LGBTI global news 24-7

Content about Pop music

May 11, 2015

'We should not be labeled because it creates tension between people'

Raven-Symoné and Miley Cyrus now have more in common that being one-time Disney Channel stars.

The former That's So Raven and Hannah Montana stars have both publicly acknowledged that they have had relationships with women.

They also both don't want to be labeled as bisexual.

'Miley, I agree, we should not be labeled because it creates tension between people and you feel like you can look down, like that’s this type of person and this is how I should feel about you,' Raven-Symoné said Monday while co-hosting ABC's The View.

May 9, 2015

'There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends'

Miley Cyrus has a lot of people wondering if she's come out as bisexual after saying this week that not all her past relationships have been 'straight, heterosexual' ones.

The singer elaborates for Time magazine: 'There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends.'

But don't call her bisexual.

May 8, 2015

Wisconsin teen was constantly tormented for being 'feminine'

A bullied 15-year-old transgender girl committed suicide last week days after coming out.

Cameron Langrell from Racine, Wisconsin told her parents a few years ago that she felt trapped in the wrong body.

She recently announced she was transgender and dating a boy on Facebook, and changed the gender on her profile to female.

Days later on 30 April, her mother, Jamie Olender, found her dead in the basement of their home.

May 7, 2015

Says not all her past relationships have been 'straight, heterosexual' ones

Miley Cyrus, whose boyfriends have included Liam Hemsworth and Patrick Schwarzenegger says that not all her past relationships were 'straight, heterosexual' ones.

The one-time Hannah Montana star made the comment while chatting with the Associated Press about her newly-formed Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless and LGBTI youth.

May 6, 2015

Says not all her relationships have been 'straight, heterosexual'

Miley Cyrus Tueday (5 May) launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, a non-profit organization whose 'mission is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless [and] LGBT youth.'

The 22-year-old singer said she wanted to give LGBTI youth the opportunity to be themselves, adding that not all her relationships had been 'straight, heterosexual.'

'The position I'm in, I feel like I've got a lot of power,' she told the Associated Press.

May 2, 2015

The US comedian and writer shares his travel stories and details of his new documentary: A Tough Act To Follow.

Sampson McCormick is a writer and comedian who travels the world making people laugh but also spreading a message of love and equality.

Although he makes light of it in his show, McCormick is quick to point out that being a black, gay comedian is not easy.

To explore the challenge of 'bringing people together with laughter', McCormick has produced a documentary titled A Tough Act To Follow.

April 25, 2015

Matt Bomer, Sam Smith, Boy George, Mario Lopez, Debra Messing, Andy Cohen and Steve Grand also give shout outs

Bruce Jenner, who publicly came out as transgender Friday night in a television interview, received an outpouring of support from his fellow celebrities as he shared his story with the world.

Among those who took to Twitter was transgender actress Laverne Cox who wrote: 'Sending lots of love and support to #BruceJenner and their family tonight. It is always brave to stand in one's truth. Congrats darling.'

April 25, 2015

'I think what they’re doing with our characters is really unique'

Matt Bomer was at the CinemaCon event for theater owners to talk up the male stripper flick Magic Mike XXL but couldn't avoid being asked about American Horror Story: Hotel.

The hunky actor will star opposite Lady Gaga in the fifth season of the FX anthology series to premiere in October.

'I know that I’ll be working with Stefani [Germanotta], Lady Gaga, pretty extensively, so I’m excited about that,' Bomer told MTV News.

April 21, 2015

Marina and the Diamonds singer says she wants her affection to feel real

British pop star Marina Diamandis has said she feels like the love other female stars have for their gay fans does not feel real.

The lead artist of Marina and the Diamonds, the Primadonna singer says her LGBTI fans are very important to her but she has yet to do a lot publicly.

'When you're an artist, you giving a shit does not equate to going 'I love you guys!' five times a day on Twitter,' said Diamandis.

'If you want to do something, you do it in action.'

April 6, 2015

Tweets saying true love only 'expressed between a man and a woman through marriage' result in backlash

Controversy was the furthest thing away from David Archuleta when as a high school teen, he sang his way to a runner-up finish during seven season of American Idol.

But over the weekend Archuleta found himself in hot water on social media after he posted a pair of tweets that were seen by many as his saying that gay couples could never achieve real love.

The tweets read in part that 'love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love expressed between a man and woman in marriage.'

April 3, 2015

Speaking on religious freedom laws, Tom Cotton of Arkansas said: 'In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay'

Singer Miley Cyrus is hoping US Senator Tom Cotton's office is being flooded with irate phone calls today.

Cyrus took to Twitter and asked her nearly 20 million followers to help her 'Stir Some Sh*t Up' for Cotton for saying gays needed perspective when it came to controversial religious freedom laws in his state and Indiana.

March 16, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson also has a role while Jessica Lange confirms she will not be returning for fifth season of FX anthology

Golden Globe Award winning actor Matt Bomer will star opposite Lady Gaga in the new season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story.

The fifth season will be titled American Horror Story: Hotel.

