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April 27, 2015

Openly gay singer reveals he's slept with a woman: 'It felt great'

Adam Lambert has revealed that he’s had sex with a number of Hollywood stars who are in the closet.

The openly gay singer blamed Tinseltown's macho culture for preventing his lovers from expressing their true sexuality in public.

‘I’ve been with a few of them,' he told Glamour magazine.

'Whether it’s music or acting, you’ve got to remember that those industries are primarily run by men, so maybe it’s about that.

‘But with women being the primary movie-goers and record-buyers, surely it shouldn’t matter so much?’

April 27, 2015

'We’ve invited selected Japanese guests and media to our same-sex wedding so that Japan can see the UK’s policy of diversity and inclusion'

Two gay employees of the British Embassy in Tokyo got married Friday (24 April) in the hopes of teaching Japan about UK-style 'diversity and inclusion.'

Diplomat Tim Johnson, 51, and staffer Ryan Parkins, 40, became the fifth same-sex couple to tie the knot at the embassy since June 2014, when gay Brits were first allowed to register their marriages at diplomatic post in 24 countries.

But it was the first time the embassy hosted a wedding for its own staff.

'Each country must develop its LGBT policies at their own pace,' the pair said in a statement.

April 27, 2015

Says anti-gay TV preacher: 'He didn't know what he was dealing with'

A woman whose husband of 11 years confessed to cheating in her with a male member of their church isn't sure if she should forgive him or not.

So, she wrote in to 84-year-old Pat Robertson who is one of the most outspoken anti-gay preachers in the US.

But Robertson, speaking on his The 700 Club television program on Monday (27 April) told the woman that 'of course' she should forgive her husband and stay in the marriage.

April 27, 2015

So adorable

Do you need to know how to explain to kids how two women can have a baby?

Well, have no fear, because seven-year-old Sophia has the explanation for you.

Not only that, she has some pretty awesome drawings as well.

'A girl has an egg and a boy has sperm. So, they do something which is called... "they do something",' she says in the video.

'So they call this guy at this place called a sperm donor! And then they ask for sperm and then he gives it to them and then they say thank you.'

So adorable.

Watch it below:

April 27, 2015

Pride festival is extended by two days amid surge in interest in LGBTI issues

Some 3,000 LGBTI people and their allies Sunday (26 April) afternoon marched in Tokyo Rainbow Pride amid calls for Japan to legalize gay marriage.

The crowd, many waving rainbow flags and dressed as geishas, paraded through the capital's entertainment and shopping district Shibuya.

Last month, the ward become the first local government in the conservative country to issue legally non-binding certificates recognizing gay partnerships as 'equivalent to marriage.'

April 27, 2015

#HerNameWasRachel

A young trans woman has killed herself after being attacked online.

Rachel Bryk, 23, jumped off the George Washington Bridge, the bridge between New York and New Jersey, on Thursday night (23 April)

An eyewitness is believed to have seen the young woman leave her purse on the bridge and jump off into the Hudson River.

Bryk's body has still not been recovered. A funeral will be planned when her body is found.

Her shocked mother Lisa Bryk, from New Jersey, found out on Friday morning.

April 25, 2015

'I've been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life'

Olympic champion turned reality show star Bruce Jenner confirmed on Friday (24 April) plans to transition to female.

'For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,' Jenner told Diane Sawyer minutes into a highly-anticipated interview on ABC.

April 24, 2015

Olympic champion turned reality TV star talks about his 'journey' with Diane Sawyer in interview tonight

The day for the airing of Bruce Jenner's highly-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer has finally arrived.

'It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster but somehow I’m going to get through it,' Jenner says in the latest in a series of promos. 'I want to know how this story ends…you know… how does my story end?'

Sawyer appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and The View Friday to hype the two-hour special during which Jenner is expected his to publicly disclose that he is transitioning to female.

April 24, 2015

New album should be out this summer

Frank Ocean has officially changed his legal name...to Frank Ocean.

Born Christopher Edwin Breaux, the 27-year-old's transformation from closeted Odd Future singer to enigmatic but open about his sexuality R&B star is now complete.

According to TMZ, the Pyramids singer filed for the name change back in March.

But due to some outstanding legal issues, mainly to do with his drivers license, the court put the brakes on the process.

It's now gone through, so he can be addressed both on and off stage by Frank Ocean.

April 24, 2015

Police say attack is not a hate crime, 'just a fight amongst kids’

A gay school student was slashed on the face with a screwdriver while his principal watched.

Timothy Jefferson, 16, and another gay student were called anti-gay slurs and assaulted in a pre-meditated attack at Carver High School on Monday (April).

'My face is messed up some,' he told WXIA TV.

'There was like 30 people out there that we was fighting because he's gay. And I'm gay.'

April 24, 2015

Mama June: 'It's open season. I will keep ALL my options open'

The older sister of reality TV star Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Shannon has come out as bisexual and in the process outed her mother as bisexual as well.

'She is gay, too! June is gay, too!' 15-year-old Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon said of Mama June during an interview with Inside Edition.

June 'Mama June' Shannon chimed in to correct her daughter: 'Bisexual.'

'I'm not going to lie, I played in the minors but never went pro,' she added.

April 24, 2015

British boyfriend: 'When people complain about immigration, this is not someone you need to worry about'

A Jamaican bisexual asylum seeker could be deported at any moment after being detained by the UK government today (24 April).

Orashia Edwards, 32, was ruled to be lying about his sexuality in the final judgment of his asylum case earlier this month.

