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April 21, 2014

The gay US actor clarifies he was in character when he swore at a heckler during his Broadway performance 

Gay US actor Neil Patrick Harris swore at fan who interrupted him during his Broadway show, but later clarified it was his character and not him.

The How I Met Your Mother actor is appearing on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and found his die-hard fans cannot separate him from his character.

During a performance of the show, about a trans German punk rocker, Harris was interrupted by a fan who couldn't stop themselves from broadcasting their love for the star.

‘We love you Neil!’ shouted the fan.

April 14, 2014

Producers of the hit TV show apologize for using the ‘transphobic slur’ and will remove it from all programming

RuPaul’s Drag Race has announced it will remove what has been called transphobic language from its programming.

Trans activists have criticized the show’s producers in the past weeks for a segment titled ‘Female or She-male’ where drag queen contestants were asked to identify whether cropped photos were former drag queen contestants or women.

April 10, 2014

'My younger siblings aren't married so (my mom) was so excited to buy a son-in-law card'

In the time since Jesse Tyler Ferguson got married to lawyer Justin Mikita last summer, the Modern Family star has been constantly surprised by the things that make him feel like a husband.

'It doesn't make a difference on the day to day but it's the little things like going into the doctor's office and getting to check "married" in the box and all those little things I never thought about,' he told Gay Star News in a recent interview.

Ferguson and Mitka had been together for two years before tying the knot in New York City last July.

April 7, 2014

Stephen Fry's documentary Out There, that saw him look at the world in LGBTI rights, was not nominated for the British television awards

Gay Irish comic and presenter Graham Norton leads the BAFTA nominations, it was revealed today (7 April).

The funny man who will also be hosting the ceremony on 18 May, his seventh time presenting the British television awards.

Norton is nominated for Entertainment Performance, while BBC1 chat show is in the running for Comedy Entertainment Programme this year. Last year, Norton took home the first award.

Gay illusionist Derren Brown is nominated for his show Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery.

April 4, 2014

Will the straight chat show host have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to make a British version werk?

Chat show host Jonathan Ross is producing a British version of hit US show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

While the straight presenter is unlikely to slip into the heels of the most famous drag queen on the planet, he said he was still up for finding Britain’s next drag superstar.

British drag queen and DJ Jodie Harsh will join him in the nationwide hunt for the campest, chicest cross-dresser in the country.

‘I’ve been working with Jodie on a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Ross told the Daily Star.

March 30, 2014

'When it comes to the movement of our trans sisters and trans brothers, we are newly sensitized...'

The producers of the Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race are responding to charges of bigotry against the transgender community.

In a recent episode, contestants were shown a photo and asked if the person was a 'female' or  'she-male.'

'She-male' is defamatory and is listed in GLAAD's media reference as a term that 'dehumanize[s] transgender people and should not be used.'

March 19, 2014

Audience member captures first time star peforming numbers from upcoming Broadway show in public

Neil Patrick Harris sure surprised audience members at the Mercury Lounge in New York City's Lower East Side over the weekend.

The How I Met Your Mother star showed up at the club to perform - for the first time in public - some numbers from his upcoming Broadway show Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

Audience member Jeff Walsh reports that Harris performed a set consisting of Tear Me Down, Midnight Radio, Angry Inch and Sugar Daddy.

March 14, 2014

In behind-the-scenes video, Broadway's Hedwig further distances himself from TV's Barney Stinson

Neil Patrick Harris confesses in the current Out Magazine cover story that 'a lot of homophobic insecurities within myself' are surfacing as he prepares to play a transgender rock star on Broadway.

The actor opens in Hedwig and the Angry Inch next month and as part of his metamorphosis from his TV persona of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, he surrendered to all kinds of make-up and glitter for the Out cover shoot.

March 11, 2014

Leaving TV series and Los Angeles behind, actor has stepped into high heels of East German transgender glam rock singer

Later this month, Neil Patrick Harris will make his final appearance as skirt chasing Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

But his new life has already began.

The actor, partner David Burtka and their two children have already moved from Los Angeles to New York City where Harris is deep into rehearsals for the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

March 7, 2014

Carmen Carrera: 'When you remove your testicles ... that is it. You are no longer a male and you don’t produce testosterone'

RuPaul's Drag Race alum Carmen Carrera is slamming the CrossFit Games for not allowing transgender athlete Chloie Jonnson compete as a female in their competition.

February 26, 2014

Show set in San Francisco had struggled for viewers at the start

With ratings on the rise, HBO confirmed today that it has renewed the gay dramedy Looking for a second season.

In addition, the pay cable channel has elevated recurring cast members Russell Tovey (Kevin) Lauren Weedman (Doris) and Raúl Castillo (Richie) to series regulars.

The series stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as three gay best friends navigating life and love in modern-day San Francisco.

February 12, 2014

From Frank Ocean to Freddie Mercury, RuPaul to Josephine Baker, we celebrate our favorite gay, lesbian, bisexual and pansexual chart-toppers

It's the end of Britain's LGBT History Month which has been celebrating musicians and music this year.

So we've compiled this list of some of our favorites. Who would make your list of best LGBTI musicians? Tweet us @GayStarNews. Enjoy the dance breaks!

Frank Ocean

US singer and rapper Frank Ocean published an open letter online in 2012, revealing a teenage love affair with another boy. He gained even more fans, both straight and gay, for coming out in the notoriously homophobic world of hip hop.

February 1, 2014

Actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart had some fun with tomorrow's (2 February) Super Bowl.

