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June 23, 2015

In Boulevard, late actor plays man who finally comes to terms with who he is at the age of 60

Robin Williams will get a final big screen bow when the drama Boulevard hits theaters in the US on 10 July.

In the film, Williams' extremely repressed gay character is a longtime bank employee who begins an unsettling relationship with a young hustler (Roberto Aguire).

This causes his safe existence with his wife (Kathy Baker) to be rocked to its foundation.

A new clip released this week is set in an upscale restaurant where the banker has taken the hustler and he's forced to do some quick thinking when he runs into a client.

June 22, 2015

'So much love and support! Love my family!'

Caitlyn Jenner celebrated Father's Day on Sunday (21 June) by going off-roading with her six children and four step-children.

Jenner, who revealed herself as the female Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this month, posted a photo of herself on social with part of the group. This included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with their daughter North, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Brandon Jenner and his wife Leah, Burt Jenner, and Casey Jenner.

June 19, 2015

Actress says she is 'so excited' by gender fluidity

Susan Sarandon has said she is proud her son – 23-year-old son Miles Robbins – 'colors outside the lines' when it comes to gender roles.

'My son Miles is a musician and a DJ and sometimes when his band performs they all wear dresses, and he has long hair,' she told People magazine at The Trevor Project's annual fundraiser on Monday (15 June).

'I think the more crayons you have in your box to colour outside the lines, the more exciting it is.'

June 18, 2015

'We sure hope there won’t be any backing out on their behalf'

More than 160,000 people have RSVP'd to a massive party the day a Christian couple divorces if gay marriage is legalized in Australia.

Nick and Sarah Jensen have been married for ten years but said they would dissolve their marriage 'as a matter of conscience.'

'Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God,' Nick wrote in a op-ed published by the Canberra CityNews last week.

June 18, 2015

Victim suffered a fractured nose, black eye, lacerations, scrapes and a shoulder injury

A Texas oil executive has been arrested for punching unconscious a gay man he called a ‘faggot’ moments before.

Anthony Fera, president of Houston-based MidStar Energy, was charged with misdemeanor assault with injuries for the 18 April attack. 

William Smith, 47, and his husband, Paul Von Wupperfield, were walking down a street in Austin at around 10.25pm when Fera, 51, barreled out of a parking lot and almost hit them.

'You nearly hit us!' Smith shouted.

To which Fera responded, 'Fuck you, faggot.'

June 17, 2015

Journalist says she will upload tapes of their interview

Kirsten Stewart's mother has denied outing her daughter in an interview with a British tabloid. 

Jules Stewart was quoted by the Sunday Mirror as saying, 'I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her.'

The Twilight star's mother has now said she never even spoke about her daughter with the journalist.

June 16, 2015

'It would be like a synagogue having to cater to a neo-Nazi party'

First there was the New Mexico wedding photographer. Then there was the Indiana pizzeria.

Now a Maryland DJ has refused to play at a gay man's birthday party on religious grounds, despite a state law banning anti-gay discrimination.

June 16, 2015

'Before her transition she was bullied. After her transition she was bullied'

The family of a transgender woman has said the school she taught at ignored the bullying that led to her suicide.

Karis Anne Ross, 37, took her life in November 2014 after enduring 10 years of bullying from her colleagues at Milwaukee German Immersion School in Wisconsin.

'There were people named,' her mother Jill Greinke told CBS 58 TV station.

June 15, 2015

'I accept my daughter loves women and men'

Kristen Stewart is bisexual and dating her personal assistant Alicia Cargile, her mother has confirmed.

Kristen, 25, split from long-term love Robert Pattinson, 29, two years ago.

The Twilight actress is notoriously private about her love life, but speculation about her relationship with Cargile has been rife since they were photographed cosying up together at Coachella music festival in April.

Her mother Jules Stewart, who also works in Hollywood as a script supervisor, has given her blessing to the relationship.

June 15, 2015

'It was homophobia. I don’t want to go into detail, but we had to leave'

Stephen Fry and husband Elliot Spencer's honeymoon in Honduras was ruined by gay-hating locals.

The QI presenter and Blackadder actor, 57, took his younger lover to the Catholic Central American country, where gay marriage is banned and there is widespread disdain for homosexuality.

'We had a problem when we visited Honduras on holiday,' Elliott told the Daily Mail.

June 13, 2015

A gay chef was mutilated and forced to drink bleach at his family restaurant

A man in Delta, Utah was assaulted while he was closing up his family business. The man was knocked out, forced to drink bleach and mutilated by an unidentified assailant.

Rick Jones, 22, was closing up the family restaurant on 25 April when ‘someone’ grabbed him, and slammed his head against a wall.

June 12, 2015

See the smooch below

X-men co-stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart shared a passionate kiss Wednesday (10 June) night at the premiere of Mr Holmes.

Stewart, 76, and his wife Sunny Ozell attended the screening at the Odeon cinema in Kensington, London, to show support for his best friend, who is gay and plays an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the film.

He greeted McKellen, 74, with a strong embrace and then kissed him on the lips while Ozell put her arms around the two men with a huge smile on her face.

