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January 28, 2015

Gay rugby star says he turns off Celebrity Big Brother when blogger comes on the screen

Gareth Thomas just couldn't take it.

The retired rugby player took to Twitter today to explain why he's having a tough time stomaching the current season of Celebrity Big Brother: Perez Hilton.

'Every time I flick onto CBB, I have to immediately turn it over as soon as I see Perez Hilton,' he tweeted. 'Rather not see that bad example of a human.'

January 21, 2015

Todd and Jeff Delmay were among plaintiffs in case challenging Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage

It's been a heady month for Florida newlyweds Todd and Jeff Delmay who became the second same-sex couple in their state to legally marry.

Tonight, they are in Washington DC to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address before members of the US Senate and House of Representatives.

They have been invited by Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

'We are over the moon with excitement,' Todd Delmay said in a statement from Equality Florida.

January 20, 2015

Actors says it is 'grossly unfair' his gay brother had to get married in Canada

Colin Farrell yesterday (19 January) said he supported the legalization of gay marriage in Ireland 'with every fiber of my being' ahead of a referendum on the issue.

In a televised debate on national broadcaster RTÉ, the Hollywood actor said it was 'grossly unfair' that his gay brother had to marry his partner Steven Mannion in Canada.

'To see them every day live their lives as a happily married couple is an amazing thing, and to think that they had to leave their own country to do that is sad and disappointing and just grossly unfair, I feel,' he said.

January 15, 2015

Coming Out Of The Curve will show interviews with several athletes about what it is like to be gay in sport

Cork footballer Valerie Mulcahy has come out as gay, the first ever high profile Gaelic Athletic Association star to do so publicly.

The goalkeeper, who also works as a secondary school teacher, will appear in a RTÉ documentary by Donal Óg Cusack talking about what it is like to be gay in today's Ireland.

During the film, she appears with her partner.

‘When I was young, I didn't want to be gay,' she tells Cusack.

December 1, 2014

Archbishop 'rejoiced' when parliament approved gender-neutral marriage

Nearly 8,000 Finns have left the official state church after the country legalized gay marriage on Friday (28 November).

The Archbishop of Finland Kari Mäkinen said he 'rejoiced' when the law was approved, which seems to have caused a spike in resignations from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

November 29, 2014

'We literally turned him into a beast… Jake, my god, he’s a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie...'

Jack Twist is getting in the boxing ring.

Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the stars in the love story Brokeback Mountain, is transforming himself for his next project.

November 25, 2014

Actress calls him her 'favorite person in the world'

Amanda Bynes has said her rumored boyfriend is not gay as they've had sex.

The 28-year-old actress said she was engaged to a 19-year-old called Caleb Pusey in October, a teen she met in rehab. It is believed they lived together for a short while in California.

When he denied the suggestion on his social media, Bynes then accused him of being gay.

She has now retracted this, saying on Twitter: 'Caleb is not gay we had sex (sic).

'He did talk about being gay but we had sex so he obviously is not.'

November 17, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition features a gay mage named Dorian

Computer game Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be released in India in order 'to avoid a breach of local content laws.'

Electronic Arts confirmed Saturday (15 November) in a statement that the game would be withdrawn from sale in the conservative country and pre-orders would be refunded.

EA did not specify the nature of the content that was in breach of the law but fans speculate the game was banned due to its inclusion of a gay character.

October 27, 2014

'If Texas doesn't want to have gay marriage, then I think that's a right for Texas people to decide'

Former US President Jimmy Carter thinks gay people should have the right to get married - unless a church or a state votes that they should not.

Carter, president from 1977-81, tells Inside Texas Politics: 'I think all people ought to have an equal right and people who happen to be gay - I don't think it's preventable or caused by anything - I think they ought to have equal rights to marry.'

But he thinks there should be some exceptions.

October 22, 2014

The new music video from jazz-pop act MRF features frontman, Mike Flanagan, in an 'art-imitating-life', tender love story with a fellow gay bear

As far as we’re concerned, we don’t see enough gay couples featured in music videos. We certainly don’t see enough musclebear couples, which is why #GSNLoves this new music clip from Boston-based jazz act, MRF.

MRF is songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Flanagan.

October 6, 2014

Among those getting married are Oklahoma couple who in 2004 filed suit to overturn state ban

It was back in 2004 that Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin sued to get a marriage license in Oklahoma.

On Monday (6 October), they finally got it.

The couple were among the many in several states across the US to were able to obtain marriage licenses shortly after the US Supreme Court let stand the overturning of state marriage bans in Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. Colorado also began to issue licenses.

September 16, 2014

A gay couple in Brazil have made history by requesting – and being granted – that their child’s birth certificate includes the names of three parents

A judge in Brazil has made history by allowing a child’s birth certificate to include the names of three parents.

The request came from the child’s biological mother, her female partner, and the biological father.

In May 2013, Brazil became the third Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage. Fernanda Batagli Kropenscki, aged 26, and Mariani Guedes Santiago, 27, have been together for four years. 

September 12, 2014

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

September 2, 2014

Conchita Wurst and Lady Gaga's stylist was there in Stockholm to celebrate Björn Borg's gaming themed fashion show

Log on and be game for Björn Borg's new fashion show.

