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December 15, 2014

Rainbow run attracts 3,500 participants despite the cold weather

Thousands Saturday morning (13 December) participated in a rainbow run in Taiwan to support gay marriage and equal rights.

About 3,500 LGBTI individuals and allies wrapped up in rainbow scarfs for the 15km morning run in Taipei in spite of the in the chilly 13 Celsius weather.

The event hoped 'to bring attention to social issues related to gender diversity, anti-discrimination and changing the family system to better understand and in support of gay marriage and equal rights.'

December 4, 2014

'Why don't you just become un-gay?'

Despite protesting India's anti-gay law, marchers at New Delhi Pride managed to keep their sense of humour.

SORTEDD TV asked attendees some of the worst questions about being gay but got some of the best responses.

November 26, 2014

'Treating lesbians and gays as second-class citizens is following old tradition'

Jason Mraz on Monday (24 November) spoke up for LGBTI rights while on tour in conservative Korea.

During an interview on the popular JTBC News Room telecast, conversation turned to human rights.

'You openly support for same-sex marriage. What would you say to the opposites?,' asked leading news anchor Sohn Suk-hee.

'We're always evolving, ever-changing, growing, expanding, and to treat lesbians and gays... as second-class citizens, as non-equals, is following old education, is following old tradition,' Mraz said.

November 24, 2014

'Every day, I hear some idiot calling me fag or threatening to kill me'

Lance Bass came out publicly as a gay man back in 2006.

But some people just can't deal with it.

'Every day, I hear some idiot calling me fag or threatening to kill me, and that's what you have to live with when there's still such a negative look at the LGBT community,' Bass tells ABC News.

'It's just sad what people are brainwashed into thinking.'

October 17, 2014

'...When are we going to talk about the boy who did applause choreography in the background of a news report'

Remember the lad whose dance moves, and diva face, made a Las Vegas newscast more memorable?

Well, Mother Monster knows a fellow traveler when she sees one

According to NewNowNext, Lady Gaga tweeted words of praise to 15-year old Brendan Jordan.

October 9, 2014

'Stay With Me' becomes 'Please Go Home' in this latest parody video from director Adrian Anchondo

We do love Sam Smith and his already classic ‘Stay With Me’, but we also do love a good parody, which is exactly what video maker and director Adrian Anchondo delivers in this new spoof video.

If you’re not acquainted with Smith’s original song or video, it finds him lamenting over the empty feeling he has after a one-night stand and wishing that his lover would stay with him.

Anchondo’s parody examines another angle of the gay one-night-stand: the lover who’s in no hurry to leave.

September 17, 2014

Fans of the boy band are going crazy over a six second video that appears to show Niall Horan kissing a guy on his birthday

When you look at the fans of One Direction, it appears like nearly every single one of them wants one of them to come out as gay for some reason.

That excitement peaked this week when a Vine video showed Niall Horan appearing to kiss songwriter Julian Bunetta at his birthday party in Vegas.

In the six second clip, it appears to show the blonde boybander getting intimate - and possibly touching lips - with another guy. It could of course just be drunken friendliness.

August 28, 2014

David LeCours was a suicidal closeted gay teen, but it was Britney's music that gave him the strength to be who he is

Britney Spears has written a touching response to a young fan who told her that her music gave him the strength to come out as gay.

You better werk bitch!

David LeCours met his idol backstage at her Piece of Me show in Vegas, handing her a letter thanking her for giving him the courage to be who he is.

On Instagram, he said: 'She is the sweetest and nicest person alive.

'The letter explained how she helped me get through a real tough period in my life these past couple of months, and how I wanted to end it all but she made me be strong.'

June 27, 2014

In her latest single, the singer is seen performing at Los Angeles Pride alongside drag queens and dancers

Demi Lovato has revealed her new music video for her latest single Really Don’t Care.

The singer is seen performing at Los Angeles Pride, alongside drag queens, leather pups and Cher Lloyd.

