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July 22, 2014

Gay rights advocate also comments on his feud with William Shatner, saying he was the only one of the Star Trek cast who had no idea he was gay

Actor George Takei has revealed he attempted to persuade Star Trek writers to include an episode dealing with gay rights.

But, sadly, the show’s creator Gene Roddenberry wasn’t interested in the idea.

Takei, who found fame as Sulu in the original Star Trek series, appeared on Real Time will Bill Maher this week to talk about his life and career.

He said as the show was so good as tackling women’s rights, race relations and international politics, he would have loved for Star Trek to deal with the gay rights struggle in America and around the world.

July 17, 2014

'You know when you stick your neck out ... some people are going to say some of the most vile things that you can possibly imagine'

True Blood star Anna Paquin did not have some grand PR plan when she came out as bisexual in 2010.

A few months before her marriage to co-star Stephen Moyer she had agreed to participate in Cyndi Lauper's Give A Damn public service campaign and through this, she went public.

July 13, 2014

Queerty gives 34 reasons why you should watch today's World Cup Final...and each is boyfriend material

It's here. After a month of soccer (I'm from the US, people), the final of the World Cup is today (13 July).

Argentina and Germany are the last teams standing. There are multiple reasons to watch, but if you're not sports inclined take the advice offered at Queerty.

That site offers 34, perfectly sane, excuses: photos of players from each team.

July 11, 2014

Actress says of former Bikini Kill singer: 'I love a riot grrrl'

Keira Knightley had a quick answer when she was asked recently who she has a girl crush on.

'I just watched The Punk Singer, the documentary about Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill, so I actually have to go with her. She might be my top girl crush of all time, really. I love a riot grrrl.'

July 11, 2014

Honoree James Schamus joked that Oldman is known to 'have a very, very large mouth, but his heart is much bigger'

It was known that filmmaker James Schamus would be receiving the lifetime achievement award at the opening night of Outfest Los Angeles on Thursday but what was not known was who would be presenting it to him.

It turned out to be quite s surprise for the audience at the LGBT film festival: actor Gary Oldman who last month suffered severe backlash for defending Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur.

Oldman has since apologized in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it appears all is forgiven since he was warmly received by the audience at the Orpheum Theatre.

July 3, 2014

'I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period'

Raven Symone doesn't have a lot to say now about taking to twitter last August and writing: 'I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.'

Rumors about her sexuality had long been swirling so reading between the lines, it seemed that the former star of TV's That's So Raven was officially coming out.

It's not something she denies, but she doesn't have a lot to say about it - at least publicly.

July 1, 2014

'We could do it tomorrow and make some salacious version of the story and that’s not what I’m interested in'

Matt Bomer still hopes to portray closeted gay actor Montomery Clift in an upcoming film.

But the actor makes clear he will only participate if the project is handled with respect.

Clift was one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1940s and 50s and had a life-long close friendship with Elizabeth Taylor (pictured with him, below), his co-star in A Place in the Sun, Raintree County and Suddenly Last Summer.

June 30, 2014

The inaugural Tilde Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival is seeking submissions from transgender and gender diverse filmmakers and films that explore transgender and gender diverse themes

The organizers of the first ever Tilde: Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival have put out the call for submissions for the festival – being held from 21-23 November this year.

The event will be held in partnership with the Sydney Transgender International Film Festival and will be Melbourne’s first international film festival created to showcase the work of transgender and gender diverse filmmakers as well as films exploring transgender and gender diverse themes and issues.

June 28, 2014

Caleb Reynolds came under fire after an Instagram post in which he allegedly used homophobic and racist language

The annual CBS summer reality competition, Big Brother, returned to the air this week and one of its contestants allegedly posted a homophobic and racist rant on Instagram.

June 27, 2014

Actor seemed 'unhinged' and was reportedly disruptive and smoking during a performance in New York City

Shia LaBeouf reportedly used a homophobic slur when he was arrested during a performance of Cabaret last night (26 June).

The actor was reportedly disruptive and smoking during the first act of the performance at the Studio 54 theater in New York City.

According to police, LaBeouf was ‘ranting and rambling incoherently, threatening the officers and using offensive language’.

June 24, 2014

The Oscar winning actress, who plays a lesbian in new movie Tammy, adds: 'I'm much too old for her!'

In tne new movie Tammy, Sandra Oh plays Kathy Bates' lesbian partner and the Oscar winning actress has no complaints about that.

'I'm just absolutely in love with Sandra,' the actress tells PrideSource Magazine. 'Let me just say that she really brought our relationship to bloom. She brought a lot of love and warmth.'

June 17, 2014

Fox News contributor says: 'We believe everyone should have the same rights'

Actress Stacey Dash, best known for her role in the 1995 film Clueless, claims that it is 'propaganda' to say that Republicans are against gay marriage.

Dash, 47, works as a contributor for Fox News and tells TMZ: '[Republicans] are for equal marriage, we’re not against that… we’re not against that at all. We believe everyone should have the same rights.'

