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March 25, 2015

29 March marks 12 months since the first same-sex wedding in Britain

Believe it or not, it's almost been a year since same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales – and since then, Scotland's followed suit, with Ireland hopefully next in April (fingers crossed!).

March 20, 2015

Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett, Frankie J Alvarez, Raul Castillo and Daniel Franzese want to keep doing the beloved show with a small but rabid fan base

There was not a seat to be had last month at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on a night dedicated to the HBO show Looking.

Most of the cast, including Jonathan Groff, were on hand for a panel discussion following the screening of an episode and the audience was wildly enthusiastic at every turn.

They get the characters of Patrick, Dom, Agustin, Kevin, Richie, Eddie and Doris who are navigating life and love in modern day San Francisco.

March 15, 2015

'…Here’s a guy that’s responsible for the coarsening of civil discussion and conversation being celebrated…'

We at GSN get why some conservatives don't like Dan Savage.

The columnist ruthlessly mocks public figures who go out of their way to utter anti-gay bigotry.

For example: he recently asked famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson to 'suck his dick' to prove the doctor's theory homosexuality is 'absolutely' a choice.

It's not strange those against LGBTI rights, and visibility, are not Savage groupies.

March 11, 2015

Mother of Orashia Edwards, the bisexual Jamaican asylum seeker in the UK, is terrified her son will be stoned to death

A mother has said the UK government is driving her bisexual son to the brink of a mental breakdown as they prepare to send him back to Jamaica.

Vienna Brown, the mother of 33-year-old Orashia Edwards, spoke to GSN in tears as she prepares to hear the final judgment of her son's asylum case on 15 April.

She is not optimistic. In previous judgments, courts have ruled Edwards is 'dishonest' about his sexuality.

March 10, 2015

She is 'going to be running to the tape' until end of her third and final term

Houston Mayor Annise Parker can't run for a fourth term next year due to term limits but she is making clear that she intends to make the most of her time left in office.

'I'm going to be running to the tape as mayor. Cities are 24-7 operations and I have a lot left to do,' Parker told Gay Star News during a chat at the recent Family Equality Council dinner in Los Angeles where Parker was an honoree.

March 9, 2015

Horrific video appears on social media

An angry mob stoned a young, allegedly gay man to death in Jamaica and filmed themselves hurling rocks at his head.

The video of the murder of the alleged gay youth, believed to be aged around 19 to 21, has gone viral on social media after being posted last week.

It shows the young man dressed effeminately with long hair, appearing to be tied up in ropes or wire, laying in a pool of his own blood. A large stone is thrown at the boy's head, blood gushes out.

It's not clear whether he is still alive or conscious as the rocks break his skull.

March 9, 2015

A Managing Director with Boston Consulting Group, Nick Goad spoke to GSN Business about his work, the value of good mentors, and how a supportive partner has helped make him happy in his career

Nick Goad is a Partner and Managing Director in the Washington, DC office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he has been a management consultant for over eleven years.

Boston Consulting Group has approximately 9,700 staff in 81 offices across 45 countries.

As an active member of the global leadership team for BCG’s LGBT Network, Nick heads the People Development Initiative; the initiative received The Human Rights Campaign’s 2011 Award for Workplace Equality Innovation.

March 7, 2015

Thick crowds stretched almost the entire length of the parade route and almost to the site of tonight’s Mardi Gras Party after party and this year top Australian military leaders took part in the parade

Hundreds of thousands of people have packed the streets of Sydney’s gay village tonight to watch the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras take place for the 37th year in a row.

There were thick crowds all the way to Moore Park which meant that participants had to give their best along the entire parade route to wow the crowd and many were visibly exhausted by the end.

February 25, 2015

A demonstration is set to take place in London tonight outside Tower Hamlets Town Hall

Tonight marks a pivotal moment in the battle to save London gay bar the Joiners Arms from demolition.

The management of the bar on Hackney Road, Shoreditch, were informed last year that its lease – which came to an end on 15 January – would not be renewed. David Pollard, who re-launched the venue as a gay bar in 1997, told GSN at the time that a development company is planning to build flats on the site.

February 23, 2015

The bag is being given away at a number of GSN's bespoke events

Andy Bell has personally designed an exclusive tote bag for Gay Star News – and it is a design that will feature at a number of bespoke events that Gay Star News is hosting for clients.

Following on from the success of the GSN tote bags designed by Jean Paul Gaultier last year, the design from Andy Bell is already providing to be a crowd-pleaser.

February 16, 2015

The Gay and Lesbian Network (GLEN) say that its has had a promising response to its call out for submissions. It will announce Ireland’s first Workplace Equality Ranking in the autumn

Following the success of similar rankings in other countries, GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) have announced details of a survey to discover the best places to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality in Ireland.

The group announced the launch of the GLEN Workplace Equality Index last week with a press event in Dublin.

The organization’s Eimear O’Reilly, Programme Officer Workplace Diversity, told to GSN that GLEN had received interest from, ‘a range of leading public and private sector employers’, since the announcement.

