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April 14, 2015

People are a little obsessed with Iron Man and The Hulk...

In the second Avengers film Age of Ultron, the superheroes are closer than ever.

But maybe not this close.

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, who star in the upcoming Marvel film, joined Jimmy Kimmel last night.

During one of the segments, the late night host showed the cast some sexy, some very sweet erotic slash artwork created by fans.

To one of Downey Jr and Ruffalo's characters shirtless and in a sexual pose, Hemsworth jokes: 'That's just another day on set.'

April 4, 2015

Tom Felton posted a picture of him and Daniel Radcliffe with the caption 'We're together now' on Instagram

With his April Fools' Day joke actor Tom Felton tricked the internet into believing some Harry Potter fans’ dream had finally come true.

Felton, best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, posted a photoshopped picture of him and on-screen enemy Daniel Radcliffe on Instagram.

The black and white picture shows the topless actors lying head to head and is captioned: ‘May as well just say it. We’re together now x #drarry’.

April 3, 2015

'I can only hope that (the government) will do the right thing for the people of our state'

Singer John Mellencamp doesn't plan to join others in the boycott of Indiana over the signing of its 'religious freedom' law.

But he 'thought seriously' of canceling some upcoming shows.

The life-long resident of the state states in a Facebook post that he has a 'heavy heart' over legislation that opens the door for private businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians for religious reasons.

March 24, 2015

'Thirty four years is a long time for every president and every Congress to sit back and let us die'

Longtime AIDS activist Larry Kramer blasted the US government while accepting the inaugural Larry Kramer Activism Award from the Gay Men's Health Crisis on Monday night.

Kramer, who turns 80 in June, came to speak his mind.

He pointed out that around the world an estimated 78 million people have become infected - 39 million of whom have died - from AIDS in the past 34 years.

March 21, 2015

Heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting story about growing up in small-town Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi is a part of the world that writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk knows well. It's his home town, it's where he went to college, and it is where he has set his latest movie Blackbird.

Polk (together with co-writer Rikki Beadle-Blair) have taken the novel by Larry Duplechan and transferred the action from 1970s California to the conservative and religious heartland of present-day Mississippi.

March 17, 2015

Prosecutor says the murder was a 'vigilante attack' to rid the area of gay men

A gay man was brutally beaten to death with a metal pole after he was caught having sex in a park toilet in Perth, a murder trial has heard.

Daniel Jones and Mark Taylor are accused of killing Warren Batchelor, 48, at a cruising site in Middle Swan Reserve, Caversham in November 2013.

The man who was in the cubicle with the victim when two attackers burst in testified in court on Tuesday (17 March).

March 17, 2015

'I’m ... gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight'

James Franco doesn't dodge any questions when sitting down for an interview with himself.

Not even the question: 'Are you fucking gay or what?'

Franco's many gay-themed projects such as Interior. Leather Bar., Howl, Milk and the upcoming I Am Michael have repeatedly led to speculation about his sexuality.

March 16, 2015

HRC President tells GSN: 'We don't necessarily always agree on everything but he is a true legend and there are few in this world that I have more respect for than Larry Kramer'

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin had nothing but good things to say about Larry Kramer despite the legendary activist and author's blasting of HRC in a recent interview.

'Larry is a real hero to me and I have great, great respect for him,' Griffin told Gay Star News at the HRC Dinner in Los Angeles on Saturday (14 March). 'We don't necessarily always agree on everything but he is a true legend and there are few in this world that I have more respect for than Larry Kramer.'

March 16, 2015

Comment sparks protests outside his church

A Michigan pastor has sparked protests after he compared LGBTI people to ax murderers.

Clint Echols, pastor of First Baptist Church in Zeeland, framed homosexuality as 'lifestyle choice' that could be made at any moment in life.

'They say "oh wait a second, I’m gay, I’m bisexual, I want to change my gender." And that’s being true to themselves and being true to their internal compass,' he said during a 1 March sermon.

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:

March 11, 2015

Midnighter to ‘find himself’ using gay hookup app

DC Comics are going one step further this year when openly gay superhero, Midnighter, gets Grindr.

The superhero finds himself single after splitting with his husband of 13 years, Apollo.

Following the split, he does the deed and downloads Grindr in an effort to ‘find himself' in the first issue of his new solo series. 

He meets a guy and is shocked to find out that he's not deterred by the fact that he’s really Midnighter, in fact it’s quite a turn on:

March 9, 2015

'Not nearly as many people will ever get sick from Ebola as we lost to AIDS'

It's not been lost on Larry Kramer that the reaction to Ebola was far different then when the AIDS epidemic began killing gay men more than 30 years earlier.

The outspoken author and activist, whose The Normal Heart was made into an HBO film last year, is certain he knows why.

'Well, because it wasn’t happening to us; it was happening to them,' he tells The Advocate in a cover story posted Monday (9 March).

March 3, 2015

'4,400 words of sizzling human on gay dress action'

Someone has written a gay erotic novella about the now infamous color-changing dress.

