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May 26, 2015

Luna Lovegood actress takes on homophobes in an open letter published on Facebook

A Harry Potter actor has gone on a rant against homophobia on social media.

Evanna Lynch, an Irish performer who played Luna Lovegood in the wizarding franchise, has blasted the 'nasty, scathing and downright cruel' remarks left on an Instagram thread about her belief in marriage equality.

May 26, 2015

He said he has a 'great love and respect for the gay community'

Martin Sheen has worked with Spiderman, in the West Wing, and even with his son Charlie, but there is just one thing he refuses to share the set with.

That would be a pink dildo the size of a mechanical bull, which prompted him to boycott a scene on his new Netflix TV show Grace and Frankie.

Sheen plays Robert, a divorce lawyer who leaves his wife for another man, in the show that also stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. During the Bachelor Party episode, you can see Sheen horrified when he spots the prop.

May 26, 2015

Stevie Phillips, who also repped Liza Minnelli, writes shocking tell-all

Stevie Phillips waited for 46 years after Judy Garland's death to write a book filled with shocking revelations about the troubled star.

But now that she has, Garland's one-time agent is holding nothing back.

Among the stories shared in the book Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue are that Garland sometimes amused herself by having lesbian sex during limo rides to her concerts.

May 26, 2015

The film Jeffrey was welcome change after seven years as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation

Patrick Stewart has played several gay roles in recent decades but he will always have a special fondness for his first.

The year was 1994 and the film was Jeffrey about a young man (Steven Weber) in New York who besides to become celibate because he is terrified of AIDS.

Stewart was cast as an interior designer named Sterling who is determined to find Jeffrey a long-term relationship.

May 25, 2015

Victoria's Secret star hits out at critics of her upbringing and conception in new video: 'I am not synthetic.'

Supermodel Josephine Skriver has spoken out on what it was like to be raised as a 'rainbow baby' - raised by her lesbian mom and her gay dad.

The 22-year-old, who works as an ambassador for the Family Equality Council and its Outspoken Generation Program, explained how she uses her position to share her story whenever possible, to break down stigmas against ‘untraditional’ families. 

May 24, 2015

But has Måns Zelmerlöw, the contestant from Sweden who won with a performance Heroes, had a change of heart since his controversial remarks?

Måns Zelmerlöw is the winner of this year's 60th Eurovision Song Contest.

The singer from Sweden took top prize with his performance of Heroes.

Last year the 28-year-old found himself in hot water after saying LGBTI couples should not be parents.

May 24, 2015

A special mention was given to ‘The Lobster’, an eccentric fable starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz about lovers who risk being turned into animals if they fail to find a partner

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won the 2015 Queer Palm award, an independently sponsored prize entered into the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Todd Haynes, 'Carol' is adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel ('The Price of Salt') that tells the story of two women who fall in love in 1950s New York at a time when homosexuality was criminalized.

Blanchett plays Carol, a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious shopgirl played by Mara.

May 24, 2015

Actor Mark Gatiss calls Ireland a 'beacon of light in darkening days'

Celebrities have expressed their joy over the landslide victory for marriage equality in the Irish referendum.

Whether they celebrated in person, like actor Andrew Scott, or in the form of tweets, famous supporters of equality have voiced their opinion on yesterday’s decisive result.

Irish actors Andrew Scott, best known for his role as Moriarty in the BBC adaption of Sherlock, and John Butler, known for The Stag and TV roles, celebrated the result together and looked very ecstatic.

May 24, 2015

 'Sometimes I think that really the problem is the concept of motherhood, which we can't give any real structure to'

Writer Germaine Greer is troubled that David Furnish, Elton John's husband, is listed as 'mother' on the birth certificates of their two sons.

May 22, 2015

His new album, The Original High, will be released on 16 June

Adam Lambert has released two more songs from his upcoming album which will be released in June.

The new songs follow the release of the album’s lead single Ghost Town, during which the openly gay singer said he ‘panicked’ when he learnt Madonna had released a song with the same name just days before him.

This time, there are no strange coincidences or releases of songs with the same name.

First to be released is the up-tempo pop number Evil in the Night, in which Lambert takes stock of his love life, much like in Ghost Town.

May 22, 2015

Also jokes, deadpan, that he was drag queen in high school, 'experimented with ass play,' and was male prostitute

Taye Diggs will take over the title role in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in July and he says he is more than ready.

'I feel very honored and flattered and excited and committed,' Diggs told TMZ. 'It’s a lot of work.'

Then he said: 'I have a flaming homosexual inside me and I’m raring to let that out.'

May 22, 2015

Book is expected to be the blockbuster celebrity memoir of 2017

Barbra Streisand, an A-List superstar for more than 50 years, is working on a memoir to be published in 2017 by Viking.

'Barbra Streisand’s memoir is the entertainment story that has been on the top of every publisher’s wish list for years,' Viking president Brian Tart said in a statement.

'There are over fifty unauthorized biographies about Ms. Streisand that are full of myths and inaccuracies, and she is finally going to tell her own story.'

May 22, 2015

Dating app Hornet launches first gay Eurovision survey

Users of gay dating app Hornet have chosen Russia's Polina Gagarina as their favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday (23 May) night.

