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October 4, 2014

The transgender actress says her new documentary on transgender youth and the issues they face

The first trailer for a new transgender documentary by actress Laverne Cox has been released.

The documentary called Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word will air on MTV and LogoTV on October 17.

The show will focus on transgender youth and the issues they face.

‘We live in a world where people are often judged for being different,’ says Cox.

‘But this is a celebration of these differences, as well as how we’re the same. We’ll follow the courageous lives of young tans people.

September 17, 2014

Faking It will include an intersex character, one of the only ones in TV history

MTV's Faking It is about to make history by featuring one of the very few intersex characters on television.

Lauren, a character played by the endosex (opposite of intersex) actress Bailey De Young, had a question mark over head at the end of the series' last season due to her taking 'mysterious pills'.

In the show's second season premiere, it will be revealed Lauren is intersex and the pills are hormones.

October 11, 2013

Shows like Modern Family, Glee and Pretty Little Liars contribute to strong representation

With its array of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, the musical-comedy series Glee helps to make the FOX network the most LGBT inclusive broadcast US television network.

The media advocacy organization GLAAD released its 7th annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) and the 18th annual Where We Are on TV Report on Friday (11 October) and gave some networks high grades while others struggled.

October 5, 2013

Domaine Javier was the focus of a 2011 documentary and will be taking the college to court

A student in California was banned from a Christian college after administrators revoked her application because she is transgender.

Domaine Javier was hoping to study nursing at the California Baptist University in Riverside, where she was initially accepted onto the course with honours.

However, when college officials discovered her transgender history, her application was revoked, citing 'committing or attempting to engage in fraud, or concealing identity' because she had marked her gender as 'female'.

College officials have also banned her from campus grounds for this reason.

September 20, 2013

Danny Roberts: 'Can’t say because he’s straight and married now'

Andy Cohen asked and Danny Roberts told - sort of.

During a reunion of MTV reality show stars this week on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Cohen asked a group that included Roberts if they had ever hooked up with any of their fellow castmates.

All said no except for Roberts who appeared on The Real World: New Orleans in 2000 and on Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Seasons in 2002.

So who was it everyone wanted to know.

'Can’t say because he’s straight and married now,' Roberts answered.

September 3, 2013

Gay YouTube star Tyler Oakley was given a one-on-five interview with One Direction despite declaring himself a stalker of the band

YouTube celebrity Tyler Oakley got to sit down with One Direction following the MTV Video Music Awards in an exclusive interview with the band he has declared himself a stalker of.

In the video, posted online August 30, Oakley presents they boys with flower crowns and asks them questions about which of their songs they wish had made it as a single and about the gay fan fiction about them on the internet.

At the start of the interview Niall Horan points to Oakley and says, ‘This guy is a very famous guy.’

August 29, 2013

'Same Love' collaborators address the internet rumors and joke about their relationship

Rapper Macklemore and his collaborator Ryan Lewis have joked about their relationship, saying ‘Fine, we’re gay!’

On Chelsea Lately last night (28 August), the ‘Same Love’ musicians talked about the marriage equality hit.

The track recently won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Social Message Song.

‘It was an issue that I wanted to tackle but as a straight man, I’m like, “What is my vantage point on this issue?”’ Macklemore said, talking about Same Love.

August 27, 2013

US singer confirms she will be returning to acting as she plays  Santana's love interest on the Fox musical comedy drama

US singer Demi Lovato is set to play a lesbian character on the upcoming season of ‘Glee’.

The ‘Heart Attack’ singer will be looking to lock lips with Naya Rivera’s break-out gay character Santana on the show.

Speaking on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards, Rivera confirmed the X Factor judge will be a recurring character.

‘She’s playing my love interest so I’m very, very excited about that,’ she told reporters, adding she will sing at least one track with Lovato.

August 26, 2013

The 2013 VMA for Best Video with a Social Message went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for their marriage equality anthem Same Love

Same Love by Makclemore and Ryan Lewis won an MTV Video Music Award last night.

The music video, released in 2012 following a Washington referendum to approve gay marriage, has garnered much media attention in recent months and now has over 80 million views on YouTube.

Dreamgirls actress Jennifer Hudson joined in on the performance last night by the three Seattle-based artists Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclay’s Center.

August 26, 2013

The 2013 VMA for Best Video with a Social Message went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for their marriage equality anthem Same Love

Same Love by Makclemore and Ryan Lewis won an MTV Video Music Award last night.

The music video, released in 2012 following a Washington referendum to approve gay marriage, has garnered much media attention in recent months and now has over 80 million views on YouTube.

Dreamgirls actress Jennifer Hudson joined in on the performance last night by the three Seattle-based artists Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclay’s Center.

August 8, 2013

His 1994 commitment ceremony to Pedro Zamora was landmark television

Sean Sasser became part of television history back in 1994 when he and boyfriend Pedro Zamora had a commitment ceremony during the third season of MTV's The Real World.

Sasser, who like Zamora was HIV-positive and discussed it on the show, has died at the age of 44. He had survived Zamora by nearly 20 years.

Their romance played out during the San Francisco season of the show and was depicted in the film Pedro written by Dustin Lance Black who went on to win an Oscar for writing Milk.

July 17, 2013

New video compilation highlights the show's gay and homoerotic moments

The gay kissing scene between the characters played by Keahu Kahuanui and Charlie Carver may be getting all the attention, but it seems that MTV's Teen Wolf has been pretty homoerotic all along.

The show, currently in its third season, has often hinted at potential romance between its male characters at Beacon Hills High School - some who happen to be werewolves.

But a shirtless makeout scene in a haunted hotel room between Danny (Kahuanui) and Ethan (Carver) upped the gay ante considerably.

