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November 26, 2014

Dragon Age Inquisition could be the most inclusive role-playing game ever

Bioware's Dragon Age: Inquisition includes gay sex, trans characters and a realistic BDSM relationship and is already a bestseller.

This role-playing game has been flying off the shelves since it was released on 18 November, with players delving into the dark, fantasy world where they can choose their own path.

During gameplay, your Inquisitor can meet Iron Bull, a pansexual horned mercenary.

November 25, 2014

'A lot of boys like dolls houses. They’re more human than spaceships. A lot of girls prefer spaceships. They’re more exciting than dolls houses'

A viral letter Lego wrote to parents in 1974 shows the toy company was promoting gender equality 40 years ago.

The Danish company urged parents to in the letter not to limit their children to gendered toys.

'The urge to create is equally strong in all children. Boys and girls' it read.

'A lot of boys like dolls houses. They’re more human than spaceships. A lot of girls prefer spaceships. They’re more exciting than dolls houses.'

November 22, 2014

The organizers of the biggest LGBTI pride event in Australia, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, have announced the key dates for the festival’s biggest parties and parade in 2015

The 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival promises 17 days of parties and events from Friday 20 February to Sunday 8 March next year.

The first big event of the festival will be the popular Fair Day on Sunday 22 February which will see Sydney’s Victoria Park transformed into a massive gay pride picnic and markets with music stages and DJs scattered around the park.

Then on Friday 27 February female voices and experiences will be celebrated at Women Say Something, an annual panel discussion and forum where women role models and thinkers speak.

November 22, 2014

'Man it feel like rollin' dice, man it feel like rollin' dice'

The world belongs to you when you can drop a music video on Friday night, and people are talking about it Saturday morning.

Yesterday, 21 November, Beyonce released the video for her song 7/11. According to US Weekly, the tune was leaked earlier in the week.

The Queen Bey being...well a queen decided to give us some images to go with the catchy melody.

November 21, 2014

Lez-be-honest, this is amazing

Tops and bottoms go head to head in the gay spoof of Pitch Perfect.

The incredibly talented Todrick Hall is back with another parody of a gay fan favorite, and this time it is the a capella musical featuring Anna Kendrick.

In Bitch Perfect, the Bottom Notes recruit a lip-glossed Hall into their singing group as they take on the terrifying 'top' competition.

With vaguely offensive stereotypes on the right side of campy fun and lesbian comic Fortune Feimster doing a pretty good Rebel Wilson, you'll want more than just the three minutes of screentime.

November 20, 2014

Fist bump for cuteness

Coming out to your straight best friend can be the hardest thing in the world, it can be even harder than coming out to your parents.

One 13-year-old was deeply relieved after he came out to his 'best bro'.

Twitter user @paleveil shared the screenshots of the text conversation, and they've now been shared hundreds of times.

'This convo between my brother and his best friend just warms my heart so much. And they're only 13,' they said.

If you can't see the pictures, we've given a transcription below:

November 19, 2014

Olly Pike, and his balloon sidekick, Pop, take a look at the diverse nature of modern families in their latest YouTube video

There are not many educational materials out there for young children that acknowledge the existence of same-sex families, which is why this latest video in the ‘Pop'n'Olly’ series is all the more welcome.

Olly Pike is a UK-based performer and presenter. He also featured in the CBBC series, Trapped, and has appeared in several West End shows.

November 18, 2014

Actor-model-singer also started a non-profit after his brother was killed by an impaired driver

Ellen DeGeneres has found someone to temporarily mow her lawn and trim her bushes.

He's model/actor/singer Derek Yates who submitted an audition video featuring him doing yard wearing only a pair of sexy underwear. It has amassed more than 45,000 views on YouTube so far.

Derek will be announced as the winner of the Ellen's well-publicized search on today's show which was taped on Monday (17 November).

So why does Ellen need a temporary new gardener?

