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April 8, 2014

Australian openly gay model and DJ Ruby Rose has revealed that she thought about gender reassignment to become a boy when she was younger but says that she is now comfortable in her own skin

Australian model and DJ Ruby Rose has revealed that she considered undergoing a change of gender when she was younger but says she’s happy with being a woman today.

Rose revealed that she had considered becoming a boy in posts to Facebook and Instagram on Sunday – writing that some androgynous photo shoots she had been shot for recently had made her think about what she would have looked like if she were now a man.

April 4, 2014

'Let's let people live their lives and do it the way they want to do it'

With the enormous success of the Netflix series House of Cards, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has never been a bigger star.

But he remains one of the most private when it comes to his life off-screen.

In a new Hollywood Reporter cover story, it is reported that Spacey so fiercely guards his private life that 'his affable demeanor shuts off the moment he is asked about it.'

April 2, 2014

British pop star, who had ackowledged being bisexual, is accused by Waltz of cheating on her with another man

The ex-girlfriend of Blue singer Lee Ryan took to Twitter on Tuesday (1 April) to accuse the British pop star of cheating on her with another man.

Jasmine Waltz, who became involved with Ryan while both appeared on the recent edition of the UK's Celebrity Big Brother, tweeted: 'The minute I got home to LA, he cheated on me with a Man #admitUgay.'

She then tweeted: 'Wish this was a joke. Living a lie and dragging other ppl into your life is selfish and disgusting... #bereal #manup.'

April 1, 2014

CNN anchor relaxed and candid in wide-ranging interview

Anderson Cooper gave a candid, wide-ranging interview to radio host Howard Stern this week during which the CNN anchor revealed more personal details about his life than ever before.

Cooper talked about his days as a child model - a profession he entered at the age of 10 because he was worried about an impending financial collapse.

Between the ages of 10 and 13, he modeled for such brands as Macy's and Calvin Klein.

But that early career ended abruptly when he got propositioned by a male photographer who offered him $2,500 for sex.

April 1, 2014

The Iris Prize Festival will showcase the best British and international LGBTI films

What would it be like for James Bond to be gay? Well, audiences at the Iris Festival will get an idea this year as it opens with a gay British secret agent film.

The full-length feature film, Jayson Bend: Queen and Country, will be an appropriate opening screening as the festival marks a new phase in its development with a strand deidcated to the 'Best of British' LGBT short films.

Jayson Bend is the story of a charming gay secret agent who uncovers a sinister plot that reveals a billionaire hair dressing tycoon owns the largest global chain of hair salons.

March 31, 2014

Long-awaited historic gay wedding between two men to take place on US daytime soap - see preview

US daytime soap history is about to be made this week on NBC's Days of Our Lives with the wedding of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis.

Beginning Tuesday (1 April), the couple's wedding will begin to play out in the fictional town of Salem - a Midwestern US city in a state that has never been specified.

It will be the first wedding between two male characters. The now-canceled All My Children on ABC had the very first same-sex nuptials between two lesbian characters in 2009.

March 29, 2014

The Hollywood star spoke about her own definition of sexuality in an interview with Glamour magazine

US Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has admitted to being attracted to women, saying she believes all women are sexually attracted to each other.

The 41-year-old actress was speaking to UK’s Glamour magazine to promote her new film The Other Woman when she touched upon her views on sexuality.

"I think women are beautiful - absolutely beautiful’ she said.

‘I think that all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point. It's natural to have a connectivity and an appreciation for the beauty of other women.’

March 28, 2014

Facebook post by Dave Elliott of WLOX in Biloxi goes viral - he thinks gays 'have been in the news too much lately'

An anchorman at a television station in Biloxi, Mississippi, took to Facebook this week to suggest that the LGBTI community go on 'gaycation.'

Dave Elliott of WLOX-TV wrote: 'I'm all for the LGBT community's ongoing fight for equality. I support their fight in every way. But it seems like they've been in the news too much lately. Maybe they should take a short break. Go on gaycation just for the weekend. Enjoy yourselves!'

March 26, 2014

Grief-stricken friends and family laid 21-year-old Jesus David Hernandez Otero to rest in Puerto Rico after his body was discovered on a local beach

A volleyball team, friends and family wept as they buried their gay friend this week who was shot by a gunman in Puerto Rico.

Jesus David Hernandez Otero was remembered as a clever student and a compassionate team player. He was just 21.

Hernandez was found on a beach in Dorado, half-naked with three bullet wounds on his torso after having been missing for a week.

He was reported missing by his family 12 March (Wednesday) after he left his house around midnight the night before.

March 22, 2014

Philip Poolman claims that he was branded a ‘predatory gay’ after complimenting a barman at his local pub

A British gay man has been banned from a pub in Farnham, Dorset because he complimented a male bartender.

Philip Poolman, 48, spoke about how he was taken aside by the manageress of The Museum Inn and accused of being a ‘predatory gay man’ for talking to the barman.

The barman reportedly quit his job after finishing his shift because he was so distressed, prompting Mr Poolman to be banned from the premises.

March 19, 2014

9 to 5 co-stars will play women whose husbands have left them - for each other in Grace and Frankie

More than 30 years after they starred in the film 9 to 5, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are reuniting for a new Netflix comedy series.

In Grace and Frankie, the acclaimed actresses will play two women whose husbands have left them - for each other.

Complicating matters is that Grace (Tomlin) and Frankie (Fonda) are each other's longtime nemeses and now find their lives permanently intertwined.

March 14, 2014

In behind-the-scenes video, Broadway's Hedwig further distances himself from TV's Barney Stinson

Neil Patrick Harris confesses in the current Out Magazine cover story that 'a lot of homophobic insecurities within myself' are surfacing as he prepares to play a transgender rock star on Broadway.

