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December 26, 2014

If you’re not a fan of ‘food porn’, you might want to look away now…

When Michael Zee made breakfast for his boyfriend, Mark van Beek, in April of last year, he didn’t think that it would lead to them having over 113,000 followers on Instagram.

Michael, 29, works in London’s V&A museum in the Learning Department. Mark, 39, is a Design Director with clothing company. The two have been together almost three years; Mark moved in to Michael’s home in Hackney, east London, full time in April 2013.

December 22, 2014

From love letters in the sky to cheeky digs at Putin - this was 2014

It was a year of up's and down's, just like every year - but moments like these ones (which topped our best read story polls - thanks everyone!) showed us hope, gave us a laugh, brought unity and strength and made us come together throughout the year.

Highlights include the great Clare Balding throwing shade at Putin to a mother coming out to her son, while he is coming out to her!

With great stories like these we're looking forward to a flourishing 2015 - so, what's next?

December 5, 2014

Openly gay singer will compete for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and more

Sam Smith's year just got even more amazing as the openly gay British singer has received five Grammy nominations.

Smith will compete for Record of the Year and Song of the Year with Stay With Me, for Best New Artist as well as Best Pop Vocal Album (In the Lonely Hour) and Best Pop Solo Performance (Stay With Me).

Smith tweeted: '4 Grammy Nominations and I haven't even got out of bed yet - fucking hell.'

December 3, 2014

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Taoiseach and leader of the Fine Gael party, reportedly visited Pantibar for a pre-Christmas drink with his party’s LGBT group

Ireland’s Taoiseach – the country's equivalent to a Prime Minister – has been photographed enjoying a drink in a gay bar.

The photo was taken and posted on social media by gay rights activist Rory O’Neill, better known by his drag name, Panti Bliss.

November 21, 2014

Partying with Mickey and Minnie, Elsa and Anna; we'd call it camp as Christmas but that would be too obvious

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a little boy who loved Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid a little too much…but he wasn't allowed a doll of her for Christmas.

October 30, 2014

Twenty models from six Asian cities feature in the awareness drive

Taiwanese diva and gay icon A-mei is the face and body of a nude gay awareness campaign for ELEMENT magazine.

She will also appear on the cover of the Singapore-based LGBTI bi-monthly, the only cover shoot she is doing this year. 

A-mei said, 'Love needs to be respected regardless of who you are, who I am.

'I hope by taking part in this campaign, more people will be aware, understand and recognize the LGBT community.'

October 29, 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 8, 2014

The Courier Mail says it did not intend to diminish Mayang Prasetyo's murder by labeling her a 'ladyboy'

An Australian newspaper that drew sharp criticism for its sensationalist reporting of a transgender woman's murder has said it did not intend to diminish the value of her life - but stopped short of a full apology.

News Corp's Courier Mail labeled Mayang Prasetyo as a 'she-male' on its front page next to a picture of the victim in a bikini.

September 13, 2014

Morelli was married to fellow television writer Steve Basilone for two years

Lauren Morelli, one of the head writers for the popular drama Orange is the New Black, is leaving her husband because she's a lesbian.

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

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 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

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.’