In the opening scene of the video, it features homophobic demonstrators.

You can hear Lovato shout: ‘You don’t have to hate, because my Jesus loves all!’

Perez Hilton and Travis Barker make guest appearances in the music video.

Earlier this week, the singer revealed her grandfather was gay and an early pioneer of the LGBTI rights movement.

June 25, 2014

Pop star and actress says her relative was an early pioneer for LGBTI rights and equality

Pop star Demi Lovato has long been a supporter of the LGBTI community.

But now, she has revealed why, saying her grandfather was gay.

‘I’ve never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself,’ she said last night.

‘He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel that a lot of my spirit has come from him.

‘He passed away a few years later and I only wish he could have been able to see all the progress that has been made.

May 10, 2014

US superstar performed at G-A-Y following the Gay Star News and Visit Denmark competition and party

US superstar Miley Cyrus has said everyone’s a little bit gay.

The 21-year-old superstar made the comments during her performance at Heaven nightclub for the Gay Star News and Visit Denmark Eurovision party.

The We Can’t Stop singer paid tribute to a 23-year-old friend, who was celebrating his birthday at the London club.

Cyrus said: ‘He’s straight but I said that for years too, and finally it gets easier.

‘You know, everyone’s a little bit gay. Some of us just a little bit more than others.

May 7, 2014

We Can't Stop singer says London is her favorite city in the world to perform because she 'loves the gay scene' there

Miley Cyrus called on fans to kiss someone of the same-sex at her concert in London last night (6 May).

The shocking songstress played her opening night at London’s O2 arena and the We Can’t Stop singer did not disappoint.

According to fans, she got loads of people of the same sex to kiss in the audience and displayed them on a giant screen.

It followed a speech about how important it was to be yourself and embrace individuality.

‘So amazing to see gay couples at Miley Cyrus kissing on the kiss cam!’ one fan wrote on Twitter.

May 7, 2014

US superstar rumored to be planning to party at London's G-A-Y on Friday as part of the Visit Denmark Eurovision Song Contest night organized by GSN

A-list megastar Miley Cyrus is rumored to be performing at G-A-Y at a Gay Star News party for Visit Denmark on Friday (9 May).

One of the most famous women in the world, it is reported she will be playing some of her biggest hits at G-A-Y's Heaven nightclub in London.

If true, the performance will be one of her first since a setback with illness, a ‘severe allergic reaction’ that has heavily delayed her BANGERZ tour.

Last year, the 21-year-old singer said London was her favorite city in the world because she loved the gay scene.

April 24, 2014

Brooklyn Nets player makes Time Magazine's annual list along with Beyonce, Pope Francis, Vladimir Putin and Miley Cyrus

Jason Collins, the first active NBA player to come out publicly as a gay man, has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Collins, 36, came out a year ago in a Sports Illustrated cover story.

March 18, 2014

Former *NSYNC star jokes that he bets Franklin D Roosevelt was gay and in a loveless relationship

Former *NSYNC star Lance Bass has said he is ‘sure’ there has been a gay US president.

The former boyband singer was finished judging the Queen of the Universe Pageant when TMZ asked him about his thoughts on a gay commander-in-chief.

‘Statistically speaking, I’m sure that someone in the White House has definitely slept with the same sex. I would definitely go out and say that, yes,’ Bass said.

‘There’s been rumors,’ Bass joked. ‘I’m looking at you, Roosevelt.’

March 13, 2014

'We can tell you by experience that there’s tons of support down here,' says Mississippi native Bass in Freedom to Marry video

While gay marriage is slowly spreading - state by state - in the US, none of the states where it has become legal have been in the South.

Mississippi native Lance Bass, engaged to marry actor Michael Turchin, is confident that is about to change.

'We’re here; our feet are planted here in Mississippi, and we can tell you by experience that there’s tons of support down here,' Bass says in a video released Thursday (13 March) by Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.

