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March 10, 2014

Actors will be portraying characters living in New York City at the beginning of the AIDS crisis during the early 1980s

Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer share a steamy kiss in a new trailer for The Normal Heart.

The actors will be starring in the HBO drama, to be directed by Ryan Murphy, about the AIDS crisis as it unfolded in New York City during the early 1980s.

The Normal Heart is based on the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play by Larry Kramer.

Julia Roberts is also starring as the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earlier victims of the disease

March 10, 2014

Actors will be portraying characters living in New York City at the beginning of the AIDS crisis during the early 1980s

Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer share a steamy kiss in a new trailer for The Normal Heart.

The actors will be starring in the HBO drama, to be directed by Ryan Murphy, about the AIDS crisis as it unfolded in New York City during the early 1980s.

The Normal Heart is based on the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play by Larry Kramer.

Julia Roberts is also starring as the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earlier victims of the disease

February 11, 2014

Annual event in LA has become one of hottest tickets on the LGBTI calendar and Gay Star News was there

Melissa Etheridge spent so much time on the arrivals line she didn't get into the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios until Darren Criss was almost done performing the opening number.

The singer was one of the last stars to arrive at the Family Equality Council Los Angeles Awards Dinner on Saturday (7 February) - an event that in just a few short years has become one of hottest LGBTI events on the calendar.

December 13, 2013

'I’m trying to do my best for him, because that’s what he would have wanted'

It was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the late Cory Monteith first publicly shared that he was involved romantically with his Glee co-star Lea Michele.

The 31-year-old actor's drug-related death last summer hit Michele especially hard and forced her to grieve with the eyes of the world on her as she returned to work on the Fox series on which they met.

Michele appeared with DeGeneres on her daytime show Thursday (12 December) and talked about how she is coping.

October 31, 2013

Unconfirmed reports reveal Ryan Murphy is considering a series of episodes to deal with Russia's gay propaganda laws

Glee is considering moving one of the most well known gay characters to Russia.

In what appears to the Fox musical comedy-drama wishing to tackle the country’s gay propaganda laws, Kurt played by Chris Colfer could be moving out of New York City.

Speaking to E!’s Watch With Kristin, a source said: ‘We are mulling around the idea of moving Kurt to Russia.’

According to the unconfirmed reports, Ryan Murphy and the production team are considering three storyline options for the show’s final season.

October 17, 2013

Fox musical comedy drama, with one of the most highest level of diverse characters on television, will finish on its sixth season

Glee is to end after its next season.

The Fox musical comedy, with one of the most diverse cast of characters on US television, will end next year after its sixth run of episodes.

Gay showrunner Ryan Murphy confirmed the show, which was picked up for a fifth and sixth season in April, will not be renewed.

Speaking at a Paley Centre event, Murphy explained how Glee’s finale was meant to finish with the late actor Cory Monteith’s character Finn and lead female Rachel.

October 4, 2013

'I’ve never seen a crew where you can’t continue shooting because they left the room sobbing'

Next week's episode of Glee deals with the death of the character of Finn Hudson.

Finn, of course, was played by the late Cory Monteith who died last summer and whose autopsy this week confirmed it was from a toxic combination of alcohol and heroin.

The show’s openly gay co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy says it was not easy for cast and crew to shoot the episode which airs on 10 October.

September 4, 2013

Ryan Murphy and Christopher Guest pay tribute to Glee star at ceremony

Jane Lynch had to be wondering how things would go when she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this morning.

Before the ceremony, the Glee star tweeted that she had 'smacked my nose' with the car door Tuesday night and would have a 'sweet cut' across her nose. Then she arrived on Hollywood Boulevard and realized she had forgotten her speech at home.

But in the end, all went well as someone was able to help the actress retrieve her speech on a hand-held device and a 'make-up magic' concealed her cut nose.

August 28, 2013

Openly gay Emmy winner says  in stream of consciousness post: 'I'm tickled pink'

Out actor Leslie Jordan returns to series television this fall with a role in American Horror Story: Coven, the FX franchise from Glee producer Ryan Murphy.

It's not known what role Jordan will play. He won an Emmy for his recurring role as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, has appeared in the stage and film versions of Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies and was recently in the feature film The Help.

August 13, 2013

From ‘McKinley High’ Ohio, to New York City, Fox’s musical-comedy masterpiece is to see a transfer to the stage

America’s hit TV musical-comedy ‘Glee’ could be making the move from high school corridors to the sidewalks of Broadway with talks of a live stage musical.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, co-head of television network Fox Gary Newman announced the plans for a stage musical during a shareholders presentation.

‘We launched a live stage business with a sold-out arena concert tour in 2011, and now a live stage musical is in the works,’ Newman said.

July 21, 2013

The third episode of Glee’s Season Five, starting 26 September, will be a special tribute to Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson

Glee producers confirmed a tribute episode to late actor Cory Monteith.

The show's creator Ryan Murphy told E! News that Monteith’s co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele decided the direction of the upcoming season, which after Monteith’s tribute episode will go on hiatus.

July 11, 2013

Gay creator of the hit Fox musical comedy drama has announced American Idol singer will be on the show's fifth season

Gay singer Adam Lambert is going to be joining the cast of Glee, it was revealed today (11 July).