June 12, 2015

Speaking to GSN, the former Coronation Street actor also reveals he was struck down with illness on his special day

Former Coronation Street star Charlie Condou has spoken for the first time about his wedding earlier this week – revealing his children picked out his and his new husband's wedding outfits.

'It was about the kids really, and they loved it,' he told Gay Star News.

June 9, 2015

These footballers are paving the way for equality in sport

The world of sport may still be a hostile place for many LGBTI athletes.

With its long history of homophobia, there are precious few openly gay men in the entire football industry, despite efforts to encourage tolerance and equality in sport.

But this year, there are at least 14 openly gay or bisexual women playing in the Canada World Cup - that's exactly 14 more than the men's World Cup last year.

Meet some of the footballers who are scoring a goal for LGBTI rights:

June 8, 2015

Musical based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel wins five awards

Broadway's first mainstream musical with a lesbian protagonist, Fun Home, made history at the Tony Awards last night (7 June).

The offbeat show won five awards including best musical and an award for leading actor Michael Cerveris.

Its composer, Jeanine Tesori, and book writer/lyricist Lisa Kron, also made history as it was the first time a musical has won an award written by a female team.

June 6, 2015

The director will adapt the true story of a murderous Victorian-era lesbian

Director Jennifer Kent, known for her debut horror film ‘The Babadook’, will adapt the true-crime story of Alice Mitchell and Frida Ward, for the film 'Alice + Freda Forever'.

Mitchell and Ward married in 1892 when they were teenagers, with Mitchell pretending to be a man.

Their parents, however, discovered the true nature of the relationship and banned them from each other. Later Mitchell, unable to accept that Ward had moved on, made plans to kill her ex-lover, and carried them out.

June 5, 2015

AIDS LifeCycle rider David Flanagan's son died two years ago at the age of 27 shortly after learning he was HIV-positive

David and Talana Flanagan’s son Josh was just 27 when he died only five months after being diagnosed HIV-positive.

That was two years ago.

While HIV/AIDS isn't the certain death sentence it once was, it can still kill and that's why Josh Flanagan's parents traveled from their home in a rural town in Texas to participate in this week’s 545-mile AIDS LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

'He was supposed to be here today so we're filling in for him and his partner,' the mom says. 'We're here to support him and try to heal.'

June 4, 2015

Sixteen-year-old was once tied to tree and doused in gasoline

A bisexual teenager in California has committed suicide after years of bullying.

Adam Kizer, 16, was taken off life support on (30 May) four days after hanging himself with fishing line at his grandmother's home in Sonoma.

The teen had attempted suicide several times before and suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress caused by years of bullying in and out of school.

When Adam was 9, he was tied to a tree by neighborhood kids in Newcastle, Wyoming and doused in gasoline.

June 4, 2015

In her first tweet, the Motown legend says she's 'loving it'

The great diva Diana Ross made an announcement on Wednesday (3 June): 'I am on Twitter now and loving it.'

The Motown legend in her first 21 hours has gained 20,000 followers - not exactly Caitlyn Jenner numbers (1 million in four hours) but still pretty respectable for a 71-year-old superstar.

June 4, 2015

Twenty-year-old DJ, Connor Cruise, said that there are ‘many more important people that actually deserve’ the Arthur Ashe Courage award

Three days ago it was revealed that Caitlyn Jenner has been named at the recipient of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYS (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award).

The former Olympian and reality TV star – who recently revealed that she was transitioning – will be bestowed the honor at the ESPYS Awards in July.

May 31, 2015

PM Tony Abbott's lesbian sister Christine Forster supports marriage equality, calls for bipartisan approach

Thousands gathered at Taylor Square, Sydney on Sunday afternoon to call on the government to allow lawmakers a free vote when Labor's same-sex marriage bill is introduced to federal parliament on Monday.

Opposition and Labor party leader Bill Shorten become the first major-party leader in the country to put his name to a marriage equality bill.

He had formally given notice of a private member's bill to propose an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 that will define marriage as a union 'of two people' rather than a 'man and woman.'

May 31, 2015

'The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words'

Beau Biden, the son of US Vice President Joe Biden, died yesterday (30 May).

The cause was brain cancer.

'The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words,' Vice President Biden said, in a statement. 'We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.'

May 30, 2015

Police say the shooting could be a hate crime linked to the church's inclusion of gay and lesbian members

Police in Hartford, Connecticut said a local pastor might have been shot because his church has been accepting of the LGBT community.

Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley was quoting as saying in a media briefing, 'I can tell you we do hear from residents that the church is very accepting and open to the LGBT community.'

May 27, 2015

Unsubstantiated report in gossip mag

Pitt is reportedly bisexual, hooks up with rent boys and has an open marriage with wife Angelina Jolie.

That's according to a completely unproven report in a tabloid gossip magazine in the US.

Despite the dubious source, the story has already gained traction on the internet where it has been repeated without question by other publications.

Hollywood insider Hesham 'Sham' Ibrahim makes the unsubstantiated claims the actor has a history of bisexuality that goes back at least 10 years.