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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

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 15, 2014

'Acting is hard - you have to become another person and through that you become insecure as that person'

You have to be an awfully confident guy to put on giant platform shoes and sing and dance as a transgender punk rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

But even Neil Patrick Harris, who won a Tony Award as Hedwig, can still have insecurities about acting and they reared their ugly head when he filmed his recent guest spot on TV's American Horror Story: Freak Show.

'I like acting very much except it has its own insecurities,' Harris said Monday (15 December) during a Twitter chat with fans.

December 11, 2014

The LGBTI film festival that takes place during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival has announced the first of the films that cinema-goers will be able to enjoy in 2015

A sexy DJ on the run in the outback, a lesbian version of Rosemary’s Baby, and a respected transgender teacher in Honolulu are just some of the captivating stories lighting up the silver screen for the Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF) in Sydney in 2015.

Tickets for the first ten films in next year’s festival line up are already on sale, which will be the 22nd installment of Australia’s largest LGBTI themed film festival.

December 10, 2014

Actor says of his Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks co-star: 'I thought, "How am I going to do this really until I get over my worship of her?"'

Cheyenne Jackson did not have a lot of time to prepare for his leading role in the film Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday (12 December).

Four days to be exact.

Sean Hayes had to drop out of the film just before production was set to begin in Hungary. Filmmakers contacted the busy Jackson who also appeared in the films Love is Strange and The One I Wrote For You this year.

December 8, 2014

'If Taylor Lautner was coming out, I would have taken him home Thursday night'

Openly gay model Murray Swanby is now trying to diffuse a new wave of speculation over Taylor Lautner after posting a photo of himself and the Twilight star taken last week at a gay West Hollywood hotspot.

December 6, 2014

Ronin Shimizu's family had reported the bullying to school officials multiple times

His friends say Ronin Shimizu was passionate about cheerleading.

But being the only male on the cheer squad at Folsom Middle School in folsom, California, led to ongoing bullying and being called gay.

This week, the 12 year old killed himself.

December 6, 2014

The legendary actor and the pop star cuddle up together on the Graham Norton Show

Before Sir Ian McKellen hugged One Direction star Harry Styles, he had a bone to pick with him.

The 20-year-old pop star and his four band mates had promised to see the legendary UK actor on set in New Zealand.

McKellen was finishing up filming Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit in New Zealand when he attended a One Direction concert.

However, the five boys didn’t keep their promise to visit the actor, most famous for playing Gandalf in the Lords of the Rings films, on set the next day.

December 5, 2014

Harris and Jackson up for Broadway cast albums and Waters nominated for Best Spoken Word Album

Neil Patrick Harris has won a Tony and four Emmys.

Now he has a change to add a Grammy to his collection of the biggest awards in showbiz.

He is among the openly gay artists who scored Grammy nominations on Friday (5 December) besides British singer Sam Smith.

Smith earned five nominations including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

December 4, 2014

'I wanted to be acknowledged for my work. I didn’t want to be that gay person who does comedy'

Lily Tomlin wants to make this much clear: 'I never did not come out.'

But she did turn down a Time Magazine cover in 1975 to announce she was gay - a step Ellen DeGeneres would take with the same magazine 22 years later.

It wasn't known publicly until recent years is that Tomlin, 75, and her frequent professional collaborator Jane Wagner have been a solid couple for more than four decades.

The couple got married last New Year's Eve.

December 3, 2014

Partners Lydia Cawson and Ruby Jones say that the incident took place at the Southbank branch of Canteen

Two women have said that they were left feeling ‘incredibly angry’ and ‘shocked’ after they were asked to stop showing affection to one another in a well-known London restaurant.

According to the Evening Standard, Lydia Cawson, 29, was visiting the Royal Festival Hall branch of Canteen – which has outlets across London.

December 2, 2014

London comes to a standstill for the world premiere of The Battle of the Five Armies

It was a cold, wintry night in London's Leicester Square - and hardcore fans had been camping out for days to catch a glimpse of the stars of the last instalment of Peter Jackson’s incredible re-imagining of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Building on the success of the Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been an incredible journey not just for the unlikely characters of Middle Earth but also for the creative team responsible for bringing the action to the big screen.

December 1, 2014

Iron Man star reveals what he's been up to online

Once you're a super star like Robert Downey Jr, you know better than most to avoid Googling yourself.

You never know what you might find: it could be bad reviews, it could be dodgy paparazzi shots, or Photoshopped images of you doing something you might never have done before.

That's what the Iron Man star discovered when he went online and found something hilarious and super hot.

