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May 28, 2015

'It was a realization that came very, very early for me'

Grease 2 may not have been near the phenomenon that Grease was but the 1982 sequel certainly made an impression on out actor Andrew Rannells.

The Girls star was just five when Grease 2 came out but he had a special feeling about the film's leading man.

'It was just a very basic childlike attraction to certain people,' Rannells says in a preview clip of his It Got Better video out later this week.

May 28, 2015

The Irish gay bull saved by the Simpsons creator caught frolicking with a female cow

It was the gay animal story of 2014.

When people learned Irish bull Benjy was going to be killed because he refused to breed, it created an internet phenomenon.

May 28, 2015

Contestant Clint Arlis: 'Falling in love with a man never crossed my mind'

In its more than a decade on the air, there has never been a gay contestant on ABC's The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise that viewers knew about.

Is that about to change?

Promos for next week's episode of the reality show tease that there might be a possible romance brewing between contestants Clint and JJ who seem more interested in each other than courting Kaitlyn Bristowe.

'Falling in love with a man never crossed my mind,' Clint says in the promo. 'Kaitlyn’s not the right girl for me. I love JJ, so I need the rose tonight.'

May 27, 2015

Oscar winning actress was once married to John McEnroe

Tatum O'Neal is dating women these days and hopes to have a girlfriend.

The actress, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for Paper Moon, tells People: 'I like women. I definitely have been dating mostly women recently.'

'I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth. They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it.'

May 26, 2015

Luna Lovegood actress takes on homophobes in an open letter published on Facebook

A Harry Potter actor has gone on a rant against homophobia on social media.

Evanna Lynch, an Irish performer who played Luna Lovegood in the wizarding franchise, has blasted the 'nasty, scathing and downright cruel' remarks left on an Instagram thread about her belief in marriage equality.

May 24, 2015

A special mention was given to ‘The Lobster’, an eccentric fable starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz about lovers who risk being turned into animals if they fail to find a partner

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won the 2015 Queer Palm award, an independently sponsored prize entered into the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Todd Haynes, 'Carol' is adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel ('The Price of Salt') that tells the story of two women who fall in love in 1950s New York at a time when homosexuality was criminalized.

Blanchett plays Carol, a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious shopgirl played by Mara.

May 22, 2015

Book is expected to be the blockbuster celebrity memoir of 2017

Barbra Streisand, an A-List superstar for more than 50 years, is working on a memoir to be published in 2017 by Viking.

'Barbra Streisand’s memoir is the entertainment story that has been on the top of every publisher’s wish list for years,' Viking president Brian Tart said in a statement.

'There are over fifty unauthorized biographies about Ms. Streisand that are full of myths and inaccuracies, and she is finally going to tell her own story.'

May 21, 2015

Litchfield ladies pick their codenames for Red Nose Day

The stars of Orange Is The New Black are planning their own mastermind heist in a killer new Reservoir Dogs parody.

The sketch for NBC's Red Nose Day telethon brings the Netflix series together, including lesbian actress Lea DeLaria, for a reworking of the Quentin Tarantino film.

Reservoir Bitches sees the Litchfield inmates planning the crime, but they're a little bit annoyed about their code names.

This is one of several comedy sketches produced by Funny or Die for the three-hour primetime fundraiser.

May 18, 2015

'But in 2015, the point should be: Who cares?'

Cate Blanchett has denied having a lesbian past and said she has never had sex with a woman.

Last week, the Australian actress was quoted as saying she had had 'many' relationships with women in an interview with Variety magazine. 

Blanchett plays a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious shopgirl in her new film Carol, which premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (16 May) night.

At a news conference the next day, Blanchett was quick to refute any lesbian rumors.

May 13, 2015

'I read a lot of girl-on-girl books'

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has revealed she has had 'many' lesbian relationships in the past.

The two-time Oscar winner, who has been married theater director Andrew Upton for 15 years, plays a bisexual woman in her upcoming film Carol.

During an interview with Variety magazine, Blanchett, 45, was asked whether it was her 'first turn as a lesbian.'

'On film – or in real life?' she asked coyly.

May 12, 2015

Piper and Alex look like they get closer (and in the same bed) in new season 3 image

The series trailer for Orange Is The New Black season 3 is here and we are gagging.

Piper, Alex, Crazy Eyes, Red and the rest will be back with new episodes on 12 June and the new trailer is sure to get you even more psyched.

Catching up new viewers with what's happened so far, we get reintroduced to Taylor Schilling's Piper, the bisexual New York woman sent to jail for a drug running crime she committed a decade ago.

In prison, we meet her former lover Alex (played by Laura Prepon) and the rest of the eccentric cast of inmates.

May 11, 2015

Tomlin heard 'purse nelly' but the Broadway legend was actually saying 'personally' in her thick Bronx accent

Before she became a household name on TV's Laugh-In, Lily Tomlin was on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and had a memorable meeting with Broadway legend Chita Rivera.