February 14, 2015

Warm yourself up this Valentine's Day with GSN reader suggestions of the best male/male romances

It's a time for love (it's 14 February, after all, a day that has no significance whatsoever if you'd prefer to think of it that way) so what better time to sit down and watch your favorite gay film?

We asked GSN readers on Twitter and Facebook to come up with their favorite gay kisses, and they did not disappoint.

From groundbreaking first kisses to passionate cowboys, these kisses all have something in common: freeing yourself from repression and letting yourself be who you are.

February 12, 2015

Warm yourself up this Valentine's Day with GSN reader suggestions of the best female/female romances

It's nearly Valentine's Day (or that Saturday which happens to be 14 February if you'd prefer to think of it that way), so what better time to sit on the couch, grab some ice cream, and watch some lesbian love?

We asked GSN readers on Twitter and Facebook to come up with their favorite lesbian kisses from TV and film, and they did not disappoint.

February 9, 2015

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February 4, 2015

News reporter for Gay Star News

Darren Wee is the Asia and Australasia correspondent at Gay Star News based in Hong Kong.

Before joining in GSN September 2014, he was a reporter at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and the China Post in Taipei.

He has also written for Vice, the Financial Times and the Guardian.

Darren manages GSN's Chinese Weibo account

February 3, 2015

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Part of the GSN team since the very beginning, Gareth brings his organisational skills to the day-to-day operations of Gay Star News, as well as contributing features on:

February 2, 2015

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January 26, 2015

With over 5 million unique readers, January 2015 has been GSN's biggest month ever.

January 2015 has become a big month for Gay Star News - we have celebrated our third anniversary and also recorded our biggest ever month of traffic.

Tris Reid-Smith, co-founder and editor-in-chief of GSN, confirmed that the team quietly celebrated both milestones:

'January has been such a busy month for us, with a Travel Expo to deliver and lots of exciting plans for the year ahead, but it's been really pleasing to be able to recognise both our third birthday and hitting five million readers.'

January 26, 2015

Chatty Man star is not a fan of gossip blogger

Chatty Man star Alan Carr has slammed Perez Hilton's recent antics on Celebrity Big Brother to Gay Star News – branding the gossip blogger 'a knob'.

Speaking at last night's InterLaw Diversity Forum Winter Carnival to benefit the Albert Kennedy Trust, Alan told GSN: 'I just think the man's a knob. The thing is, it's a good lesson to everyone.

January 15, 2015

  One-stop travel shop returns to London's Heaven nightclub this Saturday (Jan 17)

The Gay Star Travel Expo returns to London's Heaven nightclub next week, on January 17 – and these are just some of the experts, organisations and friends of Gay Star News who will be on hand to make the event a day to remember...

Atlantic Pride – the gay cruise line specialists will be offering GSN readers a special discount on their 2016 cruise from the Caribbean to the Canaries.

January 13, 2015

One-stop travel shop takes place at London's Heaven nightclub this Saturday (17 Jan)

The Gay Star Travel Expo returns to London's Heaven nightclub this Saturday (17 January) – and just one of the special guests at this one-stop travel shop will be Austrian Airlines.

Austria's largest carrier, the organisation transports nearly 11 million passengers a year.

It operates a global route network of approximately 130 destinations, with those routes particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe, with about 40 cities being served.

January 13, 2015

One-stop travel shop takes place at London's Heaven nightclub this Saturday (17 Jan)

The Gay Star Travel Expo returns to London's Heaven nightclub this Saturday (17 January) – and just one of the exhibitors at this one-stop queer travel shop will be Gaydio.

Gaydio is a 24-hour radio station catering exclusively for the LGBTI community – reportedly tbe biggest of its kind in the world. It is the second year running the station has supported the Expo, and the team have urged GSN readers to pop along and say hello if they have any questions.

January 11, 2015

Talon Windwalker blogs as 1Dad1Kid. After adopting his son in 2008, the two have spent the past four years travelling the world, but recently decided to settle in Romania, where Windwalker believes they will enjoy a better quality of life. He spoke to GSN about their travels and the decision to relocate

On his blog, Talon Windwalker describes himself as a ‘single parent, author, writer, former hospice chaplain, Zen monk, ultra runner, snowshoer, endurance cyclist, certified endurance running coach, scuba instructor, photographer, and lover of travelling, languages, and cultures.’

Windwalker, who is gay, was 39 and living in Denver, Colorado, when he adopted his son; referred to on his blog as ‘Tigger’.

That was in February 2008, and Tigger – who has a learning disability – was aged six.

January 9, 2015

One-stop travel shop returns to London's Heaven nightclub on 17 Jan

Andy Bell has personally designed an exclusive tote bag for Gay Star News – and it will be available at the Gay Star Travel Expo at London's Heaven nightclub next weekend, on January 17.

Following on from the success of the GSN tote bags designed by Jean Paul Gaultier last year, Andy is just one of the huge names we're teaming up with for the same project this year.