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May 24, 2014

'There is so much work still to be done, but there's also so much potential'

Entertainer and AIDS activist Elton John is hoping the HBO drama The Normal Heart will serve as a reminder to people that AIDS has still not been cured.

'Today, we know how to protect everyone, and we have the ability to treat every single person living with HIV," he writes in a first-person column Friday for CNN.

May 13, 2014

Other performers included Margaret Cho, Evan Rachel Wood, Milla Jovovich and Rumer Willis

Linda Perry did it again - and this time she had her old band with her.

The rocker once again spearheaded An Evening With Women - one of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's two biggest annual fundraisers - and raised more than $600,000 for the organization.

Gay Star News attended Saturday's event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where such stars as Perry's wife Sara Gilbert and celebs including Sia, Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Rodriguez and Joely Fisher chowed on vegan food, bid on big ticket live auction items and enjoyed a live concert.

April 24, 2014

Ruling echoes that of federal judge who declared gay marriage ban unconstitutional earlier this year

As many same-sex couples in Texas are waiting for the right to get married, a lesbian couple has just won the right to get divorced.

A state judge ruled this week that former couple Allison Leona Flood Lesh and Kristi Lyn Lesh can proceed with a divorce and child custody case. They were married in Washington, D.C., in August 2010 and live in San Antonio.

The women have a one-year-old child that Kristi Lesh gave birth to after becoming pregnant through artificial insemination. She wants sole custody while Allison Flood Lesh is seeking to split custody.

April 17, 2014

In new allegation, Victor Voronov blames it all on Weir's 'meddling' mother

A day after TMZ reported a reconciliation between Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov, the figure skater's estranged husband is saying they are still split up.

'The divorce is 100 percent still happening,' Voronov tells US Weekly.

Then he adds an allegation that had not previously been hurled: 'Johnny's meddling mother was definitely the source of the breakdown of our marriage.'

February 17, 2014

Vernon Kay gives viewers chance to pause DVR's to take screen shot of speedo-clad 'dreamy team'

The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) star Dan Osborne may never be able to dive as well as fellow Brit Tom Daley but he has proven he looks just as good in a speedo as the British Olympian.

Osborne and Daley teamed up for the UK diving reality show Splash this week for a synchronized forward dive with tuck that delighted viewers and scored the duo 27.5 points out of a possible 30.

Much was made after over Osborne's success at keeping his legs straight during the dive.

February 6, 2014

Broadway, TV and film star is engaged to entrepreneur Jason Landau

A divorce last year has not scared Cheyenne Jackson off of marriage.

He’s going to take the plunge again.

Jackson's representatives confirm that the busy Broadway, film and television actor is engaged to entrepreneur Jason Landau, according to E! Online.

January 8, 2014

Lara Embry to get less in spousal support than what she was asking for

Jane Lynch and former wife Lara Embry have settled their divorce and it won't be making as big a dent in the Glee star's pocket book as it could have.

Embry will be getting far less than the nearly $94,000 in monthly spousal support she had requested in order to keep living in the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed, according to TMZ.com.

The exact figure Embry will be getting was not disclosed.

December 5, 2013

Shimon Peres has told Israeli news agency YNet that he supports same-sex marriage because all human beings should have the same rights, during a state visit to Mexico

Israeli President Shimon Peres has become the highest ranking Israeli politician to announce their support for same-sex couples having the right to marry – although his role in Government is largely ceremonial.

In response to a question about whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry by YNet journalist Eyal Lehmann, Peres replied, ‘even a person who is a homosexual is a human being, and he has rights. We have no power to take away [their] rights.’

November 29, 2013

Gold medalist has previously shown musical talent in YouTube videos

The secret is out.

Matthew Mitcham, winner of a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, has been doing more than training to dive at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Mitcham has launched a crowd funding drive on Pozible.com to raise money for Twists and Turns, his debut cabaret tour which is named after his autobiography.

September 9, 2013

Glee star did not have prenup when she married Dr. Lara Embry in 2010

Jane Lynch's soon-to-be ex-wife wants nearly $94,000 in monthly spousal support to keep living in the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed.

The Glee star and Dr. Lara Embry did not enter into a pre-nuptual agreement prior to their 2010 marriage. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Embry states that Lynch's 'income, investments and assets increased dramatically with her newfound acting success.'

September 3, 2013

Glee star says: 'It’s just money'

Jane Lynch knows that her divorce from Dr. Lara Embry is going to cost her a pretty penny.

But she's not complaining.

'It’s just money,' the Glee star tells Access Hollywood.

'[California] is a half and half state, as well as it should be, so that’s fine,' says Lynch whose three-year marriage took place during the Emmy winner's 'highest earning years' as a performer.

August 2, 2013

'To be kind of reduced to gossip fodder is obnoxious'

Actor Cheyenne Jackson is speaking out about getting divorced and trying to clear up rumors connected to his getting tattoos and growing a mustache.

Jackson and husband Monte Lapka were married in 2011 and had been together for 13 years.

'Sometimes I think I am a little naïve to think that people even care, but they do,' Jackson said today on SiriusXM OutQ's The Frank DeCaro Show in an interview transcribed by Towleroad.com.

July 24, 2013

Sitting on the grass in Camden, Jen, Baylen, and Lucio discuss Everyday Lesbophobia with the Editor of Diva, Jane Czyzselska.

