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April 8, 2014

Son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will meet with nine other families during their visit to New Zealand

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son Prince George will have a playdate with a gay couple’s daughter.

Royal visitors Prince William and wife Kate are in New Zealand with their eight-month old son.

Tomorrow (9 April), they will meet with 10 families with babies who were all born around the same time as the future king.

Among the group chosen to meet the royals are gay dads Jared and Ryan Mullen and their daughter Isabella.

March 28, 2014

Veteran broadcaster also a staunch ally for LGBTI equality: 'What the people opposed to it have to face is, it's a losing war'

At 80, US talk show host Larry King sides with the younger generation of Americans who generally support equality for LGBTI people.

'Gay is a civil rights issue,' King tells The Rubin Report. 'And what the people opposed to it have to face is, it's a losing war.'

King is confident that the US will one day be led by a chief executive with a same-sex partner in The White House.

March 11, 2014

Leaving TV series and Los Angeles behind, actor has stepped into high heels of East German transgender glam rock singer

Later this month, Neil Patrick Harris will make his final appearance as skirt chasing Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

But his new life has already began.

The actor, partner David Burtka and their two children have already moved from Los Angeles to New York City where Harris is deep into rehearsals for the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

March 4, 2014

'Basically, it's OK to hate now and you can get away with it'

Reflecting in her whirlwind trip to the Olympics in Sochi last month, sports icon Billie Jean King left inspired by the athletes but worried about the gay people who live in Russia.

King, 70, spent three days in Russia and attended the closing ceremonies as part of the official US delegation to the games.

While there, she met with a Russian teen who is gay and is getting bullied in an atmosphere where an anti-gay propaganda law has led to an increase in violence.

February 28, 2014

Catholic martyrs were canonized after an African king had them executed for not sleeping with him

Pope Francis will be flying to Uganda in order to praise Uganda martyrs who rejected gay sex from the country's former king.

The head of the Catholic Church will visit Uganda in October, which has recently enacted one of the worst anti-gay laws in the world.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has confirmed the Pope has accepted the invitation to attend the celebrations to mark 50 years since the canonisation of the Uganda Martyrs.

The Vatican is yet to confirm the visit.

February 25, 2014

A ‘POPlitical artist’ digitally remakes some of the world's most famous and infamous politicians into drag queens

Fierce and fabulous might not be words usually used to describe Russia's president Vladimir Putin.

But his transformation into Vladdy Pushin', with long lashes and a sparkling outfit, is nothing short of spectacular.

The drag transformation of the famous politician, along with other controversial world leaders, is part of an image series by artist Saint Hoax, who uses the subjects to draw parallels between the process of becoming a drag queen to the process of becoming a popular politician.

February 23, 2014

'In the [bid] process it would be helpful. I would like to see it but I also understand it's not that easy'

On the last day of the Sochi Winter Games, tennis legend Billie Jean King hopes the International Olympic Committee changes its charter to specifically declare anti-gay discrimination is prohibited.

'Hopefully [IOC president] Mr [Thomas] Bach and the IOC will think about the next time they give a bid out - I hope that they'll look at discrimination as a big part of it,' she said to the BBC.

'But no country is perfect. America certainly isn't,' King continued. 

February 23, 2014

700-year-old laws to be amended as Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force next month

As England and Wales prepare for the new Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act to come into effect on 29 March, civil servants have identified a list of statutes and regulations dating as far back as 1285 to be amended.

February 20, 2014

Men dressing as women and ‘gay marriages’ which were prized by the tribes are all part of Africa’s rich LGBTI past

Homosexuality has never been alien to Africa. It was here long before the white men went there and even before colonialism took place.

Research by renowned historians, gays organizations and a report just released by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) prove it is not true homosexuality was imported from the western countries because it already existed there long before the scramble and partition of Africa.

February 18, 2014

Rival politicians and right-wing broadcasters have accused the popular prime minister Elio Di Rupo of being 'shameless' by appearing shirtless

Belgium’s gay Prime Minister is being accused of trivializing his job by appearing topless in pictures.

While Elio Di Rupo’s physique is nothing to be ashamed of, the 62-year-old has angered rival politicians who have criticized him for being ‘shameless’ and ‘outrageous’.

In a documentary to be screened on Belgian television this week, a three-second clip of the popular Socialist leader changing his shirt is caught on camera.

It was from a national day last July that saw the inauguration of the country’s new King Philippe.

February 15, 2014

Lesbian tennis legend King has been named as one of the presidential delegates to attend Sochi’s closing ceremony after she had to drop out of opening ceremony to care for her sick mother

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has been announced as one of the presidential delegates selected by Barack Obama to attend the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The openly gay US former world number one, 70, was originally part of the line up to appear at the opening ceremony but she decided to drop out to care for her sick mother who died on 7 February.

Now King is being given a second chance to travel to Sochi as part of a group of US representatives.

February 11, 2014

King's Parade in Cambridge came alive with music, dancing, and rainbow flags in a demonstration provoked by the oppression of LGBTI people in Russia.

The UK's smartest students have staged a gay kiss protest to fight against Russia's anti-gay laws.

Hundreds of Cambridge University students, the top ranked college in the country, staged a Gay Pride flash-mob in solidarity with LGBTI communities in Russia and around the world.

