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February 14, 2015

The couple said their wedding vows and exchanged rings onboard a Vietjet flight on Valentine's Day, according to an advertorial on a local news website

Lesbian couple Tang Ai Linh and her partner Pham Thi Thanh Phuong celebrated their wedding onboard a Vietjet flight today – Valentine's Day – from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, Thailand.

February 3, 2015

A rare chance to join our award-winning team

We are seeking an experienced journalist to lead on our coverage of family and parenting issues.

This is a part-time, freelance position and you will have the freedom to work from home or from our London office, when you wish.

Gay Star News is a fun, creative workplace where staff (and freelancers) are valued as our most important asset.

February 2, 2015

Actor had been advised against the part of closeted TV reporter in movie In & Out because of tabloid stories that he was gay himself

Tom Selleck didn't let tabloid stories saying he was gay stop him from taking on the role of a gay man in the 1997 film In & Out.

But there were plenty of people who advised the Magnum PI and Blue Bloods star against it.

'I was playing a closeted gay television reporter and a tabloid had said I was gay just a few years earlier,' Selleck says in the current issue of TV Guide.

But after starring in the box office hit Three Men and a Baby and its sequel, Selleck was keen to do another good comedy and In & Out fit the bill.

January 28, 2015

GSN's reporter in Los Angeles

​Los Angeles-based Greg Hernandez has been a US correspondent for Gay Star News since its launch.

He began covering LGBTI news in 2003 as a contributing writer for The Advocate while also working full time as an entertainment reporter for The Daily News of Los Angeles.

January 28, 2015

Grammy nominee opens up about his sometimes painful past

As a kid, singing sensation Sam Smith says he dreamed of being on the cover of Rolling Stone.

His dream comes true when the magazine's next issue hits newsstands on Friday (31 January).

In the article, Smith opens up about some other things that happened as a kid: falling in love with a straight classmate in school and also being bullied for being gay.

January 21, 2015

The Normal Heart, Transparent, Looking and How to Get Away With Murder get nods in crowded TV categories

Oscar best picture nominee The Imitation Game will compete against Love is Strange, Pride, The Skeleton Twins and Tammy for Outstanding Film (wide release) at this year's GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards, now in their 26th year, recognize and honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.

GLAAD announced 104 nominees Wednesday (21 January) in 21 English-language categories, and 40 Spanish-language nominees in 10 categories.

January 9, 2015

City's fire chief was sacked for writing a book equating gay sex to bestiality

Conservative radio host Erick Erickson has compared the killing of 12 French journalists for publishing cartoons of Mohammed to the sacking of Atlanta's fire chief.

Kelvin Cochran was ousted Tuesday (6 January) for distributing a self-published book that equated gay sex with bestiality.

'In light of the events, we've got to talk about the terrorism situation,' Erickson said Wednesday (7 January) to open his eponymous radio show on Atlanta-based WBS station.

'The terrorists were offended by a publication,' he said.

January 8, 2015

'If he’s a Democrat, he’s gay.  If he’s a Republican, he’s in the closet'

Gay comic Mario Cantone is full of opinions this week.

One day he says Bruce Jenner is morphing into a 'lumberjack lesbian' and now he's calling out Republican Congressman Aaron Schock as gay because of his buff body.

December 16, 2014

Coincides with travel-themed issue from gay men's magazine

Attitude magazine has been confirmed as a special guest at the Gay Star Travel Expo in January 2015.

The trailblazing gay men's magazine will be bringing along special goodie bags for guests at the show, containing their new travel-themed issue as well as the second edition of its Love and Marriage special.

The magazine will also be providing fun and frolics for its readers with an Attitude-branded photobooth.

December 15, 2014

See the best photos of the event inside

Hundreds of people on Saturday (13 December) celebrated sexual and gender diversity in Ho Chi Minh City.

About 1,000 LGBTI individuals and their allies gathered at the Labor Culture Palace in Saigon district for the Embrace Diversity Festival.

The annual event is organized by the ICS Center with the support of the Canadian embassy and also honors individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the community in the last year.

November 29, 2014

The parents of Sergio David Urrego Reyes collected his award, the teen killed himself at 16 after being the victim of bullying from the heads of the school

The parents of a gay teenager who took his own life received the honorary high school diploma their son will never see.

Sergio David Urrego Reyes took his own life in August this year, because he could not stand anymore homophobic bullying at school. But, it was not his fellow students who drove him to this fate, but the directors of the school.

November 14, 2014

Gayway posted explicit images to solicit clients for its erotic massage parlour

Taiwanese police have seized a website that billed itself as ‘Asia’s largest gay lifestyle information network’ for 'distributing obscene material.'

Taipei City Police Department said it shut down Gayway on Tuesday (9 November) after receiving reports that the website contained pornographic images.

The Criminal Investigation Division traced the site’s IP address to a studio on Zhongxiao West Road in Taipei, owned by a 40-year-man surnamed Wang who also operated a gay erotic massage parlour there.

October 7, 2014

Hundreds have slammed the Courier Mail's sensationalist reporting of a transgender woman's murder

A newspaper's sensational reporting of a transgender woman's murder has sparked outrage in Australia.

