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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 28, 2015

Carson Kressley and Ross Matthews join as new judges

RuPaul's Drag Race FINALLY has a launch date for season seven.

The draggiest day of the year will be 2 March, and there are two new surprises.

Queer Eye's Carson Kressley and TV personality Ross Matthews will be joining the judges table to read the queens alongside Michelle Visage and the mother herself RuPaul.

'Yes, Virginia, there is a gay Santa Claus!' beams RuPaul. 'I asked for a new, wickedly funny, smart and experienced judge…and I got two!

January 27, 2015

Who is most likely to be controlling?

Lesbians are less bossy about getting their lovers to change their style than straight women.

That’s according to a new survey by British retailer Littlewoods.

It showed 16% of women with a new girlfriend have changed or would change their partners’ style – compared with almost 20% of women with a new boyfriend.

January 27, 2015

Emmy nominee McKinnon known for impersonations of Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber

Following in the footsteps of such female Saturday Night Live alums as Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig and Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon is heading to the movies.

McKinnon, the first openly lesbian cast member in the show's history, has landed a starring role in an all-female version of Ghostbusters.

The film will also star Melissa McCarthy, Wiig and Leslie Jones who is also a current SNL castmember, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

January 27, 2015

The man opened up about his life on an online forum ahead of proposed legislative changes in Ireland around gay adoption and the country's planned marriage equality referendum

Ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum planned to take place in Ireland in early May, LGBT issues are being widely discussed in this traditionally Roman Catholic country.

Last week, the Irish government also announced that it was pushing ahead with legislative changes to allow gay couples to adopt.

January 27, 2015

Alan Turing biopic has crossed the $100 million mark in worldwide box office grosses

Judging from the results from other award shows, it doesn't look like the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game is going to win any major Academy Awards next month.

But the film, up for eight Oscars including Best Picture, is winning at the box office.

Over the weekend, the film starring Benedict Cumberbatch crossed the $100 million mark in worldwide box office grosses. In the process, it became the highest grossing independent film released in 2014.

January 26, 2015

On the road with the Chatty Man star, from caravanning in Devon to slumming it in the Costa Rican jungle with his boyfriend...

Last night, we caught up with Chatty Man host Alan Carr at the InterLaw Diversity Forum Winter Carnival to benefit the Albert Kennedy Trust, where he hosted an auction to help raise money for homeless LGBTI teens.

January 26, 2015

It's January, people, this should hopefully warm you up

When it's freezing and cold in the winter months, it can take a lot of energy to feel even vaguely sexy.

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January 26, 2015

80-year-old ballet dancer and LGBTI and indigenous rights activist Noel Tovey received the Australian equivalent of a knighthood at yesterday’s Australia Day honors for his contribution to the community and the arts

One of Australia’s most prominent indigenous gay performing artists was honored this weekend by being named a Member of the Order of Australia – the Australian equivalent of receiving a knighthood.

Noel Tovey, 80, was a leading figure in the campaign to have historical convictions for homosexual acts expunged from people’s permanent records in the state of Victoria, having himself been convicted and jailed for consensual gay sex aged 17, and has contributed to the arts in Australia and abroad over 6 decades.

January 26, 2015

With over 4 million unique readers, January 2015 has been GSN's biggest month ever.

January 2015 has become a big month for Gay Star News - we have celebrated our third anniversary and also recorded our biggest ever month of traffic.

Tris Reid-Smith, co-founder and editor-in-chief of GSN, confirmed that the team quietly celebrated both milestones:

'January has been such a busy month for us, with a Travel Expo to deliver and lots of exciting plans for the year ahead, but it's been really pleasing to be able to recognise both our third birthday and hitting four million readers.'

January 26, 2015

Chatty Man star is not a fan of gossip blogger

Chatty Man star Alan Carr has slammed Perez Hilton's recent antics on Celebrity Big Brother to Gay Star News – branding the gossip blogger 'a knob'.

Speaking at last night's InterLaw Diversity Forum Winter Carnival to benefit the Albert Kennedy Trust, Alan told GSN: 'I just think the man's a knob. The thing is, it's a good lesson to everyone.

January 24, 2015

Attention-seeking gossip blogger stripped to his underwear to celebrate

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton has survived the latest Celebrity Big Brother eviction – despite widespread uproar at his bizarre antics.

The dad-of-one escaped the boot despite being one of the favorites to leave, with former glamor model Alicia Douvall getting the boot instead.

Host Emma Willis said it was a very close eviction, with 1% separating the bottom three contestants on the UK reality TV show.

January 24, 2015

Star discusses sexy scene with X Files legend; says it prompted her to quit 'The Good Wife'

Actress Archie Panjabi has discussed her steamy lesbian kiss scene with Gillian Anderson in the second series of crime drama The Fall – revealing their director had to ask her to ‘hold back’.

