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April 13, 2015

The pair engaged in some sexy smooching for MTV Movie Awards 'kiss cam'

Nothing like a kiss cam at the MTV Movie Awards to bring out some same-sex attractions.

At Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, the evening's host, Amy Schumer, took a seat in the audience next to American hip hop model, hip hop artist, fashion designer and actress Amber Rose.

But she didn't just sit there.

When the MTV 'kiss cam' made the rounds, the two women began some sexy kissing that left a good impression on Rose.

January 31, 2015

'All the negativity that comes to me I channel to positivity. I have to prove the haters wrong'

Since coming out as a gay man over a year ago, Michael Sam has heard from a lot of the haters.

Some of them even wish him dead.

Sam talks about the online abuse that has been hurled at him in a new video spot released by Coca Cola in advance of the Super Bowl on Sunday (1 February).

The University of Missouri stand-out and the first openly gay man drafted by an NFL team, shares in the spot the details of one online hater he felt compelled to respond to.

January 27, 2015

On the road with the Swedish footballing superstar, from New York to New Zealand

Footballing legend and handsome Swede Anton Hysén shocked the world when he came out in 2011 – becoming one of the world's only openly gay professional footballers in the process.

However, Hysén's passions extend far the football pitch. Not only did he win the Swedish version of Dancing with the Stars in 2012, but he's also a keen traveller. We caught up with him to talk travel highs and lows...

January 9, 2015

Rapper's post triggers torrent of homophobic abuse

Snoop Dogg has been threatened with a lawsuit after mocking a gay man online who received a torrent of homophobic abuse from his fans.

The US rapper Sunday (4 January) posted a photo of carer Cortez Booze on Instagram with the caption, 'Whose auntcle is this?'

The post has received more than 40,000 like and dozens of comments branding the carer a 'faggot,' 'shemale,' 'confused,' 'ugly' and a 'punk.'

December 20, 2014

The project is set to appear sometime in 2015 and is co-produced by Latifah's company Flavor Unit

Be honest. Doesn't this Queen Latifah picture make you feel all tingly inside? Or, at the very least, jealous of the cigarette in her hand?

The photo is a tease from the upcoming HBO biopic Bessie. Latifah plays the lead in the drama about Bessie Smith,  nicknamed the Empress of the Blues.

Smith, who died in 1937 when she was 43, would have been fodder for today's fame machine. She had a husband, but also kept a female lover

Bisexual power at its best!

September 15, 2014

Rapper is in the dog house with the LGBTI community once again

Snoop Dogg has posted, and then deleted, an anti-gay slur on his Twitter and Instagram account.

At around 12.30am ET this morning (15 September), the rapper posted an image to his Instagram - a screen capture of another user - describing him as a 'fag'.

He said: 'U n ya boyfriend since u like Jumpn on my page disrespectn bitch boy go suck ya man n get off my line f. A. G.'

The picture, and comment, were deleted from Instagram at around 1am, more than 40 minutes after they were posted.

A spokesperson for the rapper could not be reached.

August 26, 2014

Bisexual Australian singer donated all of her earnings from their previous collaboration to the LA Gay and Lesbian Center

Sia has worked with Eminem on a new song even after she donated all of her earnings from their previous collaboration over his use of anti-gay slurs.

Guts Over Fear is the pair's second duet following Beautiful Pain, which appeared on the rapper's 2013 album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

This song will feature on the soundtrack to Denzel Washington's upcoming movie The Equalizer.

April 8, 2014

Up and coming US gay rapper and viral internet star Fly Young Red has been signed up by one of hip hop’s biggest stars for his record label

Gay rapper Fly Young Red has been signed to the record label of one of hip hop’s biggest stars in a sign of growing acceptance of gays and lesbians participating in the genre.

Fly Young Red has signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (YMCMB) label after releasing his debut single Throw That Boy ‘P*ssy.’

The song exploded on the internet, going viral, with over 650,000 people watching the video clip for it on YouTube in the weeks since its 18 March release.

April 3, 2014

Also says decision to marry same-sex couples at Grammys was not political but 'I knew it would make a statement'

Some found it curious that Queen Latifah, who has never spoken about how LGBTI equality impacts her personally, performed a mass wedding ceremony at the Grammys involving many same-sex couples.

The singer, actress and talk show host reflects on the occasion in the new issue of  JET magazine.

The mass wedding took place on stage as Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert performed their gay rights anthem Same Love with some help at the end from Madonna.

January 21, 2014

Walking on Air, released without a label, is a collaboration between Bass, Anise K, Bella Blue and Snoop Dog

In the past 12 years, Lance Bass has been many things.

He tried to become an astronaut, he became an openly gay man, he penned his autobiography, he appeared on Broadway, he's produced some indie movies, he was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, and he's now hosting a daily radio show.

One thing he has not done is release any new music.

That has now changed with the release of a new single called Walking on Air which is a collaboration between Bass, Anise K, Bella Blue and Snoop Dogg.

December 25, 2013

Adam Shankman's special tree, Cheyenne Jackson snowed in, and Alex Newell with his dad

Adam Shankman may be the director of such splashy movies as Hairspray and Rock of Ages but one of his favorite Christmas memories is a simple one involving just him and the man in his life.

'My fiance (Frank Meli) and I, in our apartment in New York, put together just an incredibly beautiful tree,' Shankman told Gay Star News earlier this month.

'It was just by ourselves,' said the So You Think You Can Dance judge. 'We had already done the family thing and this was us by ourselves and that was a very special time for me.'

