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February 24, 2015

Colfer: 'What I think is groundbreaking is the response that our characters got'

They met in high school, fell in love, moved to New York City then back home to Ohio.

Along the way, Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson lost their virginity to each other, broke up, made up, broke up, dated others then got locked into a fake elevator together.

Last Friday on TV's Glee, the fictional gay couple widely known as Klaine got married.

They surprised everyone - including viewers - when they exchanged vows during a double same-sex wedding where fellow high school sweethearts Santana and Brittany also got married.

February 17, 2015

Follows Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and John Cameron Mitchell in current production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Darren Criss will next play the title character in the Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

It was announced today that the Glee star will replace John Cameron Mitchell beginning 29 April for a limited 12-week run at the Belasco Theatre in New York City.

Criss will be the latest in a growing list of high-profile performers to tackle the role of a transgender punk rock singer who is the victim of a botched sex-change operation.

February 14, 2015

The singers rally around trans character coach Beiste for one of the most uplifting moments the musical series has ever seen

Last month, it was revealed that popular US musical series Glee would be exploring a transgender storyline with the character of coach Beiste.

The Fox series has been applauded for their portrayal of LGBT characters and issues, and Beiste’s storyline has been incredibly impactful.

February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day? Pah! Jonathan Groff, Sam Smith and more are blazing the singleton's trail

It's always great to see same sex-couples in the public eye who aren't afraid to show their love for each other – but we're always equally impressed by the free and single LGBTIs out there, who aren't afraid to go it alone.

So if you're flying solo this Valentine's Day, fear not. Put the Ben & Jerry's down and be empowered, as we count down ten of the strongest, most independent and gorgeous gay bachelors on the planet...enjoy!

February 4, 2015

Character revealed last month that he is transgender male

Viewers of TV's Glee learned last month that William McKinley High School's football coach Shannon Beiste is transitioning from female to male.

On the 13 February episode of the show - now in its sixth and final season - Beiste will unveil his new look.

Emmy nominated Dot-Marie Jones, who portrays Beiste, admits she initially had some reservations about the character's transition.

January 21, 2015

Santana has gotten engaged to Brittany but Kurt and Blaine remain apart in show's final season

The big reveal on last week's episode of Glee was Coach Shannon Beiste's dramatic coming out as a trans man.

It overshadowed the episode's other big moment: Santana (Naya Rivera) proposing marriage to Brittany (Heather Morris) after the two performed a mash-up for the new glee club at McKinley High School.

January 20, 2015

Her character of coach Beiste is transitioning to male on the show

Dot-Marie Jones, whose Glee character came out as a transgender man last week, says she is often mistaken for a man in real life.

Jones attributes this to being 'not the most feminine wallflower' and can only recall a handful of days where 'somebody hasn't called me sir.'

January 17, 2015

Dot Marie Jones' character explains: 'I never felt like my body matched who I was in the inside'

Viewers of the Fox series Glee learned on Friday's episode that William McKinley High School's football coach Shannon Beiste is transitioning from female to male.

Beiste, portrayed by Emmy nominee Dot Marie Jones, shared with school principal Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and assistant football coach Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) that he has gender dysphoria - the formal diagnosis used by psychologists and physicians to describe people who identify as transgender.

January 2, 2015

'Your absence has broken our hearts. The love for you was in the world all along. It sat quiet, waiting'

I will never forget the stunning image of Matthew Shepard’s hate crime. A young beautiful human was beaten, tortured and left for dead in an unthinkable violation. It shocked me when I saw the images, and I was not alone. Matthew’s fate left and indelible impression that has become part of our collective culture to this day.

December 31, 2014

Gay character returns for a visit to Dalton Academy with Rachel - belts out a tune

Before he transferred to McKinley High to be with boyfriend Kurt and before he later joined Kurt in New York City, Blaine Anderson had a whole other life.

He was the star singer of The Warblers at Dalton Academy where he and his fellow classmates wore a nacvy blue sportscoat with red trim as part of a uniform.

On the 9 January two-hour season premiere of Glee, Blaine (Darren Criss) returns to Dalton Academy to inspire the current crop of singers there. He brings along his Broadway star pal Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).

December 29, 2014

Marshall Williams, a Canadian Idol finalist in 2008, plays Spencer

Kurt and Blaine won't be the only prominent gay male characters when Glee returns for its sixth and final season next month.

Marshall Williams will play Spencer, the quarterback at McKinley High School who is also a member of the glee club and who is also gay.

When casting for the role, the character was described this way: 'He's post-Glee gay — no one messes with him about his sexuality because he will kick their asses if they do.'

December 15, 2014

'Acting is hard - you have to become another person and through that you become insecure as that person'

You have to be an awfully confident guy to put on giant platform shoes and sing and dance as a transgender punk rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

But even Neil Patrick Harris, who won a Tony Award as Hedwig, can still have insecurities about acting and they reared their ugly head when he filmed his recent guest spot on TV's American Horror Story: Freak Show.

'I like acting very much except it has its own insecurities,' Harris said Monday (15 December) during a Twitter chat with fans.

November 26, 2014

High school sweethearts Santana and Brittany will tie the knot

Same-sex marriage will be in the air when Glee returns to the air for its sixth and final season in January.

Actress Naya Rivera, who plays the lesbian character of Santana, recently tweeted a photo of a bride's veil on social media with the caption: 'Exciting day on the set of Glee.'

