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August 1, 2014

Kimmel suggests Toni Atkins should have invaded Oregon during her hours in power

Toni Atkins was acting governor of California for about 10 hours this week and spent a few moments of that time appearing on TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

'It's been an uneventful day and I think that's good - I'm hoping nothing in this interview breaks that streak,' Atkins told Kimmel on his show Wednesday (30 July) night.

Atkins managed to stay out of trouble despite Kimmel suggesting such behavior as changing passwords on the real governor, Jerry Brown, and invading neighboring Oregon.

July 31, 2014

The 1988 favorite with gay audiences had comedy, tragedy and some music

Of all of Bette Midler's movies, the 1988 comedy-drama Beaches is probably the one gay men have committed to memory the most.

Starring Midler and Barbara Hershey, it tells the story of two friends from different backgrounds whose friendship spans more than 30 years.

There's comedy, drama, some music and in the end, tragedy.

In a hilarious new video, Micah McCain shows just how well he knows each and every line reading of the film which he reenacts in less than four minutes.

July 31, 2014

Snog takes place as Norris and his ex try and salvage their friendship

The very muscular and very tattooed Dan Osborne has already titilated his gay fans with his speedos on TV's Splash and his nude spread for the gay mag Attitude.

He took things a step further on this week's season finale of TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex), the scripted reality on which he is one of the stars.

Osborne was seen locking lips with gay cast member Bobby Norris.

Ironically, part of the episode focuses on Norris and ex Harry Derbidge trying to salvage a friendship after the end of their romantic relationship.

July 31, 2014

Pidgen Music CEO Panji Anoff announced on Facebook on Monday that he is gay in a prank to see who would unfriend him if they believed it was true

A leading music producer in Ghana has played a prank on his social media followers, pretending to come out as gay to see who his real friends are.

‘I wish to announce today that I am gay, so that all the people who don't want a gay friend on Facebook, can unfriend me now,’ Pidgen Music CEO Panji Anoff wrote on Facebook on Monday.

‘I will miss you all, but I think it will make my Facebook world a better place.’

Anoff made the declaration as he was approaching five thousand Facebook friends – the maximum that Facebook allows.

July 30, 2014

UK charity Ditch the Label is turning Brighton tropical to fight bullying at its first fundraising party

A party to beat anti-gay and other types of bullying is the newest addition to the summer line-up and GSN is delighted to be getting behind it.

Ditch the Label tells young people its ok to be different and works with schools, colleges and online to offer support and create engaging ways to stop kids from being bullies.

Now the UK charity is hosting its first fundraising party on 15 August.

The team will be transforming a popular venue in the seaside town of Brighton into a beach paradise, complete with palm trees and leis.

July 30, 2014

Arrow star posts photo on Instagram: 'Much needed fam time with my bro, his hubby and my lil niece'

After the madness of the Comic-Con International event in San Diego last weekend, Colton Haynes needed a calmer scene.

So the actor, one of the stars of The CW series The Arrow, headed to the great outdoors for a hike with his gay brother, Joshua, and his family.

He posted a shot of Instagram of the group with the caption: 'Much needed fam time with my bro @joshuahaynes, his hubby @scottculley, and my lil niece Wren who needs a nap.'

Haynes, 26, plays Roy Harper on Arrow and previously was one of the stars of the MTV hit Teen Wolf.

July 29, 2014

Frankie Grande gets acquainted with Cody Calafiore's bum

Is Frankie cheating on Zach?

Much has been made of the bromance - and possible romance - that has developed during this season of Big Brother between gay housemate Frankie Grande and straight housemate Zach Rance.

But there's some chemistry as well between Frankie and this year's hunkiest housemate Cody Calafiore.

When he's not spooning or cuddling with Zach, Frankie finds the time to massage Cody's buttocks.

Cody does not stop him because, he says, 'it feels half decent.'

July 29, 2014

Kyle Kingsbury shows solidarity with LGBTI community with his choice of underwear

In what turned out to be the final fight of his career, ultimate fighter Kyle Kingsbury made a statement in support of LGBTI equality.