November 8, 2013

Australian singer-songwriter Sia has donated the proceeds of a recent collaboration with rapper Eminem to the LA Gay and Lesbian Center over his use of the word ‘faggot’ on his latest album

Sia has donated the earnings of her collaboration ‘Beautiful Pain’ with US rapper Eminem over his use of the word ‘faggot’ on his recent The Marshall Mathers LP2 album to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

In the song ‘Rap God’ on the same album Eminem raps that he will ‘break a motherf**ker’s table over the back of a couple off faggots and crack it in half,’ and ‘you fags think it’s all a game till I walk a flock of flames off a plank.’

November 7, 2013

Amy is missing in the US so Jen Brister sits in with Lucio & Baylen.

Amy is missing in the US so Jen Brister sits in with Lucio & Baylen.

Eminem still says fag, Candy Bar closes, & maybe Irish gays can get married soon.

Baylen chats with Louise Orwin about her show Pretty Ugly, part of the Feminism Festival of Theatre.

Plus all the Gay Star News.

November 5, 2013

British hip-hop act reveal they cannot listen to similar acts to them as they are often too homophobic and misogynistic

As Eminem is winning praise for using ‘fags’ in his lyrics, a British hip-hop act has revealed their hate for the scene as it is too homophobic.

Rizzle Kicks, arguably the biggest hip-hop stars in the UK, have said they ‘can’t listen’ to similar acts to them.

Band member Jordon Stephens, 21, told the BBC the stuff he was hearing in the mainstream ‘does [his] head in]’ as ‘it’s overly misogynistic and it’s still homophobic.’

‘I can’t listen to hip-hop at the moment,’ he added. ‘I really struggle.’

November 4, 2013

'It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or a--hole'

Eminem may still use the word 'faggot' in lyrics but he doesn't want gays to take it personally.

The rapper is asked by Rolling Stone magazine in an upcoming issue about his continued use of an anti-gay slur that he equates with 'calling someone a bitch or a punk or a--hole.'

He has also used 'gay looking' as an insult.

September 19, 2013

In an AIDS Healthcare Foundation public service announcement, New York City radio DJ Mister Cee reminds that sexual health can only come with honesty

, I gave you all of me. Now I want you to
give all of yourself: Are you good? Are you healthy? Are you free?
I can tell you today, that today I’m free.” - See more at: http://www.aidshealth.org/archives/17102#sthash.7wekYjtZ.dpuf

It's been a busy seven days for DJ Mister Cee.

Last week. the popular New York City radio personality announced he was leaving his perch at Hot 97 due to another scandal involving a transgender sex worker.

This week he's back at his job, due to pleas from his program director. In addition, the DJ is telling people they no longer need to hide their sexuality, no matter the orientation. 

August 28, 2013

Talib Kweli says a gay rapper needs to stand up and do for gay people in hip hop what Eminem did for white rappers

Black Star rapper Talib Kweli has said that an openly gay rapper could go far in addressing homophobia in the African American community and break down boundaries around gay acceptance in hip hop music.

‘Homosexuality in hip-hop is an extension of homosexuality in the black community,’ Kweli told Mother Jones.

August 26, 2013

The 2013 VMA for Best Video with a Social Message went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for their marriage equality anthem Same Love

Same Love by Makclemore and Ryan Lewis won an MTV Video Music Award last night.

The music video, released in 2012 following a Washington referendum to approve gay marriage, has garnered much media attention in recent months and now has over 80 million views on YouTube.

Dreamgirls actress Jennifer Hudson joined in on the performance last night by the three Seattle-based artists Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclay’s Center.

August 12, 2013

'There's the part (of my life) that's mine to keep for myself'

Oprah Winfrey often talked about partner Stedman Graham and everyone knows Ellen DeGeneres is married to Portia DeRossi.

But when Queen Latifah's daytime talk show premieres next month, don't expect to learn much about the personal life of the host who has for years not commented on widespread rumors that she is a lesbian.

July 14, 2013

Seatlle based hip-hop artist Macklemore points to the positive influence of his 'hella gay' uncles and their partners

Macklemore, the performer known for the gay marriage anthem Same Love, praised his gay uncles, and partners, for their influence.

June 7, 2013

Chozen, featuring lead vocal talent from Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation, is coming to FX's new channel FXX

April 19, 2013

Rapper and singer has defended his gay assistant from online bullying, saying they can 'unclench' now

Rapper T-Pain has called out ‘homophobic idiots’ on Twitter in a defense of his gay assistant.

The ‘Low’ rapper, born Faheem Najm, is believed to have written the tweets after his assistant was bullied online.

‘Attention homophobic idiots: if you're not attractive to straight women, you're probably not attractive to gay men. You can unclench now,’ T-Pain wrote.

April 4, 2013

Gay hip-hop artist QBoy interviews leading US lesbian rappers God-Des and She ahead of their European tour and asks them how they broke new ground in the music industry

As an openly gay hip-hop artist for over 10 years, I thought Frank Ocean was old news. Gay, lesbian, bi and trans rappers have been openly rocking the mic for nearly two decades now. Starting in 1997 with the formation of hip-hop collective the Rainbow Flava crew, the long and brave history of homo-hop has brought to us to new artists like Le1f and Zebra Katz.

March 30, 2013

The iconic West-Coast rapper gave another interview where he speaks openly about his support for same-sex marriage


Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg has again spoken out in support of gay marriage.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, the artist now known as Snoop Lion discussed his new documentary, a new upcoming album and his take on the Supreme Court hearings on California’s Prop. 8 legislation that bans gay marriage.

One of the founders of West-Coast hip-hop, Snoop said in his interview: ‘People can do what they want and as they please’.