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June 23, 2015

In Boulevard, late actor plays man who finally comes to terms with who he is at the age of 60

Robin Williams will get a final big screen bow when the drama Boulevard hits theaters in the US on 10 July.

In the film, Williams' extremely repressed gay character is a longtime bank employee who begins an unsettling relationship with a young hustler (Roberto Aguire).

This causes his safe existence with his wife (Kathy Baker) to be rocked to its foundation.

A new clip released this week is set in an upscale restaurant where the banker has taken the hustler and he's forced to do some quick thinking when he runs into a client.

June 22, 2015

'So much love and support! Love my family!'

Caitlyn Jenner celebrated Father's Day on Sunday (21 June) by going off-roading with her six children and four step-children.

Jenner, who revealed herself as the female Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this month, posted a photo of herself on social with part of the group. This included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with their daughter North, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Brandon Jenner and his wife Leah, Burt Jenner, and Casey Jenner.

June 18, 2015

'We sure hope there won’t be any backing out on their behalf'

More than 160,000 people have RSVP'd to a massive party the day a Christian couple divorces if gay marriage is legalized in Australia.

Nick and Sarah Jensen have been married for ten years but said they would dissolve their marriage 'as a matter of conscience.'

'Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God,' Nick wrote in a op-ed published by the Canberra CityNews last week.

June 18, 2015

Victim suffered a fractured nose, black eye, lacerations, scrapes and a shoulder injury

A Texas oil executive has been arrested for punching unconscious a gay man he called a ‘faggot’ moments before.

Anthony Fera, president of Houston-based MidStar Energy, was charged with misdemeanor assault with injuries for the 18 April attack. 

William Smith, 47, and his husband, Paul Von Wupperfield, were walking down a street in Austin at around 10.25pm when Fera, 51, barreled out of a parking lot and almost hit them.

'You nearly hit us!' Smith shouted.

To which Fera responded, 'Fuck you, faggot.'

June 16, 2015

'Before her transition she was bullied. After her transition she was bullied'

The family of a transgender woman has said the school she taught at ignored the bullying that led to her suicide.

Karis Anne Ross, 37, took her life in November 2014 after enduring 10 years of bullying from her colleagues at Milwaukee German Immersion School in Wisconsin.

'There were people named,' her mother Jill Greinke told CBS 58 TV station.

June 15, 2015

'It was homophobia. I don’t want to go into detail, but we had to leave'

Stephen Fry and husband Elliot Spencer's honeymoon in Honduras was ruined by gay-hating locals.

The QI presenter and Blackadder actor, 57, took his younger lover to the Catholic Central American country, where gay marriage is banned and there is widespread disdain for homosexuality.

'We had a problem when we visited Honduras on holiday,' Elliott told the Daily Mail.

June 12, 2015

See the smooch below

X-men co-stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart shared a passionate kiss Wednesday (10 June) night at the premiere of Mr Holmes.

Stewart, 76, and his wife Sunny Ozell attended the screening at the Odeon cinema in Kensington, London, to show support for his best friend, who is gay and plays an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the film.

He greeted McKellen, 74, with a strong embrace and then kissed him on the lips while Ozell put her arms around the two men with a huge smile on her face.

June 12, 2015

Speaking to GSN, the former Coronation Street actor also reveals he was struck down with illness on his special day

Former Coronation Street star Charlie Condou has spoken for the first time about his wedding earlier this week – revealing his children picked out his and his new husband's wedding outfits.

'It was about the kids really, and they loved it,' he told Gay Star News.

June 9, 2015

These footballers are paving the way for equality in sport

The world of sport may still be a hostile place for many LGBTI athletes.

With its long history of homophobia, there are precious few openly gay men in the entire football industry, despite efforts to encourage tolerance and equality in sport.

But this year, there are at least 14 openly gay or bisexual women playing in the Canada World Cup - that's exactly 14 more than the men's World Cup last year.

Meet some of the footballers who are scoring a goal for LGBTI rights:

June 6, 2015

The director will adapt the true story of a murderous Victorian-era lesbian

Director Jennifer Kent, known for her debut horror film ‘The Babadook’, will adapt the true-crime story of Alice Mitchell and Frida Ward, for the film 'Alice + Freda Forever'.

Mitchell and Ward married in 1892 when they were teenagers, with Mitchell pretending to be a man.

Their parents, however, discovered the true nature of the relationship and banned them from each other. Later Mitchell, unable to accept that Ward had moved on, made plans to kill her ex-lover, and carried them out.

June 6, 2015

'Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage'

Brittney Griner, the WNBA's 2014 defensive player of the year, is seeking an annulment from fellow basketball player Glory Johnson.

The two athletes were married last month.

June 5, 2015

AIDS LifeCycle rider David Flanagan's son died two years ago at the age of 27 shortly after learning he was HIV-positive

David and Talana Flanagan’s son Josh was just 27 when he died only five months after being diagnosed HIV-positive.

