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April 10, 2014

Says gay dad of William and Kate: 'We chatted about our experiences as first-time parents ... They are both very lovely and loving parents.'

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, better known as William and Kate, took their son on a playdate in New Zealand on Wednesday (9 April) that included the daughter of a gay couple.

Jared Mullen and Ryan Tunstall brought their daughter, Isabella, to play with Prince George.

April 8, 2014

Son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will meet with nine other families during their visit to New Zealand

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son Prince George will have a playdate with a gay couple’s daughter.

Royal visitors Prince William and wife Kate are in New Zealand with their eight-month old son.

Tomorrow (9 April), they will meet with 10 families with babies who were all born around the same time as the future king.

Among the group chosen to meet the royals are gay dads Jared and Ryan Mullen and their daughter Isabella.

March 26, 2014

As England and Wales prepares for its first lesbian and gay weddings, educators are advising teachers what books to use to explain it all to children

Are you sitting comfortably? Here’s how to teach kids about gay marriage, and it all starts in a distant land with a prince who doesn’t care much for princesses.

Prince Bertie’s mother troops princesses past him from as far away as Mumbai, Texas and Greenland. He just isn’t interested.

But it all changes when Princess Madeleine arrives, escorted by her brother prince Lee. Both Bertie and Lee exclaim: ‘What a wonderful prince!’

They fall in love, marry, are declared King and King and the Queen can finally relax.

March 17, 2014

Wham singer slams EastEnders for its treatment of gay characters and reveals he has been off cannabis for at least a year-and-a-half

Gay singer George Michael has revealed how fame nearly sent him mad.

The British Wham singer also said he has stopped his drug-taking lifestyle and not used cannabis for ‘well over a year-and-a-half’.

The 50-year-old has said recent health scares and time spent in prison shocked him into changing his life.

Speaking to The Big Issue, Michael was asked about how he felt the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton – wife to Prince William – was doing as he was a good friend of the late Princess Diana.

March 4, 2014

James Wharton, a friend of Prince Harry, is receiving backlash after calling on saunas to be closed as it 'feeds the haters'

A gay British former soldier has said if LGBT people want equality and respect, gay saunas should be shut down.

James Wharton, a former army pal of Prince Harry's, have said saunas promote homophobia and undermine gains in equality.

Writing in Winq magazine, he said: ‘Sex saunas need to be history. The time has come to close them down.’

Wharton said if gay people want to be respected and accepted as ‘the new normal’, the community must stop supporting establishments that encourage promiscuity and sex.

February 27, 2014

Gay soldier James Wharton has withdrawn from a gay awards shortlist saying an openly gay Army major should be honored instead

A gay former soldier who chronicled his army career in best selling memoir Out In The Army has quit the shortlist of a glitzy awards ceremony.

James Wharton was hotly tipped to pick up the Diversity Champion of the Year accolade at the Out In The City Magazine Awards in a star-studded ceremony at London’s Landmark Hotel on 25 April.

But now he has pulled out and thrown his support to British Army Major Damian Jenkins.

February 23, 2014

700-year-old laws to be amended as Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force next month

As England and Wales prepare for the new Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act to come into effect on 29 March, civil servants have identified a list of statutes and regulations dating as far back as 1285 to be amended.

February 20, 2014

LGBTI students are welcoming film lovers of any age to two screenings; the amazing documentary Call Me Kuchu and a sing-along Rocky Horror Show

Britain’s Student Pride is heading to the cinema for the first time – and is inviting you to enjoy two special screenings at a bargain rate.

Film lovers of any age can camp it up at a sing-along screening of the Rocky Horror Show on Sunday (23 February) at 1pm at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, central London.

Tickets cost just £3 ($5 €3.60).

And there’s an even bigger bargain tomorrow (21 February).

February 19, 2014

US actress Michelle Rodriguez has confirmed she is dating English model Cara Delevigne after the pair met through mutual friends

American action film actress Michelle Rodriguez is dating 21-year-old English supermodel Cara Delevigne and were spotted together at a Prince concert in London on Monday night.

Rodriguez, 35, came out as bisexual in November of last year and this is the first time she has been linked publicly to another woman since coming out.

December 1, 2013

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced the first events in its arts and entertainment program, with a range of cabaret shows, art exhibitions and community events

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will feature a diverse performing arts line up, art exhibitions and a range of other community events in 2014.

Aussie international drag star Courtney Act will bring her hit cabaret show, Boys Like Me to Sydney for one night only on 25 February on the back of sold out seasons in New York and Los Angeles.

December 1, 2013

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has announced the first events in its arts and entertainment program, with a range of cabaret shows, art exhibitions and community events

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will feature a diverse performing arts line up, art exhibitions and a range of other community events in 2014.

Aussie international drag star Courtney Act will bring her hit cabaret show, Boys Like Me to Sydney for one night only on 25 February on the back of sold out seasons in New York and Los Angeles.

November 28, 2013

'He’s not like your typical, skinny-legged jeans, Disney prince. He’s a little thicker'

It's just Jonathan Groff's voice that we hear in Disney's new film Frozen but the actor points out a similarity between he and his animated alter-ego: thick thighs.

'He’s not like your typical, skinny-legged jeans, Disney prince. He’s a little thicker, he’s got my thighs, and that was before they knew I was cast already,' Groff tells Out.com.

He adds with a laugh: 'Maybe that’s how I got cast?'

November 28, 2013

'He’s not like your typical, skinny-legged jeans, Disney prince. He’s a little thicker'

It's just Jonathan Groff's voice that we hear in Disney's new film Frozen but the actor points out a similarity between he and his animated alter-ego: thick thighs.

