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April 13, 2014

G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph has completed his London Marathon bid in 4hrs and 14mins and scored a victory in the fight against AIDS

G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph has raced passed three big goals today (13 April) – a successful London Marathon finish, a unique challenge to get people tested for HIV and a massive fundraising victory for AIDS.

Joseph was supported by Gay Star News, his own staff and a team of volunteers from Student Pride in his unique marathon effort today.

He managed the race in 4hrs, 14minutes and 48seconds.

And as he passed each mile post, a team from 56 Dean Street clinic in London’s Soho was on hand to test a person for HIV at his G-A-Y Bar.

April 13, 2014

G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph is completing his fifth marathon today, which will also see 26 new people knowing their HIV status

And they’re off – not just the London Marathon runners but also 26 people who are going to test for HIV.

The Race for Life is the brainchild of Jeremy Joseph, owner of the G-A-Y bar and club chain.

He wanted a new way to mark his fifth marathon, so has organized for a person to test for HIV every time he passes a mile point.

Volunteers from G-A-Y, Gay Star News and Student Pride are out on the route and will be tweeting at every mile he completes, to make it all work.

April 11, 2014

Bible fundamentalist takes on the gays of Soho in the name of Christ

A UK preacher is so angry gay people have made Soho their home, he is running as an independent candidate in the upcoming election.

Andrew Murray, a minister for the Hope Community Church, declared in March he wants to be a councillor ‘to better represent the people of Soho’, a gay area in London.

In his online posts, the church leader has ranted about same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

‘We simply believe that the Bible’s teaching about creation sets God’s pattern for human relationships,' he said.

April 10, 2014

With a rich gay history and exciting culinary offerings, not even gray British weather is enough to dampen Brighton's bright light

One thing can be said about British people and seaside cities: Inevitable bad weather will not stop them from having a good time. This is especially true in Brighton.

My weekend in the gay capital of the UK on the southern coast of England truly lived up to the British expectations of weather. It was grey, and it was windy.

However, my weekend could not have been any sunnier as I was treated to a weekend sampling of Brighton’s best bars and restaurants, and learning about its surprising history.

April 9, 2014

For every mile he runs on the London Marathon this weekend, a new person will be tested for HIV

The boss of Britain’s top gay bar and club chain is just £719 ($1,205 €873) away from reaching a mammoth fundraising target for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Jeremy Joseph who runs the G-A-Y bars and club in London and Manchester is running the London Marathon this Sunday (13 April) and has set himself two additional challenges.

The first is to top a £250,000 ($419,000 €304,000) fundraising target for the Elton John AIDS Foundation – an aim he’s worked towards over four years.

April 8, 2014

The clothing designer and movie director tied the knot with Buckley after 27 years together

Tom Ford didn't send out any big announcements to let the world know that he had gotten married.

He just casually mentioned during an appearance at an Apple Store in London that he and his longtime partner, Richard Buckley, are now wed.

'We are now married, which is nice,' Ford said according to The Telegraph.

'I know that was just made legal in the UK, which is great, but we were married in the States.'

April 4, 2014

Outside military service, where else can you run over 10 miles of wet and dirty obstacle courses designed to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie?

In less than a month, I’ll be doing what will quite possibly be the most physically challenging endeavor of my life: I'll be participating in the 2014 Tough Mudder in West London.

I’m not fearful of the pools of ice, scaling slippery walls, or charging into arenas with low-voltage cables that work like cattle prods pushing people on to the next obstacle.

I’m not worried about the mystery obstacle, or the dubiously named Balls to the Wall, Hangin’ Tough or Just The Tip courses.

April 4, 2014

'Let's let people live their lives and do it the way they want to do it'

With the enormous success of the Netflix series House of Cards, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has never been a bigger star.

But he remains one of the most private when it comes to his life off-screen.

In a new Hollywood Reporter cover story, it is reported that Spacey so fiercely guards his private life that 'his affable demeanor shuts off the moment he is asked about it.'

April 4, 2014

Gay diver is supporting the opening of the Olympic park, hoping the legacy of 2012 will be able to continue into the future

Gay diver Tom Daley is calling for the public to come watch him in his speedos, practice his diving, and to carry on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Speaking in a new video, Daley has given his support for visitors to make the most of what the Olympic Park has to offer, which will be open for the first time on 5 April.

Some lucky visitors will even be able to watch Tom practice his diving in the Aquatics Centre.

April 4, 2014

Spokesman for 'gay cure' group claims through therapy he was able to change behaviors, such as his 'mincing walk', that meant his orientation somehow also changed

A British man who claims to have slept with over 200 men has declared he is ‘straight’.

James Parker has claimed, through therapy, he was able to marry a woman and have a child.

The 46-year-old, who is now part of a British Christian ‘gay cure’ group People Can Change, has now written about how he was able to ‘convert’.

When he was 18, and he moved to London, he believed he had over 200 sexual partners while he was on the gay scene.

April 1, 2014

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March 29, 2014

Equality campaigners gather to support gay marriage as couple ties the knot 

One of the UK’s first gay couples got married at the stroke of midnight tonight ( 29 March), marking the historic date for LGBT couples to legally get married in England and Wales.

Supported by a crowd of well wishers and equality campaigners, Peter McGraith and David Cabreza said their vows at Islington Town Hall, London.

The couple, who have been together for 17 years, spoke about how they felt an hour before the wedding.

March 29, 2014

Britain’s top gay venue, G-A-Y at Heaven, got together with Stonewall, Ben & Jerry’s and Gay Star News for the mother of all same-sex marriage parties

For thousands tonight was a celebration of same-sex marriage and for one lesbian couple it was the moment she said ‘Yes!’