That was two years ago.

While HIV/AIDS isn't the certain death sentence it once was, it can still kill and that's why Josh Flanagan's parents traveled from their home in a rural town in Texas to participate in this week’s 545-mile AIDS LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

'He was supposed to be here today so we're filling in for him and his partner,' the mom says. 'We're here to support him and try to heal.'

June 5, 2015

Couple got married last month shortly after domestic dispute

WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson-Griner are going to become parents.

Johnson-Griner, who plays for Tulsa Shock, is carrying the child.

She married Pheonix Mercury star Griner last month. Griner took to Instagram today to post a photo of an oven with a bun in it and wrote #SUCCESS #BLESSED #Welcome To The Johnson Griner Family

May 31, 2015

'The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words'

Beau Biden, the son of US Vice President Joe Biden, died yesterday (30 May).

The cause was brain cancer.

'The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words,' Vice President Biden said, in a statement. 'We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.'

May 30, 2015

Police say the shooting could be a hate crime linked to the church's inclusion of gay and lesbian members

Police in Hartford, Connecticut said a local pastor might have been shot because his church has been accepting of the LGBT community.

Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley was quoting as saying in a media briefing, 'I can tell you we do hear from residents that the church is very accepting and open to the LGBT community.'

May 29, 2015

'Reform is inevitable in a developed Western democracy like Australia'

The lesbian sister of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said she is confident that gay marriage will come to the country by the end of the year.

Christine Forster, who proposed to her partner in 2013, said after the Irish referendum, reform was 'inevitable in a developed Western democracy like Australia.'

May 27, 2015

Unsubstantiated report in gossip mag

Pitt is reportedly bisexual, hooks up with rent boys and has an open marriage with wife Angelina Jolie.

That's according to a completely unproven report in a tabloid gossip magazine in the US.

Despite the dubious source, the story has already gained traction on the internet where it has been repeated without question by other publications.

Hollywood insider Hesham 'Sham' Ibrahim makes the unsubstantiated claims the actor has a history of bisexuality that goes back at least 10 years.

May 27, 2015

Oscar winning actress was once married to John McEnroe

Tatum O'Neal is dating women these days and hopes to have a girlfriend.

The actress, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for Paper Moon, tells People: 'I like women. I definitely have been dating mostly women recently.'

'I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth. They're gentle, and also more intelligent than the men that I've met recently. I don't have a steady right now, but I look forward to it.'

May 26, 2015

Stevie Phillips, who also repped Liza Minnelli, writes shocking tell-all

Stevie Phillips waited for 46 years after Judy Garland's death to write a book filled with shocking revelations about the troubled star.

But now that she has, Garland's one-time agent is holding nothing back.

Among the stories shared in the book Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue are that Garland sometimes amused herself by having lesbian sex during limo rides to her concerts.

May 25, 2015

Bill Novak adopted his partner Norman MacArthur as a way they could ensure legal rights

 A same-sex couple legally registered as ‘father’ and ‘son’ are to be married, after a judge vacated their adoption decree.

Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur were originally registered as domestic partners in 1994, when they lived in New York City. However, when they relocated to Pennsylvania, they found out their status was not recognised by the state.

Therefore, the only way for the couple to obtain legal rights for hospital visitation and inheritance was for Novak to adopt MacArthur as his son.

May 24, 2015

A special mention was given to ‘The Lobster’, an eccentric fable starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz about lovers who risk being turned into animals if they fail to find a partner

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won the 2015 Queer Palm award, an independently sponsored prize entered into the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Todd Haynes, 'Carol' is adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel ('The Price of Salt') that tells the story of two women who fall in love in 1950s New York at a time when homosexuality was criminalized.

Blanchett plays Carol, a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious shopgirl played by Mara.

May 24, 2015

 'Sometimes I think that really the problem is the concept of motherhood, which we can't give any real structure to'

Writer Germaine Greer is troubled that David Furnish, Elton John's husband, is listed as 'mother' on the birth certificates of their two sons.

May 24, 2015

As president, Bush supported a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage

In 2013, former US President George W Bush asked to officiate the wedding of a lesbian couple.

According to the Washington Blade, the revelation appears in a Boston Globe article about Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

The Bush family have a compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Jeb Bush is a patron of  HB Provisions, a general store owned by Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen.

May 23, 2015

 Shoreline Church had tried to relegate ceremony to a side chapel

Rich Jones and Adrian Mertz will be dedicating their son at Shoreline Church in Austin, Texas, after all.

The couple, who were married last year, were initially told that the ceremony would have to be held in a side chapel instead of the main sanctuary because of their homosexuality.

But the church quickly changed course after a local TV station contacted them about the snub.

'We are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused the Mertz family regarding the dedication of their child to God,' the church said in a statement.