He didn't make it by saying any words - he let his underwear do the talking.

At the weigh in before his Ultimate Fighting Championship bout with Patrick Cummins, the 32-year-old Kingsbury dropped his shorts to reveal a pair of briefs with the words 'Legalize Gay' written across his derrière.

July 28, 2014

Former Aston Villa, West Ham and Stuttgart midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has been honored as sportsperson of the year by Germany’s 11Freunde football magazine for his courage in coming out as a gay man

Recently retired professional German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger has been honored by football magazine 11Freunde as its sportsperson of the year after he made the decision to come out publicly as gay in January this year.

German Football Association president Wolfgang Niersbach praised Hitzlsperger’s courage at an awards ceremony held by the magazine on Saturday.

‘Thomas is a trail blazer,’ Niersbach said, presenting the award, ‘He made a very deliberate decision in going public.’

July 28, 2014

Promotional feature: Much loved character themes and TV show classics, online games have been given exciting updates by Jackpotjoy

Traditional bingo and slot machine games have been given an update by Jackpotjoy.com. With so many different game types to choose from, you will be sure to find your favourite. The easy to navigate pages mean you can set your own stakes and play at your own pace. Here are six of the most popular Jackpotjoy games enjoyed by players.

July 25, 2014

Giving every gay man, bisexual and straight woman a chance to do good AND look at some very hot naked guys

Meet the Warwick Rowers. If you’re unfamiliar, for the past few years this British club has been taking off their clothes to fight homophobia in sport.

Created in 2009, the guys have raised more than £100,000 ($170,000, €125,000) for the charity Sport Allies.

With both gay and straight rowers in the squad, they say they are ‘honored’ to do their part to tackle anti-LGBTI discrimination.

July 25, 2014

The editor of extreme music magazine Terrorizer is speaking out against homophobia among fans of heavy metal, arguing that the genre is already totally gay so fans should just accept it

UK based extreme music magazine Terrorizer has published a call to end homophobia among heavy metal fans, arguing that the genre is totally gay already.

July 24, 2014

Magazine applauded for offering an article to women a little bit different than 'Carrie Bradshaw wannabes'

Cosmopolitan is offering sex advice to lesbians.

For the popular magazine, which has long targeted straight women who want to ‘look sexy’ and get tips to make men go ‘wild’, this is a first.

And considering they sometimes offer advice for straight and bi women that could put some men in the hospital, the tips don’t look toobad.

There are a few amusing ones, such as ‘The Espresso’.

July 23, 2014

Members of the LGBTI inclusive Rough Trade Gaming Community have held a gay pride parade online in Final Fantasy XVI: A Realm Reborn to celebrate marriage equality coming to the game’s fictional world of Eorzea

In what must be a first for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming, players in Final Fantasy XVI have held an LGBTI Pixel Pride March.

Members of the LGBTI inclusive Rough Trade Gaming Community dressed their characters in the colors of the gay pride flag and marched in color formations through the virtual world of Eorzea on 19 July.

The event was held to celebrate the June announcement that players will be able to have same-sex relationships and marry characters of the same-sex in the reboot of the game Final Fantasy XVI: A Realm Reborn.

July 22, 2014

'I am writing you this letter so you have something tangible, something to hold onto, if you should ever need it, to always remind you that we love you.'

A letter written by a loving mom to her 13-year-old gay son has gone viral.

When Connor came out to his parents, his mother wrote him a letter to hold onto, reminding him he will always have their support.

The letter was published on A Note To My Kid, a website is a project of PFLAG National, allowing the parents, families and friends of the LGBTQ community to share their support online.
 

It reads in full:

Dear Connor,

July 22, 2014

Read how a guy did a favor for an asexual friend whose family just wanted to have love in his life, and how the lie spiralled out of control

It started just like a romantic comedy. One straight guy pretends to be gay for a dinner party to help a friend out.

But very soon, the lie began to spiral out of control.

