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April 25, 2015

The NBA player, who was briefly married to Jenner's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, sent the tweet after Jenner came out as a transwoman

 NBA player Kris Humphries has publicly distanced himself from former father-in-law Bruce Jenner after the former Olympian came out as a transwoman.

Humphries, who was married to Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian for 72 days in 2011, sent a tweet soon after Jenner came out saying: ‘Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou’

The comment drew widespread anger and criticism over Twitter, with many calling him an ‘idiot’ and stating he was dumped by Kardashian, rather than getting out on his own accord.

April 23, 2015

Late actor portrays gay man coming to terms with his sexuality late in life

One of Robin Williams' last roles was that of a gay man finally coming to terms with his sexuality in the film Boulevard.

That independent movie, which had so far only been seen on the film festival circuit, will be released into theaters in North America in July by Starz Digital.

April 22, 2015

'Somebody undergoing a sex change to fully realize themselves is incredibly compelling for me'

Actress Amber Heard, now married to Johnny Depp, came out as bisexual back in 2010.

She's been a staunch advocate for the LGBTI community since which is one of the reasons why she wanted to star in the upcoming film The Danish Girl. In the film, Eddie Redmayne plays an artist famous for getting one of the first known gender-reassignment surgeries.

Heard plays the artist's wife.

April 21, 2015

'What a parent needs to do more than anything is jump in there with love and support. You made 'em. They're a gift from God. Love 'em as they are'

When Kelly Clarkson said in as recent interview that she didn't care if one of her kids turned out to be gay, among those who backed her up publicly with an 'amen!' was Reba McEntire.

McEntire, whose stepson is married to Clarkson, believes parents and grandparents need to be completely accepting.

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.'

April 18, 2015

Close friend Suzanne Somers says: 'They’re married and really happy'

Barry Manilow has yet to comment publicly about his recent wedding to longtime manager Garry Kief but close friend Suzanne Somers has a few things to say about it.

'They’re married and really happy, and I was there when it was announced and they’ve been together for 30 years,' Somers said during an appearance this week on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.

WWHL host Andy Cohen remarked: 'Wow. It’s wild. He never formally came out and said it. It’s something everybody knew. It’s wonderful he’s been with his partner for 30 years.'

April 18, 2015

The actress and mucisian shared the good news after partner Ellie gave birth

Heather Peace’s wife has given birth to their first daughter.

The actress and musician, known for her role as Detective Sergeant Sam Murray in lesbian drama Lip Service and Deputy Headteacher in school-based drama Waterloo Road, announced the birth to her fans over Twitter.

In the tweet, she says: ‘Ellie gave birth to our daughter today at 1.46pm.

‘She’s perfect and we feel so thankful and blessed. Much love H xxx’.

Peace also shared a personal photograph, showing her holding her newborn daughter.

April 17, 2015

Gay couple was victorious in more ways than one

A gay couple who won a legal case against the owners of a Christian guesthouse can now proclaim victory.

A South African court has said LGBTI people cannot be discriminated against in public services.

Neil Coulson and his husband Jonathan Sedgwick had tried to get a room at the Wolseley guesthouse in Cape Town in November 2013.

After they tried to book, they were told by owners Marina and Seth Neethling the establishment was not 'gay friendly'.

April 14, 2015

'If Vladimir Putin can ride shirtless on a horse then I think we can hold hands'

Engaged couple Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson were thrilled to be among the Americans featured in the official video kicking off Hillary Clinton's campaign for president.

But the couple, together since 2008, were not thrilled when they found out they are the reason why the video has been slapped with a warning label in Russia.

Russia's Dozhd TV channel put an age 18 and over label on the video because of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law which makes it illegal to 'promote' homosexuality to anyone under 18.

April 14, 2015

Actor says he would like 'long conversation' with Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Star Trek legend George Takei has slammed Australia's gay marriage laws as 'backwards.'

The longstanding LGBTI activist was in Sydney Monday (13 April) night with his husband Brad to attend the Game of Thrones premiere.

'It’s rather backward, I mean you don’t have marriage equality,' he told the Daily Telegraph.

April 14, 2015

The wife of a young Indian actor says he was recruited by a group of at least eight Government Railway Police officers to pose as a gay man in railway bathrooms so that they could demand money from gay men who feared being outed

India’s Government Railway Police (GRP) Commissioner has ordered an internal inquiry after it was alleged that a group of police officers in Maharashtra state were running a corrupt operation where they shook down gay men for cash with threats of outing them.

According to the allegation railway police officers recruited Ajinkya Shinde, a Marathi speaking aspiring actor, and got him to pose as a gay man in order to entrap gay men using railway station bathrooms.

April 10, 2015

Pop stars, entrepreneurs, film makers, TV celebrities and a current prisoner

From India to Japan and everywhere in between, the LGBTI movement in Asia is gathering pace.

So meet 21 of its greatest heroes.

They’ve written books, made films, founded organizations, fought in the courts and taken on the most challenging work.

Most of all they’ve stood up for their fellow LGBTIs – and often been rewarded only with harassment, persecution and even imprisonment.

But now they are being recognized. They are all nominated for the second Asia LGBT Milestone Awards (ALMAs).

April 9, 2015

But...you told us her name was Lola?