On Saturday (8 February), same-sex couples kissed, danced, and showed their love for each other on midday, while businesses on King’s Parade blasted music and flew rainbow flags from their windows.

February 7, 2014

'Die Mia, F**king Die in hell! Kill yourself, you deserve to die,' stated one threat on Mia Talerico's Instagram account

Los Angeles police are investigating online death threats being made against 5 year old Mia Talerico believed to be connected to her show on The Disney Channel featuring two lesbian moms.

Talerico, one of the stars of the sitcom Good Luck Charlie, began to receive threats on her Instagram account including one, according to TMZ, which stated to the: 'Die Mia, F**king Die in hell! Kill yourself, you deserve to die.'

February 7, 2014

Betty Moffitt's declining health forced her lesbian icon daughter to drop out of official US delegation in Sochi

Instead of being at today's opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, tennis legend Billie Jean King was at the side of her 91-year-old mother when Betty Moffitt died.

King, 70, announced earlier this week that she would not be able to fulfill her role as an official US delegate at Sochi because of her mother's declining health.

Both King and her younger brother, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Randy Moffitt, traveled to Arizona to be with their surviving parent. Their father, Bill Moffitt, died in 2006.

February 5, 2014

Tennis legend forced to drop out of US delegation to be with her ill 91-year-old mother

Billie Jean King, one of the most famous lesbians in the world, will not be at Friday's opening ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

The 70-year-old tennis legend, President Obama's high-profile appointment to the official US delegation, has decided to stay home to be with her ailing mother.

'It is important for me to be with my mother and my brother at this difficult time,' King said in a statement.

February 2, 2014

On New Year's Eve, staff discovered a carpeted stairwell in Neighbours nightclub doused with gasoline and set ablaze

A suspect has been arrested for the New Year's Even arson attack of Neighbours nightclub, one of Seattle's most popular gay bars.

Musab Masmari was on his way to the airport when police took him into custody.

According to King, the suspect was interviewed by detectives then booked for investigation of arson. The bar released a surveillance video that police claim shows the suspect entering the club.

January 28, 2014

Openly lesbian tennis legend Billie Jean King has told NBC’s Meet The Press that she believes there will be a gay President of the United States one day – but not in her lifetime

Billie Jean King has said that she believes there will be an openly gay or lesbian President of the United States ahead of her trip to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

‘Not in my lifetime, but I think there will be some day,’ King told NBC’s Harry Smith.

However she was more optimistic about the chances that she would see a female president elected before she dies.

‘From your lips to God’s ears, please Harry, please – we have to have a woman president,’ King said.

January 21, 2014

'Please change this law - just be inclusive, champion everyone'

If Billie Jean King were to find herself face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, she knows exactly what she would say to him.

'Please change this (anti-gay propaganda) law,' the tennis legend tells ABC News. 'Just be inclusive - champion everyone.'

January 16, 2014

'You will admit there was some heat between us'

Who would have thought that Stephen Colbert's dream woman is a 70 year old world famous lesbian?

Well, it's a quite dazzling 70 year old by the name of Billie Jean King so maybe it does make sense.

The tennis legend has been making the media rounds in advance of her duties as an official US delegate to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and paid a visit this week to The Colbert Report.

Colbert asked King: 'Isn't your mere existence propaganda for homosexuality because you make it look so good?'

Replied King: 'Well, I hope so!'

January 14, 2014

King asks: 'How can it be (a sin) if we don't know what causes it?'

Larry King may have left CNN more than two years ago but he's still asking tough questions.

On an episode of the online Larry King Now this week, the 80-year-old interviewer questioned megachurch pastor Joel Osteen about his beliefs about homosexuality which he has previously said is 'not God's best work.'

Osteen, pastor of the largest church in the US, told King his views on homosexuality are 'the same that they’ve been.'

January 9, 2014

Lesbian tennis legend is part of official US delegation and says: 'You've got to go for it and go'

Billie Jean King is ready to represent the US as part of the official delegation at the Olympics in Sochi next month - and she's no longer afraid for her safety.

The trailblazing tennis legend had initially expressed safety concerns and said she planned to remain 'alert' at all times.

But in an interview on NBC's Today Show this morning, she told Matt Lauer she is ready to focus on the athletes once she gets to the competition in the Russian city.

December 22, 2013

Kate McKinnon plays an amped up Billie Jean King ready to take on Russia at the Winter Games

Saturday Night Live took time to notice the US delegation that will be at the Sochi Winter Games this February.

A segment of the show's Weekend Update included comic Kate McKinnon impersonating a very excited Billie Jean King.

December 19, 2013

'I'm definitely going to give my opinion.  But I hope we have lots of security'

Billie Jean King isn't sure what her role will be exactly as part of the official US delegation at the Winter Olympics in February.

But the tennis legend knows one thing for sure: she will be speaking her mind.

'It's OK to say what you feel and think, as long as we’re protected,' King told CNN Thursday (19 December).

December 18, 2013

Says tennis legend: 'I want our sport to always lead. I don’t want us to be catching up'

Shortly before it was announced that Billie Jean King would be part of the official delegation representing the US at the 2014 Olympics in Russia, the tennis legend spoke out about gay and lesbian athletes coming out.

While female tennis stars such as King and fellow Wimbledon champions Martina Navratilova, Amelie Mauresmo and Conchita Martinez have been public about being lesbians, no male pro has ever come out as gay.