Santana will be one of the brides and she will presumably be marrying her high school sweetheart Brittany (Heather Morris), according  to TV Line.

October 28, 2014

Ex-wife Lara Embry gets lump sum of $1.2 million, half of Glee and other TV royalties and more

Jane Lynch is now officially divorced from Dr. Lara Embry and it was a costly split for the two-time Emmy winner.

Embry will receive a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period, half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485, half of a 401K totaling $315,079 and half of all royalties from Lynch's TV appearances, including Glee, according to legal documements obtained by TMZ.

October 17, 2014

Filipina singing sensation Charice Pempengco says she would change her style but not her body

Filipina singing sensation Charice Pempengco has spoken candidly to Oprah about her sexuality and gender identity, six years after her first appearance on the show shot her to fame.

In 2008, a long-haired Charice was given a standing ovation for her performance of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing. Now 22, she has starred in Glee and has a bestselling album as well as a radically different look - short blonde hair, tattoos and a dress shirt.

October 6, 2014

Glee creator announced he is now father to a second child at the American Horror Story season four premiere

Glee creator Ryan Murphy is a father for the second time and has said there is already sibling drama in the house.

The gay showrunner revealed he has had a baby boy with husband David Miller via surrogate at the American Horror Story season four premiere.

The couple welcomed their first child Logan into their family on Christmas Eve 2012.

Murphy told E! News: 'His name is Ford. I brought him home today from the hospital and Logan gave him kind of a side eye.

'For 21 months, Logan has been the light of my life and now there are two.'

September 14, 2014

The Broadway star married his fiancé at an outdoor ceremony in Los Angeles, which he called a ‘new beginning’ for the pair 

US Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson got married to his fiancé at a romantic ceremony yesterday in Los Angeles (13 September).

An an outdoor ceremony, Jackson tied the knot with entrepreneur Jason Landau.

The pair hit headlines when they announced their engagement six months after Jackson, 39, ended his 13-year relationship with his former husband.

People magazine reports the ceremony was attended by a group of celebrity friends such as Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leah Remini and Alicia Silverstone.

September 8, 2014

'We need nationwide marriage equality NOW because two people in love should never be illegal'

On TV's Glee, the character of Artie Abrams isn't gay but he has had plenty of gay friends like Kurt, Blaine and Santana and lost his virginity to bisexual cheerleader Brittany.

Kevin McHale, the actor who has played Artie for the past five seasons, is also gay friendly and is speaking out for full marriage equality in the US.

'We need nationwide marriage equality now because two people in love should never be illegal,' McHale says in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

August 25, 2014

In demand actor will squeeze in guest spot with filming of Magic Mike 2

Matt Bomer, up for an Emmy tonight for his performance in The Normal Heart, has landed a role on the new season of FX's American Horror Story which is titled Freak Show.

Creator Ryan Murphy, who directed Bomer in The Normal Heart, had been keen to have the red-hot actor appear in the series now that Bomer has completed his final season of White Collar.

'I try to get him to do everything for me,' Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly.

August 17, 2014

With Glee winding down its run, star has a second steady gig to fall back on

Jane Lynch is now a two-time Emmy winner.

The actress, who won her first Emmy for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee, picked up the second trophy Saturday (16 August) night for hosting NBC's Hollywood Game Night.

While the Primetime Emmys will be handed out next Sunday (24 August), many categories were presented at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Lynch won in the category of Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program.

July 17, 2014

 I wouldn't want anyone to rush into things because they see two characters like them get married.

As Glee prepares to begin shooting its sixth and final season, gay high school sweethearts Kurt and Blaine are engaged and pursuing showbiz careers in New York City.

Blaine (Darren Criss) had proposed to Kurt (Chris Colfer) last fall in an elaborate production set to The Beatles All You Need is Love (see video below).

Colfer, who has won a Golden Globe Award and been nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Kurt, said this week he hopes the couple takes things slow.

July 8, 2014

Actress will be back as lesbian character Santana following an alleged feud with star Lea Michele

Naya Rivera is confirmed to be back for the final season of Glee, according to reports.

The actress, who plays lesbian character Santana on the hit musical comedy drama, was written out of the show in the fifth season finale.

It was alleged she had been fired for feuding with Lea Michelle, or quitting over salary negotiations, or one of the multitude of other reasons that were reported.

But it appears it was unfounded, as Rivera will be back for a limited number of episodes.

July 4, 2014

'I'm just glad I wasn't "killed by a fruit truck" again'

Chris Colfer took to Twitter - for real this time - to joke about the hoax that had sent Glee fans reeling on Thursday (3 July).

The actor's Twitter account had been hacked with a tweet that informed his followers that he had suddenly been fired from Glee 'due to personal issues' that he would explain later.

A short time later, the tweet was reported to be a hoax and fans could rest assured that Colfer would be returning as Kurt Hummel for Glee's sixth and final season.

July 3, 2014

Fake tweet had read: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE'

For awhile there, it looked like Chris Colfer has been fired from Glee.

Instead, he was the victim of a Twitter hoax.

Fans of the actor were stunned to read a tweet on his account this morning which read: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly.'

It turns out that someone had hacked his account.

A FOX representative states: 'Rumors of his dismissal from ‘Glee' could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.'