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September 15, 2014

'This amicus puts these corporations on record saying that in addition to this being an issue of civil rights, it complicates the running of our businesses'

It's easy to love Ben & Jerry's. Especially chocolate chip cookie dough.

The company just made its flavors more irresistible. According to the Human Rights Campaign, on 12 September, the ice cream maker announced it joined 30 other companies in an employers amicus brief to the Supreme Court.

September 15, 2014

Neither funny lady knows the words to the tune but both go all out anyway

It was kind of like what you might hear at a karaoke bar - only worse.

Funny ladies Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig decided to duet on the Oscar-winning song Let it Go from Disney's animated smash Frozen on Ellen's daytime show.

The fact that neither one knew the words did not deter them from giving it a go.

The results aren't anything that will end up on iTunes anytime soon but no one can say they aren't fearless.

September 13, 2014

The viral video ‘How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay’ has reached six million views on YouTube, and a group of LGBT YouTubers have filmed their reactions to the infamously horrific video

No doubt you would have watched, or at least heard about, the video which has gotten all of the LGBT community talking.

Late last month, a video posted on YouTube entitled ‘How not to react when your son tells you that he’s gay’ went viral on the internet after being posted by Daniel Ashley-Pierce, from Kennesaw, Georgia.

September 12, 2014

Billy on the Street sensation challenges Letterman to game of  "Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner?"

David Letterman doesn't seem like the kind of guy who especially likes being screamed at by a gay man.

But he made an exception on Thursday (11 September) for a very funny gay man named Billy Eichner.

Eichner is the hilarious host of the online sensation Billy on the Street which has him running around New York City, usually with a celebrity in tow, handing dollar bills to people who answer his impromptu questions correctly.

Eichner's profile was raised considerably last month when he did a bit for the Emmys with host Seth Meyers.

September 12, 2014

The gay and presumably straight houseguests bond in bed as they reflect on their summer of competition

Frankie Grande has proven to be quite the cuddler on the current season of the US version of Big Brother on CBS.

Since Frankie is the only openly gay contestant in the house this summer, he's had to cuddle with the presumably straight guys and he has had no shortage of hunky cuddle buddies.

Frankie, who is among the final five contestants left in the house, was initially in a full-on bromance with fellow houseguest Zach Rance.

September 12, 2014

'My character has a big storyline revolving around his sexuality'

September 11, 2014

A Birmingham Primary School has put up a sign that makes it clear that everyone deserves respect – whatever their sexual orientation

We love this sign that’s gone up in Birmingham’s Welford Primary School and wish other schools would follow the same example.

It’s even more remarkable considering that fact that the school, in the Handsworth district of the British city, was only recently inspected by Ofsted as part of its so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ investigation.

September 10, 2014

Launched internationally this week, GiFi is a brand new social networking and dating app for gay men

Following initial success in the UK, the GiFi (pronounced guy-fi) app has been launched internationally this week, and its creators say that it’s set to change the way gay men chat, network and meet-up.

‘For many years now, other apps aimed at the LGBT community have focussed on either interests or particular traits,’ says Kristian Tangen-Sorgendal, GiFi Community manager.

September 10, 2014

A Californian vlogger welled up after reading messages that had been sent to him from LGBTI people when he asked if being gay was a choice

Like so many others, Chris Thompson of California was deeply affected and moved when Georgian teen Daniel Pierce posted a video on YouTube of his parents reacting with fury and denial when he revealed to them that he was gay.

September 9, 2014

Star makes video parody to promote DVD version of 22 Jump Street

Leave it to Channing Tatum to find a socially acceptable way to graze another guy's crotch.

The 22 Jump Street and Magic Mike star calls it 'The Dick Graze' and insists in a fun video parody that it's 'the new craze.'

'That's just a little way I like to say hello. It's called The Dick Graze,' he casually tells a cameraman after he grazes his crotch with his hand after a promo shoot for the DVD of 22 Jump Street.

When the cameraman asks for details, Tatum launches into a rap song parody and makes clear: it's about grazing, not grabbing.

September 9, 2014

From Lady Gaga to Marilyn Monroe, Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen loves horsing around with some of the most beloved faces in pop culture

What would Dolly Parton say about a sculpture made of her with a big mouth and even bigger hair? We reckon she’d love it, even if the sculpture is of her as a horse.

Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen has reimagined some of the world’s most beloved pop culture fixtures, many of them LGBT icons, as My Little Pony miniature figurines.

September 8, 2014

It's never smart to show bigotry toward headmaster Albus Dumbledore's sexuality, especially to the writer who loves him most
 

If you must hate on Albus Dumbledore because he's gay, never share the thought with JK Rowling.

The Harry Potter writer took a Twitter follower to task for his issues with the sexuality of the headmaster. According to the New Civil Rights, on 6 September Georgia resident Frank Fraticelli responded to a tweet Rowling wrote in 2014 May honoring the characters lost in the Battle of Hogwarts.

September 8, 2014

Some of Gaga’s Little Monsters in Russia performed a tightly choreographed routine in tribute to their heroine

St Petersburg is not one of the more gay friendly places in the world. It was the first city in Russia to introduce anti-gay laws forbidding the promotional of ‘non-traditional’ relationships to minors before similar laws were rolled out nationwide in 2013.