The game is the last, and most important, in the National Football League season.

On Twitter, Stewart  posted a photo of him and McKellen wearing the uniforms of the two teams. Stewart represents the Seattle Seahawks and his fellow 'sir'  the Denver Broncos.

January 24, 2014

'I don't hate him at all. I still think he's cute'

Juan Pablo Galavis, the current star of ABC's The Bachelor, may have lost some fans after making some anti-gay comments but Lance Bass is not one of them.

'I don't hate him at all,' Bass told the Associated Press this week. 'I still think he's cute.'

Galavis has apologized for saying a gay version of the show would not be good for kids. He also said gays are 'more "pervert" in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong… too hard to watch.'

January 24, 2014

Andrew Rannells, Jonathan Groff, Harvey Fierstein and Michael Urie among those making powerful musical statement in Love and Punishment

With a cast that could rival a Tony Awards telecast in terms of star wattage, some of Broadway's biggest stars use their talent in a new video to make a statement against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

In the video, the Russian government cites the propaganda law in outlawing theatrical performances on 'The Great Red Way.'

The Russian Broadway community responds in the only way they know how - they put on a show called Love and Punishment.

January 10, 2014

'Not only are the Christian community pushing away gays who are Christians, we are alienating those who are lost'

The Southern Baptist mother of Lance Bass is speaking out against the way gays are treated by churches.

'When I hear fellow Sunday School members, co-workers, politicians,and Christian people on TV and radio say negative, judgmental things about gays, I just cringe and it breaks my heart,' Diane Bass said in a speech to a local church that her son shared in a column on Thursday (9 January).

January 9, 2014

Glee star Chris Colfer also represents gays with a win for Favorite TV Comedy Actor

The people have spoken and they love Ellen DeGeneres - they really love her.

The stand-up comic who became a sitcom star then one of the most successful talk show hosts of all time won a record 14th People's Choice Award in Los Angeles on Wednesday (8 January) night.

'As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, if anyone would have told me I was going to win 14 People's Choice Awards, I ... I mean 12, yes. Thirteen? Maybe. But 14?' DeGeneres joked as she accepted her award.

December 26, 2013

You can vote for stars including Paul O’Grady, Russell Tovey, Elton John, Ian McKellen, Joey Barton, Lorraine Kelly and Jennifer Saunders, plus much more

The British public is being urged to vote for their favorite lesbian, gay and bi-sexual personalities ahead of the 2014 Out in the City and G3 Magazine Awards.

Dubbed Britain’s ‘Gay Oscars’, the awards bring together gay celebrities and LGBTI allies as they do battle for a series battle of top gongs at a glitzy red carpet event at London’s Landmark Hotel on 25 April 2014.

December 11, 2013

Adam Lambert, Fergie, Andrew Rannells, Kathy Griffin, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and others turn out

Adam Lambert was the star attraction and one the last to arrive on a busy red carpet outside the Hollywood Palladium where Trevor Live, an evening with comedy and music, took place on Sunday evening (8 December).

Others whipping the photographers and fans into a frenzy included Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel, Andrew Rannells, host Kathy Griffin, Cheyenne Jackson, and a large contingent of Glee cast members Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Naya Rivera, Alex Newell, Dot-Marie Jones, Blake Jenner, and Amber Riley.

December 10, 2013

Movie starring The Divine Miss M will be based on West's book Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It

Bette Midler, who came to fame performing in a gay bath house in Manhattan, has decided on her next movie role and it's a doozy: Mae West.

The Divine Miss M will portray the legendary and sometimes scandalous movie sex symbol in an HBO film from the producer of the recent Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

November 27, 2013

As Hannukah begins, here is a countdown of celebrities, politicians, activists and comedians who have the best of both worlds

Hannukah, the eight day Jewish festival, began this week.

Every year Jewish communities around the world commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BCE.

At the time, Syrian King Antioch outlawed Judaism and converted the temple into a place of worship to Greek gods.

His actions sparked a revolt, and the temple was eventually taken back.

Hannukah was instituted to celebrate the success of the revolt.

November 27, 2013

Library is open, so it's time to read up on your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent

The library is open hunties, as a college is offering a chance to study RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Occidental College, a liberal arts institution in Los Angeles, has a new course called ‘Reading RuPaul: Camp Culture, Gender Insubordination, and the Politics of Performance.’

The court will study queer and feminist theories through the eyes of the hit reality TV competition series.

This time, reading truly is fundamental.

Students will be required to have charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to pass the course.

November 4, 2013

Was rejected by show that begins featuring him in guest role this week

Imagine an alternative pop culture universe where Adam Lambert was cast as a kid on Glee instead of making his name on American Idol.

It could have happened.

The Grammy-nominated star says he auditioned for the Fox hit in his pre-Idol days.

'It’s funny because I actually auditioned for the show before it started before I was on Idol. The casting director was like. "Well, I love your voice but I think you’re too old to be in the show" and so I didn’t get it. And then Idol happened.'

November 1, 2013

Gay Hollywood couple and their kids show off their classic horror movie costumes for their spooktacular Halloween

Neil Patrick Harris and his family have done it again and won Halloween.

Yes, we know, it’s not a competition. But if it was, they would win best family costume every single year.

This time Harris and fiancé David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon dressed as classic horror movie monsters; Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Bride of Frankenstein and a werewolf.

‘Have a spooktacular night!’ Harris tweeted, before posting the pic on Twitter.

Check out their costumes from previous years below: