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August 26, 2014

Openly gay actor thanks his late father for always encouraging him

Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy on Monday (25 August) for his performance on the smash CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

'Wow, oh my God I don't believe this,' a surprised Parsons said after prevailing over the field that included Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Ricky Gervais, Matt LeBlanc, and William H. Macy.

'To say that I watch your work and I feel inspired is a bit of an understatement,' Parsons said to his competitors.

He said of his win: 'There's no accounting for taste. Through a lot of good fortune, I stand up here tonight.'

August 26, 2014

Openly gay actor thanks his late father for always encouraging him

Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy on Monday (25 August) for his performance on the smash CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

'Wow, oh my God I don't believe this,' a surprised Parsons said after prevailing over the field that included Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Ricky Gervais, Matt LeBlanc, and William H. Macy.

'To say that I watch your work and I feel inspired is a bit of an understatement,' Parsons said to his competitors.

He said of his win: 'There's no accounting for taste. Through a lot of good fortune, I stand up here tonight.'

August 26, 2014

Writer Larry Kramer, wearing ACT UP cap, is escorted to stage by director Ryan Murphy and accompanied by cast members

The AIDS drama The Normal Heart, which took 30 years to reach the screen, won the Emmy Award on Monday (25 August) for Best TV Movie.

Director Ryan Murphy slowly escorted a frail Larry Kramer - the activist and author wrote the movie and the Tony Award winning play about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City - to the stage.

They were accompanied to the stage by cast members Mark Ruffalo, Mark Bomer, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina,. Jim Parsons, and Joe Mantello - all who had lost in the acting categories.

August 4, 2014

Emmy winner's costars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco receive same deal

Jim Parsons, one of the highest-profile openly gay actors on television, has also just become one of the richest.

A three-time Emmy winner for his performance as Sheldon Cooper on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, Parsons will earn $1 million per episode over the next three seasons, Deadline Hollywood reported on Monday (4 August).

August 4, 2014

Emmy winner's costars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco receive same deal

Jim Parsons, one of the highest-profile openly gay actors on television, has also just become one of the richest.

A three-time Emmy winner for his performance as Sheldon Cooper on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, Parsons will earn $1 million per episode over the next three seasons, Deadline Hollywood reported on Monday (4 August).

July 24, 2014

Gay actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the hit CBS show, was involved in a hoax that claimed he got in a fight with co-star Johnny Galecki

Jim Parsons is not quitting The Big Bang Theory.

The star, who made the CBS sitcom what it is as the breakout character Sheldon Cooper, was reported to not be returning for the eighth season.

The actor allegedly had an on-set fight with co-star Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard.

It was claimed he had decided to move on from the role that had won him two Emmy awards.

However, the show is now contracted for another three seasons.

July 24, 2014

Gay actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the hit CBS show, was involved in a hoax that claimed he got in a fight with co-star Johnny Galecki

Jim Parsons is not quitting The Big Bang Theory.

The star, who made the CBS sitcom what it is as the breakout character Sheldon Cooper, was reported to not be returning for the eighth season.

The actor allegedly had an on-set fight with co-star Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard.

It was claimed he had decided to move on from the role that had won him two Emmy awards.

However, the show is now contracted for another three seasons.

July 10, 2014

Out stars Matt Bomer, Kate McKinnon, Jim Parsons, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, and Jane Lynch among the nominees

When the 66th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, those keeping an LGBTI scorecard had plenty to keep track of.

In addition to Laverne Cox making history as the first trans actress to receive a nomination for her role on Orange is the New Black, there are numerous out gay, lesbian and bisexual nominees.

June 18, 2014

Lesbian drama and gay Big Bang Theory actor are among the nominees for the show where the awards are voted for by teens

Lesbian drama series The Fosters and gay actor Jim Parsons are among the first wave of nominees for this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

Teen Wolf, Arrow, Vampire Diaries and The Big Bang Theory are up for multiple prizes in the annual awards voted for by teens.

The 2014 ceremony takes place on 10 August, broadcast live on Fox.

The first list of nominations are as follows:

Choice TV Show: Drama
Hart of Dixie
Pretty Little Liars
Switched at Birth
The Fosters
Twisted

May 30, 2014

Big Bang Theory star has opened up about fame and staying grounded when starring in the hit CBS series

Gay actor Jim Parsons has opened up about the part that has made him world famous, Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

The 41-year-old star plays the neurotic character in the hit show, and says his age has helped him stay grounded.

May 30, 2014

Big Bang Theory star has opened up about fame and staying grounded when starring in the hit CBS series

Gay actor Jim Parsons has opened up about the part that has made him world famous, Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

The 41-year-old star plays the neurotic character in the hit show, and says his age has helped him stay grounded.

