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February 3, 2014

The men from OutdoorLads take a walk on the wild side along one of England's most scenic coastlines

I’m a sucker for a sexy headline.

So when I saw the ‘Jurassic Coast’ weekend advertised on I signed up straight away. I’m no dinosaur fanatic, but giving southwest England's Dorset Coast a prehistoric flair did it for me.

February 2, 2014

On New Year's Eve, staff discovered a carpeted stairwell in Neighbours nightclub doused with gasoline and set ablaze

A suspect has been arrested for the New Year's Even arson attack of Neighbours nightclub, one of Seattle's most popular gay bars.

Musab Masmari was on his way to the airport when police took him into custody.

According to King, the suspect was interviewed by detectives then booked for investigation of arson. The bar released a surveillance video that police claim shows the suspect entering the club.

January 24, 2014

David Hanson's impersonation of Sushi the drag queen at the Gay Star Beach Party won him a tour for two around Florida's Key West and accommodations in the Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina Resort

Every New Year's Eve in Key West, Sushi the drag queen dons a fabulous gown, one she's been preparing all year, as she settles into a life-size, glittery red high heel.

The drag queen version of the Times Square midnight ball drop, Sushi is lowered from the top floor of the Bourbon Street Pub as the crowd below counts down to the New Year. At midnight, Sushi kicks off the celebrations by popping a bottle of champagne all over the revelers.

January 16, 2014

For the ultimate open-air driving experience, look at these 9 hot drop-tops for your next road trip, cruise session or trip to the market

Nothing attracts attention on the road like a convertible, and with the selection of redesigned beauties hitting the pavement since last year, auto enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about.

If you’re an introvert, these may not be the cars for you.

Whether you lease, own or will be renting a car while on holiday, it also helps to know what's out there and what best suits your needs (and aesthetics).

January 7, 2014

Jeremy Joseph’s London Marathon won’t just raise money, but also awareness of the importance of HIV testing with a unique challenge

A new year and I have started my Virgin Money London Marathon training. Sunday marked 14 weeks to go. That’s 14 weeks to get myself ready to complete my fifth consecutive 26 mile run across the streets of London.

Although this is my fifth marathon, you can never be complacent that you can still achieve it. Running long distances can take toll on your legs over time.

January 7, 2014

Peter Maxwell Davies was honored as one of the Queen's Companions in the New Year Honours list

The openly gay composer to Queen Elizabeth II has opened up about being told he only had six weeks left to live after being diagnosed with leukemia.  

Peter Maxwell Davies, who was honored as a Companion in the New Year’s Honours, is reflecting on his 10 year career as the Queen’s Master of Music.

In an interview with The Times, he said: ‘I’d been feeling unwell for a while and actually passed out on the Tube,

January 5, 2014

Sunny Key West is offering one Gay Star Beach Party guest a four-night stay in a luxury Florida Keys hotel. Hop into the iconic six-foot high-heel, snap a selfie and enter to win

Florida’s iconic red pump is making a London debut at the Gay Star Beach Party & LGBTI Travel Show, held 18 and 19 January from 12pm to 5pm.

Offering Gay Star Beach Party guests the chance to win a four-night stay in a Florida Keys luxury hotel, the Key West Tourism Board is shipping the iconic life-size pump used in the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

January 4, 2014

The Cockney actor told bigots 'where to put their opinions'

Cockney actor Danny Dyer has taken a stand against the homophobic reaction of a recent Eastenders storyline.


The Football Factory actor, who recently joined the British soap opera, found himself at the end of a barrage of hateful messages on Twitter following an emotional scene on last night's episode (3 January).


January 4, 2014

LGBT rights groups to file a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission of India as local police refuses to investigate the incident

It was a New Year vacation gone horribly bad for Delhi-based transgender activist Rudrani Chettri and her two friends. On New Year’s Eve, the trio were in Shimla, a popular hill station destination in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, when Chettri was allegedly approached by a beat constable – a low ranking police officer – who tried to molest her. When she objected and resisted, she was beaten up by the officer as were her two friends who had tried to intervene. Her injuries are not known to be serious.

January 3, 2014

Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks publicly acknowledges her sexual orientation for the first time, becoming the country’s first openly lesbian prime minister

Germany’s Environment Minister has come out as a lesbian.

While some maintain Barbara Hendrick’s sexuality was an ‘open secret,’ the 61-year-old minister officially came out in a recent interview with Rheinische Post.

When asked what she had planned for New Year’s Eve, Hendrick revealed she would be celebrating with her partner in Berlin.

January 2, 2014

Willie and Korie Robertson, stars of the reality show Duck Dynasty, appear on Fox News on New Year's Eve

Two stars from the reality show Duck Dynasty went on Fox News to say the Robertson family is ready to move on from the media firestorm started by clan patriarch, Phil Robertson.

Willie and Korie Robertson, two stars of the A&E Network program, were guests on All American New Year, a Fox News' New Year's Eve special.

January 2, 2014

Seattle Police are investigating after someone doused a stairwell with gasoline and ignited it in one of the city’s most popular gay nightclubs just after midnight on New Year’s Eve, forcing patrons to evacuate the building

Seattle Police are hunting a suspected arsonist after a fire was lit in one of the city’s most popular gay bars on New Year’s Eve.

More than 750 people were forced to flee into a nearby ally after staff discovered a carpeted stairwell in Neighbours nightclub had been doused with gasoline and set ablaze.

