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June 18, 2015

Victim suffered a fractured nose, black eye, lacerations, scrapes and a shoulder injury

A Texas oil executive has been arrested for punching unconscious a gay man he called a ‘faggot’ moments before.

Anthony Fera, president of Houston-based MidStar Energy, was charged with misdemeanor assault with injuries for the 18 April attack. 

William Smith, 47, and his husband, Paul Von Wupperfield, were walking down a street in Austin at around 10.25pm when Fera, 51, barreled out of a parking lot and almost hit them.

'You nearly hit us!' Smith shouted.

To which Fera responded, 'Fuck you, faggot.'

June 13, 2015

A gay chef was mutilated and forced to drink bleach at his family restaurant

A man in Delta, Utah was assaulted while he was closing up his family business. The man was knocked out, forced to drink bleach and mutilated by an unidentified assailant.

Rick Jones, 22, was closing up the family restaurant on 25 April when ‘someone’ grabbed him, and slammed his head against a wall.

June 8, 2015

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word...appears to be right

Elton John is a diva, and we were reminded of that when he called a steward a 'fucking cunt' yesterday at a concert.

The 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word' singer was performing at the Kingshold Stadium in Gloucester on 7 June when he spotted a young blonde woman appearing to stop fans from waving their arms in the air.

According to ITV News, he shouted from the stage: 'You fucking stewards, who do you think you are? This is my fucking concert, who are you?'

June 7, 2015

Don’t de-friend me if you disagree, look at how perfect my daughter is, urges father of five-year-old

The father of a five-year-old gender-fluid child is sharing his story online to help others discuss issues around gender.

Dad-of-four, Cody Hickman, from Colorado, USA, was inspired to post his thoughts on Facebook after gender issues became the focus of his studies at law school - as well as an important part of his family life.

May 27, 2015

'He is gay, gay, gay and pretty popular in the ballroom scene'

The suspect in a brutal attack on a gay couple is himself gay.

Bayna El-Amin is wanted by police after hitting Jonathan Snipes and Ethan York-Adams over their heads with a chair at Chelsea Dallas BBQ in Manhattan earlier this month.

Snipes alleged that his attacker said, 'Take that faggot,' while kicking him, and police are treating the assault as a hate crime.

May 19, 2015

'I have so much more to learn and so many more mistakes to make'

Sam Smith may be on a break from performing as his voice heals but he's still quite active on social media.

The openly gay singer, who won three Billboard Music Awards over the weekend, took to Instagram to share his thoughts about turning 23 today.

'Prepare yourself for dramatic speech lol - I've only lived on this earth for 23 years and I have so much more to learn and so many more mistakes to make,' he writes.

May 16, 2015

Boyfriends were left confused after receiving the bill from the London café

A British couple are upset after going to a café and being handed a bill with the word 'gays' written at the top.

Kevin Reeves, 27, and his boyfriend Tyrone Herlihy, 26, visited the café in Walthamstow, north east London last Thursday where they typically meet for lunch.

'We went in, ordered with the usual waitress. There were only three other men in the café and they were all sat alone,' Reeves told RUComingOut.

May 14, 2015

Gay man went to go to the North Hollywood dry cleaners to get four throw pillows cleaned, but one of them was torn and damaged

A dry cleaner in North Hollywood is being accused of homophobia after allegedly calling a customer a 'buggerer' and 'sodomite'.

Byron Batistaa says he went to Rosali Cleaners to have four throw pillows laundered. When he returned to collect them, three were cleaned but the fourth was torn and damaged.

When he complained, the owner accused him of doing something bizarre.

'[They] blamed me and said I tore them apart all the while running behind her counter, flipping me off and pretending to stick her finger in her backside,' Batista told Frontiers.

May 12, 2015

'My message to any LGBTQ kid out there who feels like I did - hopeless, ashamed, or cornered - I assure you, you are a gathering storm'

During Monday's broadcast of MSNBC Live With Thomas Roberts, the program's host reflected on less than 48 hours earlier when he was honored by GLAAD at a glittery ceremony in New York City.

'It was a tremendous night for a kid like me. What an honor,' Roberts told viewers.

On Saturday, while accepting an award named for the late activist and media figure Vito Russo, Roberts grew emotional when he thought back to those days when he was a kid.

May 8, 2015

Claims he acted in self defense

A college football player has been kicked off his team after he was arrested for punching a gay couple he saw kissing on the street.

Running back Steward Butler, 23, was charged with two counts of battery Wednesday (6 May) against Casey Williams, 20, and Zack Johnson, 21, in Huntingdon, West Virginia last month.

The Marshall University senior jumped out of the car he was riding in with his former teammates and punched both men in the face.

May 6, 2015

'What do these old men in the courtroom think is going to happen?'

British rocker Noel Gallagher is no fan of US Supreme Court justices who have ruled against gay marriage in the past.

'What do these old men in the courtroom think is going to happen?' the High Flying Birds frontman asks in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

May 5, 2015

Mx is already used by government departments, councils and universities throughout the UK

The gender-neutral title Mx may be added to the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary after it is already in use throughout British public services.

Mx is used throughout the country by high street banks, government departments, councils and some universities; it is also accepted on driving licenses and by the Royal Mail.

Now the Oxford English Dictionary is considering the inclusion of the gender-neutral honorific in the dictionary’s new edition, alongside the traditional Mr, Mrs and Miss.

April 29, 2015

'I'm essentially a zoo animal and a piece of meat at work'

If you go out in West Hollywood, there are 'easily 50 straight go-go boys you see working regularly.'