'HA! This is what happens when you google yourself, kids...,' he said, next to a picture of this:

November 29, 2014

'We literally turned him into a beast… Jake, my god, he’s a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie...'

Jack Twist is getting in the boxing ring.

Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the stars in the love story Brokeback Mountain, is transforming himself for his next project.

November 28, 2014

The BBC presenter has told the Evening Standard newspaper of a late-night encounter with a London black cab driver who wanted to offer him more than a lift home

The newspaper approached several London figures in the wake of an incident this week when a politician was recorded swearing and arguing with a taxi driver.

Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor swore at the driver when they argued over the quickest route from Marylebone High Street to St Katherine’s Docks, East London. He has since said that he regretted losing his temper.

The Evening Standard asked celebrities about their most memorable rides in London taxis.

November 27, 2014

'Thanksgiving is a day to count our blessings and to be grateful for the challenges that have helped us learn and grow'

It's been more than three years since Shane Bitney Crone lost the love of his life, Tom Bridegroom, in a tragic accident.

Their story was told in the acclaimed documentary, Bridegroom, which Crone has been showing across the US this fall on college campuses.

November 21, 2014

Harvey Milk the Opera in Concert gets Australian premiere at epic gay culture fest

Melbourne's gay culture extravaganza Midsumma Festival has announced a stellar line up for its January 2015 outing – including the hotly-anticipated Australian premiere of Harvey Milk the Opera in Concert.

Taking place between 18 January to 8 February, the festival will include everything from fringe theatre and film screenings to club nights and panel debates.

November 12, 2014

Openly gay Holby City and Doctor Who star on his life in travel

He's best-known as the troublesome Dom in BBC1's flagship hospital drama Holby City – and here the super cute David Ames shares his travel tales, from filming Doctor Who in the Dubai desert to winter walks in Cornwall and partying Halloween-style in New York…

November 12, 2014

'AIDS has lost the edge of horror it possessed when it swept through the world in the ’80s'

Zachary Quinto thinks too many people are forgetting the painful legacy of AIDS which was a death sentence for so many gay men in the 80s and 90s.

'I think there’s a tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community,' the Star Trek actor tells Out Magazine which has named him Artist of the Year.

He is alarmed by the rising number of HIV infections in adolescents and thinks others should be too.

November 11, 2014

TV icon tells GSN: 'After all, their father was gay'

On the classic TV sitcom The Brady Bunch, the show's six siblings dealt with such things as getting caught with cigarettes, breaking their mom's favorite vase, and getting hit in the nose with a football.

Sometimes Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy even dealt with matters of the heart.

But none of them gave an indication that they might be gay during the show's original run from 1969-74 or its subsequent incarnations as The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, the sitcom The Brady Brides and the drama The Bradys.

November 6, 2014

'I'm grateful that it happened the way it did'

Gay actor Ben Whishaw has opened up about coming out, saying it was very hard to do it in public with 'dignity'.

The 34-year-old Brit, who starred as Q in the James Bond movie Skyfall, says he is very proud and grateful the way it happened.

Last year due to ongoing speculation, Whishaw's representative confirmed the actor was in a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw.

November 5, 2014

Bros Before Hos focuses on a gay man and his two straight brothers

HBO is developing a new comedy about three black brothers navigating love in Los Angeles, one of whom is gay.

Bros before Hos was written by Ben Cory Jones (Hand of God) and is based on his experiences as a gay black man with his straight brothers.

The synopsis reads, 'The series is a semi-autobiographical comedy about three brothers, two straight, one gay, each dealing with modern-day issues in Los Angeles while trying to find love, but screwing shit up along the way.'

November 5, 2014

‘I am widower. My husband loved Halloween but unfortunately he passed away last May and never got to enjoy the babies first Halloween, so in his memory I'm trying to enjoy as much as we can.’

Jorge Goytizolo and his partner Philip Parrish always loved dressing up at Halloween.

The two met in 1998 and got married in New York in 2013.

They became parents to twins Santiago and Ella in February of this year, through the use of a surrogate mom in Guatemala.

Overjoyed with their children, the Fort Lauderdale couple looked forward to enjoying their first Halloween as a family.

November 4, 2014

Actor earned Academy Award nomination starring opposite the late Heath Ledger in gay love story

Jake Gyllenhaal is generating Oscar buzz for his performance in the thriller Nightcrawler which opened in first place at the US box office over the weekend.

The 33-year-old actor received his first Oscar nod in 2006 for his performance opposite Heath Ledger as two men who fall in love while working on a sheep ranch in the 1960s

Gyllenhaal said this week that the film changed his career and how he viewed movies.