November 17, 2014

Nearly 40 per cent of all students took part

A Japanese high school held a 'Sexchange day' last week in order to a teach students how to see beyond their gender.

Nearly 300 students at Fuji Hokuryo High School in Yamanashi Prefecture on Tuesday (11 November) exchanged uniforms with classmates of the opposite sex and attended classes as usual.

Participation was optional nearly 40 per cent of all students or 299 students - 117 boys and 182 girls - took part in the exchange, which was proposed by the students themselves after learning that some people are rejected for their gender identity.

November 17, 2014

Don't worry, this has nothing to do with Too Many Cooks

When Modern Family first started to become popular, it was a guarantee that more and more comedies would start to embrace the LGBTI community.

Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson decided to parody the onslaught of gay-friendly sitcoms when he appeared on Saturday Night Live at the weekend.

When he wasn't singing to Taylor Swift alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, he was part of the very funny take on the show.

November 16, 2014

Since the Charmed actress voiced her opinions on ‘misogynistic’ gay people, one YouTuber decided to hit back with a tutorial on how to be gay according to the US actress 

‘Gay men are more misogynistic than straight men,’ said Rose McGowan.

The US TV actress, most famous for appearing in the series Charmed and dating rocker Marilyn Manson, sparked the fury of the LGBTI community when she made those comments during a podcast with Bret Easton Ellis earlier this month.

November 16, 2014

The English actor shows us how to deal with an anti-gay troll on social media with one of the sharpest responses to a homophobe we’ve ever seen

English actor Paul Bettany kept his cool when an anti-gay Twitter troll attacked him.

The 43-year-old actor, who is married to US actress Jennifer Connelly with whom he has three children, is the star of several Hollywood blockbusters.

Bizarrely enough, a Twitter troll seemed convinced he is gay and threatened to beat him up for being a ‘faggot’.

However, the esteemed actor seemed to call upon his years of acting experience to handle the troll with one of the most eloquent responses to a homophobe we’ve seen.

November 15, 2014

YouTube vlogger Benton Sorensen filmed the moment he came out as trans to his college classmates

When a teacher sets you a project, thinking of an appropriate theme can be very difficult.

So when Benton Sorensen’s professor assigned the class an ‘inspiration’ project, he looked no further than himself to be the subject.

The video, uploaded to his YouTube channel, shows him bravely giving his presentation to his class and telling them all about his background.

Through a series of stories and old photos, he tells his new classmates he is transgender.

November 14, 2014

Gay man writes an incredible open letter

Gay bars are not just for LGBTI people, we all know this, but it is a sanctuary for them.

We all know that feeling when we see a drunk straight girl angry she's not getting any attention or when a straight guy reacts badly to getting hit on.

So a gay guy has absolutely nailed how the straights should act when they're in a gay space, and it essentially comes down to 'have respect'.

November 14, 2014

Bangkok-based agency has 18 girls in its trans division

A Thai modeling agency has launched the first transgender model division in the world.

The Bangkok-based Apple Modeling Agency annouced the division on Tuesday (11 November) and has 18 transgender girls on its books.

Apple is one of the leading and largest modeling agencies in the southeast Asian country.

Draq queen Pangina Heals interviewed ten of the models for Coconuts TV on a photo shoot for Lips magazine.

'We have three physical types of transgender models,' said Siwaporn Hotarapawanond, director of the agency.

November 13, 2014

Make like Rihanna and reside at the jewel in Ireland's hotel crown

An oasis of light, calm and five-star style – The Merrion Hotel is undoubtedly Dublin's leading blockbuster stopover.

This 142-room colossus (which, from the outside, resembles an unassuming townhouse) is a favourite of Diamonds singer Rihanna when she's touring the Green Isle.

It's also played host to the likes of US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, who stayed here during their visit to the country in 2011. Rock god Bruce Springsteen is also known to drop by.

