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April 18, 2014

'You've gotta praise this kid for his courage'

John Calipari, the men's basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, knows something about hoops at the University of Massachusetts.

He coached there from 1989 to 1996. One of his former players, Derek Kellogg, runs the program now.

April 16, 2014

Reality TV star makes one British man vomit into the nearest toilet

Most gay men shudder at the idea of being with a woman, but one British guy is terrified at even seeing one of them on television.

Mike Amess says he has a phobia of Kim Kardashian.

The 24-year-old from Exeter says he comes out in a cold sweat whenever he sees or hears any member of the famous family, keeping away from the Kardashians as best as he can.

Sometimes, if he sees the reality star, he even vomits.

April 15, 2014

How I Met Your Mother star met with two huge snakes in his shoot for Vanity Fair

Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris has a huge snake in his pants.

Literally.

The How I Met Your Mother star posed for renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz in the May issue of Vanity Fair.

But this was not any old beauty shot, this was of the star half naked with a lot of eyeliner on, and with two snakes draped around his chest.

While most of us would be terrified at just the thought of posing topless in a magazine, never mind with two snakes around you, he looks like a rock star.

April 14, 2014

The Australian Lesbian and Gay Stories project is seeking the personal stories of gay and lesbian Australians of all ages to put together the picture of how gay life has changed in Australia from the 1940’s to today

Researchers from the National Library of Australia and three Australian universities are seeking the personal stories of ordinary gay and lesbians to document the gay experience in Australia since the 1940’s until today.

The researchers want to plot the course of gay and lesbian Australians lives and how they have changed since attitudes towards LGBTI issues shifted so dramatically in the last few decades.

April 13, 2014

A UK newspaper published the open letter, where a mother tells her son ‘my love for you is and has always been completely unconditional and non-gender specific’

UK newspaper The Guardian’s ‘letter you always wanted to write...’ series has turned out some thought-provoking and interesting pieces.

It allows someone to anonymously write an open letter to someone special, or to address a particular situation they never had the courage to before.

The latest letter, posted yesterday 12 April, was from a mother to her teenage transgender son.

Both extremely heartfelt and moving, the mother in question confronts her relationship with her son from childhood to now.

Read the full letter here:

April 10, 2014

A pop song telling the story of a transgender woman who reunites with her best friend has become a surprise viral hit in Thailand – with nearly 9 million people watching the video clip on YouTube

A new pop song by Thai singer Vid Hiper R Siam about a trans woman who becomes the lover of her childhood best friend is going viral online.

Nearly nine million people have watched the clip for the song on YouTube since it was posted on 9 March.

The song, Transgender Woman Never Cheats, tells the story of a trans girl who fell in love with her best friend, a boy when they were teens.

One night she kisses him, but because her object of affection believes she is a boy, he beats her up.

April 9, 2014

Pioneer Winter and Jared Sharon lock lips and roll around the sand and water for nearly 5 minutes in ad for Florida/France Festival

Pioneer Winter and Jared Sharon might have needed some chapstick after filming a very affectionate spot for an ad promoting this month's Florida/France Festival.

As moody music plays, the two hunks begin to kiss passionately while at the beach and they do not stop until 4 minutes and 45 seconds later.

And this is no stationery kiss.

The two, intertwined horizontally, roll off of their towel and onto the sand and keep rolling over seaweed and into the water.

April 6, 2014

'If you're going to work in this salon, you've got to watch Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones and Gay of Thrones are back!

The HBO series, based on the fantasy books of George RR Martin, returns for its fourth season. Fans of the show can't wait for things to start (6 April), and there is no more passionate GOT fanboy than Jonathan from Gay of Thrones.

April 3, 2014

New ad for its Teddy Grahams snack line features two gay dads

Honey Maid has taken the extraordinary step of turning the anti-gay backlash against a recent commercial featuring two dads into a statement of love.

The company has released a YouTube video showing such hateful tweets as 'Disgusting!" and explains that it hired two artists to take the negative comments and turn them into something else.

The women printed the comments out onto pieces of paper that they rolled up into small tubes and arranged them together so that they spell the word 'Love.'

April 3, 2014

Watch this amazing dance performance by one of the co-creators of ABC Family's The Fosters

One gay man has just given his best friend an amazing gift on her wedding day.

Bradley Bredeweg, the co-creator of ABC Family’s The Fosters, surprised friend Stephanie Huntington as part of his speech.

‘There has been someone else with us on our journey together - her name is Britney Spears. In a way, she’s kind of been the soundtrack of our lives,’ Bredeweg said.

In the description on the video, it says the two of them have been secretly obsessed with Britney Spears their entire friendship, so of course Britney had to be a part of the ceremony.

April 2, 2014

Actor Scott Evans plays 'Sibling Wed Game' with his Captain America star brother

Chris Evans showed up on The Tonight Show Tuesday (1 April) night to chat up his latest flick Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

But it was his younger brother, openly gay actor Scott Evans, who stole the show.

The Evans brothers were asked by host Jimmy Fallon to play The Sibling Wed Game, a version of the popular Newlywed Game. It involved asking each brother the same question while the other can't hear to see if their answers match.

April 2, 2014

Two female penguins have paired up for the mating season in a South Pole exhibition at Dingle Oceanworld in County Kerry, Ireland

Two female penguins have become nesting partners at Dingle Oceanworld in the Republic of Ireland – showing all the signs that they are in love with each other.

