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March 27, 2015

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When Katy Perry first hit the big time in 2008, it was because of her insanely catchy song I Kissed A Girl.

But that was pop, and in country there is a lot of work still to be done.

Country radio stations have banned the song, Girl Crush, because they claim the lyrics 'promote the gay agenda'.

The song is about wanting an ex back so much, she would 'taste her lips, cause they taste like you'.

March 3, 2015

Characters played by Hayden Byerly, 14, and Gavin MacIntosh, 15, lock lips in sweet scene

Fans of the ABC Family drama The Fosters have seen this coming for awhile.

The characters of Jude and Connor finally kissed on this week's episode of the series about a lesbian couple raising their mix of biological, foster, and adopted children.

Jude is the youngest son in the family and he is played by Hayden Byerly, 14. Connor, the school friend who stood up for Jude when he was bullied, is played by 15 year old Gavin MacIntosh.

February 27, 2015

Regulator is investigating whether the smooch violates broadcast policy

The first lesbian kiss on South Korean TV aired on Wednesday (February 25) night, and it was epic.

Two two female students on drama Seonam Girls High School Investigators shared a passionate kiss in the library – but then broke up out of fear of being judged.

But not everyone was happy with having the display of same-sex affection broadcast into their homes.

The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) said Friday (27 February) it had received complaints and were looking in the matter.

February 9, 2015

If chosen, Gaydio's new UK-wide platform will launch in the first half of 2016

The UK's only LGBTI radio station is hoping to launch nationwide.

Gaydio has bid to be part of DAB Digital Radio, allowing people to listen on their home and car radios nationwide.

Currently only available online, London and Sussex on DAB Digital Radio, on 88.4fm in Manchester, it is hoping to reach more listeners if it is picked by Ofcom.

Station Director Toby Whitehouse said: 'We know that people already listen online from Penzance up to Inverness, so making the station accessible via their home and car radios is hugely exciting.'

December 23, 2014

Sony decides on small Christmas Day release for film that was target of North Korean cyber hacking attack

James Franco and Seth Rogen are so happy about their film The Interview being released after all that they started making out.

But not just with each other.

After it was announced by Sony Pictures that their beleaguered movie would hitting theaters on Christmas Day, Franco posted a photo of a three-way kiss between himself, Rogen and actor Nick Kroll who is not in the film.

There were tongues everywhere.

December 22, 2014

Glitz, glamour, and go-go boys from Paris and Madrid to Bangkok

We've already brought you our run down of the best gay New Year's Eve parties in the UK and the US – to finish off, here are our pick of seven more of the best from around the world…

December 22, 2014

One pair, friends since high school, seem to enjoy their first same-sex smooch the most

Their names are John and Elvis, Kevin and Dalton and Rich and Jacob.

All six said they had never kissed another man before and were willing to do so for a BuzzFeed video feature.

None seemed to be suffering from gay panic as they discussed such things as what approach to take (eyes closed or open?) and wondering what a beard would feel like up against their mouth.

December 20, 2014

'Nine ladies dancing'

The cast of the drama Orange Is The New Black have given the world the best Christmas present in the world.

No. It's not a decrease in police brutality cases (an issue  close to the hearts of the OITNB thespians).

However, it is the next best thing. A remaking of the holiday chestnut The Twelve Days of Christmas.

August 26, 2014

Some Brits were furious over the science fiction show's 'weird lesbian-lizard perv trip'

Several complaints have been made to the TV watchdog Ofcom over the gay kiss on Doctor Who.

The British science fiction drama came under fire after Madame Vastra and her wife Jenny locked lips in front of 7 million viewers in the UK.

The Victorian London couple, played by Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart, have been together for years - but this is the first time they have kissed on screen.

August 8, 2014

Conservative US radio show host Rush Limbaugh believes the discovery of a gay gene would cause liberals to join the anti-abortion movement en masse

US conservative radio pundit Rush Limbaugh has told his listeners that the discovery of a gene that could predict the adult sexuality of a fetus in the womb would lead to liberals joining the anti-abortion movement in huge numbers.

Limbaugh made the comments yesterday on his Rush Limbaugh Show, saying, ‘I've always said that if genetics ever proves, ever, without a shadow of a doubt, if there ever become scientific proof that homosexuality is a genetic thing, like most people think that it is, not a choice -- it's a genetic thing.’

June 25, 2014

Gaydio will be broadcasting on DAB across Central Scotland from 14 July to 31 August

UK’s biggest gay radio station Gaydio is expanding its digital service.

The station will be broadcasting across Central Scotland from 14 July to 31 August for Pride.

Toby Whitehouse, station director, said: ‘Gaydio is already available online throughout the UK and with almost half of the population now owning a DAB Radio, it's the perfect time for us to make the station as easily available as we are in other parts of the UK.

May 15, 2014

Tongues are wagging about the relationship between Sevilla players Ivan Rakitic and Daniel Carrico

Did soccer just have a Michael Sam moment?

Two Spanish soccer stars have appeared to share a kiss after winning the Europa League.

And as the two kissed, it has got many tongues wagging about their relationship.

Ivan Rakitic and Daniel Carrico, of Sevilla, celebrated their title win shootout over Benfica yesterday (14 May).

As soon as the kiss happened, several media outlets have started speculating about their relationship.

February 24, 2014

'The Cosmo' podcast to be featured weekly with Gay Star News

RTÉ's radio show for the LGBT community, The Cosmo with Scott De Buitléir on RTÉ Pulse, is teaming up with global LGBTI news site, Gay Star News, to launch The Cosmo's new podcast for audiences in the United Kingdom, Ireland and further afield.