People began smelling gasoline in the building just after midnight and staff set off a fire alarm.

Luckily no one was hurt and the fire was put out using a combination of fire extinguishers and overhead sprinklers.

January 1, 2014

Start saving and plan your year’s travel around these rising stars. We've chosen one party a month from Iceland to São Paolo, Puerto Vallarta to Tignes

2014 is full of LGBTI events, cruises and festivals for every palate and budget.

From Brazil's popular São Paulo pride where the country seems to descend on the city, to sharing a plot of Nevada dessert with the Glamcocks at Burning Man, Gay Star Travel looks at events for gays, lesbians and fans.

Consider these festivals and parties as you plan your travel adventures for 2014.

December 31, 2013

A 17-year-old boy is hoping one of the largest youth organizations in the US will allow LGBTI adults to become scout leaders

On New Year’s Day, one of the largest youth organizations in the United States will finally open its doors to openly gay members.

Scout Pascal Tessier, 17, will be one of the first to break down the barriers.

The Maryland state teen has said he has always felt ‘not good enough’ to be in the Boy Scouts.

‘You’re openly gay and that’s never going to happen and because you’re gay, you’re not good enough,’ Tessier explained.

December 29, 2013

In a Facebook post Robin Roberts, the host of Good Morning America, mentions her long-term partner Amber Laign

In a Facebook post describing her gratitude for 2013 Robin Roberts, the long serving host of  news show Good Morning America, mentioned her female partner.

December 26, 2013

Whether you’re after eye candy or inspiring representations of same-sex couples, these calendars are a mix of the steamiest, cutest and most fun for next year

To keep track of our increasingly hectic and electronic lives in the New Year, we’ve put together a list of the best wall calendars for 2014.

What makes them the best?

Is it the the charitable causes, like HIV prevention and combatting transphobia, some calendar producers are encouraging you to support?

Or could it be the fact that some models are straight people in support of the LGBTI community?

Perhaps it's the rippling, sinewy muscles and homoerotic undertones of some calendars that makes them worthy of our attention.

December 24, 2013

Australian Marriage Equality are targeting from cabinet and shadow ministers to rank members in 201

Same-sex marriage advocates in Australia have drawn up a list of about 70 federal politicians, who they are hoping to sway on the issue of marriage equality in the new year.

October 7, 2013

Gay Star News is thrilled to launch its dedicated travel ‘mini site’today (8 October 2013) to become the market leader for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travel content

Gay Star Travel, supported by global currency experts Moneycorp, will have a dedicated travel editor working with contributors from around the globe to bring you the latest travel news, events, features and more.

The launch of Gay Star Travel comes ahead of London’s first ever LGBT travel show.

October 1, 2013

The biggest city in Massachusetts is centrally located, making it easy to visit other New England states

Despite manic warnings from some in the Fox News chattering class, the Christmas season is alive and well in the US.

From Thanksgiving, an American holiday celebrating the secret joy of gluttony, to New Year's Day, the country is awash in all forms of Jesus' birthday celebrations.

September 30, 2013

A peaceful getaway often overlooked by international tourists, 'Floripa' is the secret destination Brazilians flock to for caipirinhas, oysters and island fun

'Floripa' offers a break from the city and crowds of Rio in a safe, chilled out European region of Brazil.

The denizens of São Paulo have been spending summers on the wide open beaches of Florianópolis their entire lives.

Overnighting is easy in a beachside pousada (a small B&B/ independent hotel). Or better yet, save money by renting a small lagoon side house with friends on Lagoa da Conceicao. The hotel rates tend to be highest during the popular Christmas/New Year’s season when the city is taken over by Brazilians from both Porte Alegre and Curitiba.

March 27, 2013

CNN star also reportedly being considered as replacement for Matt Lauer on The Today Show

With Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show ending soon, the CNN star has some intriguing possible gigs including a show with pal Kathy Griffin and becoming host of NBC's The Today Show.

Deadline is reporting that Cooper and Griffin, who have co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage for at least six years, filmed a pilot this week at CNN studios in New York.

Details are sketchy but it was filmed in front of a live audience that included new CNN boss Jeff Zucker.

February 18, 2013

Michael Salter, chair of new organizers London LGBT+ Community Pride, explains why the London event will stand or fall on your involvement

London LGBT+ Community Pride is the new Community Interest Company that’s been entrusted with managing Pride in London from this year until 2017. And we have a simple message to start with: if you want pride to continue, you need to get involved. It’s that simple – we need people to commit time, energy and money because we’re trying to organize in five months an event that normally takes a year!

February 14, 2013

As more countries vote in favor of same-sex marriage, we asked our readers to tell us their most romantic stories

Valentine’s Day. For some people it’s a day of beautiful, romantic gestures, and for others a day of sickly sweet clichés that could make you diabetic.

But it doesn't matter whether you're in a relationship or you're single, remembering those special moments are guaranteed to make you smile.

So we asked GSN readers and our global team what their most romantic moments were, and the results have melted our hearts.

My story? While I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, I will always remember my New Year’s Eve with my boyfriend of two years.

January 12, 2013

GSN previews some of the highlights we can expect when Berlin Fashion Week presents AW13

Keeping up with the all the latest trends in style and fashion can be difficult.

As the world recovers from the normal excesses of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, clothing retailers swing quickly into ‘Sale!’ mode in order to clear out the end of the season’s stock in ready for the shipments of what everyone will be wearing in the months to come.