Chuck Tingle self-published the 'hard-hitting news tingler' on 27 February which has so far only received five-star reviews.

Pounded By The Gay Color Changing Dress 'is 4,400 words of sizzling human on gay dress action, including anal, blowjobs, rough sex, cream pies, and color changing dress love,' the book description on Amazon reads.

February 22, 2015

The director behind the excellent 2009 film A Single Man says a new project is in the works and will start shooting later this year

Tom Ford, whose 2009 debut feature film ‘A Single Man’ earned an Oscar nomination for actor Colin Firth, says he hopes to shoot his second movie later this year.

Without revealing the title or the plot, the gay American fashion icon told Women's Wear Daily his new film project will be a thriller and in two parts – one that remains faithful to the source material, and another that deviates from it.

February 12, 2015

'That's the first thing I do in the morning. I check out my Twitter, my HeyHey account, Facebook and Instagram'

Ricky Martin has nothing to hide anymore.

The openly gay superstar who once dodged questions about his sexuality is now very open with his fans which he proves each day on social media.

Part of his way of connecting is posting selfies that sometimes have him wearing very little clothes.

'I laugh so much at the reaction of the people; it's so funny. It really is amazing,' he tells PrideSource.

What led to his selfie habit?

February 12, 2015

'To their advantage, trans models are usually tall and extremely gregarious'

Thailand’s leading modeling agency last month celebrated the worldwide launch of its new transgender division.

Bangkok-based Apple Model Management Agency became the first agency in the world to represent transgender models when the division launched in Thailand in November.

Although transgender models have always been widely accepted in the southeast Asian country, the advent of transgender women in the mainstream media sparked the idea of creating a transgender division.

February 11, 2015

Writer/director Ira Sachs talks exclusively with Gay Star News about his inspirations and influences that shaped this delicate story.

With his latest movie, Love Is Strange, about to open across the UK, we spoke by telephone with writer/director Ira Sachs to get beneath the skin of this delicate exploration of love, relationships, and family.

February 9, 2015

You'll always have Paris – so what about somewhere else?

Paris, Venice, Rome – the list of archetypal romantic locations is well-worn. This year, why not treat your loved one to something a little different? 

From Scotland to Sweden, we count down seven of the world's most surprisingly romantic getaways, for Valentine's Day and beyond…

February 9, 2015

Midnighter will star with his partner Apollo

DC Comics has announced it will be the first mainstream publisher to release an ongoing series of solo comics featuring a gay male superhero in its central universe.

Midnighter, written by Steve Orlando and art by ACO, currently has no release date but will feature the title character and his long-term partner Apollo. It is expected around June.

Following lesbian superhero Batwoman's monthly solo series, which started in 2011 and will be cancelled in March, critics are hailing this as a commitment to LGBTI representation.

February 6, 2015

The man behind Spiderman, Iron Man and the Hulk says it 'never occured' to him

Stan Lee has explained why never created a gay superhero.

The creator of many beloved Marvel comic book characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Hulk, has said it never 'occurred' to him to make one of them gay.

'No, I really have not,' the 92-year-old said. 'I don't think it's necessary to have every type of person in the world in the stories.'

Lee said writing about gay characters is something he can't write about because he doesn't know much about it.

February 2, 2015

Green Bay Packers are pitching in for the sequel

You better aca-believe it, you can now get a sneak peek at Pitch Perfect 2.

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are back to front the sequel to the smash hit that sent everyone horizonal running.

Taking place at an international a capella contest, there looks to be more songs, more laughs, and more of Fat Amy.

Revealed yesterday (1 February) during the Superbowl, there's an extra special cameo featuring the Green Bay Packers singing Destiny's Child's Booylicious.

January 27, 2015

Business Editor for Gay Star News

David Hudson has been a writer and journalist for the past 20 years – working primarily within the UK LGBT press. Based in London, he has edited the magazines Out in the City and Out at Work, and contributed to many other titles, including The Guardian, The Independent, London Lite, OK!, gays.com, puremovies.co.uk and Attitude. He has written extensively on LGBT issues, arts, entertainment, film, travel and business.

January 26, 2015

After losing Emmy and Golden Globe, Ruffalo is honored by fellow actors

Mark Ruffalo has finally won a major acting prize for his performance in the acclaimed AIDS drama The Normal Heart.

Ruffalo had lost the Emmy and Golden Globe but on Sunday (25 January) he was the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.

Ruffalo played writer and AIDS activist Ned Weeks in the film based on the play by Larry Kramer. The character of Weeks is a fictionalized version of Kramer.

January 22, 2015

Japanese author's latest novel features a same-sex relationship

Japan's best-known living author Haruki Murakami has said he supports gay marriage.

The Nobel Prize favorite made the declaration yesterday (21 January) on Mr Murakami's Place, a temporary website he set up to answer readers' questions.

One reader asked his view on gay marriage as his latest novel features a same-sex relationship.

'I have very many gay friends and acquaintances,' the author said.

Murakami said that he knew many gay married couples in the US.