The new podcast of The Cosmo will feature LGBT news, interviews and discussion from the UK, Ireland and abroad, presented by Scott De Buitléir with regular updates from Gay Star News reporters. The podcast will be featured on GSN and various social media profiles every Friday, recorded from the RTÉ studios in Dublin.

February 20, 2014

British celebs James Corden and Nick Grimshaw engaged in a sloppy smooch at the BRIT music awards 

British actor and presenter James Corden hosted the Brits music awards for the fifth and final time last night, and he celebrated by kissing gay Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.

While the two of them are hardly universally adored, their kiss became one of the most talked about moments of a night that included performances from Beyonce, Katy Perry and Lorde.

December 25, 2013

Adam Shankman's special tree, Cheyenne Jackson snowed in, and Alex Newell with his dad

Adam Shankman may be the director of such splashy movies as Hairspray and Rock of Ages but one of his favorite Christmas memories is a simple one involving just him and the man in his life.

'My fiance (Frank Meli) and I, in our apartment in New York, put together just an incredibly beautiful tree,' Shankman told Gay Star News earlier this month.

'It was just by ourselves,' said the So You Think You Can Dance judge. 'We had already done the family thing and this was us by ourselves and that was a very special time for me.'

December 12, 2012

DJs Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin 'crossed a line'

ESPN Radio announced Tuesday (11 December) that Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin, hosts of the Sports Reporters show, have been suspended for making transphobic comments on the air last week.

The radio hosts made fun of trans Mission College basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig.

October 12, 2012

Movie channel LS Time fined over US $10,000 for showing 1992 film The Silent Thrush at primetime

The national communications regulator has fined Taiwanese TV channel LS Time for broadcasting a lesbian kiss last February.

The $300,000 (Taiwanese dollars, $10,300, €7,900) fine was for a primetime showing of The Silent Thrush a 1992 film about a lesbian love triangle in a Chinese opera troupe.

In an open letter to the regulator National Communications Commission (NCC) Ta-wei Chi, assistant professor of Taiwanese Literature at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, questioned why they had a problem with homosexual kisses but not heterosexual ones.

October 4, 2012

In an exclusive interview with Gay Star News, the gay DJ has spoken out about the offer BBC executives made to him while Chris Moyles was still at the station

Gay DJ Scott Mills has revealed he was offered the coveted BBC Radio 1 breakfast show in an exclusive interview with Gay Star News.

The British radio host, 38, said, at the time when Chris Moyles had been rumored to leave, the BBC told Mills he would have the coveted spot if Moyles had left.

He said: ‘Do you know what, around 2007/08 there was big word on the street that Chris Moyles was going to go and I was told by them at the BBC that I was going to be doing it, if he left.

September 24, 2012

Gay radio host Nick Grimshaw says he was nervous and excited for his first day hosting the Radio 1 breakfast show

Gay radio DJ Nick Grimshaw, known as 'Grimmy', has made his debut as host of the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show.

Grimshaw opened the show by telling listeners it's 'quite a surreal day for me', and said: 'I've been dreaming about this since I was a little child.

‘Day one of the big job and I’m nervous, I’m excited, happy- but more than anything just desperate to get on with it. So shall we do it? Let’s do the Radio 1 breakfast show.’

September 21, 2012

See video of Will and Sonny finally locking lips on Days of Our Lives

Fans of the NBC soap Days of Our Lives have been patiently waiting for the show's two gay characters, Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis to finally get together.

In true soap fashion, it's been a roller coaster of a journey - this week alone.

The two close friends, who are finally admitting their romantic feelings for each other, seemed to finally be on the same page and ready for a date when things got temporarily derailed by Sonny's mother who was badmouthing Will.

September 6, 2012

Gay Radio 1 DJ admits being 'scared' of breakfast show presenter who shocked listeners with homophobic jokes

Gay British DJ Scott Mills says his BBC Radio 1 colleague Chris Moyles is not homophobic, despite being blasted in the past for making anti-gay jokes live on-air.

Mills, who traded his prime time commuter spot on the station with Greg James in February, says he was initially aprehensive about working with Moyles.

'I was quite scared and overwhelmed by him,' he said in an interview with Now magazine.

August 18, 2012

Rachel Maddow will be part of MSNBC's primetime convetion coverage

Rachel Maddow will be the co-anchor for MSNBC's primetime Democratic and Republican convention coverage.

August 9, 2012

New Zealand Labour MP Su’a William Sio calls for gay marriage bill to be withdrawn

A Labour MP in New Zealand warned during a radio interview yesterday that the party’s support of gay marriage could cost them the next election in 2014.

Su’a William Sio called for the gay marriage bill sponsored by fellow Labour MP Louisa Wall to be withdrawn.

Sio, who is Labour’s Pacific Island affairs spokesperson and represents the electorate with the largest Pacific Islander population in the country, said churchgoing Pacific Islanders are against the bill and it would stop them from voting Labour in the future.

August 1, 2012

National radio station’s straw poll shows 58 MPs will support the bill and more are leaning towards support it

Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reported this morning that the gay marriage bill currently in parliament will pass its first reading.

According to RNZ’s straw poll, 58 MPs have decided to definitely vote yes on the bill and of those who are undecided ‘enough said they were leaning towards yes to get numbers over the 61 votes required’ the news report said.