Creator Ryan Murphy announced the news on his Twitter, saying: ‘I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.’

It is unknown what character he will be playing or how long he will be involved in the show.

Lambert has previously been referenced in the show before, when Jane Lynch’s character Sue Sylvester complained about him being a ‘sneaky gay’.

June 13, 2013

Sheldon Cooper actor, who came out as gay last year, will take on a role in Ryan Murphy's HBO film The Normal Heart

The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is to play a gay rights activist in a new film.

In Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s HBO film The Normal Heart, the actor famed for playing the socially awkward Sheldon Cooper will star alongside many A-list stars.

The film will take place during the HIV crisis in New York City in early 1980s.

Parsons will play Tommy Boatwright, a gay activist, the role that he played in the 2011 Broadway revival of the Tony-winning Larry Krammer play.

June 13, 2013

Sheldon Cooper actor, who came out as gay last year, will take on a role in Ryan Murphy's HBO film The Normal Heart

The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is to play a gay rights activist in a new film.

In Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s HBO film The Normal Heart, the actor famed for playing the socially awkward Sheldon Cooper will star alongside many A-list stars.

The film will take place during the HIV crisis in New York City in early 1980s.

Parsons will play Tommy Boatwright, a gay activist, the role that he played in the 2011 Broadway revival of the Tony-winning Larry Krammer play.

May 11, 2013

Show focused on gay couple having a baby with surrogate mother

NBC on Friday (10 May) cancelled its gay-themed comedy The New Normal after one season.

Ratings never really took off for the Ryan Murphy-produced show which sometimes had storylines that reflected real life with marriage equality currently a front-burner issue in the US.

April 19, 2013

Show about high school glee club has gay couples and transgender character

In a major vote of confidence, Fox announced today that it has renewed Glee for two more seasons.

The show, currently in its fourth year, includes several LGBT characters including gay glee club members Kurt and Blaine, lesbian cheerleader Santana, and transgender student named Unique.

Lesbian actress Jane Lynch won an Emmy in 2010 for her performance as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester and openly gay actor Chris Colfer won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for his performance as Kurt.

April 19, 2013

Show about high school glee club has gay couples and transgender character

In a major vote of confidence, Fox announced today that it has renewed Glee for two more seasons.

The show, currently in its fourth year, includes several LGBT characters including gay glee club members Kurt and Blaine, lesbian cheerleader Santana, and transgender student named Unique.

Lesbian actress Jane Lynch won an Emmy in 2010 for her performance as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester and openly gay actor Chris Colfer won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 for his performance as Kurt.

April 15, 2013

Glee and The New Normal creator: 'I tried to showcase different kinds of gay people'

As a kid growing up in the 1970s, Ryan Murphy didn't see very many gay people on television - except maybe Paul Lynde.

Campy and snarky, Lynde held court on TV's Hollywood Squares for more than a decade and often poked fun at his barely concealed homosexuality.

April 15, 2013

Glee and The New Normal creator: 'I tried to showcase different kinds of gay people'

As a kid growing up in the 1970s, Ryan Murphy didn't see very many gay people on television - except maybe Paul Lynde.

Campy and snarky, Lynde held court on TV's Hollywood Squares for more than a decade and often poked fun at his barely concealed homosexuality.

April 11, 2013

'Open' will be a complex drama which will explore sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships

Premium cable network has ordered a ‘complex’ relationship drama from the creator of Glee and American Horror Story.

Ryan Murphy, who also created gay relationship comedy The New Normal, has been given a pilot order for Open.

April 11, 2013

'Open' will be a complex drama which will explore sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships

Premium cable network has ordered a ‘complex’ relationship drama from the creator of Glee and American Horror Story.

Ryan Murphy, who also created gay relationship comedy The New Normal, has been given a pilot order for Open.

April 10, 2013

Anderson Cooper ranked fifth in first year on list as openly gay man

Anderson Cooper was ranked fifth in OUT magazine's annual top 50 list of powerful gay men and lesbians - the first year he made the list as an openly gay man.

Cooper had made the list year after year - one year even appearing on the cover of the magazine with Jodie Foster - but it wasn't until last summer that Cooper he publicly acknowledged being gay.

Foster, despite her very public coming out speech at the Golden Globe Awards in January, did not make the top 50 list which was unveiled today.

February 11, 2013

'I say live your own life however you want to live it, I say love who you want'

Stars like Darren Criss, Andrew Rannells and the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills got all the red carpet attention Saturday (9 February) at the Family Equality Council's awards dinner in Los Angeles as honoree Chris Kluwe slipped by virtually unnoticed.

But by the end of evening, everyone was talking about NFL player Kluwe whose visibility as an LGBT activist grew exponentially last September when he blasted Maryland Assembly Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. in a withering, profanity-laced letter.

January 4, 2013

Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Boimer to lead the cast of long-awaited film about AIDS crisis  written by Larry Kramer

After decades of development, The Normal Heart will begin shooting in New York City later this year to air on HBO in 2014 with Ryan Murphy as its director, the network announced Friday (4 January).

The film is written by Larry Kramer who also wrote the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play on which it is based. It is about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.