Mayang Prasetyo from Indonesia was killed and cooked by her boyfriend at their apartment in Brisbane.

News Corp's Courier Mail ran the headline 'Monster Chef and the She-Male' on its front page and 'Ladyboy and the Butcher' inside.

September 8, 2014

'I desperately wanted to because I loved her - but I couldn't go because I can't walk'

Joan Rivers' funeral on Sunday (7 September) in New York City was a star-studded affair but one star who was surprisingly not in attendance was Liza Minnelli.

The two showbiz icons, both huge favorites of the gay community, had been longtime friends and only a broken back could keep Minnelli from the service.

September 4, 2014

Before a film about her military past and future hopes airs on CNN, ‘warrior princess’ Kristin Beck will be answering questions on the social media network Reditt

CNN films is premiering today (4 September) a film about Kristin Beck, a trans former Navy SEAL who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and elsewhere.

The film titled Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story follows her personal journey from childhood through to her military career, marriage and coming out and will broadcast at 9 pm Eastern time.

May 8, 2014

QX magazine celebrates 1000 weeks of covers. Which is your favorite?

One of the UK’s biggest and most popular gay weekly magazines celebrated 1000 covers this month.

Available digitally from London to Brighton, Manchester to Birmingham, QX serves up a weekly dose of gay parties, homo trends, social issues, shows, gifts and of course, men.

Londoners, we’ve all been there: Drinking with friends, making side-eyes at passersby as we stir with our straws, and then someone points out how great (hopefully) you look photographed in QX.

May 7, 2014

'Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever'

Neil Patrick Harris, currently the toast of Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has taken it all off for the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Harris is wearing nothing but a bow tie but a strategically-place top hat covers his most private bits.

The photo reveals an already slim actor who has lost even more weight for his Tony nominated role as a transsexual German glam rocker.

March 28, 2014

Facebook post by Dave Elliott of WLOX in Biloxi goes viral - he thinks gays 'have been in the news too much lately'

An anchorman at a television station in Biloxi, Mississippi, took to Facebook this week to suggest that the LGBTI community go on 'gaycation.'

Dave Elliott of WLOX-TV wrote: 'I'm all for the LGBT community's ongoing fight for equality. I support their fight in every way. But it seems like they've been in the news too much lately. Maybe they should take a short break. Go on gaycation just for the weekend. Enjoy yourselves!'

March 27, 2014

Marcus Juhlin says he's gone public for others out there who feel like they don't fit in

College football star Michael Sam, poised to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League, is already inspiring others with his courage.

Marcus Juhlin, a well-known American Football player in Sweden, says it is Sam's openness that led to his decision to come out as gay.

The 22-year-old Juhlin has told his story QX, the biggest LGBT magazine in Sweden, in a cover story.

January 31, 2014

Gay athlete and Willie Robertson were seated less than 20 feet from each other but 'they were moving him from one Republican to another Republican'

One of the most famous openly gay athletes in the US sat less 20 feet away from the son of one of the most famous anti-gay reality TV personalities in the country during this week's State of the Union address.

But Jason Collins, an NBA veteran, and Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame did not get a chance to exchange any words.

'We passed each other in the hall and that was about it,' Collins tells TMZ. 'They were moving him from one Republican to another Republican [for photos].'

January 30, 2014

Itay Hod believes closeted politicians with anti-gay voting records should be outed: 'I made it very clear as to who I was talking about'

Itay Hod was already not a fan of Aaron Schock, a Republican congressman from Illinois who has toed the party line and consistently voted against pro-LGBT legislation.

But the openly gay freelance journalist, who worked for CBS News for several years, reached his boiling point earlier this month when he heard a story about Schock from a friend, a fellow reporter.

December 17, 2013

'I just feel that you just rise above it ... You can't believe anything you read'

With roles on stage television and in film, Cheyenne Jackson has long been one of the busier openly gay performers in show business.

But until this year, the actor best known for Xanadu on Broadway and 30 Rock on television had not had to deal with headlines about his personal life in tabloids and online sites.

The official announcement of his split from husband Monte Lapka after less than two years of marriage and a decade together was preceded by reports of a younger boyfriend. (He has since confirmed he is dating actor Jason Landau)

November 25, 2013

Because there is no law against mailing coal to legislators, police will not investigate to discover who sent the early Christmas gifts to Hawaii politicians who did not vote for the marriage equality bill

An anonymous mailer sent lumps of coal to the Hawaii lawmakers who did not vote for gay marriage.

Nineteen lawmakers received a black box with with green tissue paper. Inside was a red pouch, with the coal and the following typed note:

'You left a piece of your heart at the State Building when you voted on SB-1,' the note said, according to the Huffington Post.

August 23, 2013

Gay Star News chats to the British singer-songwriter about everything from loving lesbian love on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, growing up and learning life lessons from Finding Nemo

Kate Nash is honest, refreshingly so.

While the British singer-songwriter is responsible for many chart hits like ‘Foundations’, she is down-to-earth, funny and incredibly passionate.

Much like her music, the 26-year-old has what she describes as a 'nothing-to-lose attitude'.

In our interview, she does not hold back from talking about private schoolboy politicians, being dropped from her label, and learning life lessons from Finding Nemo.