Rivera, who had starred on Broadway in West Side Story and Bye Bye Birdie by then, was brought over to Tomlin by a publicist they both knew.

May 11, 2015

Manhattan style in London's inner-east

The Ace Hotel is one of the coolest spots to stay in London's hipster-ville neighborhood of Shoreditch, and its restaurant – Hoi Polloi – is one of the city's best brunch options.

A big, open space; relaxed and friendly service that is still professional and efficient, and a menu so good that it makes it hard to choose what to have.

May 8, 2015

'I can just tell you right now, there was no Andy D going in my B'

Andy Cohen has told the world, once again, that the most famous person he's ever hooked up with is Lance Bass.

The Watch What Happens Live host had also previously revealed on his show that sexually, he is a top.

May 6, 2015

Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello are taking it all off again

Magic Mike XXL won't hit theaters in the US until 1 July but the tantalizing pre-release hype continues.

Warner Bros. on Wednesday (7 May) released its first full trailer for the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

In addition to Tatum, a real-life former stripper, the sequel also brings back Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Alex Rodriguez from the first movie.

The highlight of the 2:03 trailer is Manganiello impromptu dance inside a convenience store next to a Pepsi refrigerator.

May 3, 2015

'I would like to lead the world to a point where it is not essential to even have a coming out,' says the 21-year-old winner

Twenty-one-year-old Mr Gay Germany Klaus Burkart has beaten 20 other men to take home the Mr Gay World title.

The 1.83m tall milk technician from Wangen im Allgäu was presented with the Mr Gay World sash and trophy by 2014 winner Stuart Hatton in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday night.

May 1, 2015

This time it will be based on a true story

The writers behind the film that made us all sob into our denim shirts are returning with a new gay-themed, fact-based drama.

Diana Ossana and Larry McNurty, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Brokeback Mountain, are getting back together for another tear-jerker.

And this time, unlike Brokeback Mountain which was based on an Annie Proulx short story, it will be based on a true story.

The project is based on the true, tragic story of Oregonian father and son Joe and Jadin Bell.

April 29, 2015

Shade comes from reading. Reading came first. Gay Star News reviews the landmark documentary about the New York City ballroom scene in the 1980s.

It was an excited, sold-out crowd that assembled in London's Cinema Museum for a screening and discussion of Paris Is Burning – a 1990 documentary from Jennie Livingston.

Documenting the ball culture in New York in the 1980s, this is a revealing observation of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the United States at that time.

April 28, 2015

'I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles. The whole point of being an actor is to transform'

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon thinks people need to 'lighten up' if they aren't cool with straights playing gay roles and vice versa.

'I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles,' the actress tells PrideSource in an interview posted Tuesday (28 April).

'The whole point of being an actor is to transform. If people don't understand that we need to be malleable in our sexuality, then I think they need to lighten up.'

April 27, 2015

Todrick Hall has done it again

Todrick Hall has made over Disney in a way that only he can.

Teaming up with Shoshana Bean, he has created the ultimate mashup of classic Disney reinvented to sound like 90s R&B.

Aladdin's A Whole New World gets transformed with a little help from Montell Jordan's This Is How We Do It, and The Little Mermaid's Poor Unfortunate Souls gets mixed with Ginuwine's Pony.

You might remember Hall from other Disney mashups including Cinderoncé and the Spell Block Tango, but the former American Idol finalist has topped himself once again.

April 22, 2015

'This song covers the journey of any individual's struggle to understand his or her sexuality conditioned by society's norms'

India's Censor Board of Film Certification has approved an LGBTI music video for the first time — and without seeking any edits.

The video, posted online on 13 March, can now be aired on Indian TV, though it was given a parental guidance rating for children under the age of 12.

The song Head Held High is performed by Friends of Linger, 'a band of professional musicians with amateur singers, all friends freed by the equations of gender, sexuality and the emotions of music.'

April 21, 2015

'We kissed goodbye and he gave me a big hug and he held onto me. I was in tears'

Doris Day first met Rock Hudson in 1959 on the set of Pillow Talk, their first movie together.

But it is the last time they saw each other that makes the now 91-year-old retired movie legend the most emotional now.

'He was very sick. But I just brushed that off and I came out and put my arms around him and said "Am I glad to see you,"' she tells People Magazine.

April 19, 2015

Iconic movie takes three Hollywood stars on a trans road-trip through middle America

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar is more than just an unusually long movie title.

Released in 1995, this was really the first Hollywood movie since 1959's Some Like It Hot that had its stars cross-dressing. While Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon jumped into women's clothes out of necessity, the stars of To Wong Foo were depicting something else completely.

April 16, 2015

Lorna Luft: 'She was incredibly warm and amazingly funny. She was smart and so gifted'

Lorna Luft, now 62, was still a teenager when her legendary mother died in 1969 of an accidental drug overdose.

But she doesn't want anyone to think of Judy Garland as a tragic figure.