Sitting on the grass in Camden, Jen, Baylen, and Lucio discuss Everyday Lesbophobia with the Editor of Diva, Jane Czyzselska.

Also we chat icons with Dickie Beau, monogamy with Rosie Wilby and haircuts, speedos, and the confusion over Intersex.

Plus all the news from Gay Star News.

July 15, 2013

'It's two people who decided it's just better to go apart than to stay together'

Jane Lynch says she and her estranged wife Lara Embry are working on a friendly split - especially for the sake of Embry's young daughter.

'It's two people who decided it's just better to go apart than to stay together,' Lynch tells Larry King on the former CNN's personality's online show.

Of biggest concern is Embry's young daughter, Hayden, who Lynch grew close to as her stepmother for three years.

'She has a little girl who is very dear to me and she's doing great,' Lynch says. 'You have to remain adults which we have.'

March 19, 2013

Gay Olympic champ helping celebrities work through challenges and fears

Five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis debuts tonight as the 'dive master' on ABC's new celebrity reality competition Splash.

The man considered to be the greatest US diver in history, is sharing his expertise with a group of celebrities that include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendra Wilkinson, Louie Anderson and Keisha Knight Pulliam, among others.

‘I was hired as the judge but they moved my role into dive master,' he tells Gay Star News. 'I’m working with all of the celebrities who are on the show, getting them prepared for the competition.’

March 11, 2013

On TV interview Tony Abbott says he is disappointed in himself for saying he was threatened by homosexuality four years ago, but he still doesn't support gay marriage

In a TV interview four years ago Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott said he felt 'threatened' by homosexuality. Last night on 60 Minutes Abbott told the the same journalist that he now is disappointed with himself for that comment.

Abbott, who is ahead in the polls to become the next prime minister at the election in September, said he made the comment because the 'cohesion of my family was threatened at that time'.

January 29, 2013

Singer raising money for We Are Family Foundation

Singer Adam Lambert turns 31 today (29 January) and is using the occasion to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

The 2008 American Idol runner-up asked his fans to donate $31 to the We Are A Family Foundation which creates and supports programs that inspire and educate people about mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation of cultural diversity.

January 15, 2013

Former Eureka star first gained gay following with Opposite of Sex and More Tales of the City

Hunky actor Colin Ferguson guest stars on the Fran Drescher sitcom Happily Divorced this week (16 January) and a man dating the now gay ex-husband of Drescher's character.

Ferguson, best known for his run as the lead in the series Eureka, has never shied away from gay roles including one of his earlier parts in the cult classic independent flick The Opposite of Sex. He was also one of the stars of the gay-themed miniseries More Tales of the City.

November 13, 2012

A new video is going viral on YouTube, promoting equality for US soldiers

A YouTube video which calls for gay soldiers to be treated equally has gone viral.

The clip, by Freedom to Marry and OutServe, features two soldiers, one straight and one gay, with wounds and scars, ‘gained’ on the battleground.

However, it argues that the US military is forced to treat them, and their families, differently because of the 'Defense of Marriage Act'.

The video suggests that gay and straight soldiers are equal, both serving their country and both proud of their jobs.

October 31, 2012

A campaign by the Royal Dutch Football Association asks gay sportsmen to come out and the video is going viral

Why not step out of the closet? The team is on your side, a video sponsored by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) urges.

And the YouTube clip featuring a player trapped inside a real life closet was commissioned by Dutch broadcaster BNN, and is now going viral.

Soccer is not a gay-friendly environment, this is true. But in the Netherlands the main football association is trying to make footballers come out of the closet.

August 16, 2012

Actor who played Tilda Swinton's son from hell in We Have to Talk About Kevin says: 'I’m Queer'

In his latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ezra Miller plays an out and proud gay teen.

The 19 year old is now publicly acknowledging that like his character in the film, he too is gay.

'I’m queer,' he tells Out magazine, on which he appears on the current cover. 'I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular.'

August 10, 2012

'I defy these homosexuals to bring forth a baby from that part of the anatomy which they concentrate on'

Televangelist Pat Robertson said this week that he wishes people demonstrating against fast food chain Chick-fil-A for its public stance against gay marriage and millions of dollars of contributions to anti-gay groups 'would shut their mouth.'

Robertson takes issue with college students around the US, including in New York, Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi, who do not want a company they perceive as being against LGBT rights on their campuses.

August 7, 2012

'If I have a gay dance partner, we may have some interesting discussions'

While appearing before TV writers with fellow cast members of the all-star edition of ABC's Dancing With the Stars last month, Bristol Palin was asked if she would mind if she were paired with an openly gay male dancer in the competition.

Palin, star of the Lifetime reality show Life's a Tripp, said that just because she believes in 'traditional marriage,' does not mean that she's a 'homophobe.'

August 3, 2012

Creator Ryan Murphy shares scene after reaching 500,000 followers on Twitter

Glee creator Ryan Murphy joined Twitter only days ago but he already has more than 100,000 followers.

As a thank you to fans for helping him to reach the milestone so quickly, Murphy shared with his followers a never-aired scene between Glee couple Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) from last season's Christmas episode.

'Gleeks are the best fans in the world,' Murphy wrote on Twitter. 'Because you asked for it...here is the long lost Klaine Box Scene.'