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September 12, 2014

Fellow comic reflects on her friend's sendoff which she says 'put the fun back in funeral'

Margret Cho was among the guests at Joan Rivers' funeral in New York City last Sunday (7 September) and she says it was unlike any sendoff she had ever attended.

'I’ve never been to a funeral like that,' Cho said this week on Larry King Now. 'I think Joan Rivers really put the fun in funeral.

“It was also the best place to be if you were a good-looking gay man, because there was the richest gay men in the world all coming together. If I was a gay man, I would have definitely kept my Grindr turned on.'

August 24, 2014

The two LGBTI stars were recruited by ‘Wierd Al’ Yankovic for his parody video of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ called ‘Tacky’

From just the first few bars of the song, you can tell what you are going to hear.

US singer Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ is one of most recognizable pop songs of recent years, until ‘Wierd Al’ Yankovic came along with a host of famous friends.

In his unique twist on the popular song, Yankovic has created his own parody called ‘Tacky’.

Dressed in suitably garish clothes, Yankovic is joined by a group of celebrity friends to help him.

May 30, 2014

'If you call me ugly, you have only yourself to blame. I am beautiful in every way'

Anyone who has seen Margaret Cho's concert film I'm the One That I Want knows about the torment the bisexual actress and comic endured over her appearance while doing the ABC sitcom All-American Girl.

She famously starved herself for weeks - network executives thought her face was too round - and suffered kidney failure.

But that was 20 years ago and Cho has come a long way since then when it comes to her self-esteem and self-image.

This week on Facebook, Cho had this very direct message to any detractors when it comes to her physical appearance:

May 30, 2014

'If you call me ugly, you have only yourself to blame. I am beautiful in every way'

Anyone who has seen Margaret Cho's concert film I'm the One That I Want knows about the torment the bisexual actress and comic endured over her appearance while doing the ABC sitcom All-American Girl.

She famously starved herself for weeks - network executives thought her face was too round - and suffered kidney failure.

But that was 20 years ago and Cho has come a long way since then when it comes to her self-esteem and self-image.

This week on Facebook, Cho had this very direct message to any detractors when it comes to her physical appearance:

May 19, 2014

Bryan Singer aside, the comedienne tells GSN 'there is this kind of  phobia is in place that keeps them from being able to identify as  bisexual as readily as women are'

It was a showbiz rarity when director-producer Bryan Singer came out as bisexual in an interview published last week.

It's the kind of public disclosure that bisexual comedienne Margaret Cho tells Gay Star News she would like to see more of.

'I want to see more bisexual men coming out. I know that they are out there, I know they exist.'

May 19, 2014

Bryan Singer aside, the comedienne tells GSN 'there is this kind of  phobia is in place that keeps them from being able to identify as  bisexual as readily as women are'

It was a showbiz rarity when director-producer Bryan Singer came out as bisexual in an interview published last week.

It's the kind of public disclosure that bisexual comedienne Margaret Cho tells Gay Star News she would like to see more of.

'I want to see more bisexual men coming out. I know that they are out there, I know they exist.'

May 12, 2014

Other performers included Margaret Cho, Evan Rachel Wood, Milla Jovovich and Rumer Willis

Linda Perry did it again - and this time she had her old band with her.

The rocker once again spearheaded An Evening With Women - one of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's two biggest annual fundraisers - and raised more than $600,000 for the organization.

Gay Star News attended Saturday's event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where such stars as Perry's wife Sara Gilbert and celebs including Sia, Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Rodriguez and Joely Fisher chowed on vegan food, bid on big ticket live auction items and enjoyed a live concert.

May 12, 2014

Other performers included Margaret Cho, Evan Rachel Wood, Milla Jovovich and Rumer Willis

Linda Perry did it again - and this time she had her old band with her.

The rocker once again spearheaded An Evening With Women - one of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's two biggest annual fundraisers - and raised more than $600,000 for the organization.

Gay Star News attended Saturday's event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where such stars as Perry's wife Sara Gilbert and celebs including Sia, Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Rodriguez and Joely Fisher chowed on vegan food, bid on big ticket live auction items and enjoyed a live concert.

August 9, 2013

'I just don't want to have sex with the same person my whole life. That's just gross'

Margaret Cho has been married to the same man for 10 years but that doesn't mean he's the only person she's having sex with.

'I'm bisexual,' Cho told the ladies of The Real this week. 'I just can't decide. I just want to have sex with everybody.'

While she is able to sleep with other men and women, Cho's husband, artist Al Ridenour, also sleeps with other women.

August 9, 2013

'I just don't want to have sex with the same person my whole life. That's just gross'

Margaret Cho has been married to the same man for 10 years but that doesn't mean he's the only person she's having sex with.

'I'm bisexual,' Cho told the ladies of The Real this week. 'I just can't decide. I just want to have sex with everybody.'

While she is able to sleep with other men and women, Cho's husband, artist Al Ridenour, also sleeps with other women.

July 10, 2013

'Ultimately, I think he’s a good guy, and I think he is suffering'

Comedienne Margaret Cho caught some flack for outing John Travolta in her live act even though the star has never come out as gay or bisexual.

But he's been plagued by gay rumors for decades and in recent years faced a series of sexual harassment lawsuits from various men - none of which have so far been successful in court.

So Cho does not apologize for talking about the star of Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction and his alleged sexuality.