While Gaga's participation had already been confirmed, Bomer's involvement was announced on Sunday night at the end of an American Horror Story panel at PaleyFest in Hollywood.

March 3, 2015

Heartbeat Song says the fact that people still hate gay people 'blows' her mind

Kelly Clarkson has said she doesn't care if her daughter is gay as long as she's happy.

The 'Heartbeat Song' singer said she never worries about any of her children, including new baby River Rose, will grow up gay.

'Oh, I don't care,' she told PrideSource. 'I mean, here's what I hope for her: I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man and there was a lot of heartache throughout those years.'

February 23, 2015

See full list of winners from Hollywood's biggest night

Lady Gaga's soaring tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music earned a standing ovation and a heartfelt hug from Julie Andrews during Sunday night's Academy Awards.

Gaga hit all the right notes in the film's title song as well as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things and Climb Every Mountain.

Gaga's stupendous musical performance (see video below) was one of the more surprising moments during a night when most of the expected winners took home Oscar gold.

February 17, 2015

Bisexual Born This Way singer shows off her heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram

Bisexual international superstar Lady Gaga has announced her engagement to fiancée Taylor Kinney on Instagram. 

The six-time Grammy winner, real name Stefani Germanotta, showed off her new heart-shaped diamond ring on the social media site.

'He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!' she posted.

February 6, 2015

The Hollywood local shares some insider tips on how to get the best out of his home town.

Here at Gay Star Travel we like to bring you a local perspective on cities and destinations around the world.

If you're thinking about visiting Los Angeles, then you'll probably need some of local-boy Anthony Duran's insider hints and tips on how to navigate your way around this spawling city.

Apart from three years living in Australia, Duran has lived his entire life in Hollywood. From his teenage years dancing the nights away in the clubs of LA to his weekend mini-breaks to Palm Springs.

February 6, 2015

Video for Heartbeat Song follows a diverse group of people on their quest to find love again

Kelly Clarkson released her new music video for the first single from her upcoming album last night.

Heartbeat Song is the first song to be lifted from Clarkson’s new album Piece by piece which will hit shelves on 3 March.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the video is a celebration of love and features a diverse group of young people, including a gay couple, coping with break-ups.

In true Valentine’s Day fashion, a new love hides just around the corner – in the form of dog leashes tangling up or meeting at a party.

February 2, 2015

James David Manning says the singer regrets 'cutting off' his breasts

A New York City hate preacher has made the bizarre claim that Justin Bieber is in fact transgender and now regrets 'cutting off' his breasts.

James David Manning of the ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem is the same pastor who previously said that Starbucks flavors its lattes with the 'semen of Sodomites.'

'These young girls, if we don’t stand, can be led to cut off their breasts once they get into puberty. They can be led to have operations like Justin Bieber,' he said on his YouTube show The Manning Report.

January 29, 2015

We’ve done a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers to help inspire your 2015 travels.

Holidays, vacations, and romantic mini-breaks are special moments in our lives. Whether you’ve invested months of planning or if it’s a spur-of-the-moment spontaneous decision, we are all chasing that elusive perfect holiday.

To help inspire your travel dreams for 2015 we did a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers and asked them to share their best holiday memories and travel plans for the year ahead.

------------------------------

Eli Lieb – singer/songwriter

January 24, 2015

But openly gay Bop Bop Baby singer hasn’t given up on music completely

Mark Feehily, the openly gay member of Irish mega-selling boyband Westlife, has embarked on a second career as the owner of a catering van business.

The handsome star now travels around festivals serving hot food and drinks with his new venture, and by the sounds of things, he couldn’t be happier, saying: ‘It’s my business and I love it, anything I get involved in I get involved in 110%.’

January 23, 2015

'What is important to teach people is you can't judge other people'

Grammy nominee Miley Cyrus paid a surprise visit to homeless youth this week at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

'What is important to teach people is you can't judge other people,' the singer told Good Morning America which accompanied her on the visit.

Center CEO Lorri L. Jean met with Cyrus and was impressed with the young star.

January 22, 2015

On the road with TV personalities, activists and models galore

Jason Carter [right] – on-air host and Pit Crew member for RuPaul's Drag Race

Best known as the most talkative of the Pit Crew on RuPaul’s Drag RaceJason Carter has also built on his modelling career to become a widely loved on-air host for television and social media entertainment programs.

January 21, 2015

Says Knight: 'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal'

During the height of his fame as a member of the band New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight was not open with the public about his being gay.

But he sure is now.

Knight is competing in the new season of the CBS reality competition The Amazing Race with his partner of seven years, Harley Rodriguez.

'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal,' Knight, 46, says in a video introducing the new teams to viewers.

January 19, 2015

'It's still stuff that fans know and love but it's a new chapter100 percent'

Adam Lambert has been mighty busy in recent years with his solo touring and his performing as frontman with Queen.

But Lambert, who was a guest judge on American Idol last week, has not released a studio album since Trespassing in May 2012.

That is about to change.

Lambert has announced a new multiple-album deal with Warner Bros. with the first album (his third overall) due out in early summer. He had split with RCA after two albums due to creative differences.