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March 4, 2014

An open-air jeep takes you to the Palm Spring domiciles of your favorite gay icons, from the steps of Liberace’s estates to Cher’s former getaway palace

Unless you’re comedian Kathy Griffin, chances are slim Cher’s going to invite to into her house to raid her wig closet.

However, Palm Springs tour guides are giving travelers the ultimate tease with the Gay Icons Tour, a historical journey on an open-air Jeep where you are led to the desert homes of you favorite gay idols.

Old Hollywood glamour had a strong hand in shaping Palms Springs thanks to Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland and more Tinsel-Town divas who made their home in the desert city.

February 27, 2014

The capital of the Netherlands caters to all tastes, from the educational to the hedonistic

I wanted to get a taste for Amsterdam's wild side, so naturally the first thing I did was visit the red light district.

I went down a cramped alleyway and found a little bar with flashing arrow lights and went in. After paying a few euros to a towering bouncer, I timidly walked down the stairs into what looked like a dungeon. Once turning the corner I was pleasantly surprised to see a very rammed and lit-up bar, run by naked girls.

I could not complain. They were dressed in nothing but impressively high stilettos, strutting up and down the bar.

September 12, 2013

A man defending his partner from homophobic abuse has been attacked in Johannesburg.

A cross-dressing gay man was beaten defending his boyfriend in Johannesburg, South Africa last Sunday (8 September).

Gerald Pereira was beaten by a passing group of anti-gay thugs after defending his partner Stephen Annadale from anti-gay slurs.

Dressed as Marilyn Monroe and in an Afro wig the couple had just come from a cross-dressing themed party at nearby Capitol venue.

‘Why are you wearing a dress?’ the group taunted Pereira and Annadale, going on to call them a ‘bunch of fags.’

September 12, 2013

A man defending his partner from homophobic abuse has been attacked in Johannesburg.

A cross-dressing gay man was beaten defending his boyfriend in Johannesburg, South Africa last Sunday (8 September).

Gerald Pereira was beaten by a passing group of anti-gay thugs after defending his partner Stephen Annadale from anti-gay slurs.

Dressed as Marilyn Monroe and in an Afro wig the couple had just come from a cross-dressing themed party at nearby Capitol venue.

‘Why are you wearing a dress?’ the group taunted Pereira and Annadale, going on to call them a ‘bunch of fags.’

January 26, 2013

Stars like Julia Roberts, Colin Farrell, Pink and wife Portia de Rossi have been past surprises

The forever young Ellen DeGeneres turns 55 on Saturday (26 January) and celebrated the occasion on her daytime show today with special guests Katy Perry and Jude Law.

To get us in a pre-celebration mood, Ellen shared highlights from her on-air birthday parties from the past 10 years on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

They have included surprise appearances from the likes of Julia Roberts, Colin Farrell and Pink as well as wife Portia de Rossi performing Happy Birthday as Marilyn Monroe in a funny parody of Monroe singing to John F. Kennedy when he was president.

January 7, 2013

'I love her as deeply as I love almost anyone. But we don’t do it'

When Michelle Williams attended last year's Academy Awards as a best actress nominee for My Week With Marilyn, her 'date' for the evening was her former Dawson's Creek co-star Busy Phillips.

In fact, Phillips was seen with Williams so much throughout awards season that some began speculating about whether or not the two women were more than friends.

July 31, 2012

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus member Stephen Tucker argues you shouldn’t take rash decisions when your relationship faces a rocky patch

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has now existed for seven years and that prompted us to consider the ‘Seven Year Itch’ as a storyline for our latest summer show.

July 22, 2012

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate sex symbol, we examine evidence that her marriages really concealed her true lesbian sexuality

Marilyn Monroe, considered by many as the world’s female sex symbol may not have been the man-eating femme fatale, rather the world’s most gorgeous lipstick lesbian.

With next month marking the 50th anniversary of her death it is surprising that there are still some aspects of her life that usually remain hidden.

Perhaps the most iconic modern image of female sensuality, reproduced time and time again, was of Monroe in a white halter neck dress blowing up as she stands over a grate above the New York subway on the set of her film The Seven Year Itch.

July 22, 2012

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate sex symbol, we examine evidence that her marriages really concealed her true lesbian sexuality

Marilyn Monroe, considered by many as the world’s female sex symbol may not have been the man-eating femme fatale, rather the world’s most gorgeous lipstick lesbian.

With next month marking the 50th anniversary of her death it is surprising that there are still some aspects of her life that usually remain hidden.

Perhaps the most iconic modern image of female sensuality, reproduced time and time again, was of Monroe in a white halter neck dress blowing up as she stands over a grate above the New York subway on the set of her film The Seven Year Itch.

March 23, 2012

Exec. Producer Neil Meron tells Gays Star News: 'We fully embrace all that goes on in the theater'

NBC has renewed the musical series Smash, which tells the backstage story of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Thursday (22 March).

The show benefits by airing Monday nights following ratings powerhouse The Voice but the network's early renewal is a strong vote of confidence in the show.