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July 27, 2014

At the annual Ford Fest for Canada mayor Rob Ford, LGBTI protestors were harassed with anti-gay slurs and had their banners and posters ripped up

A public event in Canada quickly turned sour when LGBTI protesters were physically threatened and verbally abused, for protesting against homophobic Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Ford Fest, an annual event for mayor Rob Ford, was held in Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough, Ontario on 25 July.

The event was attended by supporters of Ford, and also protesters too, who oppose his homophobic views.

July 25, 2014

A suicidal Orashia Edwards was suddenly detained earlier today, with no warning given to him or his family

A mother says the UK government is giving her bisexual son a ‘death sentence just for being who he is’.

Vienna Brown, mom to 32-year-old Orashia Edwards, spoke to GSN in tears about her son’s fate now he has been refused asylum in Britain.

He is to be sent back to Jamaica – where he has been vilified in the national press making him a target for anti-gay thugs.

Earlier today (25 July), Edwards was detained after a routine sign-in at Water Side Court in Leeds, north-east England.

July 25, 2014

Posts bogus story alleging Dave Franco and Efron are now a couple

Between making movies, appearing on Broadway and writing and directing, it would seem that the prolific James Franco would not have much time to spare.

But the Oscar-nominated star found the time to pull a prank on his brother, actor Dave Franco, and Zac Efron with whom Dave co-starred in the recent box office smash Neighbors.

Franco posted a bogus tabloid story, written by 'Dave Francock,' on social media which claims Efron and Dave Franco are dating and uses photos of them on the set of their film and at a basketball game as evidence.

July 24, 2014

The Grease star has long tried to silence his former airline pilot, Douglas Gotterba, who wants to publish a book about their ‘relationship’ in the 1980s

John Travolta’s former pilot, that has alleged a six-month affair with the Hollywood star, is now free to tell all.

The Grease star has long tried to silence his former airline pilot, Douglas Gotterba, who wants to publish a book about their ‘relationship’ in the 1980s.

In the court documents, Gotterba says the two had a ‘personal and intimate’ relationship.

The judge ruled the former pilot has the right to sue to speak openly, saying Gotterba has no duty of confidentiality to the star.

July 18, 2014

See an exclusive clip from the documentary uncovering the rise to fame of one of the world’s most famous drag queens, Divine

If drag is all about creating yourself, then Harris Glenn Milstead from Baltimore, US made one of the most imitable and long-lasting drag creations popular culture has ever seen.

Known as Divine, and instantly recognizable in those grainy film stills she is often seen in.

Revered by drag queen fans and avidly consumed by those just discovering her for the first time, Divine is the subject of a documentary I Am Divine.

July 16, 2014

Announcement comes as MLB also pays tribute to the late Glenn Burke who was out to his teammates in 70s and 80s

Major League Baseball on Tuesday (15 July) announced the appointment of former outfielder Billy Bean as the league's first Ambassador for Inclusion.

The announcement came prior to the league's All-Star Game in Minneapolis at a press conference that also included a tribute to the late Glenn Burke, a player who suffered greatly for being out to his teammates and coaches in the late 70s and early 80s.

Burke was recognized posthumously by the league as the sport's gay pioneer.

July 10, 2014

Fred G. Thompson, who lived as a woman using the name Frances, was legally married to Frank Carrick in 1912 and a judge upheld their marriage license, convinced she was a woman despite her being born male

It turns out that LGBTI couples who marry following the striking down of Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage in June will not be the first to have legally married in the state.

In 1912 gender illusionist, singer and prostitute Frances Thompson, born biologically male as Fred G. Thompson, convinced a justice of the peace to allow her to marry Indiana native Frank Williams in the city of Crown Point.

Frances married Frank, dressed as a woman, and took his surname Williams.

July 8, 2014

Will & Grace alum joins cast of CBS comedy The Millers

Sean Hayes is returning to series television just a year after his NBC sitcom, Sean Saves the World, was launched and failed.