November 13, 2014

Singer drives talk show host's audience wild

Nick Jonas has got it and he's going to flaunt it.

The singer, doing a publicity blitz for his new self-titled album, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week and pulled down his pants for her screaming audience.

DeGeneres set the mood when she began to show the audience photos of a shirtless Jonas from a shoot he did for Flaunt magazine.

When the talk show host remarked that Jonas had put on a lot of muscle weight for his role on the TV series Kingdom and that she wanted to ask him to take his shirt off, Jonas drew the line.

November 12, 2014

Sam Smith? Please, there's a new gay male diva in town

For the past few days, the internet has been obsessed with the viral video of a dapper guy declaring he is not gay in front of a dancing crowd (of mostly men).

'I’m not gay no more. I am delivered! I don’t like mens no more,' he yells to the Church of God in Christ crowd.

'I said I like women, women women women women!'

YouTuber MusicManDre decided to take the video and give it a little bit more soul, puttinga backing track to it that any male diva would be proud of.

November 12, 2014

They liken basil-scented candle to things like 'a brothel in Tuscany' and 'dumpster ravioli'

The Ridiculist segment on Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday (11 November) night was supposed to be about annoying things co-workers do.

Cooper had no idea that it was a segment about him and a candle he keeps in his office that smells like basil.

The CNN anchor giggled throughout as he read the descriptions his co-workers had for the odor: 'Grandma's house,' 'a brothel in Tuscany,' 'a garden gnome's underwear drawer, 'Woodstock vomit,' and 'dumpster ravioli.'

November 12, 2014

Fierce

Most of us in high heels fall over in the first 30 seconds, but not these guys - they do a full on flawless dance routine.

Frenchmen Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehdi, who impressed on this year's Britain's Got Talent, are back in London with another incredible video.

This time, they sashay around the sites like Soho, Trafalgar Square and London Bridge tube station to Technotronic's Pump Up The Jam.

But not only that, they work in several quotes from classic UK comedy series Absolutely Fabulous.

And that's what this is, absolutely fabulous.

November 11, 2014

He could fill our blank space, etc etc

If you are one of the 7 million people to have viewed Taylor Swift's new video, you may be wondering who exactly is the insanely hot guy playing her new boytoy.

He is Sean O'Pry, a 25-year-old American model (obviously) who has been the face of Calvin Klein, but this isn't his first go at appearing as a piece of man candy for a female global superstar.

Madonna snapped him up to star in one of her most recent music videos, Girl Gone Wild.

November 10, 2014

The courageous kid raps about the day he told his mom ‘this girl is your son’

It takes courage to come out as transgender, whatever your age, but we’re always bowled over by young children that have the insight and determination to reveal to their families – and school friends – that they wish to be known under a different gender.

Alex was but one of the attendants at the recent Camp Aranu’tiq – a unique non-profit program serving trans and gender-variant youth and their families.

November 7, 2014

Organizer blames conservative backlash on 'latent homophobia'

Harvard University offered a introductory course in anal sex as part of its sex week.

What What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101 covers anal anatomy, basic preparation and hygiene, lubes, anal toys, safer sex and anal penetration for beginners.

The workshop was taught by experts from Good Vibrations sex shop and aims to ‘dispel myths about anal sex and give you insight into why people do it and how to do it well.’

The class was named after an ode to anal sex that went viral.

November 7, 2014

Shantay, you stay

If you've been thinking 2014 has been a drag ever since Bianca Del Rio sashayed away with the crown in May, then we've got good news.

Well first, RuPaul's Drag Race will back in a matter of weeks (January 2015). And on top of that, we already know the opening act of the tour.

Cary Nokey is fronted by 8bit (Rob Fusari), a Grammy-winning producer behind some of the biggest hits like Destiny Child's Booylicious and Lady Gaga's Paparazzi.

From February, the band will be touring with the queens from Drag Race on the 2015 Battle of the Seasons tour.