July 10, 2013

'Ultimately, I think he’s a good guy, and I think he is suffering'

Comedienne Margaret Cho caught some flack for outing John Travolta in her live act even though the star has never come out as gay or bisexual.

But he's been plagued by gay rumors for decades and in recent years faced a series of sexual harassment lawsuits from various men - none of which have so far been successful in court.

So Cho does not apologize for talking about the star of Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction and his alleged sexuality.

June 21, 2013

Looking for a statement summer bag, look no further than a parody of Westboro Baptist Church's hateful signs

It’s officially the start of the summer, whether the weather would like to behave like it or not.

So we need to work out what we’re going to carry our swimming wear (or umbrella) in, and we reckon we’ve found the perfect summer accessory.

Parodying the extremely anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church’s ‘God Hates Fags’ signs, the bags have the backing of bisexual comic Margaret Cho.

June 21, 2013

'I don't think John Travolta is in any danger of bullying'

John Travolta has never publicly stated that he is gay - or even bisexual.

But comic Margaret Cho said today that she made jokes about him being gay in her act because of media reports and because she doesn't feel it puts him on any danger.

June 21, 2013

'I don't think John Travolta is in any danger of bullying'

John Travolta has never publicly stated that he is gay - or even bisexual.

But comic Margaret Cho said today that she made jokes about him being gay in her act because of media reports and because she doesn't feel it puts him on any danger.

March 26, 2013

Freezing at Festival Hall, we talk about the films we watched in LLGFF, attending the French Anti Marriage Equality rally.

Freezing at Festival Hall, we talk about the films we watched in LLGFF, attending the French Anti Marriage Equality rally.

Amy does SmithsFest, Margaret Cho cries, and Lucio goes to a vigil for Lucy Meadows.

Plus all the GayStarNews.

March 26, 2013

Freezing at Festival Hall, we talk about the films we watched in LLGFF, attending the French Anti Marriage Equality rally.

Freezing at Festival Hall, we talk about the films we watched in LLGFF, attending the French Anti Marriage Equality rally.

Amy does SmithsFest, Margaret Cho cries, and Lucio goes to a vigil for Lucy Meadows.

Plus all the GayStarNews.

March 22, 2013

Comic was big fan of singer who went on anti-gay rant during concert

Gay icon Margaret Cho had been a longtime fan of Michelle Shocked so she has taken news of the singer's anti-gay rant in San Francisco this week especially hard.

'I cried again when I heard that Michelle Shocked hates gays,' Cho writes in an essay for xojane.com. 'I thought I was safe with her.'

March 22, 2013

Comic was big fan of singer who went on anti-gay rant during concert

Gay icon Margaret Cho had been a longtime fan of Michelle Shocked so she has taken news of the singer's anti-gay rant in San Francisco this week especially hard.

'I cried again when I heard that Michelle Shocked hates gays,' Cho writes in an essay for xojane.com. 'I thought I was safe with her.'

March 21, 2013

The creator of a new film about the iconic relationship between gay men and straight women talks to Gay Star News

What is it that attracts gay men and some straight women into such intense friendships? Is it genetic? Or is it a pheromone? Or do the women have a problem with relationships with straight men?

Gay Star News talks to Monica Davidson, the creator of a new film about the 'fag hag' called Handbag.

Davidson discovered that she is one link in four generations of women in her family who befriend gay men and her film explores these heartwarming friendships and tests out some theories on what is the source of this special relationship.

December 6, 2012

Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow and Janis Ian all nominated in Best Spoken Word Album category

R&B and Hip-Hop singer Frank Ocean may have got the most attention of the openly gay Grammy nominees announced on Thursday (5 November) evening.

But he's not the only LGBT nominee this year.

Gay musician Dave Koz was nominated in the Best Pop Instrumental Album for his Live at the Blue Note Tokyo album and bisexual actress and comedienne Margaret Cho is a nominee in the Best Comedy Album category for Cho Dependent: Live in Concert.

November 27, 2012

Huge parties, gay pride marches, a month-long festival and more

Over 30 years since Australia's largest pride event was met with police batons and prosecutions, Sydney Mardi Gras will return next year for its biggest event yet.

Running between 8 February and 4 March, Sydney Mardi Gras will play host to a wide variety of events and activities, and is expecting guests in their thousands.

Gay Star News, official global news supporter for the event, looks at what will be happening.

November 27, 2012

Huge parties, gay pride marches, a month-long festival and more

Over 30 years since Australia's largest pride event was met with police batons and prosecutions, Sydney Mardi Gras will return next year for its biggest event yet.

Running between 8 February and 4 March, Sydney Mardi Gras will play host to a wide variety of events and activities, and is expecting guests in their thousands.

Gay Star News, official global news supporter for the event, looks at what will be happening.

October 31, 2012

This week the iconic Margaret Cho chats with David Mills backstage about shopping for handbags and bumping into Tracey Emin. 

This week the iconic Margaret Cho chats with David Mills backstage about shopping for handbags and bumping into Tracey Emin.

We hear from gay travel blogger LeBigJay about gay Shanghai, along with all the GayStarNews and it's the last week to enter our competition to win a 2 night stay in a stylish London hotel thanks to World Rainbow Hotels.

Plus Amy gets abuse in Trafalgar Sq and Baylen becomes emotional in the cinema.