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December 22, 2014

Akane Sugimori and Ayaka Ichinose will tie the knot next year

Two Japanese actresses will tie the knot next year in the conservative country's first celebrity gay marriage.

Akane Sugimori, 28, and Ayaka Ichinose, 34, Saturday (20 December) announced that they will hold their wedding ceremony and banquet on 20 April next year.

The couple met at a gay bar in Shinjuku, Tokyo in October 2012 and started living together in the spring of last year, according to Sankei Sports newspaper.

December 22, 2014

Tuc Watkins, who played gay on Desperate Housewives, believes Modern Family couple is 80s stereotype

Openly gay actor Tuc Watkins has gotten Jesse Tyler Ferguson's attention with his Facebook post ripping on Modern Family's Cam and Mitch.

Watkins wrote that while he finds the ABC show ‘clever, hilarious, even terrifically subtle,’ he also has ‘a hard time laughing at the gay guys. In fact, I kinda cringe. It feels a little bit like the gay equivalent of “blackface.”'

He added: 'It doesn’t feel “modern” at all. Sure, people come in all shapes, sizes, etc. So why are we fed such 80s stereotypes every week?'

December 21, 2014

‘Do you think now that the reason why you’re not with a team because you’re not good enough or because you are gay?’

Gay footballer Michael Sam has had to answer a fair few tough questions since he became a sensation this year.

But later this month he will face the toughest questions of all from Oprah Winfrey.

On 27 December Sam will sit down with talk show queen Winfrey for an episode of Oprah Prime.

Sam rose to prominence after becoming the first openly gay to be drafted by a major National Football League (NFL) team, the St Louis Rams.

He instantly became a new LGBTI icon and won fans all around the globe.

December 21, 2014

On his social media accounts, the superstar has been adding the hashtag #ShareTheLove
 

It's official. Sir Elton John and David Furnish are married.

The pair tied the knot today, 21 December, in a ceremony at their Windsor estate.

The out musician shared photos of the celebration on Instagram. Included was a picture of the pair siting down in front of a document.

December 20, 2014

'Playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill on Broadway was one of the most challenging and artistically rewarding experiences of my career...'

Singer, actress, and LGBTI ally Audra McDonald will soon appear on HBO in a portrayal of jazz great Billie Holiday.

The six-time Tony winner will reprise her role in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill  for the premium cable and satellite television network

December 19, 2014

He tweets: 'Being gay or straight isn't bad or good it just IS. U are who you are. Be true to yourself'

Ansel Elgort has cone out publicly - as straight.

The 20 year old, best known for Fault in Our Stars, is playing gay pianist Van Cliburn in an upcoming biopic and took to Twitter this week to separate fact from fiction.

'Just in case it isn't clear... I like girls. A lot,' he tweeted to his 2.4 million followers.

But he also made clear in a follow-up tweet that he doesn't think there's anything wrong with being gay.

December 19, 2014

You didn't get this with Doug or Hey Arnold!, that's for sure

Nickelodeon show Legend of Korra has appeared to have just confirmed a lesbian love story, heavily wished for by fans.

Spoilers ahead, so please don't read on if you don't want to know what happens.

The spin-off to Avatar: The Last Airbender ended last night with the lead character Korra taking Asami's hand and walking off into the spirit world together.

The relationship, nicknamed 'Korrasami by fans, has been heavily hinted at over the years.

December 19, 2014

Actress reunites with Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep in the musical Into the Woods

It's not lost on Emily Blunt that she has many gay fans.

'I know that’s my demographic. That’s been made clear to me by my fans,' the Into the Woods star tells The Advocate.

Blunt, whose other film credits include The Devil Wears Prada and Edge of Tomorrow, doesn't mind being recognized by her gay fans while she's out and about.

'I love it,' she says. 'I think it’s so cool, because one day I hope to be a gay icon.'

December 19, 2014

Star takes center stage during season's final two episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show

From Doogie to Barney to Hedwig to Chester?

Neil Patrick Harris has played many things in his long career on television, in movies and on stage but his role on American Horror Story: Freak Show seems to be his biggest departure yet.

When the FX series resumes 7 January for its final two episodes, Harris will appear as a man named Chester, the new owner of the circus.

He is attracted conjoined twins Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson) but also is close to a ventriloquist dummy that he says 'relaxes' him.

Hmmm.

December 19, 2014

Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan tell people struggling with their sexuality 'just be yourself'

When you look at the fans of One Direction, it seems nearly every single one of them wants someone in the group to come out as gay for some reason.

And they have done nothing more to squash those rumors after three members have revealed who their 'gay' crushes are.

‘David Beckham is just a cool, cool guy but I saw Russell Brand on Jonathan Ross and he just speaks so incredibly. I look up to him he’s cool,’ said Louis Tomlinson.

‘Johnny Depp is pretty sick and he’s a really nice fella too,’ added Irish bandmate Niall Horan.

December 19, 2014

'If I were to go, I would possibly be imprisoned or beat up or stoned to death'

Openly gay footballer Robbie Rogers has slammed FIFA for its ‘insane’ decision to stage the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

The LA Galaxy midfielder Thursday (17 December) said the decision put gay players and fans at risk if they traveled to the two countries for the competitions in 2018 and 2022.

'I would never pressure anyone into speaking about the issue but it is absolutely insane,' he told Sky Sports.

December 19, 2014

Billy on the Street sensation describes trophy as 'this beautiful silver tube'

Billy Eichner is screaming his way to success.

The openly gay comic best known for his high-energy Funny or Die series was named Breakout Star of the Year at the inaugural People Magazine Awards presented on Thursday (18 December).

