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December 12, 2014

'I’ve always felt the correct retort to “It’s a choice” is “Prove it. Suck my dick'"

Controversial sex columnist Dan Savage has never been one to sugarcoat his words and that was the case in a new interview in which he told Republican Mike Huckabee to 'suck my dick.'

In the interview published today in Playboy magazine, the LGBTI activist laid into others in the media who offer sex advice.

'Dr Laura is a vile piece of shit,' he said.

What about Dr Phil?

August 14, 2014

Artist will use hookup apps like Grindr and Scruff to ask men to meet up with him in public spaces as part of a performance art piece

A gay man is to have sex with someone new everyday for a year as part of an art piece.

Mischa Badasyan, a 26-year-old performance artist born in Russia but based in Berlin, hopes the ‘performance’ will challenge ideas of sexuality and homosexuality in the age of dating apps.

But while you may think his project, entitled ‘Save The Date’, is just an extreme way of getting some action, it was apparently inspired by the ‘gay condition’, Taiwanese artists and French philosophy.

August 1, 2014

When her son came out in the 1980s, Rita Fischer was shocked but assured him of her love

Rita Fischer, now 90, has come a long ways since the 1980s when she had no clue that her son Jay was gay.

'I would not be so dumb now. I have what they call gaydar,' Fischer said in a conversation with her son that aired on National Public Radio's Tell Me More this week (30 July).

Jay Fischer, now 65, thought his mom already knew.

July 29, 2014

'None of you "knew." Nobody can know until the person says so themselves'

Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham's comment that he was 'as surprised as anyone else' when fellow diver Tom Daley came out has been met with skepticism by some Gay Star News readers.

Among the comments posted on the GSN Facebook page today:

June 19, 2014

Brian Schweitzer: 'Men in the South, they are a little effeminate'

First Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses his job in a stunning primary defeat and now he's apparently setting off the gaydar of the former governor of Montana.

Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat who was governor of Montana from 2005 to 2013 was asked by a National Journal reporter this week for his thoughts on the Virginia congressman being ousted from his seat by a Tea Party candidate.

February 18, 2014

As if the topless photos weren’t enough, now a new online tool ‘proves’ the Russian president is a secret homosexual

His shirtless, homoerotic poses while out horse riding have raised eyebrows before – but now there is scientific ‘proof’ Vladimir Putin is gay.

New software scans your face and ‘analyzes’ it in just 10 seconds to tell you your sexuality.

And when we held up a picture of the Russian president’s face it announced ‘Congratulations You Are Gay’.

February 7, 2014

The class covers unfamiliar abbreviations that non-native speakers might find on online dating websites

A London-based gay language school added an optional ‘English for gay online dating’ class to its curriculum.

The Rainbow School of English, the UK’s only English language school aimed exclusively at LGBTI people, is offering its students a session to help them get the most out of dating websites.

Taught by a gay teacher, the class covers unfamiliar abbreviations non-native english speakers might find online. This optional online dating class is mainly aimed towards gay men, but anyone is welcome to attend.

January 14, 2014

Premier gay shop Prowler is hooking up with Gaydar and aussieBum for a steamy swimwear show at the Gay Star News two-day birthday event. Male and female models will strut the year's hottest swim suits at the London event aimed at the LGBTI community

Models clad in aussieBum's hottest wares are sure to steal the show this weekend at the Gay Star Beach Party and LGBTI Travel Show.

Prowler, the UK’s leading gay lifestyle store, will be taking to the G-A-Y daytime catwalk with Gaydar models showing off aussieBum’s best in swim briefs, trunks and shorts.

January 5, 2014

Sunny Key West is offering one Gay Star Beach Party guest a four-night stay in a luxury Florida Keys hotel. Hop into the iconic six-foot high-heel, snap a selfie and enter to win

Florida’s iconic red pump is making a London debut at the Gay Star Beach Party & LGBTI Travel Show, held 18 and 19 January from 12pm to 5pm.

Offering Gay Star Beach Party guests the chance to win a four-night stay in a Florida Keys luxury hotel, the Key West Tourism Board is shipping the iconic life-size pump used in the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

November 8, 2013

Study researchers claim gay men have ‘wider and shorter faces, smaller and shorter noses, and rather massive and more rounded jaws’

A new study has found gay men have more ‘masculine’ faces than straights.

Researchers from the Center for Theoretical Study at Charles University in Prague and The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic claimed there were ‘significant’ differences.

They claimed gay men are more likely to have ‘wider and shorter faces, smaller and shorter noses, and rather massive and more rounded jaws’.

October 3, 2013

In a new study by Gaydar, they discovered only one in five of their members were out to close colleagues

Over a quarter of gay men are not 'out' at work, while only one in five have only revealed their sexuality to close colleagues.

Surveying over 4,500 members of gay dating site, they discovered nearly one in two of the members they had surveyed suffered homophobia from their team.

June 28, 2013

With Taylor Lautner's abs, Hugh Jackman's personality and Gerard Butler's voice, is this every gay man's dreamboat?

Is this the ultimate, sexiest gay man ever? Sadly, he doesn't actually exist.

Putting together LGBT ally Ben Cohen’s chest, soccer player Ronaldo Cristiano’s butt, and Taylor Lautner’s abs, the ideal man is apparently an athletic but sensitive soul.

He would also have Hugh Jackman’s personality, Gerard Butler’s voice, and Jude Law’s dress sense.