France came in second, followed by Sweden and Italy.

Hornet seemed surprised by the results of its survey.

'One might predict an LGBT bias against certain countries, but gay Russians are voting for their home country without apology,' the company said.

Eurovision is exceptionally popular among gay men has even been called the 'gay Christmas,' but Hornet is the first to poll this audience. 

May 22, 2015

Duggar was head of lobbying arm of anti-gay Family Research Council

The TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting has been pulled off the air after one of the 19 admitted to sexually abusing five young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Josh Duggar, executive director of the lobbying arm of the anti-gay Family Research Council, is at the center of a growing scandal that also led to his resigning from his FRC job on Thursday (21 May).

May 22, 2015

Censors say the song promotes same-sex marriage and therefore contravenes the city's anti-gay law

Singapore has banned the song We're All Different, Yet The Same by gay icon Jolin Tsai.

The song is based on the true story of a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 30 years. But when one was hospitalized due to old age and required emergency surgery, her partner was unable to give consent because she was not her legal spouse or family member.

In the accompanying video, Tsai marries actress Ruby Lin and the two share a kiss.

May 21, 2015

Their buff bodies being used to ratchet up interest in male stripper sequel before July release

At last, the five main actors in the summer sequel Magic Mike XXL are together in one poster.

Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez, previously been featured in individual posters, are shirtless, ripped and doing dance moves.

The male stripper flick hits theaters in the US on 1 July but for more than a month, Warner Bros has been unveiling individual posters of the main male cast members.

May 21, 2015

Lithuania in historic Eurovision first

Tonight at the Eurovision Song Contest Second Semi-Final in Vienna, the performers from Lithuania scored a Eurovision first with not one, but two same-sex couples sharing a kiss on stage.

Watched by millions of television across the world, singers Vaidas and Monika opened the show with their song called “This Time” supported by two male and two female backing singers and dancers.

May 21, 2015

'I love you David and will miss you a lot'

A fellow television icon was having his last night on the air and Ellen DeGeneres did not want to let David Letterman go without paying the proper respect.

On Wednesday (20 May), the day of Letterman's last night as host of CBS's The Late Show, DeGeneres closed her own show with a tribute to Letterman's 33 years on network television.

'What a career he's had,' DeGeneres said. 'He is, for me personally, an inspiration.'

May 21, 2015

‘He played piano, and all his friends were gay’

Before Warren Beatty married Annette Bening in 1992, the movie icon had a reputation as a legendary ladies’ man.

The Oscar winning director's past loves include Julie Christie, Natalie Wood, Diane Keaton, Madonna, Joan Collins, Michelle Phillips and Leslie Caron, among others.

But Jane Fonda, who rose to movie stardom in the early 1960s at the same time as Beatty, was apparently immune to his considerable charms.

'I thought Warren was gay,’ the two-time Oscar winner tells W Magazine.

Why did she think so?

May 21, 2015

Hold My Hand hitmaker will be performing at Birmingham and Brighton Pride

Rather Be singer Jess Glynne has revealed she was left heartbroken after being in a relationship with a woman.

The British songwriter said while she doesn't define her sexuality, she was 'in love' with this girl.

'I was actually broken-hearted. She just fucked me over,' she told ES magazine, about the breakup in 2013.

'It was the first girl I'd ever fallen in love with. I've never said that to anyone. It was a relationship that was so new to me. Someone I met working.'

May 21, 2015

'They have no clue that I’m gay!'

Sam Smith has said he loves that there may be homophobes who listen to his music and don't know he's gay.

The 23-year-old British singer appears on the cover of French gay magazine Têtu's 20th anniversary edition this month.

'I like the idea that there may be homophobic guys who listen to my record and they have no clue that I’m gay!' he told the publication.

'I would like to become a voice for gay youth in difficulty around the world,' he continued.

'I just created a foundation.'

May 20, 2015

Ghost Town singer talks about 'momentary freak-out' over Madonna's song of the same name

Adam Lambert has revealed his ideal type of guy: otters.

The openly gay singer appeared on Monday (18 May) night’s Watch What Happens Live when a caller asked him what he looks for in a guy now.

'If I knew, I’d probably be dating somebody,' he replied.

'I think you get into your 30s and all the sudden you don’t know anything about anything and you’re okay with it.'

Gay host Andy Cohen then asked if he liked twinks.

'Sometimes,' Lambert replied. 'Not so much bear, more younger.'

Smooth or hairer? 

May 20, 2015

'He certainly is a different kind of Republican, isn't he?'

David Letterman is certainly not shying away from political hot topics during his final days as host of CBS's The Late Show.

During his monologue on Tuesday (19 May), Letterman took presumed contender for the Republican nomination for president Jeb Bush to task for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

May 20, 2015

Viewers have been calling for the British presenter to be fired

Loose Women's Coleen Nolan has not apologised after inferring that supporting gay rights is like supporting ISIS.

The British ITV presenter discussed the court case in Northern Ireland that saw a Christian bakery being found guilty of discrimination for refusing to make a pro-gay rights cake.