The two Gentoo penguins are part of a group of 12 at the sea life park and aquarium in Ireland’s County Kerry so if they had wanted to pair with a male penguin there were plenty of options for them.

April 1, 2014

Describes himself in spot as 'actor, celebrity and ... magician!'

It's well known that Neil Patrick Harris as razor sharp comedy chops and can sing and dance with the best of them.

What might not be as well known are his skills as a magician.

The actor, who ended his nine-year run on How I Met Your Mother this week, gets to display some magic in a brand-new commercial for YoCrunch Yogurt that he has posted on his Twitter account.

He magically shows up in an office and announces to the workers there he is about to transform their workplace 'from boring to fun!'

April 1, 2014

Disney icon met a 'gay' cat in a comic strip, and decided to teach a lesson to 1930s kids about tolerance

You might think of Mickey Mouse as the magical, friendly, steam-boating icon of the Disney Corporation, but he has a darker past.

Back in 1931, a comic strip featured the mouse visiting his neighbor Kat Nipp.

From the sight of his yard sign, Mickey is nervous that his neighbor is clearly such a ‘tough bird’ that he never learned how to spell.

‘Oh, I beg your p-p-pardon! But are you the tough g-g-gentleman who lives here?’ Mickey says.

March 29, 2014

'Stay strong and love who you are...short hair, sneakers and all'

Sunnie Kahle has a super hero in her corner.

The story of the 8-year-old asked to leave her Christian school because she prefers short hair, t-shirts, and jeans has gone viral.

Lynda Carter, star of the 1970s show Wonder Woman, linked to an article about the child on her Facebook page.

March 27, 2014

'The goal was to win football games'

National Football League Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams would not have had a problem with an out teammate.

And the former defensive back is pretty certain Michael Sam, the gay NFL draft prospect, won't face any resistance from a team.

March 25, 2014

LGBTI friendly information technology giant Google has announced it will be official partners with the 2014 Korea Queer Festival – which starts with a street parade on 7 June and runs until 15 June

Google will be one of the biggest corporate partners of the 2014 Korean Queer Festival in June as the event celebrates its 15 year.

Begun in 2000, the event, held in the South Korean capital of Seoul, has grown into one of the largest LGBTI pride events in Asia and organizers are expecting 20,000 to take part this year.

This year’s theme for the festival is ‘Love Conquers Hate,’ and following the 7 June opening parade will be a week-long calendar of exhibitions, performances, parties and an LGBTI film festival.

March 24, 2014

HRC honoree Paris Barclay jokes that during Roberts' nomination hearing 'you did not see one, single picture of (him) in that wig. But I have them.'

When Paris Barclay accepted the Visibility Award over the weekend at the Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles, he shared with the sold out crowd a high school memory that US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts would probably want forgotten.

It seems the two were classmates at an all boys high school long before their paths went in separate directions. Roberts ended up heading the highest court in the US and Barclay an Emmy winning director who is the first black and first gay president of the Directors Guild of America.

March 24, 2014

Hundreds of parody videos have been made inspired by the 'First Kiss' film that went viral earlier this month, and this is the best yet

Earlier this month, a video of 20 straight and gay couples kissing for the first time went viral.

Viewers loved the slight awkward moments that slowly became romantic and beautiful, with the video being seen over 69 million times.

And now Love Your Condom, a New Zealand group promoting safe sex among gay and bi men, have created their own version.

March 23, 2014

The company defends its ad saying that 'the reality of family has changed, but the wholesome connections that all families share will endure'

In Nabisco's new ad for its Honey Maid / Teddy Grahams snack line, a variety of families with including one with two dads are being featured with the tagline: 'This Is Wholesome'.

The 30-sec commercial opens with a gay male couple bottle-feeding their child before viewers are shown a tattooed dad laughing with his daughter, and an interracial couple and their three kids holding hands.

The voiceover says: 'No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will. Honey Maid – everyday wholesome snacks for every wholesome family. This is wholesome.'

March 23, 2014

Lesbian Hollywood actress defends her sexuality with a sharp tweet directed at a homophobic pastor

Canadian actress Ellen Page tweeted a witty response to a religious pastor who attacked her for being gay (22 March).

With her characteristically dry humour, the 27-year-old responded to the views of the homophobe on Twitter.

‘2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn't a belief. My soul isn’t struggling& I don't want arms of Heavenly Father around me. A girls arms? Yes’ she wrote.

March 23, 2014

'Seth! Love you, dog!'

There is no hotter pretend couple than James Franco and Seth Rogen.

Late last year the two actors locked lips - and much more - in a shot-by-shot parody of the Kanye West video Bound 2, which features a sometimes topless Kim Kardashisan.

March 21, 2014

Stu Rasmussen, the openly transgender mayor of Silverton, Oregon, plans to auction off his women’s shoe collection for charity to raise money for his city

America’s first openly transgender mayor hopes to raise money for his city by selling of his collection of women’s shoes.

Stu Rasmussen became the first openly transgender person to be elected mayor in the US in November of 2008 but chose not to change his legal name or ask people to refer to him with female pronouns – though he reportedly sometimes goes by the name Carla Fong.

Rasmussen hopes that people who would like to own a bit of American LGBTI political history will be interested in the shoes and he’s auctioning them on Ebay.

March 21, 2014

'One player, one knucklehead from another team. He's a knucklehead. So I just let it go'

Out basketball player Jason Collins refuses to worry about the one opponent who taunted him with bigoted language.

The first openly gay athlete in the National Basketball Association has had no problems thus far,  minus one player he refuses to name.