'He’s not like your typical, skinny-legged jeans, Disney prince. He’s a little thicker, he’s got my thighs, and that was before they knew I was cast already,' Groff tells Out.com.

He adds with a laugh: 'Maybe that’s how I got cast?'

November 27, 2013

A quick-fire tour of Japan’s three major cities is a full-blown sensory experience with stunning city landscapes and delicious meals

If you’ve only got limited time to explore a destination then a guided tour of some kind can be a useful way to discover and experience some of the key highlights - possibly giving you an appetite and the confidence to return at another time when you can travel at a more relaxed pace.

I was in Japan for a travel conference - this was taking place in Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city and not far from the capital Tokyo. Helpfully the conference organizers had arranged a quick tour for those of us who wanted to see a bit more of Japan than just the airports and hotels.

November 7, 2013

Hotel owner demands victim’s mom pays for damage to car caused by men who threw rocks at her daughter in the Congo

A bar bouncer and five other men allegedly beat and stabbed a 25-year-old transgender woman in Bukavu, eastern Congo.

Francine Moweta was patronizing Parc de Prince, a bar in downtown Bukavu, a city in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

But she claims she was accosted by the bar’s doorman and five other men.

Moweta (née Madamu) and witnesses report a gang of six beat her, pelted her with stones, stole her high heels and clothes during the attack, and left her for dead in a gutter.

November 7, 2013

Hotel owner demands victim’s mom pays for damage to car caused by men who threw rocks at her daughter in the Congo

A bar bouncer and five other men allegedly beat and stabbed a 25-year-old transgender woman in Bukavu, eastern Congo.

Francine Moweta was patronizing Parc de Prince, a bar in downtown Bukavu, a city in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

But she claims she was accosted by the bar’s doorman and five other men.

Moweta (née Madamu) and witnesses report a gang of six beat her, pelted her with stones, stole her high heels and clothes during the attack, and left her for dead in a gutter.

October 5, 2013

Think Disney is just about princes and princesses? Think again as GSN takes a look at the most ambiguous and explicit LGBT characters in the animation canon

What is it about Disney movies that the LGBT community loves?

Is it the message of being yourself? The underdog and misfit lead characters? Or just the idea good will triumph over evil and there will be a happy ending?

Gay Day at Disneyland in Anaheim, California is taking place today (5 October), where thousands of LGBT people and their families will be wearing red, having a good time and spreading visibility.

September 17, 2013

Two gay couples join Prince William and Kate and the Beckhams in London Evening Standard’s list of most powerful pairings

Sir Elton John and David Furnish and Lord Guy Black and Mark Bolland are the most powerful gay couples in London.

That’s according to a new list by the British capital’s leading newspaper, The Evening Standard.

They join Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha and the Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the top 10 power couples list.

August 12, 2013

Anti-gay violence is 'out of control' in Haiti as a gay couple's private event was ruined by a gang wielding rocks and molotov cocktails

A mob wielding petrol bombs and rocks ruined a British man and his Haitian partner’s engagement ceremony.

Several people were injured, two cars were set on fire and windows were smashed in at the venue in Port-au-Prince on Saturday (10 August).

As reported by the AFP, inspector Patrick Rosarion said police arrived just in time to prevent any one being killed.

Charlot Jeudy, an activist from Haiti gay rights group Kouraj (Courage), said the attack was a clear example of homophobia.

July 31, 2013

Spiraling violence against LGBT men in Haiti began when anti-gay Christians marched against fictional same-sex marriage bill

Dozens of gay men were beaten by gangs with knives, machetes, cement blocks, sticks and iron bars in Haiti, GSN can reveal.

Human rights campaigners in the Caribbean nation say they know of 47 assaults in just one week (17 to 24 July), though attacks have slowed in recent days following government intervention.

Some have had their lives threatened or had their houses have been burned down or looted.

The series of attacks follows a march by anti-gay Christians in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti on 19 July.

July 23, 2013

Child of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge will be brought up in a country where same-sex marriage is legal

Four in five Brits would be comfortable for the first child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge to grow up gay.

While we do not even know the name of the child, it does not stop the world wondering what the royal baby will be like.

The baby was born at 4.24pm on Monday weighing 8lb 6oz (3.798kg), with Prince William at his wife's bedside at St Mary's Hospital in London.

July 22, 2013

His great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, signed gay marriage into law just last week

The healthy baby boy born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today comes less than a week after his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, signed gay marriage into law in England and Wales.

The baby is third in line to the British throne and weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

The baby was born 4:24 pm local time in London's private wing of St. Mary's Hospital, It is expected to be some time before his name is revealed.

July 22, 2013

GSN is feeling all broody, so we had to speak to three sets of parents in different stages of the adoption process

Congratulations to Prince William and Kate on the birth of their baby boy, but they are not the only ones who are becoming parents this summer.

We’ve spoken to three sets of parents, a gay couple, a lesbian couple and a single gay man, who are readying themselves to look after the next generation.

We teamed up with New Family Social, a UK support network for gay and lesbian parents, to look for prospective adopters.

July 19, 2013

British Olympic diver, 19, tops poll to find the sexiest man in the world, according to gay men

Olympic diver and bronze-medalist Tom Daley clearly made an impression after London 2012, as he has beaten out competitors like David Beckham and Prince Harry in a gay men's 'sexiest male' award.

The baby-faced 19-year-old diver triumphed over the footballing star -  recently seen poolside modelling undies for H&M – into second place.

Prince Harry’s naked exploits in Los Vegas last summer have clearly done his image no harm in gay eyes – the rebellious royal came fourth.