With his underwear adored by gay Swedes, his game-inspired fashion show paired hot looks and avatar masks in a freaky, sexy fashion show.

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst joined around 400 to enjoy the brand's spring/summer 2015 collection, Björn Borg's first in the home market in six years.

All models were wearing masks looking like avatars of the upcoming game.

August 26, 2014

'He is being raised by a single woman and that is skewing his orientation'

Televangelist Pat Robertson told a woman today that her 13-year-old stepson has crushes on other boys because he lives with his mom most of the time.

Robertson, 84, is well-known for his anti-gay views. He told his audience on TV's The 700 Club that while he knows a lot of people 'think that they're born that way,' he thinks 'nurture has a lot to do with (sexuality).

'He's being raised by a mother so his attraction is now towards other men because he's raised by a woman,' he said.

August 25, 2014

A new bill in California aims to ensure future birth certificates reflect the fact that modern families don’t always have one mother and one father

Following lawmakers in California ruling earlier this summer that same-sex couples have the right to marry, steps are now being taken to simplify the way in which same-sex parents complete the birth certificates of their children.

At present, birth certificates in the US state have space for a ‘mother/parent’ name and a ‘father/parent’ name, forcing same-sex couples to add their names to these two fields regardless of their gender identity. A new bill will allow them the option of stating their relationship to the child: ‘father’, ‘mother’ or, simply, ‘parent’.

August 15, 2014

NFL quarterback says: '... It’s a pretty unique trust and relationship you have'

It seems New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a pretty handsy guy with some of the other guys on the team.

Well, at least with the guys who play the position of center and provide him with a snap.

'I’ve got my hands on their butts probably more than their wives, so you know, it’s a pretty unique trust and relationship you have,' Brady said earlier this week in a post-practice interview.

July 25, 2014

Posts bogus story alleging Dave Franco and Efron are now a couple

Between making movies, appearing on Broadway and writing and directing, it would seem that the prolific James Franco would not have much time to spare.

But the Oscar-nominated star found the time to pull a prank on his brother, actor Dave Franco, and Zac Efron with whom Dave co-starred in the recent box office smash Neighbors.

Franco posted a bogus tabloid story, written by 'Dave Francock,' on social media which claims Efron and Dave Franco are dating and uses photos of them on the set of their film and at a basketball game as evidence.

July 2, 2014

Singer was 'making a point' about Russia's homophobic laws by having a backing dancer parade around with a rainbow thong

Russians are attacking Demi Lovato after one of her dancers, wearing a Vladimir Putin mask, kissed another man.

During a performance of her Pride anthem, Really Don’t Care, two of her male backing dancers shared a kiss.

One of them was naked apart from a portrait of Putin attached to his underwear.

Thousands of her fans tweeted using the hashtag #DemiHurtsRussianLovatics, saying they were angry about the incident.

June 25, 2014

Pop star and actress says her relative was an early pioneer for LGBTI rights and equality

Pop star Demi Lovato has long been a supporter of the LGBTI community.

But now, she has revealed why, saying her grandfather was gay.

‘I’ve never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself,’ she said last night.

‘He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel that a lot of my spirit has come from him.

‘He passed away a few years later and I only wish he could have been able to see all the progress that has been made.

June 10, 2014

Director calls it 'full circle moment' since film is about AIDS activists trying to get the attention of the government

President Barack Obama this week called The Normal Heart's director Ryan Murphy to let him know he had seen the AIDS drama.

He loved it and found it moving, according to Deadline Hollywood.

There is irony in the call since in the film, activist Ned Weeks (played by Mark Ruffalo) rages against the state and federal government officials over their indifference to the AIDS epidemic that was killing so many men in the 1980s.

May 13, 2014

'Matt was just so physically weak ... it was a very moving thing to witness'

Matt Bomer has steadfastly avoided saying exactly how much weight he lost to portay an AIDS victim in HBO's The Normal Heart but it was enough to leave director Ryan Murphy emotional when first seeing him.

During a four-month break in filming for the fit and trim Bomer to be able to lose more than 35 pounds, Murphy said the actor would send him photos of his progress.

'I would say,"Please get your blood checked! ... I was nervous,' Murphy admitted in an interview this week on HuffPost Live.

April 9, 2014

Girls star says she is so thankful she has a gay sister so 'someone in this family can truly represent my beliefs and passions'

Creator and star of TV hit Girls Lena Dunham has said it was a ‘huge disappointment’ to her when she realised she was straight.

The actress and writer spoke out about her difficulties at the Point Honors Gala in New York, an event that helps LGBTI teens with questions about their sexuality and gender identity.

Her speech also addressed her younger sister Grace, who recently came out as gay.

April 4, 2014

Australian Victoria’s Secret model has told GQ that she would not rule out a relationship with another woman – though she prefers men in the bedroom

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has spoken about her love of the female form in a new interview with GQ magazine – revealing that she would not rule out a relationship with another woman.

‘I appreciate both men and women,’ Kerr said in the interview, ‘I love the female body and truly appreciate the female form.’

‘I really enjoy sketching women, especially their backs.’