March 7, 2014

'Joey walked in on me with the guy I was dating just kind of sitting on my lap. Straight guys don’t do that'

Lance Bass may have come out to the world back in 2006 but his 'N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone was already in on the news.

In fact, Fatone found out years earlier while the band was still together.

'Joey walked in on me with the guy I was dating just kind of sitting on my lap. Straight guys don’t do that,' recalled this week on Access Hollywood.

January 21, 2014

Walking on Air, released without a label, is a collaboration between Bass, Anise K, Bella Blue and Snoop Dog

In the past 12 years, Lance Bass has been many things.

He tried to become an astronaut, he became an openly gay man, he penned his autobiography, he appeared on Broadway, he's produced some indie movies, he was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, and he's now hosting a daily radio show.

One thing he has not done is release any new music.

That has now changed with the release of a new single called Walking on Air which is a collaboration between Bass, Anise K, Bella Blue and Snoop Dogg.

December 31, 2013

Reality show star complains he does not get the same recognition because he has always been open about his sexuality

X Factor UK loser Rylan Clark has complained about the attention Olympic diver Tom Daley has got for coming out.

The TV personality, who won Celebrity Big Brother in January this year, congratulated the diver but said it wasn’t ‘big news’.

Clark told The Sun: ‘Not to take anything away from Tom, it is still hard to come out, but I haven’t come out as gay yet I don’t think.

‘What about people like Alan Carr, Gok Wan, Graham Norton and me – people who are on TV who have never hidden their sexuality?

‘What do we get? We don’t get recognition.

December 27, 2013

'We Can't Stop' singer swaps saliva with the edgy English beauty on a trip to Amsterdam

Miley Cyrus and model Cara Delevingne sure know how to milk a gimmick.

After licking sledgehammers, wrecking balls and various other objects, the ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer has decided to lick someone else.

On 26 December, Cyrus tweeted a sexy snap of her with English model Delevingne.

The Instagram shot shows the two kissing as a graphic rainbow appears to beam from behind them both.

‘LOVE!!!!!We finally got the filmed developed Mush,’ Cyrus said. 

November 12, 2013

Gay Star News captured the lesbian-lovers, grandmas and Lady Gaga's Little Monsters who came out to support the Chinese LGBT community

Hong Kong LGBT Pride drew over 5,000 marchers and supporters this year.

Gay Star News photographed locals and visitors from neighboring countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines, all who took to the streets to celebrate the theme of 'We stand for love. We stand for LGBT'.

The streets were flowing in rainbow and red, the signature color of this year's parade to signify love.

October 30, 2013

'Anyone that wants to twist this into "she says she's bisexual for marketing" this is a f***inng lie'

Lady Gaga is upset that anyone would think she would claim to be bisexual just for promotion.

During an appearance in Germany this week, she set the record straight.

'You know what? It's not a lie that I am bisexual and I like women, and anyone that wants to twist this into "she says she's bisexual for marketing," this is a f***ing lie.'

The singer added: 'This is who I am and who I have always been.'

October 24, 2013

You have Miley stripping naked at every opportunity... One wonders what it has to do with music but people have to find ways to get attention!'

Boy George is no stranger to headlines and outrageous behavior.

But these days, the one-time frontman for Culture Club has seemingly mellowed and is watching younger stars with a controversial look and persona take their turns in the spotlight.

For example: the twerking and scantily clad Miley Cyrus.

October 15, 2013

Nathan Wyburn, 23, shows his admiration for the pop singer using very unconventional menths

A gay Welsh artist has painted a picture of Miley Cyrus, but not with any old paintbrush. He used his tongue.

Nathan Wyburn, a 23-year-old artist, shot to fame on the 2011 series of Britain’s Got Talent with his pop culture portraits using everyday items like coffee, pasta, and Marmite on toast.

So what made Wyburn want to tongue Miley Cyrus?

Speaking to Gay Star News, he said he wanted to created the painting after every single picture he saw of Cyrus after the Video Music Awards was her with her tongue out.