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May 20, 2015

Possibly the best coming out video ever

YouTube star Joey Graceffa has come out as gay to his nearly 5 million subscribers in a magical new music video.

Graceffa celebrated his 24th birthday Sunday (18 May) with the release of Don't Wait, which features goblins, a witch and a prince charming – with whom Graceffa shares an epic happily-ever-after kiss.

'I really just hope that it will be able to help some of you guys out there going through similar struggles I went through and do some good in the world,' he said in a postscript to the video.

May 12, 2015

'Thank your mom today for not being gay'

An anti-gay Mother’s Day protester got a slushie thrown at her while giving an interview to a local TV station.

Christine Weick stood at a busy intersection in Grandville, Michigan on Sunday (11 May), holding a sign that read: 'Thank your mom today for not being gay.'

While WOOD TV interviewed her, a woman named Jessica Prince dumped a slushie on her.

May 3, 2015

Olly Pike and his trusty balloon, Pop, share a heart-warming love story featuring Prince Henry and his servant Tom in their latest animation

Once upon a time there weren’t very many same-sex marriages in fairytales.

But the latest video from UK-based performer Olly Pike and his sidekick, Pop, is changing all that, with the help of a cartoon prince and his family.

'Prince Henry', an eight-minute animation for young children, tells the tale of a king and queen who think it’s time for their son, Henry, to settle down and get married.

April 8, 2015

Lord Browne of Madingley gives a speech at the 2014 Performance Theatre event in Oslo about leading with authenticity

John Browne, Lord Browne of Madingley, opens The Performance Theatre 2014 in Oslo, featuring keynote addresses from education activist Malala Yousafzai, Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon.

February 20, 2015

You can never have too many hats, gloves, and shoes.

It was Coco Chanel who said:

'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.' 

AW15 Fashion Week has hit London. This is a massive event that is defined by the collections, created by talented designers, and presented by an army of unsmiling models. But Fashion Week is also so much more than that.

February 2, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch calls on the royal couple to support the petition

Prince William and Kate Middleton have declined to publicly support a campaign to pardon the 49,000 British men convicted of consensual gay sex under the now-defunct gross indecency law.

A spokesperson for the royal couple said Saturday (31 January) it was a matter for government so they could not comment in public.

January 7, 2015

A disciplinary hearing against retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert has ended with a ‘just resolution’ and no further action will be taken against him over his presiding over a same-sex wedding in 2013

The United Methodist Church of the United States has adopted a live-and-let-live attitude on a complaint against one of its retired bishops who married a gay couple in Alabama in 2013 with the church this week issuing a statement declaring the complaint resolved.

December 22, 2014

The woman, who has served alongside the prince as a search and rescue pilot, has spoken out about her life, career and transition process

The RAF’s only openly transgender plane pilot, Flight Lieutenant Ayla Holdom, has given a moving interview to the Mail on Sunday in which she discusses her life – and was full of praise for the way in which her colleagues in Britain's Royal Air Force accepted her transition.

December 9, 2014

'It's like seeing a rare gazelle or something'

Anderson Cooper had an unexpected brush with British royalty when he found himself on the same flight as Prince William.

After William met with President Obama at The White House Monday (8 Monday), the future King of England took an afternoon US air shuttle flight back to New York City.

'There was this kind of buzz and excitement to see this guy come on the aircraft,' Cooper said on his show Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday. 'It's like seeing a rare gazelle or something.'

December 8, 2014

Whether it's glamour in Glasgow or dirt in Dalston – welcome 2015 in style...

New Year's Eve may be falling on a weekday this month but that's no reason to hold back on the biggest party night of the year.

Here, we count down seven of the best gay and gay-friendly parties to check out this December 31...

December 1, 2014

Royal revelation motivated by # FeelNoShame campaign

Prince Harry may seem relaxed and in good humor during his many public appearance but on Monday (1 December) he admitted he is often quaking inside.

The prince, currently fourth in line to the British throne, made the revelation in honor of World AIDS Day and the #FeelNoShame campaign which asks people to reveal their own secrets to try and reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS.

'Believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience,' Harry says in a YouTube video.

November 28, 2014

Shadow Lounge, East Bloc and more in our countdown of London's gayest watering holes

We're still struggling to come to terms with the tragic news that the fabulous Madame Jojo's is to close – reportedly in 'an attempt to gentrify' London's joyously seedy Soho.