People are still reeling from the shocking news that Barry Manilow is out and married to his longterm partner and manager Garry Kief.

Where were the signs? What about that Mandy? You told us her name was Lola?

But at the age of 71, the singer-songwriter is out of the closet.

While they didn't actually sign any official paperwork, the couple will both wear wedding bands and are 'committed' to one another.

April 8, 2015

Singer, 71, had never publicly acknowledged being gay

Barry Manilow is a married man.

The 71-year-old singer, who had never publicly acknowledged being gay, wed his manager Garry Kief at a surprise ceremony at his Palm Springs home.

The couple had invited between 20-30 guests to a 'lunch' which turned out to be a surprise wedding, People.com reports.

April 8, 2015

Washington woman says $1,001 fine could cost her her home and business

A Christian florist that refused to service a gay wedding has raised nearly $100,000 in donations.

Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers and Gifts in Richland, Washington, turned away a gay couple in 2013 'because of her relationship with Jesus Christ.'

Last month, the 70-year old was found guilty of violating the state's anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws and fined $1,000 plus $1 in court fees.

'It’s about freedom, not money,' she wrote in a letter to the state's attorney general after the ruling.

April 7, 2015

The Runner-Up chronicles his losing bid to become a US congressman

Clay Aiken's squeaky clean image from his long ago American Idol days is nowhere to be seen in The Runner-Up, the four-part documentary series premiering on Tuesday (7 April) about his run for congress.

'The truth is, cutting out the stuff where he doesn’t swear wasn’t an option–he swears all the time,' producer Jonathan Chinn tells Reality Blurred. 'In the case of his potty mouth, that is who he is, and sanitizing it would be disingenuous.'

April 2, 2015

Claims it caused 'irreparable long-term damage'

A British actress raised by two mothers has gone on an attack of gay parents, claiming they are taking a 'chance' on an innocent life.

Hetty Baynes, the former wife of Ken Russell and star of The Casual Vacancy, has used her experience of being raised by two women to attack lesbian broadcaster Mary Portas.

The shop guru, who has a two-year-old son with her wife Melanie Rickey, said for her that 'motherhood is better without men'.

April 2, 2015

Show follow George and Brad Takei as they navigate the perils of the Internet and other facets of modern life

At 77 years young, George Takei remains cutting edge.

Takei took to Facebook on Thursday (2 April) to share with his 8.4 million followers that he and his husband, Brad Takei, have a new comedy web series about to debut.

It's cleverly titled It Takeis Two and the Star Trek icon writes that 'it follows our lives as we navigate the perils of the Internet and other facets of modern life.'

A preview of the show, which premieres on 7 April, has animated opening credits harkening back to such classics 1960s sitcoms as Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie.

March 27, 2015

Two years on, Craig and Glen tell Gay Star News how their hearing/deaf relationship works

It's often said that communication is the key to a relationship.

But what if your partner is deaf?

That is the case for Craig Maslin.

The 22-year-old 'gay geek' joined the dating app Growlr shortly after coming out of his first relationship. After a week of chatting to 'pic-swapping whores,' he started talking to 23-year-old student Glen Fellows.

'His Growlr name was "deaf guy,"' Craig told Gay Star News. 'At the time I thought, "Is he joking? Is he really deaf?"'

March 18, 2015

'What if I don't like the kid? What if it turns out that it's not as cute as I wanted or as talented?'

Ellen DeGeneres said Tuesday she'd like to have kids - but not enough to actually become a parent.

DeGeneres appeared on The Today Show as executive producer of the NBC sitcom One Big Happy about a lesbian who has a child with her straight male best friend.

DeGeneres said of potential parenthood: 'I love kids. But that's such a big commitment. And it seems long-term. It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with.

March 16, 2015

Ricky Martin, Courtney Love, Victoria Beckham and John Barrowman all support

Several celebrities have backed Sir Elton John in his boycott of Dolce and Gabbana after the gay designers said they only believed in 'traditional' families.

Stars including Martina Navratilova, Courtney Love and Ricky Martin are supporting the songwriter, who has two children with his husband David Furnish born through a surrogate.

‘How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic",’ John said.

March 16, 2015

Is this the worst way of trying to calm down a backlash ever?

Gay designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have launched their own campaigns in response to Elton John's boycott of their brand.

The singer-songwriter was outraged after the fashion duo attacked same-sex couples with children, saying they only believed in the 'traditional' family.

'How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic",' John, who has two children with his husband David Furnish born through a surrogate, said.

March 12, 2015

BodyAware offers some more adventurous options for let their underwear do the talking.

Established in 1988 in the small English village of Trowbridge, BodyAware has found a niche in the highly competitive men's underwear market.

We caught up with founders Kristina and David Bonfield to find out why men's underwear is coming over all sexy.

How did you make the move into starting an underwear business?

March 12, 2015

Suffering from ALS, he took a turn for worse just before Julianne Moore won Oscar for performance in their film

Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and co-directed the film Still Alice, died Wednesday (11 March) after a long battle with ALS.

His death at the age of 63 comes less than a month after Julianne Moore won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in the film.

Glatzer (he is at right in photo) is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, with whom he co-wrote and co-directed the film.