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January 10, 2014

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December 31, 2013

Reality show star complains he does not get the same recognition because he has always been open about his sexuality

X Factor UK loser Rylan Clark has complained about the attention Olympic diver Tom Daley has got for coming out.

The TV personality, who won Celebrity Big Brother in January this year, congratulated the diver but said it wasn’t ‘big news’.

Clark told The Sun: ‘Not to take anything away from Tom, it is still hard to come out, but I haven’t come out as gay yet I don’t think.

‘What about people like Alan Carr, Gok Wan, Graham Norton and me – people who are on TV who have never hidden their sexuality?

‘What do we get? We don’t get recognition.

December 11, 2013

British pop legend has written an open letter to explain why he decided to go to Moscow and Kazan and speak out against the gay propaganda ban during his concerts

Elton John, the gay British pop legend, has done it. He has gone to Russia to perform, spoken out against the law and has appeared to come back unscathed.

While we do not know whether the promoter, like with Lady Gaga’s tour, will be fined, but for now it seems like the singer has done his job.

Following his performances on 6 and 7 December in Moscow and Kazan, he met with gay and HIV rights activists.

For his charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the singer decided to write an open letter about his experiences.

Check it out below:

December 10, 2013

Rainbow Reykjavik turns up the heat in January with a Blue Lagoon pool party, a Golden Circle tour and a Masquerade Ball in celebration of the global LGBTI community

There’s a reason Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono and the producers of hit TV series Game of Thrones come to Iceland.

With its rugged terrain shaped by geothermal activity, progressive LGBTI laws like marriage and adoption thanks to the people’s emphasis on family, an internationally renowned pop/folk music scene claiming the likes of Bjork and Sigur Ros… Iceland is a world all it’s own.

December 6, 2013

British King of Pop will risk jail and deportation if he possibly goes too far in his message to the LGBT community in Russia

Elton John has vowed to speak out on gay propaganda laws in Russia tonight (6 December).

The British singer will be playing two dates in Russia, in Moscow tonight and the Volga city of Kazan on Saturday.

He said while he will avoid being strongly critical of Putin, he has prepared something ‘meaningful’ to the LGBT community.

The 66-year-old star is the biggest pop star, and only major gay artist, to play in Russia since the ban on gay propaganda was enforced in June.

December 6, 2013

British King of Pop will risk jail and deportation if he possibly goes too far in his message to the LGBT community in Russia

Elton John has vowed to speak out on gay propaganda laws in Russia tonight (6 December).

The British singer will be playing two dates in Russia, in Moscow tonight and the Volga city of Kazan on Saturday.

He said while he will avoid being strongly critical of Putin, he has prepared something ‘meaningful’ to the LGBT community.

The 66-year-old star is the biggest pop star, and only major gay artist, to play in Russia since the ban on gay propaganda was enforced in June.

December 6, 2013

Bisexual songstress gave advice to the Olympic diving teen on Alan Carr's Chatty Man

Bisexual songstress Lady Gaga has told Tom Daley he should boycott any country, like Russia, that opposes LGBT rights.

The ‘Applause’ singer said she supported the teen Olympic diver after he said he fancied both boys and girls this week.

She said, as a sports star and now a role model for LGBT teens, he should stand up against homophobic states.

‘I don’t think that we should be going to the Olympics at all,’ Gaga told gay British chatshow host Alan Carr.

December 6, 2013

Bisexual songstress gave advice to the Olympic diving teen on Alan Carr's Chatty Man

Bisexual songstress Lady Gaga has told Tom Daley he should boycott any country, like Russia, that opposes LGBT rights.

The ‘Applause’ singer said she supported the teen Olympic diver after he said he fancied both boys and girls this week.

She said, as a sports star and now a role model for LGBT teens, he should stand up against homophobic states.

‘I don’t think that we should be going to the Olympics at all,’ Gaga told gay British chatshow host Alan Carr.