November 28, 2014

Shadow Lounge, East Bloc and more in our countdown of London's gayest watering holes

We're still struggling to come to terms with the tragic news that the fabulous Madame Jojo's is to close – reportedly in 'an attempt to gentrify' London's joyously seedy Soho.

October 20, 2014

About 1.7 million people called in to protest the country's anti-gay law

Indian actor Aamir Khan's hit talk show Satyamev Jayate last night tackled the taboo subject of 'alternative sexualities,' with many viewers saying the program changed their perception of LGBTI people.

Guests included transgender woman Gazal Dhaliwal and her parents, popular psychologist Deepak Kashyap and LGBTI activists.

Khan listened sympathetically as his LGBTI guests told their coming out stories. Several stressed the importance of parental relationships in shaping their lives and fighting depression and suicidial thoughts.

October 20, 2014

About 1.7 million people called in to protest the country's anti-gay law

Indian actor Aamir Khan's hit talk show Satyamev Jayate last night tackled the taboo subject of 'alternative sexualities,' with many viewers saying the program changed their perception of LGBTI people.

Guests included transgender woman Gazal Dhaliwal and her parents, popular psychologist Deepak Kashyap and LGBTI activists.

Khan listened sympathetically as his LGBTI guests told their coming out stories. Several stressed the importance of parental relationships in shaping their lives and fighting depression and suicidial thoughts.

October 14, 2014

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson return to Coronado where town pulls out all the stops

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson had a wedding to remember over the weekend - and this time for all the right reasons.

The Arizona couple returned to Coronado Island near San Diego where they had a lavish wedding hosted by a town that wanted to erase the memory of an August ceremony marred by anti-gay hecklers.

'This has been a bit of a roller coaster ride as you can well imagine and the outpouring of love and support after what happened I think shows that this touches something,' Jackson told the crowd at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

October 14, 2014

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson return to Coronado where town pulls out all the stops

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson had a wedding to remember over the weekend - and this time for all the right reasons.

The Arizona couple returned to Coronado Island near San Diego where they had a lavish wedding hosted by a town that wanted to erase the memory of an August ceremony marred by anti-gay hecklers.

'This has been a bit of a roller coaster ride as you can well imagine and the outpouring of love and support after what happened I think shows that this touches something,' Jackson told the crowd at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

September 30, 2014

For Richard Blanco, coming out was 'just a slow sort of easing into'

Richard Blanco was chosen in 2013 to do what such celebrated American poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelo had done in the past: write an original poem and recite it at the inauguration of a US president.

Blanco made all kinds of history at the second inaugural of US President Barack Obama with his poem One Today. He was first openly gay man chosen as inaugural poet, the first Latino, and at 44, the youngest.

Blanco has written a new memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos, in which he writes about how, growing up in Miami as part of a Cuban family, he hid being gay.

September 22, 2014

From the first gay gathering in a beer tent, to modern-day oompah covers of Britney Spears songs, why we love Oktoberfest and the rest of Bavaria Germany

September has arrived, and that can only mean one thing on the global LGBT calendar - Oktoberfest - when thousands of gay men don leather lederhosen, gingham shirts, and head to Munich for the biggest drinking, singing and sausage-quaffing-fest of the year.

But hold on a minute. If it’s called Oktoberfest, then why isn’t the event held in October?

That is certainly a question I asked myself, especially considering that this is an event held in Germany, a country well known for its pragmatic, well-organized approach to life.

July 2, 2014

Can you guess which characters in the Netflix hit drama series have been replaced by which Disney princesses?

If you've seen Orange Is The New Black, you know there is no such thing as a 'happily ever after'.

Artist Maria Bayley, when thinking about a group of people who would never see themselves in jail, thought immediately about Disney princesses.

Throwing in a prince and a sea witch for good measure, she transformed the Netflix series cast into characters from Disney films.

The submission to a Photoshop contest on DesignCrowd won her $250 (€180).

May 30, 2014

'Satan is pleased with the narrative that Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson'

A US pastor thinks any connection between Michael Sam, the first out draft pick of the National Football League, and Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball, is Satan's doing.

April 22, 2014

Was the Bard interested in men as well as women? From secret messages to love poems, we look at the possible arguments to the sexuality of William Shakespeare

We cannot have real proof about the sexuality of a man who was born 450 years ago on 23 April.

But like the entirety of William Shakespeare’s work, in books and blogs across the globe, it has never stopped anyone from voicing their interpretations.

1 ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’

Written to a man. Yes, the most famous of sonnets is a man writing to another man.

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.