June 21, 2013

LA Galaxy player says it was 'scary moment' but after was 'the best feeling'

Soccer pro Robbie Rogers said this week that the proudest moment of his life came when he walked to train with the LA Galaxy for the first time after coming out publicly as a gay man.

'That was so scary - a really scary moment,' he said in an interview with MTV Act during a visit to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. 'After it was over, it was the best feeling I ever had. I felt so good. Everyone knows now.'

'I had this idea built up in my head that it was going to be so awkward and not a good situation but it was,' he added.

April 26, 2013

Critically acclaimed artist, who revealed his sexuality last July, was named as one of the most influential people in the world

Frank Ocean, one of the biggest LGBT names in rap, is being inspired by the past for the follow up to his critically acclaimed album Channel Orange.

While he won’t share any details about the project, he revealed classic bands such as The Beatles and the Beach Boys were inspiring him.

Speaking to MTV News, he said: ‘When I was making the first [album] there were a group of artists that I listened to, just for inspiration and to absorb the energies,’ he said.

April 4, 2013

Gay hip-hop artist QBoy interviews leading US lesbian rappers God-Des and She ahead of their European tour and asks them how they broke new ground in the music industry

As an openly gay hip-hop artist for over 10 years, I thought Frank Ocean was old news. Gay, lesbian, bi and trans rappers have been openly rocking the mic for nearly two decades now. Starting in 1997 with the formation of hip-hop collective the Rainbow Flava crew, the long and brave history of homo-hop has brought to us to new artists like Le1f and Zebra Katz.

March 15, 2013

GLAAD has praised the 'Call Me Maybe' singer for sending the right message to the BSA

Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen has said she is praying the Boy Scouts change their minds on gay rights.

The ‘Call Me Maybe’ singer spoke with MTV News about the decision to drop out of the concert over the Christian group’s ban on gay scouts and leaders.

January 25, 2013

Radcliffe speaks about ‘intimate’ sex scene and kiss with Dane DeHaan in new movie about Allan Ginsberg and beat generation, Kill Your Darlings

Daniel Radcliffe wants his gay kiss with actor Dane DeHaan to win the MTV Best Kiss trophy at this year’s Movie Awards and to be immortalized for all time.

Radcliffe said it will be ‘cool’ for the ‘sincere, passionate and romantic’ kiss in his new movie, Kill Your Darlings, to win the award. He believes a gay kiss has never won before.

In the film, Radcliffe plays gay beat poet Allan Ginsberg who falls in love with Lucien Carr, another key member of the beat generation, played by DeHaan.

January 23, 2013

Spiderman actor says even though he is straight, he suffered homophobic bullying when he was at high school

Hollywood star James Franco may be a straight actor who is not afraid to explore sexuality, but it was not always the way.

The ‘Milk’ actor revealed when he was at school people would spread gay rumors and tease him for being gay, when he wasn’t.

Speaking to MTV News, he said: ‘In high school these girls got mad at me and so they spread this rumor that I was having a gay relationship with one of my closest friends.

‘And they even made up a little dance they would do in the girl’s locker room about me being gay. I still don’t know what the dance was.’

January 22, 2013

GSN asks if girl-on-girl action and celebrity lesbian publicity stunts have lost their ability to shock and titilate

It used to feel impossible to open a paper without seeing color photos of the latest 'lesbian' stunt.

When Madonna and Britney Spears locked lips at MTV's 20th Video Awards, a small library could have been filled with the public reaction.

Today, in contrast, brief reports on how pop group The Saturdays like to 'perve on girls' go largely unnoticed.

It seems that everybody has moved on.

Perhaps the existence of 'celesbians' - or more accurately, 'celebicurious women' - has got old enough that it is no longer news.

December 27, 2012

Laura Jane Grace says more transgender fans come to her gigs since she came out earlier this year

The lead singer of US punk band Against Me! says she is 'encouraged' by her fans' support after she came out as transgender earlier this year.

The singer was greeted with cheers from fans in San Diego in May 2012 when she performed as Laura Jane Grace for the first time since telling the world she was transgender.

December 3, 2012

Gwist is from Logo TV founder Matt Farber

It was seven years ago that Matt Farber launched Logo, a cable channel dedicated to LGBT content that was home to such shows as Noah's Arc and The Big Gay Sketch Show.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Logo would focus less on LGBT-specific interests and more on general cultural and lifestyle subjects.

November 27, 2012

Hollywood superstar slams press for linking gay marriage with the legalization of marajuana

Movie superstar Brad Pitt says equality is what 'makes us great' and criticized the media's linking of gay marriage with the legalization of marajuana.

The Hollywood A-lister, who with partner Angelina Jolie has been a long time supporter of gay rights, shared his thoughts on the outcome of the recent US presidential elections which say same-sex marriage legislation passed in several states.

October 27, 2012

The first sitting US president to back marriage equality has said he hopes Defense of Marriage Act will be overturned

President Barack Obama has said he will not push for a federal law allowing gay couples to marry in his second term.

Answering questions sent in by youth voters on MTV yesterday (26 October), he said it is important for individual states to decide the law on marriage equality.

He said: ‘Historically, marriages have been defined at the state level. And there’s a conversation going on.

October 23, 2012

US reality TV star Angelina Pivarnick says sorry for an anti-gay marriage rant during an online debate with out entertainer Adam Barta

Former Jersey Shore star Angelina Pivarnick has apologized for a homophobic tirade during an online debate with openly gay entertainer Adam Barta.

Barta asked her if she thought gay marriage should be legalised. She opened by saying, 'I love gay people. Let me just start off like that', and quickly descended into an expletive-filled rant against gay marriage.

'You want to have your little flings with your gay partner when you're younger and see how it is or whatever, that's fine...but if you're male, marry a female; if you're a female, marry a male,' she said.