May 17, 2013

Gay dating site’s co-founder Henry Badenhorst exits business. New management team pledge to ‘reinvigorate the global dating scene’

Henry Badenhorst, co-founder of Gaydar, the website which revolutionized gay dating, has sold his shares and left the business after 14 years.

A new investment partner has been brought in to allow a management buy-out of the company. Gaydar will now be headed by former manager Trevor Martin who becomes chief executive officer.

Badenhorst set up Gaydar with his boyfriend Gary Frisch in 1999 after a friend complained he was too busy to look for dates.

May 3, 2013

Gaydar responds to strong competition in gay men’s smartphone dating market with release of new service and promises changes to Gaydar Girls soon

International gay dating brand Gaydar is fighting back against its competitors today (3 May) with the launch of its new mobile web service.

Gaydar has long held a market-leading position for its desktop-based men’s dating site but has faced stiff competition from location-based dating apps like Grindr in recent years.

February 5, 2013

Dating sites Grindr and Gaydar pull advert that invited gay men to test for HIV protection gene. Test firm Cool Genes says ‘sorry’

Grindr and Gaydar have pulled an advert that invited gay and bi men to find out if they had a ‘cool gene’ that could protect them from HIV.

Now Cool Genes, a firm in Oxford, southern England, has apologized for advertising the £39 ($61 €45) service and said it will rethink the test.

The firm advertised on gay dating app Grindr and site Gaydar under headline ‘Got the cool gene?’

It was promoting a test that could find out whether you have a genetic mutation which makes it less likely you will contract HIV.

January 8, 2013

Happy New Year. The team are back after the holidays talking about what books they read, and what they are looking forward to in 2013.

Happy New Year. The team are back after the holidays talking about what books they read, and what they are looking forward to in 2013.

Plus all the GayStarNews, Christians support Gay Marriage, Gay kiss pasta ad banned in Italy, and the end of Gaydar Radio.

January 7, 2013

Just days after closing its radio station, dating company Gaydar pulls out of the nightlife business

Gay and lesbian dating site Gaydar has announced it is to close its bar and club in Soho, London – just days after also shedding its radio station.

Profile and Lo Profile, in the heart of the British capital’s gay district on Wardour Street, will shut today (7 January).

January 7, 2013

Gaydio claims to be biggest gay station in world after taking over Gaydar services

A British gay radio station claims it is now the biggest in the world after taking over broadcasters in London and Sussex.

Manchester-based digital station Gaydio now reaches over 850,000 listeners after it took control of Gaydar Radio last week.

Chris Holliday and Emma Goswell were the first voices on the newly expanded service, which now identifies as 'Gaydio, the Beat of Gay UK’.

Programme director of Gaydio, Toby Whitehouse, said: ‘Taking over these licences is a terrific opportunity for us.

January 3, 2013

From dating website add-on to a global brand, Gaydar Radio will hand over its DAB license to Manchester station Gaydio

Gaydar Radio will be turning off after 11 years of entertaining global audiences on 7 January.

The online station based in west London, which went from a dating website add-on to a global brand, will be handing over its DAB license to Manchester station Gaydio.

As part of the agreement between Gaydio and Gaydar Radio’s owner QSoft Consulting, the Gaydar dating brand will continue to be supported by on air editorial programming and advertising support.

December 19, 2012

British singer says although she hates the idea of being married, gay weddings are 'exciting'

British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith has said gay weddings are better than straight ones. 

Speaking to Gaydar Radio, she said although she felt strongly about the right to making your decisions about sexuality and marriage, she personally hated the idea of getting married.

'As a heterosexual female, I hate the idea of getting married,' Faith said. 'But I've been to a few gay weddings and I think they're much more exciting than normal ones.'

December 7, 2012

Die Young singer says she loves gay men's 'energy' and claims they 'exude happiness'

US pop star Ke$ha says she wants to be a gay man because they are 'magical people'.

The Tik Tok singer whose latest single Die Young is out now told Britain's Gaydar Radio that she feels a strong bond with gay men.

Asked if she would like to be a gay man, she answered: 'Are you joking? Yes, I do.'

Ke$ha added: 'There's just an energy to a gay man.

September 17, 2012

Pop rocker believes it's 'asinine for one person to think they are better than another person'

Pop rocker Pink has spoken out in her characteristically frank way about her gay fans, marriage equality, and the upcoming US presidential election.

In an interview with Gaydar Radio’s breakfast hosts Neil Sexton and Debbie Ryan, the ‘Get The Party Started’ singer said it was important to represent her ‘really rad gay audience’.

Pink said: ‘I identify with people that struggle and I respect people that have to fight for their right to be respected.

August 22, 2012

Queer bar in Manchester re-opens in time for pride after attack forced it to close in July

A Manchester gay bar owned by former manager of British boyband Take That has been saved from closure just days before the UK city's pride festival.

The Canal Street pub called Queer faced closure after police called for an emergency licence review following an attack at the venue last month (July 2012) left a man bleeding from the head.

Nigel Martin-Smith ran a campaign to keep the bar open and has now finally been given the green light by the council to re-open under the condition only plastic glasses are used.

July 3, 2012

Gaydar offered ‘considerable financial support’ to bail out London’s World Pride but were told it was too late

Global dating and radio company Gaydar have confirmed to Gay Star News that they tried to bail out the scaled-down World Pride event but were told it was too late.

Last week Pride London bosses, responsible for running World Pride in the British capital this year, had to pull floats out of the 7 July march and axe the street party in the gay district of Soho due to a ‘cash crisis’ which meant they didn’t have enough money for safety and security contractors.