But this time, the Will & Grace alum has a bigger chance at success as he joins the cast of the CBS sitcom The Millers which returns for a second season.

July 4, 2014

Killed by Nazis, a new biography asks whether the celebrated Lutheran thinker was in love with his close friend and biographer Eberhard Bethge

One of the loudest religious voices against the rise of the Nazis in Germany may have been gay, according to a new biography.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was ultimately executed at the Flossenbürg concentration camp in 1945 aged 39, was apparently in love with his best friend.

July 3, 2014

Photo sharing website deleted the picture of a married couple kissing because it was 'inappropriate'

Instagram has removed a photo of a gay newlywed couple kissing.

Alberto Guzman posted a photo of him and his husband, Janeiro Bofill from their wedding day to celebrate Pride on Sunday (29 June).

The image was posted alongside several equal rights hashtags, including #happy #gaypride #equalrights #tilldeathdousapart and #wearethesame.

But then the photo was flagged as ‘inappropriate’ and removed by Instagram.

Instagram’s community guidelines state users are banned from sharing images that include nudity or mature content.

July 3, 2014

A 'Gay at home dad' is picking up a YouTube following for his adorable videos of him and his son

A gay man and his son are gaining a YouTube following after dad – writer Frank Lowe – began posting short videos of him and his kid sharing car journeys.

Lowe says that he finds himself driving his five-year-old son, Briggs D. Lowe, around constantly, typically conversing on everything from cookies and fashion to birthdays and Beyonce. This led to Lowe posting the first ‘Driving Mr Briggs’ clip on YouTube in April, filmed courtesy of a camera on his dashboard.

June 28, 2014

A record number of 26,000 people turned up at Singapore's sixth Pink Dot rally on Saturday night to celebrate the 'freedom to love', according to organizers

Singapore’s Speakers Corner – a government designated protest zone and where the rally has been held since 2009 – turned a sea of glittering pink with a bright outline of a heart within the dot formation, at about 8pm.

June 27, 2014

The first same-sex couple to be legally married on Australian soil wed today at the British consulate in Sydney but their marriage won’t be recognized by the Australian Government anytime soon

From today British consulates around Australia are allowed to marry same-sex couples where at least one of the parties is a UK citizen.

What is believed to be the first such marriage in Australia took place today around 3pm at the British consulate near Sydney’s Circular Quay and involved a Scottish Australian couple.

Peter Fraser and Gordon Stevenson married wearing matching kilts in the Fraser clan tartan after 19 years together.

June 27, 2014

'I feel better with her. I feel smarter with her. I feel more confident'

Music producer Linda Perry spoke movingly this week about her new wife, Sara Gilbert, and how their being together has enhanced her life.

'She, by far, is the best decision I've ever, hands-down, made,' Perry said on Larry King Now Thursday (26 June).

'She grounds me. I feel better with her. I feel smarter with her. I feel more confident. She's my family - I just feel like family with her. And I feel lucky. I feel like she's brought luck into my life.'

June 24, 2014

Former girlfriend of Brad Pitt and Simon Cowell, Sinitta will re-launch her singing career by performing her latest single at London Gay Pride on 28 June

Sinitta’s first new single in over 20 years will be performed at London Gay Pride.

The American-born singer, who rose to fame in the 1980s with her singles Toy Boy and So Macho, has her eyes set on the charts again as she’s re-released her mother Miquel Brown’s disco tune.

June 23, 2014

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez has told ambassador James Brewster to ‘take his gay pride elsewhere,’ after he released a video with his husband for Gay Pride Month

Dominican Catholic Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez has lashed out at a video released by US ambassador James ‘Wally’ Brewster and his husband Bob Satawake for LGBTI Pride Month.

In the video Brewster reiterated recent comments by US President Barack Obama marking Pride Month and celebrated his first six months in the diplomatic posting.

Brewster said he and Satawake had been welcomed by Dominicans but also spoke about those who had criticized their relationship and how their predictions about how the couple would be greeted had not come true.