'Thank you for this beautiful silver tube,' Eichner said after being presented his trophy by Josh Grobin at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Eichner thanked the people 'who watch me on TV, who watch me online. I'm only here because of you and I realize that.'

December 19, 2014

Reveals that her partner is a female but declines to name her

Spanish television celebrity Sandra Barneda found a clever way this week to reveal to viewers that she is gay.

Host of the Telecinco political show Un Tiempo Nuevo (A New Time) and the talk show Hable Con Ellas (Talk With Women), Barneda was asked a question on Wednesday (17 December) and gave a very honest answer, according to OnTopMag.com.

December 18, 2014

Reality TV star says his family loves gay people

Duck Dynasty narrator Willie Robertson is trying to figure out if being gay was a choice after his father caused a media firestorm with his anti-gay views.

The reality TV star said Monday (December 15) on Larry King Live that he did not agree with his Phil Robertson's comments equating gay sex to bestiality.

'Some of the things he said in that interview, I didn’t agree with — and I’ve even said so.

December 18, 2014

Gay superstar and his partner will convert their civil partnership into marriage at the weekend

Elton John and David Furnish are to officially be a married couple this month after 21 years together.

The pop superstar and his partner are set to marry at their Windsor estate on 21 December, a private and intimate ceremony.

Back on 21 December, 2005, they were among the first British gay couples to enter into a civil partnership.

While nine years ago it was a lavish affair with over 600 guests, this time it will just be 50 family and friends celebrating the occasion.

A rep for the singer confirmed the news to People magazine.

December 18, 2014

'They're so far in the closet I don't even know who they are'

It was 31 years ago that Martina Navratilova became the first tennis pro to come out of the closet publicly.

While a handful of other female players have come out since then, no male pro ever has.

Navratilova, who married longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova this week, wonders why more have not followed her lead.

'I'm surprised that more players have not come out - particularly male players,' she told BBC News after her wedding.

The nine-time Wimbledon singles champion couldn't even begin to reach out to any guys in the closet.

December 18, 2014

Actress Michelle Clunie and Singer were once a couple and plan to raise the child together

Actress Michelle Clunie, best known for her role of Melanie on Showtime's Queer as Folk, is pregnant with director Bryan Singer's baby.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (18 December), Clunie makes clear that she and the X-Men director (pictured with Mick Fleetwood at a recent Fleetwood Mac concert) plan to co-parent the baby.

Clunie is not serving as a surrogate and hopes her Facebook message will put an end to the inaccurate descriptions of the situation.

December 18, 2014

Gay singer has had one hell of a year

Gay singer Sam Smith has had one happy year.

He has become the only artist to sell one million albums in both the US and the UK.

The debut record, In The Lonely Hour, was confirmed to have passed the mile stone by the US' Nielsen Music and the UK's Official Charts Company in the past 48 hours.

Speaking of his achievement, Sam told OfficialCharts.com: 'OFFICIALLY sold 1 MILLION copies of In The Lonely Hour!

'To say I am ecstatic is a huge understatement. Thank you so much to every single person who has purchased my album.'

December 18, 2014

'Listen, you are a white lady telling me what is racist to you'

The Hot Topics segment of ABC's The View should have been called Hot Under the Collar Topics on Thursday's show.

Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell, who have clashed several times in recent months, got into a heated exchange during a discussion about racism.

December 17, 2014

R&B artist punched a fan in the face, and reportedly said he was not up for 'gay shit'

R&B artist Chris Brown will not face jail time after pleading guilty to an assault where he punched a fan and allegedly called him a 'faggot'.

A Washington DC superior court has ruled Brown, as well as his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, will not serve any time behind bars for the assault in October 2013.

On 16 December, judge Patricia Wynn sentenced Hollosy to 90 days in jail - suspending the sentence unless he violated his one-year probation.

December 17, 2014

Director Mark Christopher will present his original vision for 54 starring Ryan Phillippe at Berlin Film Festival

When the 1998 film 54 was released, writer-director Mark Christopher could not have been happy with what was on the screen.

In the film he originally delivered chronicling the rise and fall of Studio 54 - the famed NYC hotspot of the 1970s - Ryan Phillippe’s character was bisexual and Breckin Meyer's character also seemed ready to dabble in some man-on-man action.

Miramax, the studio that released the film, ordered 20-plus minutes of additional scenes to beef up a relationship between Phillippe’s character and a soap actress played by Neve Campbell.

December 17, 2014

'If Harry Potter taught us anything, it's that no one should live in a closet'

JK Rowling has revealed Harry Potter's world is a good place to be LGBTI.

The British author was asked a question by a Twitter fan who asked if there was a variety of people at Hogwarts, including gay students.

'Do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club,' they said.

'It's safe to assume that Hogwarts had a variety of people and I like to think it's a safe place for LGBT students.'

December 17, 2014

Candy magazine cover features 14 transgender role models

Transgender role models Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera and Geena Rocerro grace the cover of the latest issue of 'transversal style magazine' Candy 

Named after Warhol's transgender muse Candy Darling, the biannual can already boast Tilda Swinton and James Franco as cover stars.

For Candy's fifth-anniversary edition, photographer Mariano Vivanco shot a foldout cover 'starring 14 women who are leading the contemporary trans revolution.'

Magazine founder Luis said the cover was inspired by Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue.

December 17, 2014

'It was weird and interesting writing about that publicly after we spent so much time trying to be private about it'

Neil Patrick Harris admits that it felt a bit odd to be sharing in his autobiography the details of what he and hubby David Burtka went through to become dads.

'I talk a lot about the details of having kids because I find it scientifically just fascinating that they're our actual DNA and that you can figure out that process and like weird visuals of being in a sterile room masturbating into a cup with a bigger plan in mind,' Harris said during a video Twitter chat this week.