Speaking in an interview with the Radio Times, the star said: ‘When I was kissing [Gillian], Allan Cubitt, the show’s creator and director, had to say “Archie, can you hold back?” because Gillian was supposed to take me by complete surprise!’

January 23, 2015

US president is interviewed by three YouTube stars

US President Barack Obama has said he hoped the Supreme Court would make the 'right decision' on gay marriage when it rules on the issue in spring.

The president yesterday (22 January) gave interviews to three YouTube stars in an attempt to reach a younger audience.

Obama told comedian GloZell Green that he was hopeful the high court would recognize there was 'no good reason' to ban gay marriage.

January 22, 2015

Former Gimme Gimme Gimme star and out gay actor on his travel heaven and hell, from Bombay to the USA

Where has been your best holiday and why?
Driving across the USA, from Thousand Islands to LA and back again over four weeks with two friends and an old one-eyed Golden Retriever called Cassie. We went everywhere and did everything. A million motel rooms on a million highways. Heaven. Always on the move, every state different, no time for boredom.

January 22, 2015

On the road with TV personalities, activists and models galore

Jason Carter [right] – on-air host and Pit Crew member for RuPaul's Drag Race

Best known as the most talkative of the Pit Crew on RuPaul’s Drag RaceJason Carter has also built on his modelling career to become a widely loved on-air host for television and social media entertainment programs.

January 22, 2015

Say happy birthday to the world's most famous gay host with 57 of her best moments

Ellen DeGeneres is going to be 57 on Monday (26 January), so what better time to count down the reasons why we love her?

Amiable and approachable, this Louisiana-born comic and host has managed to change the world for the better. By remaining that fun aunt to the American and international public, she is a force for good when it comes to LGBTI rights.

When DeGeneres came out in 1997, her career could have very easily ended there. And it did, as for a short period of time, she became a national joke.

January 22, 2015

Star is drumming up awareness of their movie I Am Michael to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

James Franco knows how to get our attention.

To drum up interest in the upcoming premiere of I Am Michael at the Sundance Film Festival, the Oscar nominated actor posted a photo on social media of himself kissing his co-star Zachary Quinto.

January 22, 2015

Three LGBT business leaders, in Davos for the World Economic Forum, have taken part in a live, online discussion about LGBT workplace issues and the importance of senior-ranking role models

In a live discussion this afternoon from Davos, Switzerland, hosted by CNN’s Richard Quest, three senior business figures have voiced their thoughts on LGBT issues in the workplace, and offered an insight into their own personal journeys in the business world.

January 21, 2015

Says Knight: 'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal'

During the height of his fame as a member of the band New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight was not open with the public about his being gay.

But he sure is now.

Knight is competing in the new season of the CBS reality competition The Amazing Race with his partner of seven years, Harley Rodriguez.

'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal,' Knight, 46, says in a video introducing the new teams to viewers.

January 21, 2015

Straight-talking RuPaul's Drag Race continues feud in Celebrity Big Brother house'

Michelle Visage has said the Celebrity Big Brother house is suffering from 'post-traumatic Perez Hilton disorder'.

For the past week or so, the gossip blogger has been irritating the other housemates such as gyrating in the garden topless while making sexually suggestive noises.

But on Friday (16 January), the house heard the crowd shout 'Get Perez Out!'

Yesterday, Hilton was talking about himself in the kitchen and told model Katie Price he is 'really shy'.

January 21, 2015

'Most of my life to date has been as a straight man, but who knows what will happen next?'

British actor Freddie Fox, currently starring in the comedy series Cucumber, has so far lived his life as a straight man but he's not sure that will always be the case.

'I’ve had girlfriends, but I wouldn’t wish to say "I am this or I am that," because at some time in my life I might fall in love with a man,' the 25 year old tells The Telegraph.

January 21, 2015

Generations and races come together to share the lessons of the civil rights film

If Bayard Rustin were alive today he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTI communities held discussions on the Oscar-nominated civil right movie Selma.

Flashback Sunday, a social group for LGBTQ Elders of Color and their friends, and the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) convened the event between generations of LGBTI activists. Folks who were active during 1960’s civil rights era and today’s Black Lives Matter activists met at Emmanuel Church in Boston on Monday, as a way of honoring the 29th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day.

January 21, 2015

Adorable

Newly married couple Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer have shared new pictures from their wedding.

The funny, loved up duo have posted two new pictures, one from cutting the cake and another showing off matching badges.

It took place on 17 January in Norfolk.

Fry accompanied a picture of his wedding cake with the caption: 'On Saturday afternoon we did have cake, @ElliottGSpencer and I. And it was good.'

Stephen Fry Elliott Spencer Cake