June 23, 2014

Victim was misgendered by the police report and her own family even after her death

Police are trying to find the killer who burned a transgender woman to death and hid her body behind a garbage bin.

The victim was identified as Yaz'min Shancez, 31, from Fort Myers, in Florida. The police report misgendered her and gave her birth given name.

The police are not treating it as a hate crime.

‘We have no indication at this time to say this was specifically done because it was a male living as a female or anything like that,’ Fort Myers Police's Jay Rodriguez said.

June 22, 2014

UK priest Jeremy Pemberton has had some of his duties as a priest revoked by bishops because he is in a same-sex marriage with another man

A UK Anglican priest has had some of his authority as a clergyman stripped away, after bishops learned he is married to another man.

Jeremy Pemberton is an openly gay priest who was one of the first members of the clergy to enter into a same-sex marriage in April of this year, a month after gay marriage was legalized in England and Wales.

June 20, 2014

Victim's father believes his son died on the streets of Vauxhall after being manhandled by security staff

A man has died after allegedly restrained for 10 minutes by bouncers outside a London gay-friendly club.

Adam Hird, 30, an aspiring pilot engaged to a woman, was left unconscious after the alleged confrontation outside Club No 65 in Vauxhall, a venue south of the River Thames directly next door to gay sauna Chariots.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to reports of a man being restrained by security staff at about 3.20am on Sunday (15 June).

He was rushed to hospital, but he died two days later.

June 17, 2014

Actor says he has not seen a script or been offered the role to star in the movie

Steve Martin has dismissed reports of a gay Father of the Bride sequel, saying he has not been offered the role or seen a script.

The 68-year-old was expected to return to the classic comedy series, as reported by Hollywood insider Nikki Finke.

Diane Keaton was expected to return as his wife Nina. The film was reported to focus on the couple’s son, originally played by Kieran Culkin, and his upcoming nuptials to another man.

Unable to process the news, the ‘thunderstruck and speechless’ dad would have been thrown out of the family home by the mom.

June 16, 2014

Hollywood insider told journalist they hope 'gay will stay trendy' before the next movie in the Steve Martin franchise is released

A new Father of the Bride movie will see Steve Martin’s curmudgeon dad planning the upcoming nuptials of his gay son.

Father of the Bride III is expected to see the 68-year-old actor return to the series since 1995.

Diane Keaton is expected to return as his wife Nina. It is not confirmed if the couple’s son, originally played by Kieran Culkin, will be back for the third film in the franchise.

Unable to process the news, the ‘thunderstruck and speechless’ dad is thrown out of the family home by the mom in the new storyline.

June 12, 2014

Comedy legend jokes: 'They’ll send Solange after me. I’ll be in the elevator and they’ll beat the hell out of me'

At 74, comedy legend Lily Tomlin is at a place where she speaks her mind.

But she doesn't want to get beat up for it.

When she was asked by Pride Source about Beyonce and the influence she has on young girls, Tomlin said: 'She is a pretty popular woman and she's married to a very powerful man, but she's still selling sex. She's selling a lot of sex to teeny-boppers.'

June 10, 2014

Rob Watson has written an open letter to HLN host Nancy Grace about her defending a woman who described gay men as pedophiles

A few months ago, I appreciated Nancy Grace’s perspective.  News media were reporting that a woman named Jessica Dutro had killed her little boy because she thought he might be gay.  As a gay dad, I hurt for the little boy, but found that in much of the reporting, he had been ignored.  The reporting was around the mother and it was her picture that was plastered in public view.

June 9, 2014

Participants inspired by accomplishment but also saddened after one rider dies during her 13th year as a rider

Thousands of riders arrived at the finish line of the 545-mile AIDS LifeCycle in Los Angeles weary but jubilant Saturday (7 June) after completing a seven-day journey that had begun in San Francisco.

Their efforts resulted in a record $15 million being raised to support the HIV/AIDS services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.