Reddit user darkruby45 posted this story on section called Today I Fucked Up. As it is the internet, feel free to take it with a pinch of sceptical salt.

July 21, 2014

To coincide with Pride season, the baking brand has unveiled a ‘Rainbow desserts’ section on its website

As committed cake-a-holics, we need little encouragement to sing the praises of home baking brand, Betty Crocker. However, were any extra reason needed, then it’s the fact that this most traditional of companies has been quite vocal in its support of gay marriage.

Now owned by General Mills, the company last year provided cakes to same-sex couples that married in Minnesota after the state legalized gay marriage.

July 21, 2014

Toronto not-for-profit bike repair shop Bike Pirates has set aside Sundays to cater solely to women and transgender people since November of 2008

A not-for-profit bicycle repair school and bike shop in Toronto has set aside Sundays as a safe space for women and transgender people who want to learn how to repair their bikes, shop for parts or access its library.

Bike Pirates has set aside Sunday afternoons for the exclusive use of transgender people and women since November of 2008.

Bike Pirates also offer a three week course for women and transgender people who want to learn how to repair bicycles called ‘Gear Up.’

July 19, 2014

'He asked for the biggest, baddest adventure and it was an honor to oblige'

It seems Zac Efron likes to be shirtless. Not that anyone here plans on protesting that.

The actor's most recent no shirt required stint is a clip from the upcoming show Running Wild With Bear Grylls.

In the reality show, the adventurer and host takes the famous through some difficult outdoor adventures. Efron, who will appear on the program's 28 July premiere, went rappelling in the Catskill Mountains.

July 18, 2014

Atari has announced it will release video game Pridefest in which players will design and run an LGBTI pride parade, designing floats and unlocking resources to make the event bigger and more successful as they play

Gamers will be able to simulate organizing an LGBTI pride parade via a newly announced game by Atari.

Pridefest will be the first ever LGBTI themed game by the company and Atari hope it will be a hit with 'gaymers.'

‘We are excited to be developing Atari's first LGBT-themed game that will give players of all backgrounds the chance to play a fun and unique game that represents a passionate cause,’ Atari Chief Operating Officer Todd Shallbetter said in announcing the game.

July 18, 2014

See an exclusive clip from the documentary uncovering the rise to fame of one of the world’s most famous drag queens, Divine

If drag is all about creating yourself, then Harris Glenn Milstead from Baltimore, US made one of the most imitable and long-lasting drag creations popular culture has ever seen.

Known as Divine, and instantly recognizable in those grainy film stills she is often seen in.

Revered by drag queen fans and avidly consumed by those just discovering her for the first time, Divine is the subject of a documentary I Am Divine.

July 17, 2014

Cooper: 'Believe me, there's nothing wrong with that, but I'm just saying I think that would surprise people'

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Bravo personality Andy Cohen and talk show host Kelly Ripa are real-life pals who got very personal with each other on Tuesday's (15 July) episode of Cohen's show Watch What Happens Live.

First off, Cooper and Ripa played a game to see who could fluster the first by asking questions.

Ripa quickly won when she asked: 'Are you circumcised?'

Cooper quickly conceded the game saying: 'You're flustering me! I'm flustered.'

July 15, 2014

Broadway star Andy Mientus technically beats fiance, Michael Arden of TV's Anger Management, to the question by mere minutes

Michael Arden, currently a regular on TV’s Anger Management, went to great lengths to plan a marriage proposal to actor Andy Mientus who was one of the stars of NBC's Smash.

What he didn't know was that Mientus had an elaborate plan of his own.

Mientus is appearing on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables and when he had a break, the currently bi-coastal couple made plans to meet up in England for a holiday.

July 13, 2014

Queerty gives 34 reasons why you should watch today's World Cup Final...and each is boyfriend material

It's here. After a month of soccer (I'm from the US, people), the final of the World Cup is today (13 July).

Argentina and Germany are the last teams standing. There are multiple reasons to watch, but if you're not sports inclined take the advice offered at Queerty.

That site offers 34, perfectly sane, excuses: photos of players from each team.