in October this year at Cardiff’s 8th annual LGBTI film festival.

In contention will be Der Samurai, by former Iris Prize winner Till Kleinert, about a young man in a woman’s dress wielding a Samurai’s sword who is being hotly pursued by a young police man who is clearly out of his depth.

Another contender will be The Way He Looks by another Iris Prize winner, Daniel Ribiero from Brazil, who will be attending the screening in Cardiff.

August 28, 2014

Comic now in stable but critical condition at a New York hospital

Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers stopped breathing during a throat operation on Thursday (28 August).

The 81-year-old was being operated on at an outpatient clinic and was rushed to a New York hospital where she is reported to be in stable but critical condition.

'This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to,' said hospital rep Sid Dinsay.

August 28, 2014

Bryan Singer was accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old in Hawaii in 1999

The man who accused gay film director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was 14 was forced to drop the lawsuit yesterday (27 August).

Michael Egan III, 31, voluntarily dropped the lawsuit due to lack of legal counsel. US district judge Susan Oki Mollway granted the motion.

Singer's attorney has said the X Men: Days of Future Past director is 'looking forward to moving on'.

But as the case was dismissed without prejudice, it means Egan can refile the claim at a later date.

August 28, 2014

Daniel Franzese joins Jonathan Groff and Russell Tovey in the cast of the hit HBO show

Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese has joined the cast of Looking.

The actor, best known for being too gay to function as Damian, will appear in the second season of the hit HBO show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will appear in a multi-episode arc as Eddie, a new love interest for one of the show's main characters.

Gay British actor Russell Tovey, who plays Kevin in the series, posted a picture on Instagram of the season two cast enjoying some free time in San Francisco.

August 27, 2014

Antony Cotton and Kym Marsh also seen on show's float at Manchester pride with GSN's Jean Paul Gaultier tote bags

The cast and crew of Coronation Street, the longest running soap on British TV, are showing their Manchester Pride in a lively new music video.

They can be seen busting moves all around the indoor and outdoor sets and even in the dressing rooms of the popular show about the lives of people who live on a street in Manchester.

The video has the message of 'Love is Love No Matter Who You Love and has been shared on Facebook with the tags ‪#‎ImAlive‬ ‪#‎ManchesterPride‬ ‪#‎CorriePride2014‬ ‪#‎feelthelove‬.

August 27, 2014

'We collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports'

ESPN says it is sorry.

The cable sports network received resounding criticism this week for a story that aired about where openly gay St. Louis Rams player Michael Sam takes his showers.

'ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report,' the network said in a statement Wednesday (27 August).

'Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.'

August 27, 2014

'... He seems to think that Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower, as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable'

The sports network ESPN broke a big story about Michael Sam. The gay National Football League rookie takes showers.

This shattering news was released today, 26 August. The reporter who uncovered such a dramatic twist (see the clip below) was answering a question how the out football player was fitting in.

August 27, 2014

Singer is telling you that she is not going to get bothered about rumors surrounding her sexuality

Jennifer Hudson has said rumors surrounding her sexuality do not bother her in the slightest.

The 32-year-old singer has said she would not have a career if it was not for the LGBTI community, so she doesn't care if people think she's gay.

Speaking to PrideSource, she said she had been looking at old pictures of herself when she was performing in gay clubs.

'I saw a picture of me performing in a gay club and a picture of being dressed,' Hudson said.

August 27, 2014

'Being on a soap demands unbelievable discipline which I didn't always have'

Meredith Baxter thought she had a lot of lines to learn during her seven seasons playing Elyse Keaton on the classic NBC sitcom Family Ties.

Now that she has begun a role on the CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless, she realizes she had it easy back then.

'Being on a soap demands unbelievable discipline, which I didn't always have,' she tells TV Guide magazine.

August 27, 2014

Freeheld will tell the true story of one couple's fight for pension benefits after one of them becomes terminally ill

Steve Carell is joining Julianne Moore and Ellen Page to star in a film based on a landmark gay rights case.

Freeheld, directed by Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist's Petter Sollet, will tell the true story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree.

The couple fought to amend the Domestic Partnership Act, which grants pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees.

The couple were determined to make a change, after Ardeen (played by Page) was denied pension benefits of her Hester (Moore) when the latter became terminally ill.