June 17, 2014

The Austrian city of Salzburg is so much more than the birthplace of The Sound of Music, so let us share with you a few of our favorite things

The hills are alive with the sound of a city that is so picturesque and gay-friendly, it had to be the birthplace of one of the most popular musicals in history.

Salzburg is where the exciting story of Maria von Trapp’s aristocratic Austrian family took place.

It is one of the coolest destinations in central Europe, and not just for its pop culture credentials.

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

'This is probably one of the proudest days of my life'

John Barrowman was recognized with a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) over the weekend and the honor has left the Torchwood and Arrow star 'chuffed.'

'It’s been the hardest thing for me to keep this a secret, but I’m glad it’s out now, because this is probably one of the proudest days of my life,' Barrowman said in a video posted online.

The openly-gay Barrowman, 47, was listed on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to entertainment as well as his contribution to charity.

June 11, 2014

The star of stage and the screen was born today, 10 June, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Looking for a way to celebrate Judy Garland's birthday?

Of course you are. The original diva was born 92 years ago, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Over at NewNowNext there is a birthday tribute created by Reginald Law.

He takes Garland's legendary rendition of Get Happy from Summer Stock and synchs it with Pharrell’s 2013 mega-hit Happy.

June 7, 2014

‘My blood was boiling but I was still silent,’ the 77-year-old actor and activist recalls what propelled him to become a vocal proponent of gay rights in 2005

LGBT people in Japan need to fight for their own rights and they need to be a bit angry, George Takei said during his visit to Japan this week.

The California-born actor, who is of Japanese ancestry, recounted his own experiences as having felt both courage and anger when he publicly came out as gay and joined the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the US.

Best known for his role as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu in the television series 'Star Trek,' the 77-year-old is also a prominent gay and civil rights activist.

June 6, 2014

Princess Leia actress tells gay host Alan Carr she will not let him 'go there' when he talks about the camp robot

Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original trilogy, has urged people to not out C3PO.

The 57-year-old actress was on Alan Carr’s show Chatty Man to promote the seventh film out next year.

But the openly gay host caused a disturbance in the force when he suggested having a role in the film himself.

‘Could I be C3PO?’ Carr said. ‘I’d make a really good one. He’s a bit gay.’

Fisher then told him: ‘You can say that but I’m not going there. Don’t out C3PO!’

June 3, 2014

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest'

Doris Day still grows emotional when talking about the late Rock Hudson, her co-star in three romantic comedies including the 1959 smash Pillow Talk.

'The world lost a talented actor and a fine human being when he passed away,' Day says in a new video for Turner Classic Movies which is paying tribute to Hudson this month.

The actress, now 90, gets choked up a bit and adds: 'I lost one of my dearest friends and I still miss him so much.'

'He was one of the funniest men I've ever known - and the nicest.'

May 31, 2014

'Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction'

An anti-gay group in the US is telling its members to return all mail with a Harvey Milk stamp.

In a 27 May blog post, the American Family Association rails against the US Postal Service stamp honoring the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

May 30, 2014

Insists 'I would do it again today' even though it was his last starring role in a feature film

Harry Hamlin will never know just how big of a movie star he could have been.

Coming off the success of the adventure flick Clash of the Titans, his debut feature, Hamlin agreed to star with Kate Jackson and Michael Ontkean in the then-groundbreaking gay-themed film Making Love.

He played a promiscuous novelist who begins an affair with a closeted married man (Ontkean) who ends up leaving his wife (Jackson).

Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Thursday (29 May), Hamlin talked about the film and the impact it had on his young movie career.

May 29, 2014

'It was the gay community that loved me first. It feels good to come full circle and get back into that'

Oscar and Grammy award winning performer Jennifer Hudson has decided to really embrace her gay fan base during Gay Pride Month.

The Dreamgirls star will headline at the LA Pride festival in West Hollywood on 7 June and at Chicago Pride Fest on 21 June.

So what do her gay fans mean to her?

'Oh, my God! I would have to say everything,' Hudson tells

May 29, 2014

Out actress describes Foster as 'lovely' and her Witness co-star Harrison Ford as 'aloof'

At the time they co-starred in the 1988 drama The Accused, Kelly McGillis and Jodie Foster were both very famous actresses.

It would be decades, however, before they would become famous lesbians. McGillis, 56, came out publicly in 2009 and Foster, 51, did so in 2013.

'Working with Jodie was lovely,' McGillis says in the current issue of Closer magazine. 'I really think she's a wonderful person.'

While McGillis still acts in films, on television and in plays, her best known films remain three she did in the 1980s: The Accused, Top Gun and Witness.

May 28, 2014

Godfather acting legend has made a new documentary about his artist father and his legacy

Robert De Niro has said he wished he had learned more about his father’s sexuality when he was alive.

The Oscar winner has opened up about his late father, Robert De Niro Sr - a New York City artist, in a new documentary.

He said he wanted to shed light on his father’s legacy and reflect on how much times have changed for gay people.

‘It was my responsibility to make a documentary about him,’ the 70-year-old actor told Out magazine.