September 6, 2014

'But we’re just like any couple, really'

American football season has officially started and DirecTV is doing its part to make sure (LGBTI) fans watch every game.

In a new commercial hawking the NFL Sunday Ticket (a program that allows a viewer to see all National Football League games), a male couple explains why they need the package.

'Chris and I have a friendly rivalry: Giants-Cowboys. You know the deal,' a voiceover calmly explains.

September 5, 2014

Six-time Emmy winner says: 'Kissing has become my thing'

Now that she's won her fifth and sixth career Emmys for Masters of Sex and Moms, respectively, Allison Janney is revealing that she is quite the big smoocher.

The actress, who won four previous Emmys during her years on The West Wing, appeared on Conan O'Brien's late night talk show this week and shared some of her lip-locking escapades.

She told the host that kissing has 'become my thing.'

September 5, 2014

Dan Stevens couldn’t keep a straight face after he was asked on Good Morning Britain if he had to ‘beat off’ many male American actors to get his upcoming role in the film The Guest

British actor Dan Stevens, best known for his role as Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey, burst into laughing while being interviewed on Good Morning Britain yesterday after host Susanna Reid asked him if he’d had to ‘beat off’ any male actors to get his role in his upcoming film The Guest.

‘You play this apparent all American hero … This is you as an all American, and a big opportunity for you in Hollywood – you must have had to beat off a lot of American men to get this part,’ Reid asked Stevens, causing him to lose it completely for a few minutes.

September 5, 2014

'When a 73-year-old calls you and says, "My mother died,"" don't bother to say, "Oh what." You know already that the answer won't be pole-vaulting or mixed martial arts.'

The late, great Joan Rivers is dead. Let her laugh go on forever.

But before the 81-year-old died, she revealed exactly how she wished she would pass.

In her book, 'I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me', the way she spoke about her death was hilarious.

While she didn't die exactly how she planned, she didn't 'drag on' like she feared. And she certainly made her final show memorable.

In her book, she said:

September 5, 2014

Is donating money to ALS as well as The Water Project and a homeless shelter in Chicago for LGBT youth

Singer Steve Grand, who became a YouTube sensation with his song All-American Boy, released another video on YouTube on Friday (5 September).

This time he wasn't singing and he also wasn't wearing any clothes.

But his stripping naked was for a good cause - make that three good causes.

Grand accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but because he didn't want to waste fresh water, he decided instead to jump into a cold and dark Lake Superior.

He's hoping his action will inspire others 'to donate to whatever charity you feel passionate about.

September 2, 2014

Winners of The Sing Off, with two openly gay members, performs a mash up of his Disclosure songs

Pentatonix have revealed their Sam Smith mash up today (2 September).

This is their latest release from their forthcoming album PTX Volume 3, following their cover of Ariana Grande's Problem.

With more subscribers than Beyoncé and over half a billion views on YouTube, this group is comfortably the biggest a cappella group in the world.

The openly gay members are Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying, with the other members being Avi Kapling, Kirstie Maldonado and Kevin Olusola.

PTX Volume 3 will be released on 23 September.

September 1, 2014

He takes his clothes off and jumps in to Lake Superior after a show

Steve Grand, who gained fame last year with his viral hit All-American Boy, has made a lot of fans happy without singing a note.

He simply took all of his clothes off.

Grand decided to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - but he did it his way.

'I don’t always get naked, but when I do, it’s for a good cause,' he explained to his Facebook followers over the weekend.

'I didn’t want to waste fresh water (since there are so many without) so naturally, I jumped into Lake Superior, naked, after my performance here in Duluth, MN. '

September 1, 2014

Researchers at Kings College London are calling on LGBT and straight people, especially bisexual men and transgender people, to respond to a large survey on mental health

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are one-and-a-half times more likely to suffer depression, anxiety and substance use problems than straight people and twice as likely to attempt suicide.

Due to a lack of research, we can only use small findings that point to similar problems – and in some cases even worse – among transgender people.

But in one of the largest studies of its kind, King's College London have asked for LGBT and straight people to come forward and help find how discrimination helps contribute to poor mental health.

August 30, 2014

A group of gay couples gather around their computer screens to watch anti-gay marriage adverts for the first time, and are shocked and amused by what they see

A group of gay couples sat down to watch anti-gay marriage adverts for the first time, and were shocked and some of the content they saw.

In the YouTube video from Michael Rizzi, gay couples gather around their laptop screens and smart phones to watch some of the most homophobic anti-gay adverts.

The video aims to get the reaction from the gay couples to the videos, as they share their thoughts and arguments on what they have seen.

August 29, 2014

One Direction performs in St. Louis on 27 August, the day before Sam's final preseason game

Michael Sam has a One Direction fan.

Harry Styles wore the jersey of the gay St. Louis Rams rookie when the pop group performed in the city  yesterday (27 August).

Styles' sartorial selection earned notice from the Rams on Twitter (see below).

August 29, 2014

Flamboyant superstars stars team up for powerful version of Queen's Another One Bites the Dust

Wearing a gigantic afro wig, Lady Gaga surprised fans at a Sydney concert of Adam Lambert and Queen when she joined Lambert on the stage.

What followed was an energetic duet of Queen's number one hit from 1980 Another One Bites the Dust.

Lambert posted a backstage photo of the pair on Instagram with the caption: 'So much fun tonight.'