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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

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

Originally from Australia, Gareth now lives in London.

Part of the GSN team since the very beginning, Gareth contributes Travel, Fashion, and Lifestyle features, as well as bringing his organisational skills to the day-to-day operations of Gay Star News.

Gareth’s obsession is water polo and he is a member of the London Orca gay water polo team.

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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.

January 2, 2015

Thugs threaten to kill his kids

The acting principal of a high school in Jamaica is in hiding after photos appearing to show him having gay sex were posted online.

Reports from Jamaica claim the pictures appeared online after his cell phone went missing. The photos show him embracing and having sex with another man.

The photos apparently circulated widely among students at the school before finding their way to the media.

But while the acting principal agrees the photos are of him, he claims they have been digitally edited to portray gay sex.

December 30, 2014

One of our 'honorees,' the Rev. James David Manning, explains why he's certain Starbucks puts male semen in its drinks

It's been a rough year for people who obsess over gay families and couples.

Especially those who profess love for a deity and disgust at everything L,G,B,T,and I.

Their poster boy was called home, RIP Mr Fred Phelps, and the marriage revolution made their arguments punier with each passing day.

Instead of coming up with better ideas, many took steps beyond the real.

December 28, 2014

The University of Missouri graduate offers timely media tips for those who see things on television they don't like

Michael Sam will always get love here at GSN. Always and forever.

Being the first out athlete to try to make it in the National Football League is no afternoon tea. However, he's handled the pressure, and press, with more aplomb than most ordering their morning coffee.

The University of Missouri graduate sat down with Oprah Winfrey yesterday, 27 December, in an interview that covered everything, from growing up to why no team has picked him up.

December 19, 2014

'I am a human. Not a gay'

Here at GSN, we don't understand anyone who doesn't clap for Brendan Jordan.

He's the lad from Las Vegas whose diva moves, during a news story, made him a bit of a star.

Or, at the very least, more famous than anyone at GSN because American Apparel hasn't put us in an ad like Brendan.

December 19, 2014

A 23-year-old woman no longer 'fears death' after being given reprieve from deportation

A Ugandan lesbian who was tortured to 'cure' her will not be deported from the UK - for now.

Judith Twikirize, 23, is walking free after a sudden decision to release her from Yarl's Wood detention centre last night (18 December).

While she has not been granted asylum, the UK government has agreed to look at new evidence before they make their next decision.

Twikirize has told GSN she feels like the 'fear of death' is no longer on her back.

December 18, 2014

New legislation draft is of big concern to trans voters

The UK government has fixed the 'glitch' that forced trans people to provide a previous name in order to register to vote.

Following a report by Gay Star News, the Cabinet Office has responded swiftly, ensuring only those who changed names in the past 12 months must provide their 'dead name'.

While disclosure of previous names is not currently a legal requirement, legislation has been drafted to make it so.

December 17, 2014

‘It has for sure provided us extra energy to continue our campaign for rights'

An investigation by a Nepalese govenment agency has refuted allegations of corruption at the country's largest LGBTI group.

The Social Welfare Council (SWC) has released a report that rebutted charges of corruption and irregularities leveled against the Blue Diamond Society (BDS) and founder Sunil Pant.

The allegations were made two years ago and resulted in the group losing its license as well as funding gaps and the demoralization of  its 750 full-time staff who were not paid for more than seven months.

December 12, 2014

Quebec’s Bill 20 could force anyone who wishes to use donated sperm or eggs as part of an IVF cycle to undergo a ‘psychosocial assessment’ – a law change that some believe would unfairly impact on same-sex couples

A representative for Dr Gaétan Barrette, Quebec Minister for Health, has strongly denied to GSN that a bill that the Liberal Party minister has sponsored will unfairly target same-sex couples.

Bill 20 was introduced to the Quebec Parliament on 28 November. The controversial legislation is designed to, ‘promote access to family medicine and … amend various legislative provisions relating to assisted procreation’.

December 5, 2014

Law professor says 'you cannot make a human wrong a human right'

Civil rights activists yesterday (4 December) protested a speech by an anti-gay law professor at a Human Rights Day seminar hosted by the EU Delegation to Singapore.

Several activists held a rainbow flag and placards reading 'LGBT rights are human rights' while Thio Li-ann delivered her speech.

Jean Chong, co-founder of LGBTI advocacy group Sayoni, told GSN that the silent protest 'was to address the elephant in the room and civil society’s disagreement to the EU’s insistence on inviting Thio in spite of her views on LGBTQ people.'