This is in despite of a man in the UK saying he has been in a relationship with Edwards for the past two years and his entire family being British citizens. Two specialists living in Jamaica have also written on Edwards' behalf to the UK, saying it is not safe for him to return.

April 23, 2015

'I think it's important for us to stand up for people and to have each other's back'

Vanessa Hudgens says she 'doesn't see people as gay or straight.'

But when it comes to how other people perceive gay people, the High School Musical alum does not always like what she sees.

'People can be very close-minded and I think it's not right. I don't think it's fair,' Hudgens, 26, tells GLAAD in an interview this week for its All Access video series.

April 23, 2015

But who is his replacement?

Gay dancer Robin Windsor will not be returning to this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The fan favorite, who was ruled out of the last series after undergoing back surgery, confirmed he will not appear on the upcoming BBC One series.

'Sadly I will not be returning to @bbcstrictly this year,' he tweeted. 'I have had a fantastic five years and wish everyone the best of luck!'

The BBC confirmed the professional dance line-up for the 13th series, but made no mention of Windsor's departure.

April 23, 2015

'These employees intentionally tried to make me sick'

A gay man has said he was called a 'faggot' by a MacDonald's employee, then given a 'completely raw burger seeping with blood.'

Luis Hernandez, 24, went to a branch of the fast food chain in Puyallup, Washington state around 3.35pm on Sunday (19 April).

The student said as he was ordering, he could hear the manager 'scolding and humiliating' an employee.

'I found that to be completely disrespectful and unprofessional and decided to voice my opinion to the employee that was taking my order,' he told Gay Star News.

April 23, 2015

Girlfriend also tries to kill herself

An Indian actress has commited suicide due to social pressure caused by her lesbian relationship with another actress.

Disha Ganguly, 23, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her home in Kolkata, Bengal state on 9 April.

No suicide note was found but police recovered her phone and diary.

April 23, 2015

Male students dress up in women’s clothing, 'act gay' and sell kisses

A Japanese university has scrapped a 20-year-old event that mocks transgender women and gay men.

Gei Bar was an annual fundraising event at the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki prefecture, where male students dress up in women’s clothing, 'act gay' and sell kisses.

But the November event was canceled after the school received 10 complaints from LGBTI individuals and groups.

Cross-dressing men are a staple of Japanese entertainment but have been criticized as insensitive to LGBTI people.

April 23, 2015

Rooftop bar manager on club tips, culture and getting away from the madness

Ibiza is a little different from Dumfries, the town where 25-year-old Scott Dempster is from.

When he originally came to the Spanish island at the age of 17, it was the typical go out in San Antonio with friends and go crazy.

But then when he returned the next year, he saw the other side of Ibiza - the beautiful side.

The following year after that, he was calling Ibiza home.

Now 25, he manages the rooftop bar of Hotel Es Vivé, one of Ibiza's hottest spots for chilled out drinks and stunning views.

April 22, 2015

'I was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none'

Andreja Pejic has made history by becoming the first transgender model to be profiled in US Vogue.

The May edition of the magazine features a four-page photo shoot and interview with the 23-year-old, who took to Instagram to share her excit ement.

April 22, 2015

Hypocrisy is also a sin, by the way

It turns out a Baptist pastor, who considers trans people to be sex offenders, is a violent rapist himself.

Acra Lee Turner, 60, is part of a group calling for a repeal of Eureka Springs, Arkansas' Ordinance 2223, which protects LGBTI people from discrimination.

He claims gay, and especially trans people, are dangerous pedophiles, violent rapists and 'sex offenders'.

April 22, 2015

'I wish Jenner happiness and an authentic life'

Jeffrey Tambor has some supportive words for Bruce Jenner who later this week is presumably going to confirm a transition to female in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

Tambor was asked about Jenner because he plays a transgender female in the series Transparent. His character has three adult children and transitions at the age of 70. Jenner is 65 and has six children in addition to four Kardashian stepchildren.

'I wish Jenner happiness and an authentic life,' Tambor said recently while accepting the Point Foundation Courage Award in New York.

April 21, 2015

The furniture giant has been criticized by gay rights groups for supporting an evangelical, family-oriented illusion show starring a pastor who has been vocal in his condemnation of LGBT people

Following our news story on the weekend about IKEA Singapore promoting a family-oriented evangelistic magic show by an anti-gay pastor, the owners of the Singapore stores have issued a statement re-iterating their backing of the show.

IKEA Singapore is supporting and promoting the Vision magic show by Lawrence Khong.

April 21, 2015

'I cannot take this pressure'

India's entrant to Mr Gay World (MGW) has withdrawn from the competition and gone into hiding after his family received threats.

Alarm bells were raised Sunday (19 April) when Thahir Mohammed Sayyed, 28, and his family could not be found at their home in Kochi and Kottayam, and all references to MGW were deleted from his Facebook page.

His nomination sparked outrage among the region's close-knit Muslim community last week when the MGW poster was released on social media.

April 21, 2015

Incident took place more than three decades before Tomlin publicly acknowledged being a lesbian

In the early 1970s, Lily Tomlin guested on NBC's The Tonight Show when host Johnny Carson asked her the question.

It wasn't 'Are you gay?' But it might as well have been.

Carson asked Tomlin, then one of the stars of TV's Laugh In, about being single without children.

When Tomlin answered that she wasn't interested in having kids, she remembers the audience became 'deathly still.'