May 27, 2014

One of the most famous lesbian couples in the world want to fight for same-sex marriage in Australia

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi are apparently planning to renew their wedding vows in Australia this summer.

One of the most famous lesbian couples in the world, the loved up twosome are said to be organizing a lavish ceremony to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary in Sydney.

The duo, according to OK Magazine, ‘want to show their commitment to each other’ and help push for same-sex marriage in De Rossi’s home country.

May 23, 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 22, 2014

Parsons has been with partner more than a decade and says 'you get used to your life as it is'

Jim Parsons may have thought he was going on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week just to promote his movie The Normal Heart.

But the host had other things in mind: marriage.

DeGeneres, who got married to Portia de Rossi in 2008, put The Big Bang Theory star on the spot about his un-wedded bliss with Todd Spiewak, his partner of more than 11 years.

'Eleven years is enough time to know,' DeGeneres said to Parsons who squirmed a bit in his seat.

May 9, 2014

The Big Bang Theory star had been bringing partner to public events for years but was never asked about him

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons was four years into his relationship with Todd Spiewak when fame hit.

His CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory was a break-out hit and he was thrust into the limelight.

Parsons, one of the stars of the upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart, never thought about hiding the fact that he is gay.

May 9, 2014

The Big Bang Theory star had been bringing partner to public events for years but was never asked about him

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons was four years into his relationship with Todd Spiewak when fame hit.

His CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory was a break-out hit and he was thrust into the limelight.

Parsons, one of the stars of the upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart, never thought about hiding the fact that he is gay.

March 12, 2014

Fans will be getting plenty more of Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, who has already won three Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will have plenty of opportunity to win more.

CBS took the unusual step today of renewing the ratings hit for three more seasons instead of the usual season-by-season approach almost all shows must endure.

The lengthy renewal assures the show of being on the air through the 2016-17 season. The show premiered in 2007.

Parsons casually came out as gay in a line that was part of a larger profile on him in The New York Times in May 2012.

March 12, 2014

Fans will be getting plenty more of Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, who has already won three Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will have plenty of opportunity to win more.

CBS took the unusual step today of renewing the ratings hit for three more seasons instead of the usual season-by-season approach almost all shows must endure.

The lengthy renewal assures the show of being on the air through the 2016-17 season. The show premiered in 2007.

Parsons casually came out as gay in a line that was part of a larger profile on him in The New York Times in May 2012.

December 11, 2013

Other LGBT nominations include Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for Behind the Candelabra

Jared Leto continues to establish himself as the front-runner for an Oscar with a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Dallas Buyers Club.

Leto's nod in the supporting actor category is for his performance as a trans female dying of AIDS who teams up with an infected straight man (Matthew McConaughey) to sell alternative treatments to fellow sufferers.

Leto has already racked up several major critics awards in recent weeks.

November 14, 2013

Annual portfolio of LGBT figures unveiled by Out Magazine

Edie Windsor filed the lawsuit that gutted the Defense of Marriage Act and changed the lives of many gay and lesbian couples in the US.

On Wednesday (13 November), Out Magazine named the 83-year-old New Yorker the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement honor as part of its annual OUT 100 issue.

November 6, 2013

Glee couple, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons and more among the nominees

The Glee couple of Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, played by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, received multiple People's Choice Award nominations on Wednesday (6 November).

Blaine proposed marriage to Kurt in a recent episode and the couple seems to have weathered some hard times three episodes in to the show's fifth season.

They are clearly fan favorites with both Colfer and Criss being nominated for Favorite Comedic TV Actor as well as a nod for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry.

October 21, 2013

'We are both surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier'

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons and partner Todd Spiewak were the star attraction at the GLSEN Respect Awards over the weekend where they were presented with the Inspiration Award.

At the event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which honored leaders in the struggle against bullying LGBT youth, Parsons said he never thought of himself as an activist.

October 21, 2013

'We are both surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier'

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons and partner Todd Spiewak were the star attraction at the GLSEN Respect Awards over the weekend where they were presented with the Inspiration Award.

At the event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which honored leaders in the struggle against bullying LGBT youth, Parsons said he never thought of himself as an activist.

September 23, 2013

In speech, calls boyfriend his 'favorite person on the planet'

Jim Parsons, the openly gay star of the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory, won his third Emmy Award on Sunday (22 September) evening.

Among those he beat out were Alec Baldwin who had been favored to win for the final season of the NBC comedy 30 Rock.

'I want you to know I’m very aware about how exceedingly fortunate I am … to be able to do this role and this show,' Parsons said in his speech. '(And) to be here and to be a part of such a phenomenal group of people and for seemingly happenstance reasons to be up here right now.'