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November 20, 2014

Became youngest country artist to land a top 40 hit when he was just 12

Feeling it was time 'to be honest and be truthful,' country music singer Billy Gilman came out publicly Thursday (20 November) in a YouTube video to his fans.

'It's been a crazy day,' he says in the video. 'I can honestly say I'm scared to death.'

November 12, 2014

Fierce

Most of us in high heels fall over in the first 30 seconds, but not these guys - they do a full on flawless dance routine.

Frenchmen Yanis Marshall, Arnaud and Mehdi, who impressed on this year's Britain's Got Talent, are back in London with another incredible video.

This time, they sashay around the sites like Soho, Trafalgar Square and London Bridge tube station to Technotronic's Pump Up The Jam.

But not only that, they work in several quotes from classic UK comedy series Absolutely Fabulous.

And that's what this is, absolutely fabulous.

November 11, 2014

Is he the Rap God or The Monster?

Eminem says he fights for gay rights but uses anti-gay slurs in a new rap.

In a new video to promote his upcoming Shady XV compilation, the rapper uses the homophobic slur 'dyke' repeatedly and refers to Anderson Cooper taking a 'tube up his pooper'.

In the nearly seven-minute a capella freestyle rap, he spits: 'Coz you'sa tramp look at how you react to this trigger like when I call you a bigger dyke than the Hoover Dam.'

'Happy as Anderson Cooper having a tube crammed up in his pooper with lubricant. Wait, that's too, I can't.'

November 7, 2014

Partners becomes singer's 52nd gold record -  more than any other female artist in history

At the age of 72, Barbra Streisand is proving to be as big a draw as she ever was.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Friday (7 November) that Streisand's latest album, Partners, has been certified gold meaning it has sold more than 500,000 copies.

This marks the 52nd gold record for Streisand whose first album was released 50 years ago last month.

No other female artist has achieved as many gold records as Streisand.

November 7, 2014

Shantay, you stay

If you've been thinking 2014 has been a drag ever since Bianca Del Rio sashayed away with the crown in May, then we've got good news.

Well first, RuPaul's Drag Race will back in a matter of weeks (January 2015). And on top of that, we already know the opening act of the tour.

Cary Nokey is fronted by 8bit (Rob Fusari), a Grammy-winning producer behind some of the biggest hits like Destiny Child's Booylicious and Lady Gaga's Paparazzi.

From February, the band will be touring with the queens from Drag Race on the 2015 Battle of the Seasons tour.

November 5, 2014

Think there are no positive portrayals of transgender people in movies? You have to see this new feature film

In a world where trans representation in film is non-existent or disastrously insulting, it is impossible to greet Boy Meets Girl with anything less than wild excitement.

This sweet, sassy, funny movie stars real-life trans girl Michelle Hendley as Rikki, growing up transgender in rural Kentucky.

Yes, it has some of the tropes of LGBTI filmmaking. But bisexual Rikki’s flirtations with other women and journey to her future ambitions wins hearts and deserves to win a global audience.

October 27, 2014

An Australian newspaper has finally apologized for its sensationalist coverage of a transgender woman’s murder after public outrage and several complaints to the Press Council.

News Corp's Courier Mail labeled Mayang Prasetyo as a 'she-male' on its front page next to a picture of the victim in a bikini.

October 26, 2014

A 26-year-old nun in Italy is releasing a 'secular', ballad version of ‘Like A Virgin’ – to the obvious bemusement of Ms Ciccone

We know that the Pope has recently made statements that indicate a softening in the church’s approach to LGBTI people, but we’re not sure how gay music fans around the world are likely to react to a nun’s interpretation of a gay icon’s classic hit song.

Sister Cristina Scuccia heralds from Sicily. She won the Italian version of The Voice earlier this year and her debut album is due early November.

October 24, 2014

'These queers is what I'm upset about, this faggot right here'

A man physically attacked a male bystander at an airport is Dallas on Thursday (23 October) and hurled anti-gay slurs before being subdued.

On a video posted on YouTube by an onlooker, the man is near a ticket counter and can be heard saying 'I'm upset about this faggot right here.'

He then attacks the man and calls him a 'fucking queer' before he is taken down to the ground by several bystanders.

A policeman soon arrives and the attacker can be heard saying, 'This is America!' and 'When I get up, I'm going to beat the shit out of him.'

October 24, 2014

Dangdang is the first mainland company to openly support LGBTI people

The CEO of a Chinese e-commerce company has posted a banned gay advert on social media that has since gone viral.