The actor opens in Hedwig and the Angry Inch next month and as part of his metamorphosis from his TV persona of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, he surrendered to all kinds of make-up and glitter for the Out cover shoot.

March 12, 2014

British actress Tilda Swinton has said that the challenges that gay people have in coming out make them have more self examined lives and that’s something straight people miss out on

UK actress Tilda Swinton, best known for her roles in The Beach, Michael Clayton and her gender bending breakout lead role in Orlando, has said that the coming out process that same-sex attracted people have to go through is something that ultimately makes them stronger people – and that that’s something she thinks straight people miss out on.

March 10, 2014

To soundtrack of Macklemore's Same Love, he finds true love after series of meaningless  encounters with other hot men

Even amazingly gorgeous men have trouble finding love - but it is possible.

This is demonstrated in the new video Marry Me which was screened at the end of Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia over the weekend.

To the soundtrack of Macklemore's Same Love, we at first see a pair of handsome grooms on their wedding day.

But getting there was not an easy journey for one of them.

Through flashbacks, we see him endure a seemingly endless series of encounters with equally gorgeous men.

The problem is, he wants love and they just want sex.

March 7, 2014

British woman was left traumatized after one of her windows was deliberately smashed, saying she felt like a 'prisoner in her own home'

A British trans woman is living in fear and says she is too scared to leave her own home after an attack on her property.

The unnamed woman, living in Cheshire, north west of England, was left traumatized when a piece of heavy exercise equipment was hurled through one of her windows on New Year’s Eve last year.

Alexander Stoll, 32, said he did not remember the incident but later admitted to smashing the window and pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Halton Magistrates Court yesterday (6 March).

March 5, 2014

Homer Simpson tries to photobombs the now iconic Twitter-breaking group shot  - is kept out by Bradley Cooper's foot

If the Ellen DeGeneres all-star selfie from Sunday's Academy Awards wasn't already iconic, it certainly is now.

The shot featuring the Oscar host with the likes of Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper has been given the royal animated treatment by the creator of The Simpsons.

Matt Groening gives a 'wider view' of the epic shot with an illustration he posted on Twitter on Tuesday (4 March).

March 3, 2014

Matthew McConaughey takes best actor for Dallas Buyers Club

The space adventure Gravity won seven Academy Awards on Sunday (2 March) but was denied the top prize when the drama 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for best picture.

Co-producer Brad Pitt and producer-director Steve McQueen made emotional acceptance speeches after presenter Will Smith announced 12 Years as the winner over eight other nominees.

March 3, 2014

Pays tribute to his mom, brother and with 'anyone out there who has ever felt injustice'

As expected, Jared Leto won the best supporting actor Oscar Sunday (2 March) for his acclaimed performance of a transgender woman with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club.

The awards season front-runner took the stage and accepted his Oscar from presenter Anne Hathaway and said: 'Incredible.'

Leto, who was accompanied to the Oscars by his mother and brother, paid tribute to his mom.

'She encouraged her kids to be creative and to work hard and to do something special,' he said. 'I love you mom and thank you for teaching me to dream.'

March 1, 2014

Were worn by Ledger during scene in which his Ennis informs Jake Gyllenhaal's character that he didn't plan to sleep with him again

It was eight years ago this weekend that Heath Ledger lost the best actor Oscar for Brokeback Mountain to Philip Seymour Hoffman of Capote.

Both men played gay characters that year and both actors died tragic deaths - Hoffman just earlier this month.

Ledger died in 2008 at the age of 28 but his memory, and his performance of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback lives on.

A pair of shirts that Ledger wore in the film brought in $15,625 during an auction that ended on Thursday (27 February).

February 25, 2014

Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft to appear as part of 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

The three children of gay icon Judy Garland will make a rare joint public appearance together on Sunday (2 March) during an Oscar tribute to the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

Liza Minnelli, herself an Oscar winner, will appear with her younger siblings Lorna Luft and Joey Luft, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

February 25, 2014

'We were very touched. For him to make that tribute to Matt was meaningful to us'

Openly gay basketball player Jason Collins will continue to wear '98' to honor Matthew Shepard.

The out college student was brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998.

Collins, a 12-year National Basketball Association veteran, came out last spring in a Sports Illustrated cover story.

February 25, 2014

British actors and best friends say the films are a clear metaphor for the gay rights movement

The X-Men series is about the gay rights movement, according to stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

The esteemed British actors and best friends, who play enemies Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier in the movie franchise, say the persecution of ‘mutants’ in the film reflects the struggles of the LGBT community.

‘Mutants are like gays, they’re cast out by society for not good reason,’ McKellen said.

February 22, 2014

'I often thought my gravestone would say, 'Here lies Gandalf. He came out,"' says the 75-year-old actor who came out publicly 25 years ago

Speaking with BuzzFeed Brews interview on Friday, gay British actor Ian McKellen commended his X-Men co-star Ellen Page for coming out last week, and encouraged LGBTs who are in the closet to consider doing the same.

The 75-year-old, who publicly came out more than 25 years ago, is best known for playing Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

February 21, 2014

Mamma Mia and History Boys actor also reveals embarrassing story where he accidentally showed his genitals on gay TV host Graham Norton's chat show

British actor Dominic Cooper has revealed he used to cross-dress as a teenager to get into pubs.

The Mamma Mia straight star confessed before he was legally able to drink, he could fool bouncers and bar staff by putting on a dress.

‘I was young and I wanted to get into some dingy pub. I was half the size of any of my friends and looked like a female troll,’ the actor said during his appearance on The Graham Norton Show tonight (21 February).