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May 13, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Arthur Miller's classic American play

Widely acknowledged as one of the best American plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman has been revived by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the centenary celebrations of Miller's birth.

Written in 1949 and set in Brooklyn, Death of a Salesman is an extraordinary exploration of the 'American dream', a period piece that captures the rapidly changing nature of family and society in the post-war period.

May 4, 2015

Marvel's ultimate super-group bursts back into life on the big screen.

Since the 2009 puchase of Marvel by Disney, we seem to be seeing an acceleration in the production of movies drawing from the characters and stories of the Marvel Universe.

The Marvel Universe is the fictional shared universe where most of the stories (created by Stan Lee and the Marvel team) take place. While there are a few parallel realities within the Marvel Universe, simplistically it is because the Marvel stories have all been set within this common continuity that you can have a group of characters coming together to form a super-group such as the Avengers.

May 1, 2015

This time it will be based on a true story

The writers behind the film that made us all sob into our denim shirts are returning with a new gay-themed, fact-based drama.

Diana Ossana and Larry McNurty, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Brokeback Mountain, are getting back together for another tear-jerker.

And this time, unlike Brokeback Mountain which was based on an Annie Proulx short story, it will be based on a true story.

The project is based on the true, tragic story of Oregonian father and son Joe and Jadin Bell.

April 30, 2015

'I think people like a daddy a little bit'

Andy Cohen has said he has 'no problem' being a silver daddy – a status he shares with best friend Anderson Cooper.

The Real Housewives creator and host of the late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live said he 'thankfully' looks better now at 46 than he ever had.

'I’d rather have it be that than the opposite,' he told Attitude magazine.

April 29, 2015

His yells could still be heard several minutes after he is ejected

Tuesday's (28 April) Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage was briefly interrupted by a older man screaming that gay marriage supporters will go to hell.

Just after the first lawyer finished speaking, an unidentified older man with grey hair stood up in the audience and started shouting, 'If you support gay marriage, you will burn in hell!'

Court officers ran to remove him.

'Homosexuality is an abomination!' the man shouted as he was dragged out of the room.

April 24, 2015

President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is accusing Marvel Comics of trying to brainwash young people

Franklin Graham, the son and successor of legendary US evangelist Billy Graham, has claimed there is a conscious agenda by Marvel Comics to brainwash young people into accepting a homosexual ‘lifestyle’ after a character in the popular comic book series X-Men was revealed to be gay.

Earlier this week the leading comic book entertainment company revealed that Iceman, AKA Bobby Drake, would be revealed to be gay in issue #40 of All New X-Men.

April 21, 2015

Has crush on male teammate

Iceman/Bobbie Drake, one of the original five X-Men, has come out as gay.

Leaked pages from All-New X-Men #40 were posted on 4chan before its official release on Wednesday (22 April).

The comic series centers around the five young original X-Men (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman and Jean Grey) who time travel to the present day and fight alongside new members of the team.

In the leaked pages, Iceman, who fans have long-speculated to be gay, is outed by psyhic Jean Grey.

April 15, 2015

'Most history is written by straight people, and they don’t have gaydar'

Gay author Larry Kramer has claimed that Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon all had affairs with men in his controversial new history of the United States.

His 775-page The American People: Volume 1: A Search for My Heart took nearly 40 years to write and is billed as a novel – so the lawyers will leave him alone – but the author says it is all based on fact.

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 8, 2015

Carol Morley's intense period film takes us deep into the psychology of teenage girls

The beautifully overwhelming Autumnal landscapes unambiguously establish that The Falling is a story about change, about loss, about renewal.

Set in a girls school in 1969, we meet charismatic Abbie (Florence Pugh) and the intense Lydia (Maisie Williams). They are best friends and share a deep intimacy despite their differences. As the school is rocked by an unexpected death, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out, strengthening some relationships and destroying others.

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?