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March 26, 2015

'Gay is just one of many great colors in the collective box of humanity'

Adam Lambert has said he wishes being gay was less of a label.

The American Idol and LGBTI activist has said that he hopes society will move on to become more inclusive and less separating people into different boxes.

'I think there’s a simple power in being unapologetic and open about who and what you are and not letting it prevent you from getting what you want. In that way, I think I’ve made a statement,' he told Billboard.

March 26, 2015

In Mr Holmes, the famous detective takes on his final case

Move over Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr and Jonny Lee Miller, Sir Ian McKellen is about to star in a new Sherlock Holmes film.

The gay actor is about to star in Mr Holmes, an adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind that follows the detective now 93 trying to finish one last case.

Having exchanged his deerstalker, pipe and flat in Baker Street for a straw hat, bees and seaside home, he goes on a trip to Japan to try to solve the murder that has tortured him for years.

March 26, 2015

Pair reveals for first time that they had been signed to three-year contract

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are leaving the Academy Awards behind after three consecutive years as the show's producers.

'Frankly before the Oscars this year were even broadcast, we were questioning whether or not, if we were ever asked, whether we wanted to do it again, and we had long talked about it,' Meron tells Deadline Hollywood.

March 26, 2015

Once openly gay Josey Greenwell has rebranded himself as country singer Nate Green

A once out-and-proud gay country musician named Josey Greenwell did a sexy DNA spread and appeared on the cover of the 2012 Spartacus Gay Guide.

Then he faded from sight in 2013 and more than a year later, re-emerged with a new name, Nate Green - a country singer being marketed for straight audiences.

Steve Grand, the openly gay singer whose debut album All-American Boy was released this week, thinks the metamorphosis of Josey Greenwell to Nate Green is a sad one.

March 26, 2015

Film's subject and producer Shane Bitney Crone invited group of 'prayer warriors' in for Q&A

Shane Bitney Crone has been through a lot in his young life.

The love of his life, Tom Bridegroom, died after accidentally falling from a rooftop during a photo shoot. Despite their having been together for six years, Bridegroom's family did not invite Crone to the funeral and tried to erase any evidence that their son was gay.

But the evidence is for the world to see in the acclaimed documentary Bridegroom which Crone brought this week to the University of Texas at Tyler for a screening.

March 25, 2015

fiveFilms4freedom LGBT film festival finds audience in over 125 countries.

The BFI Flare film festival is popular enough that even if you live in London you have to be lucky to get a ticket to watch the LGBT themed films being shown.

If you are LGBT and live in countries such as India, Poland, or the Ukraine, your opportunities of being able to watch movies that reflect your sexuality and your experiences will be even more remote.

March 25, 2015

'We will not visit. We will not spend. And we will not attend events'

Star Trek icon George Takei warns Indiana Governor Mike Pence that his state will lose far more than the $50 million GenCon convention if he signs an anti-LGBTI bill into law.

March 25, 2015

Gay-themed show about group of friends in San Francisco will be wrapped up in a special

HBO confirmed today that its gay-themed series Looking will not return for a third season.

The series starring Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett, Frankie J. Alvarez and Russell Tovey will, however, get a special to wrap up its storylines.

The network said in a statement: 'After two years of following Patrick (Groff) and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.'

March 25, 2015

'I'm not gay, but if I were, I don't view it as a bad thing'

Singer Josh Groban knows there are people out there who think he is gay.

He's not losing sleep over it.

'Honestly, if I were gay, I would have had no problem saying it from day one,' Groban tells PrideSource. 'I would have nothing to hide if that were the case.'

March 25, 2015

Spoilers for season 7: Straight-talking judge believes angry fans should understand 'it's just a TV show'

RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage has defended the decision to send the queen home in the fourth episode of season seven.

The internet has been up in arms ever since Trixie Mattel was sent home following a lip sync with other fan favorite Pearl.

Petitions have been started and several past contestants of the show have criticized the decision to send the comedy Barbie doll queen home.

'Listen, I was there, I saw what I saw. I stand by it,' Visage said in an exclusive interview with Gay Star News.

March 25, 2015

'We are so excited to finally be a family of 3!'

Celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus and husband Jeremiah Brent became parents with the birth of their daughter this week via surrogate.

Berkus, who gained fame through regular appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, made the announcement in a Facebook post: 'Jeremiah & I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015. We are so excited to finally be a family of 3!

March 25, 2015

'We need to listen to them and support them the way they have supported us all these years'

Steve Grand's debut album, All-American Boy, is out this week but he's talking about more than music.

The singer who came to fame as a YouTube sensation is an openly gay man who is also mindful of the issues and challenges facing the trans community.

March 25, 2015

Critics have panned the prison comedy, claiming the 'gay panic' jokes are offensive

Will Ferrell has defended the homophobic jokes in his new comedy Get Hard.

The film features hedge fund manager, played by Ferrell, using his law-abiding acquaintance, played by Kevin Hart, to prepare him for maximum security prison.