November 25, 2013

'When people are on drugs and alcohol, they behave irrationally, erratically and are mean to those they love'

The bitter war of words between Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton has ratcheted up another notch with the blogger claiming his former 'wifey' was 'obliterated drunk' the day their friendship fell apart.

'... When people are on drugs and alcohol, they behave irrationally, erratically and are mean to those they love,' Hilton said on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday (25 November).

November 25, 2013

'When people are on drugs and alcohol, they behave irrationally, erratically and are mean to those they love'

The bitter war of words between Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton has ratcheted up another notch with the blogger claiming his former 'wifey' was 'obliterated drunk' the day their friendship fell apart.

'... When people are on drugs and alcohol, they behave irrationally, erratically and are mean to those they love,' Hilton said on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday (25 November).

November 22, 2013

For the second time in two years, Lady Gaga caps Thanksgiving Day with an appearance on television

Lady Gaga, the Muppets, and Thanksgiving. There isn't a better trio.

Mother Monster is returning to ABC with a holiday special called Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. Joining all of this fabulousness will be RuPaul, Elton John, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

November 22, 2013

For the second time in two years, Lady Gaga caps Thanksgiving Day with an appearance on television

Lady Gaga, the Muppets, and Thanksgiving. There isn't a better trio.

Mother Monster is returning to ABC with a holiday special called Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. Joining all of this fabulousness will be RuPaul, Elton John, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

November 19, 2013

The promoter of Lady Gaga’s 2012 tour of Russia has been fined for breaching Russia’s laws banning ‘propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality’ to minors after the mother of a 13-year-old girl who attended her concert complained

A Russian woman who allowed her 13-year-old daughter to attend a Lady Gaga concert in St Petersburg has had the tour’s promoter fined for breaching Russia’s ban on so-called gay propaganda and for encouraging the consumption of alcohol.

Russia’s administrative code contains a clause covering the ‘protection of children from information that could harm their health and/or development’ and Nadezhda Petrova used this to have promoter Planeta Plus hauled before St Petersburg’s #122 City Court.

November 19, 2013

The promoter of Lady Gaga’s 2012 tour of Russia has been fined for breaching Russia’s laws banning ‘propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality’ to minors after the mother of a 13-year-old girl who attended her concert complained

A Russian woman who allowed her 13-year-old daughter to attend a Lady Gaga concert in St Petersburg has had the tour’s promoter fined for breaching Russia’s ban on so-called gay propaganda and for encouraging the consumption of alcohol.

Russia’s administrative code contains a clause covering the ‘protection of children from information that could harm their health and/or development’ and Nadezhda Petrova used this to have promoter Planeta Plus hauled before St Petersburg’s #122 City Court.

November 15, 2013

Organizers are appealing the decision that they were wrong to allow children as young as 12 to attend the 'gay' concerts

Russia has fined the organizers of a Lady Gaga concert because she ‘harmed’ children with a pro-gay speech.

A magistrate’s court in St Petersburg yesterday (14 November) fined Planet Plus 20,000 rubles ($614, €455).

During the gigs in St Petersburg and Moscow on 9 and 12 December 2012, the US singer dared Russia to arrest her and made a speech about the bravery of LGBTs in the face of anti-gay laws.

November 15, 2013

Organizers are appealing the decision that they were wrong to allow children as young as 12 to attend the 'gay' concerts

Russia has fined the organizers of a Lady Gaga concert because she ‘harmed’ children with a pro-gay speech.

A magistrate’s court in St Petersburg yesterday (14 November) fined Planet Plus 20,000 rubles ($614, €455).

During the gigs in St Petersburg and Moscow on 9 and 12 December 2012, the US singer dared Russia to arrest her and made a speech about the bravery of LGBTs in the face of anti-gay laws.

November 14, 2013

'He’s just mad that I don’t want to hang out anymore because I don’t want to be around fake people'

The bitter feud between former BFFs Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton is heating up again.

Gaga stopped by The Howard Stern Show this week and went into detail about why she and the blogger are on the outs.

Things went sour during an interview while she was in the middle of a world tour.