And according to one of them, they make up 'at least half of the total scene'.

Meet Jeff Tetrault, he works as a screenwriter by day and by night he dances in his underwear in gay clubs.

Speaking to Vice, he said his M.O. is that he has a 'pretty good bulge'.

April 23, 2015

'These employees intentionally tried to make me sick'

A gay man has said he was called a 'faggot' by a MacDonald's employee, then given a 'completely raw burger seeping with blood.'

Luis Hernandez, 24, went to a branch of the fast food chain in Puyallup, Washington state around 3.35pm on Sunday (19 April).

The student said as he was ordering, he could hear the manager 'scolding and humiliating' an employee.

'I found that to be completely disrespectful and unprofessional and decided to voice my opinion to the employee that was taking my order,' he told Gay Star News.

April 20, 2015

'I'm proud to be gay so there's no issues there'

Sam Smith has said he would rather be called a faggot than fat.

The British singer, 22, who recently lost 14lbs in 14 days, said he had been 'controlled' by food for most of his life.

'When I was at school and wasn't having a great time or when music wasn't going very well,' he said during an interview with Australia TV show 60 Minutes on Sunday (19 April).

'I would eat, eat. Eating would make me feel better, when I felt lonely I would eat.'

April 17, 2015

Says he did the world a favor

A white supremacist who admits to killing his gay ex-employer at a North Carolina college has said he feels no remorse and that he had done 'the world a favor.'

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, 20, shot Ron Lane, 44, Monday (13 April) after he was dismissed for too many absenses.

He was arrested the next day while sleeping on a Florida beach, about 500 miles from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro.

April 15, 2015

Former student with neo-Nazi facial tattoo confesses to the killing

A gay employee at a North Carolina community college was shot dead Monday (13 April) morning by a white supremacist in what may have been a hate crime.

Ron Lane, 44, was shot once with a 12-gauge shotgun at the school's print shop, where he was the director, by a former student whom he dismissed from a work-study program for too many absenses.

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, 20, confessed to the killing the next day after he was  arrested while sleeping on a Florida beach, about 500 miles from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro.

April 9, 2015

Says Australian PM Tony Abbott deserves more credit for accepting her

Catherine McGregor, the world’s highest ranked transgender military officer, has said words cannots describe how 'excrutiatingly painful' the effects of gender dysphoria are.

The Australian Defence Force lieutenant-colonel said those effects nearly drove her to suicide at an inspiring speech on Wednesday (8 April) in Canberra.

'I functioned as a male until a few weeks after my 56th birthday. I choose the term “functioned” advisedly, because my relationship to my birth gender was fraught from a very young age,' she said.

March 25, 2015

'Hen' can refer to a transgender person or someone whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.

The gender-neutral pronoun 'hen' will be included in the official Swedish dictionary, the language's regulator said on Tuesday (24 March).

'Hen' will be added to 'han' (he) and 'hon' (she) in the new edition of the Svenska Akademiens ordlista, or SAOL, which goes on sale on 15 April.

The pronoun can be used to refer to a transgender person or someone whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.

'For those who use the pronoun, it's obviously a strength that it is now in the dictionary,' an editor at the Swedish Academy, Sture Berg, told AFP.

March 19, 2015

'I would stand under the water in the shower crying'

At only 13, articulate Tom Sosnik has all the makings of a future TED speaker.

After reading the suicide note of Leelah Alcorn in December, the Californian teen decided to 'embrace his truth.'

And Sosnik came out as transgender in a powerful speech at his school.

'I am no longer Mia. I never really was,' he said.

'And now I finally stand before you in my true and authentic gender identity as Tom. I stand before you as a 13-year-old boy.'

Sosnik recalled how he struggled with his gender identity throughout sixth grade.

March 11, 2015

'Please master can I kneel at your feet'

A Connecticut teacher has been suspended for reading an explicit poem about gay sex in class.

According to students at Windsor High School, David Olio read a 1968 poem by Allen Ginsberg which describes a sexual encounter between two men.

'It’s so graphic we can’t even repeat what much of it says,' a WTNH report said.

The first few lines of Please Master reads:

February 26, 2015

'The answer for a fag to something that is boring is to take his pants off'

As if Neil Patrick Harris wasn't getting enough flack already, the Oscar host also got slammed this week by members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church for stripping down to his tighty whites.

The hate group protested outside the Oscars in Hollywood on Sunday then demonstrated outside the offices of The Hollywood Reporter the next day as part of a protest against the media.

A Hollywood Reporter editor met with the protesters and asked Shirley Phelps-Roper what she thought of Harris' underwear stunt which was a spoof of a Michael Keaton scene in Birdman.

February 6, 2015

'Do gay men get a pass to say misogynist things because they like dick?'

Azealia Banks has argued that she should be allowed to use the word faggot because gay men often refer to women as bitches.

Her latest social media musings comes after the bisexual rapper slammed the 'evil' gay white media earlier this week following a Twitter spat with a gay journalist.

'You gay bloggers try waving the homophobia flag at me like women are not the original source of all things fabulous,' she tweeted at Vice editor Mitch Sunderland.

January 31, 2015

The LGBT community has however protested against the slapstick comedy's camp central character for humiliating and smearing gay people through overacted actions and expressions

De Mai Tinh 2 (Let Hoi Decide), a slapstick comedy with a self-identified transgender woman in the central role, has become the top grossing film in the country.

It earned US$3.85 million – a huge sum for a Vietnamese feature – in over two weeks since it was released on December 12 and on 70 screens across the Southeast Asian country.