Critics have panned the film, with Variety saying it uses 'some of the ugliest gay-panic humor to befoul a studio release in recent memory'.

March 24, 2015

Rodner Figueroa was fired after saying image of Michelle Obama looked like cast member of Planet of the Apes

Rodner Figueroa wants his job back.

A high-powered lawyer hired by the fired Univision personality says his client has been unfairly painted as a racist for a comment about US First Lady Michelle Obama and is demanding that he be reinstated and receive a public apology.

March 24, 2015

Harry Potter author has the best answer to a question about Dumbledore's sexuality

JK Rowling has responded in the best way possible after a Harry Potter fan asked her a pointed question about Dumbledore's sexuality.

The author has repeatedly defended her decision to made the headteacher of Hogwarts gay, engaging in discussions over why she made that choice.

Earlier today (24 March), she was forced to do so again when a fan admitted Dumbledore didn't 'appear' to be gay in the books or films.

'Maybe because gay people just look like... people?' the author replied.

March 24, 2015

Gay celebrity blogger claims he was the 'victim' and Katie Hopkins was 'bullying' him

Perez Hilton has posted private pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, outed gay celebrities and has made a living out of trash talking people.

But after his experience in the Celebrity Big Brother UK house earlier this year, he claims his karma is now 'clean'.

During his time on the UK reality competition show, he made enemies of the majority of the other celebrities in the house.

He came to clash with controversy-mongering columnist Katie Hopkins most of all.

March 24, 2015

Watch the emotional video here

Ricky Martin has revealed his new music video in which he celebrates same-sex marriage.

The Latin star's new single of his latest Spanish language album A Quien Quiera Eschucha (To Whomever Wants to Listen) will be 'Disparo El Corazón' ('Shot to the Heart')

The video features Martin looking at reflections of same-sex couples on their wedding and other couples during happy moments as he sings about his own relationship that went sour.

March 23, 2015

Critics are calling it 'brilliant'

Adam Lambert has revealed a clip of his comeback single 'Ghost Town'.

The gay singer, who has been touring with Queen, is set to release his first single in three years.

The song is produced by Max Martin, the man behind hits like Britney Spears' '...Baby One More Time', Ariana Grande's 'Problem' and Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'.

While the snippet is short, fans are already very excited by the new release.

'Ok, I'm dead ... Thanks to Adam lambert,' one said, with another saying 'Yayayayayaya.'

March 23, 2015

Is confident he'll be playing football somewhere this year in US or Canada

Michael Sam may be returning to the dance floor tonight on ABC's Dancing With the Stars but his weekend was all about football.

The first openly gay man to be drafted by an NFL team only to be later cut is giving it another try. Sam participated in the NFL's first Veteran's Combine on Sunday (22 March) in Tempe, Arizona.

Sam was one of 105 free agents who did drills in front of scouts from NFL teams.

March 23, 2015

ABC Family show about lesbian couple and their large brood has season finale tonight

When the characters of Jude and Connor shared a kiss on an episode of ABC Family's The Fosters earlier this month, they made television history.

Theirs is believed to have been the youngest same-sex kiss on the small screen and these two best friends continue to explore their feelings for each other.

The series follows the lives of the Foster family which is headed by an interracial lesbian couple who are raising a blended family of biological, adopted and foster children.

March 23, 2015

'Two years ago I met my Dustin and my life changed forever!'

When 18-year-old Olympic diver Tom Daley hooked up with 38-year-old filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, people were sceptical.

But they've made it to two years, proving many wrong.

Sharing a message on his social media accounts, Daley posted the first selfie they ever took together.

'2 years ago I met my [frog emoji] and my life changed forever!' he said. 'Thank you for making these past 2 years so special.'

March 23, 2015

Star of Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy will not let homophobic opinions 'affect my fashion choices'

Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres and Ricky Martin are all boycotting Dolce and Gabbana after the designers said they only believe in the 'traditional family' and children born of IVF and gay parents are 'synthetic'.

But Zoe Saldana, who made her name in films like Star Trek, Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy, will not be joining that list.

'That would be the stupidest thing, if it affected my fashion choice,' Saldana told E! News.

March 22, 2015

Scandal star compares fight for marriage equality to fight for interracial marriage

Scandal star Kerry Washington thought she was going to have a podium when she walked onto the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night to accept the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

It turns out she didn't need one to deliver a passionate speech about equality that was so powerful that it left the star-studded crowd on its feet.

'I think some stuff needs to be said,' Washington told the audience that included Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Channing Tatum, Patricia Arquette, Viola Davis, Andrew Rannells and Zoe Saldana, among others.

March 22, 2015

The culprit claims his phone was stolen before the message was sent

The rugby world is not letting Nigel Owens face any bigoted abuse.

According to Wales Online, the referee received a homophobic tweet after England's 55-35 win over France.

'Your a gay **** awful performance against france tonight, how did england top Wales,' was sent from Edryd James's Twitter.

Owens tweeted back.