'In the middle of the interview he started asking me really terrible questions and he was being very negative about (my album) Born This Way and we had had a lot to drink,' she told Stern. 'He was supposed to be my friend and I felt betrayed, so I started crying.'

November 14, 2013

'He’s just mad that I don’t want to hang out anymore because I don’t want to be around fake people'

The bitter feud between former BFFs Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton is heating up again.

Gaga stopped by The Howard Stern Show this week and went into detail about why she and the blogger are on the outs.

Things went sour during an interview while she was in the middle of a world tour.

'In the middle of the interview he started asking me really terrible questions and he was being very negative about (my album) Born This Way and we had had a lot to drink,' she told Stern. 'He was supposed to be my friend and I felt betrayed, so I started crying.'

November 13, 2013

Two gay icons have locked horns once again after critics accused the Born This Way singer of copying Express Yourself

Lady Gaga has claimed Madonna hates that she is not bothered about her.

The bisexual singer has spoken openly about the duo’s rivalry on Howard Stern’s radio show, saying she doesn’t want the Queen of Pop’s ‘fucking throne’.

Asked why Madonna seems to have a problem with her, the ‘Bad Romance’ singer told the DJ: ‘I think she’s more aggravated that I’m not upset that she doesn’t like me.

‘ ‘Cause I don’t care that she doesn’t like me…No, I don’t care… It’s such nonsense.’

November 13, 2013

Two gay icons have locked horns once again after critics accused the Born This Way singer of copying Express Yourself

Lady Gaga has claimed Madonna hates that she is not bothered about her.

The bisexual singer has spoken openly about the duo’s rivalry on Howard Stern’s radio show, saying she doesn’t want the Queen of Pop’s ‘fucking throne’.

Asked why Madonna seems to have a problem with her, the ‘Bad Romance’ singer told the DJ: ‘I think she’s more aggravated that I’m not upset that she doesn’t like me.

‘ ‘Cause I don’t care that she doesn’t like me…No, I don’t care… It’s such nonsense.’

November 12, 2013

Gay Star News captured the lesbian-lovers, grandmas and Lady Gaga's Little Monsters who came out to support the Chinese LGBT community

Hong Kong LGBT Pride drew over 5,000 marchers and supporters this year.

Gay Star News photographed locals and visitors from neighboring countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines, all who took to the streets to celebrate the theme of 'We stand for love. We stand for LGBT'.

The streets were flowing in rainbow and red, the signature color of this year's parade to signify love.

November 8, 2013

Two gay icons have locked horns once again after critics accused the Born This Way singer of copying Express Yourself

Bisexual singer Lady Gaga has said her dream was to piss off Madonna.

The Bad Romance star has looked back on the plagiarism claims that were made after she released single ‘Born This Way’.

Already being called a Madonna copycat at the time, many critics accused Gaga of copying Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’.

When the Queen of Pop revealed the setlist for her MDNA tour, she referenced the media storm by performing a mash-up of the two songs, as well as album track ‘She’s Not Me’.

November 8, 2013

Two gay icons have locked horns once again after critics accused the Born This Way singer of copying Express Yourself

Bisexual singer Lady Gaga has said her dream was to piss off Madonna.

The Bad Romance star has looked back on the plagiarism claims that were made after she released single ‘Born This Way’.

Already being called a Madonna copycat at the time, many critics accused Gaga of copying Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’.

When the Queen of Pop revealed the setlist for her MDNA tour, she referenced the media storm by performing a mash-up of the two songs, as well as album track ‘She’s Not Me’.

October 30, 2013

'Anyone that wants to twist this into "she says she's bisexual for marketing" this is a f***inng lie'

Lady Gaga is upset that anyone would think she would claim to be bisexual just for promotion.

During an appearance in Germany this week, she set the record straight.

'You know what? It's not a lie that I am bisexual and I like women, and anyone that wants to twist this into "she says she's bisexual for marketing," this is a f***ing lie.'

The singer added: 'This is who I am and who I have always been.'