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November 8, 2014

The song is distributed by the singer's new record company, Sony Music Austria

Conchita Wurst released a single today (8 November).

Heroes is the Austrian's first single since winning the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

According to the site Directlyrics, the drag queen star's single is on iTunes and is distributed by Sony Music Austria.

Heroes is to be part of an unnamed upcoming album.

October 4, 2014

'I am over the moon and completely shocked'

Fans of romance and Star Trek better get out the handkerchiefs.

Jonathan Lilley and partner Tom Jenkins made a visit to a reproduction version of the Enterprise bridge London’s ExCel Centre.

August 11, 2014

Josh Hutcherson wants to help teens from low-incomes or from rural areas who may not be able to connect with other LGBTI youth online

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has revealed a new campaign to help gay teens living in rural areas.

The actor is working with Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project and humanI-T to provide LGBTI youth with tools to help find their community. The initiative will be called Power On.

From now through to 16 October, Spirit Day, the charities will be encouraging teens to donate their old and unused laptops, tablets and smartphones to be refurbished and distributed to LGBTI resource centers across the US.

October 21, 2013

Big Brother star Brian Dowling says: 'To witness the outstanding work of all the nominees and award winners was extraordinary.'

The UK's largest national diversity awards will air on television for the first time next month.

Filmed back in September, The National Diversity Awards will broadcast on the Community Channel.

Role models and community heroes were among the honored at the ceremony for their commitment to equality and diversity.

Big Brother star Brian Dowling hosted the event again this year, who said: ‘It is a pleasure to be associated with such an inspirational awards ceremony. 

October 9, 2013

'I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded'

The same week at National Coming Out Day (11 October), Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson had an announcement of sorts to Out Magazine: 'I would probably list myself as mostly straight.'

The 21-year-old is a longtime LGBT ally who refuses to limit himself with labels.

July 19, 2013

Calls for boycott of military science fiction film over the anti-gay views of its author Orson Scott Card are misguided according to its star and its director

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford has said his new film Ender's Game is not homophobic, saying the views of anti-gay author Orson Scott Card are 'completely separate' from the movie.

The actor was responding to the launch of a website Skip Ender’s Game by US activist group Geeks Out, which urges movie goers to boycott the film and avoid giving money to its author.

Card is a board member of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage and has called for gay sex to be criminalized.

But Ford stressed the film does not address gay people at all.

February 6, 2013

John Scalzi has raised up to $50,000 for LGBT and civil rights charities in his 'Counteract a Bigot Drive'

An American author has responded to internet trolls by pledging $5 to gay and civil rights charities every time he receives abuse.

Award-winning science fiction writer John Scalzi has raised over $50,000 (£32,000, €37,000) by today (6 February).

Trolls attacked the author for a pro-choice satirical blogpost from last year in which Scalzi adopted the persona of a rapist. One troll, which Scalzi affectionately calls 'the Racist Sexist Homophobic Dipshit', took particular issue.

December 7, 2012

British author will write the introduction to the new hardcover comic book collection based on the romantic comedy

British writer Neil Gaiman has paid tribute to popular gay web series and comic book Husbands.

The ‘Sandman’ and ‘American Gods’ author has written the introduction for a hardcover graphic novel edition of the digital comic.

Calling it a ‘smart and loving romp through genre’, the web series was written by Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Once Upon A Time’s Jane Espenson and character comic Brad Bell.

The series describes itself as the world’s first marriage equality comedy, set in a fictional America where every state has legalized it.

December 30, 2011

Former Firefly and Playboy Club star says he had spent the last 14 years of his career fearful that being gay would destroy his career

When Sean Maher was cast as a closeted gay man in the since-canceled NBC drama The Playboy Club, the 36-year-old actor decided that off-screen at least, he was going to bust out of that closet.

Maher, best known for his role on the sci-fi series Firefly and its follow-up feature film Serenity, confirmed that he is gay during an interview with Entertainment Weekly in late September.