At the stroke of midnight, as couples joined together for a unique wedding photo on stage at G-A-Y in London, one woman got down on one knee and proposed.

Her girlfriend’s answer: ‘Yes I will.’

March 29, 2014

David Cameron tweeted his congratulations to first gay couples making history today

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated newly married gay couples in England and Wales today (29 March).

The leader of the Conservative party took to his Twitter account to voice his support for those at the forefront of this historic occasion.

‘Congratulations to all same-sex couples getting married today – I wish you every possible happiness for the future #equalmarriage’ he said.

The world’s media has been focused on those lucky couples who will make history as the first gay people to become legally married.

March 27, 2014

Inquest hears 18-year-old Ben Cowburn was suffering from PTSD after his relationship with the gay celebrity

A British teenager made at least 43 suicide attempts before he killed himself, an inquest has heard.

Ben Cowburn, 18, was found dead in December 2010 and an investigation has been attempting to find out the cause of his suicide.

The jury inquest in Truro heard how a gay male TV comedian, referred to as Mr X throughout proceedings, did ‘sexual things’ to the 18-year-old while he was studying fashion in London.

March 25, 2014

The News Quiz presenter and her civil partner Debbie will renew their union in front of the public celebrating same-sex marriages in England and Wales

Danish/British TV and radio presenter Sandi Toksvig and her partner Debbie will renew their vows in celebration of the first day of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

The couple, who have been civil partners since 2007, will celebrate with their four children on the Royal Festival Stage, Southbank Centre in London on 29 March.

‘This is a joyous occasion which Debbie and I look forward to celebrating with old and new friends,’ Sandi Toksvig said.

March 23, 2014

Inquest hears Ben Cowburn was showered with gifts by the gay celebrity before he committed suicide in 2010

A British teenager committed suicide after reportedly having an affair with a gay TV comedian, an inquest has said.

Ben Cowburn, 18 at the time of his death, committed suicide in December 2010 and an investigation has been attempting to find out the cause of his suicide.

Cowburn moved to London from his hometown of Truro, Cornwall to study at the Fashion Retail Academy when he met the comedian and they formed a relationship.

March 23, 2014

The Saturday night show at the legendary London club celebrates the pop princess’ latest album Kiss Me Once

Kylie Minogue gyrated with a troop of sexy dancers for a sell-out crowd at G-A-Y in London’s Heaven club.

The ‘Princess of Pop’ is considered queen of G-A-Y and her state visit was marked by a month-long celebration at its bar in Soho.

Her performance, promoting her latest album Kiss Me Once and new hit Sexercise, was the 11th of her career at the club night.

She wore a figure-hugging red dress for the show last night – conservative British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail dubbed a ‘dominatrix’ outfit.

March 21, 2014

Gay Star News, Stonewall, G-A-Y and Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up for Britain’s biggest same-sex marriage party

Lovers and those looking for love can come celebrate at Britain’s biggest gay marriage party.

Taking place at Heaven nightclub in London on 28 March, the party will be one you won’t be able to forget as the first lesbian and couples become legally married in England and Wales.

Not only that, Ben & Jerry’s will be joining the celebrations where they will be showing off their new marriage equality ice cream, Apple-y Ever After.

March 21, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier to produce exclusive design for our limited-edition bags, to be handed out at UK’s top LGBTI pride events

You can walk home from pride in the UK with an exclusive Jean Paul Gaultier bag for free, thanks to Gay Star News.

The globally celebrated gay fashion designer will be illustrating the Gay Star News Pride cotton tote bags, we can proudly announce.

The limited edition bags, sponsored by Marriott, will be handed out at British LGBTI pride events in London, Manchester, Brighton and Birmingham this summer.

They are entirely free and will be packed with goodies and special offers from Gay Star News clients.

March 21, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier to produce exclusive design for our limited-edition bags, to be handed out at UK’s top LGBTI pride events

You can walk home from pride in the UK with an exclusive Jean Paul Gaultier bag for free, thanks to Gay Star News.

The globally celebrated gay fashion designer will be illustrating the Gay Star News Pride cotton tote bags, we can proudly announce.

The limited edition bags, sponsored by Marriott, will be handed out at British LGBTI pride events in London, Manchester, Brighton and Birmingham this summer.

They are entirely free and will be packed with goodies and special offers from Gay Star News clients.

March 20, 2014

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March 20, 2014

Gay men are more self-conscious than straight men in the locker room, with participants in the study saying they are less likely to change in front of straight guys as it's 'unfair' on them

Straight men are apparently more likely than gay guys to ‘compete’ on penis size in the locker room, according to a new study.

Dr Christopher Morris-Roberts, a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, has said penis size matters a lot to athletes in the locker room.

In research for his PHD, Dr Morriss-Roberts interviewed eight London athletes who played a variety of sports including football, tennis and rugby.

Half of these men self-identified as gay and the other half as straight.

March 17, 2014

GSN was at the first ever Lesbian Prom held in Scala, Kings Cross, and with Charli XCX performing, it did not disappoint

Life for a lesbian in London can be hard, but it just got a lot better with the first ever Lesbian Prom.

Held at Scala in Kings Cross for the first time, gay girls were promised four rooms of madness with Charli XCX headlining, Red n Pink and DJ’s Izzy Trixx and Sandra D performing in the main room.

The lineup doesn’t stop there. MissFit managed to get lead singer of electronic band CHVRCHES Lauren Maybury to perform in the ‘attic’ room along with many other DJs and even a few drag kings!