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April 17, 2015

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How does a straight guy react when he's with his buds and a gay stereotype walks up to him and talks about their 'chats' on Grindr?

Well, pretty much like you'd expect.

The hidden camera prank video features Kevin Brueck as Gaybriel. The prank is two hot girls get a guy's info on the beach and then it gets sent over radio to the 'gay guy'.

Gaybriel then goes over to the guy, says 'Hey! It's me, Gaybriel! You know, from Grindr?' and uses a variety of info he's found out from the girls to trick the guy's friends into thinking it's for real.

March 24, 2015

Does it matter if people still think of certain jobs as ‘gay’? And do the people in those professions mind?

If you met a man and he told you that he was an air steward, would you wonder if he was gay?

Nowadays, most people appreciate that gay people are found in every walk of life and in every place of work.

In fact, in Pride festivals around the world, people sometimes make a point of marching in their work outfit to drive the point home. Certainly, in the UK, the sight of LGBT police, army and navy is not uncommon at the bigger Pride parades.

February 20, 2015

Hannah, a content manager with a publishing company, understands why coming out can be difficult for those who wish to maintain a private life

How to come out and be out at work can be a minefield whatever your situation, but I'm going to write about it from the perspective of being a single gay person in the workplace.

To give some background, when I first came out (relatively late at the age of 26), it was a painful time as it was linked to the end of a very complex friendship. It was all I could do to hold it together at that time, and as such, the last thing I wanted to do was share my pain at work.

December 31, 2014

'If we conjured Kim Kardashian out of nothing can't we do the same with a gay badass who fights crime?'

Tuc Watkins, best known for playing straight on the daytime soap One Life to Live and gay on the primetime soap Desperate Housewives, wants to see Hollywood create a wider array of gay characters.

'Yes, different gay characters are trickling in,' Watkins writes in a Facebook post Tuesday (30 December). 'But Hollywood is the gatekeeper of the cultural lexicon. We set the pace. Let's step it up. America can handle it.

November 22, 2014

Luis Pabon writes about his attitude towards his sexuality and the gay community saying: ‘it has outlived its usefulness’

A gay journalist has written an article detailing all negative aspects of being gay, entitled ‘Why I no longer want to be gay.’

Luis Pabon wrote the online piece for ThoughtCatalog.com on November 17.

Pabon describes the experiences and people he has met which has drawn him to the conclusion that he doesn’t want to be gay.

September 12, 2014

Lawyer says being a male hairdresser or drinking a 'woman's drink' can be used as evidence of homosexuality in court

A Cameroonian human rights lawyer has described how courts in the African country use gender stereotypes to convict suspected gay people.

Michel Togue told the ThinkProgress blog that he had defended dozens of people charged with gay sex but very few were actually caught in the act.

Cameroon punishes gay sex with up to five years in jail and a fine, and according to human rights groups arrests more gay people than any other country.

July 1, 2014

In new research done on the health and wellbeing of men who have sex with men, it found gays and bis were twice as likely to be dependent on alcohol

Gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to be depressed than straights, according to new research.

Public Health England have conducted new findings into the health and wellbeing of men who have sex with men (MSM).

The government agency is aiming to improve the way gay and bisexual men’s health is treated in the future, with a plan going up to 2020.

A PHE spokesperson said: ‘Gay, bisexual and other MSM constitute an estimated 5.5% of the male population in the United Kingdom.

June 23, 2014

In the US last year, 21% of bisexual men reported STD treatment compared to 12% for gay men and 2.3% of straight men

Bisexual men are disproportionately affected by HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the research in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

According to study author William Jeffries, bisexual men are facing unique sexual health challenges.

Factors that may affect the sexual health include sex without condoms, forced sexual encounters, an increased number of sexual partners and attitudes toward pregnancy.

March 26, 2014

Kristian Nairn: 'You have to have small eyebrows. You have to look pretty. And that’s never been me'

Kristian Nairn, one of the stars of HBO's Games of Thrones, publicly came out as gay earlier this month.

Now the actor who plays Hodor on the series is based on George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels wants you to know what kind of gay man he is not.

November 6, 2013

Gay Star News readers were asked what the most common or ridiculous questions lesbians get asked, and the results are a must-see

Last night I went out near Soho in London with some gay friends, and sat down in a straight club.

A young guy came up to us and sat down next to me, and out of all the questions in the world started asking us about our sexuality.

‘You’re gay?’ asked the man as I nodded, said yes, while stuffing a chocolate egg into my mouth (I am wild on a night out).

He replied, looking alarmed: 'But you’re eating chocolate!? You cannot be gay.’

October 20, 2013

Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure features a stereotypical gay Superman who minces on stage topless

A new show at Universal Studios Hollywood has come under fire for its homophobic portrayal of gay people.

Bill And Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure, part of Universal Studio's annual Halloween Horror Nights, features the protagonists from the popular 1989 comedy having an adventure in Oz. The pair meet Superman, who is turned gay by 'fairy dust' sprinkled from a witch.

Upon turning gay, Superman quickly becomes a stereotypical caricature of gay men - taking off his top, speaking with an effeminate lisp, and mincing around on stage.

November 6, 2012

Gay designers enjoy dressing women as they're creating the female version of themselves

It's true that modern fashion was, technically, started by women. In the early 20th century, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel shocked Parisian high society with her forward thinking designs and alteration of the traditional silhouette favoured by the bourgeois.

Many women followed suit, such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Madeleine Vionnet, completely changing the face of fashion.

It took gay men a while to identify with this new industry, even longer for society to accept the fact that, men too, could be creative and understand women's clothing.

August 9, 2012

Study finds that media coverage of scientific reports on animal same-sex behavior paints gays and lesbians in negative light

A study claims that media coverage of research on same-sex animal behavior promotes negative stereotypes of gays and lesbians.

Dr Andrew Barron from Australia's Macquarie University and Dr Mark Brown from Royal Holloway University of London found that scientific reports on gay behavior in animals were exploited by the media for 'titillation and humor' or  suggest that homosexuality can be cured.