The poster did not pass censors but Li Guoqing on Tuesday uploaded the advert to his Weibo account - the Chinese version of Twitter - anyway, making Dangdang the first mainland company to openly support LGBTI people.

The poster shows two men walking hand in hand above the words: ‘I fear prejudice but I dare to love.’

The poster was for the 'Dare to Do, Dare to Be' campaign, which celebrates the company's fifteenth anniversary.

October 22, 2014

The couple joined the ‘Poker Face’ singer on stage at last night’s Manchester’s performance of her ArtRave: Art Pop Ball. She told the audience that those uncomfortable with the proposal were on 'the wrong side of history'

Lady Gaga performed in Manchester, England, last night, and the evening was a particularly memorable one for two members of the audience

Midway during the show, Gaga invited boyfriends Jay and Sean to join her on stage. She described Jay as ‘family’: ‘an incredible man and incredible friend’.

She then lets the boys take the spotlight, and to Sean’s apparent surprise, Jay gets on his knees and proposes.

They couple then kissed, the crowd went wild and Gaga jumped with joy.

October 17, 2014

Filipina singing sensation Charice Pempengco says she would change her style but not her body

Filipina singing sensation Charice Pempengco has spoken candidly to Oprah about her sexuality and gender identity, six years after her first appearance on the show shot her to fame.

In 2008, a long-haired Charice was given a standing ovation for her performance of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing. Now 22, she has starred in Glee and has a bestselling album as well as a radically different look - short blonde hair, tattoos and a dress shirt.

October 17, 2014

'...When are we going to talk about the boy who did applause choreography in the background of a news report'

Remember the lad whose dance moves, and diva face, made a Las Vegas newscast more memorable?

Well, Mother Monster knows a fellow traveler when she sees one

According to NewNowNext, Lady Gaga tweeted words of praise to 15-year old Brendan Jordan.

October 14, 2014

The video by Chinese girl group SNH48 shows two girls caressing and embracing

Korean media is speculating that a music video for Chinese girl group has been banned in the country because of several intimate scenes between two of the girls.

The MV for the song Uza shows two girls from 16-member group carressing and embracing.

The video was removed after less than three days online.

SNH48 is the Chinese sister group of the hugely popular Japanese group AKB48.

The video was shot in South Korea and directed by Hong won-ki, who is also responsible for videos by K-pop groups Girls Generation, Super Junior, F(x) and T-ara.

October 9, 2014

Actor details the years of physical and emotional abuse his family endured at the hands of his late father

Alan Cumming has, for the first time, gone public about growing up with a physically and emotionally abusive father who left him living in fear and shame.

'When he was abusing me, it was the only time he really noticed me,' Cumming tells dot429. 'So there’s that whole weirdness that was going on. My whole life has been imbued with the fact that my father didn’t love me. It’s a huge thing in my life.'

October 9, 2014

'Stay With Me' becomes 'Please Go Home' in this latest parody video from director Adrian Anchondo

We do love Sam Smith and his already classic ‘Stay With Me’, but we also do love a good parody, which is exactly what video maker and director Adrian Anchondo delivers in this new spoof video.

If you’re not acquainted with Smith’s original song or video, it finds him lamenting over the empty feeling he has after a one-night stand and wishing that his lover would stay with him.

Anchondo’s parody examines another angle of the gay one-night-stand: the lover who’s in no hurry to leave.

September 30, 2014

Michael Hoffman did the videos for money and now wants to pursue acting

No one knew his name - but his body they were familiar with.

The bodybuilder had been posting photos and videos of himself online flexing his muscular body for awhile now.

But his profile really ratcheted up, particularly among gay blogs, when a solo video of him masturbating surfaced last week.

On Monday, the hunk took to YouTube to tell the world his name and to explain that he is a reluctant online porn sensation.

September 24, 2014

'Where do you get the euros to buy a gay gift?'

The comedy duo Key & Peele are about to return to Comedy Central for a fourth season.

In preparation, they released a comic sketch of a family preparing for a gay wedding. Larry, played by Jordan Peele, calls the relatives together for a sit-down.

'Johnson family. Now we all know why we are here,' Larry announces. 'Cousin Delroy is getting married. To a man. Which is crazy.'

September 19, 2014

Lena Katina has reacted to Yulia Korkova's homophobic comments; her bandmate said she would not 'love a gay son as he would not be a real man'

Angry people all over the world have been deleting t.A.T.u songs off their library and throwing out their CDs because of all the things one of the members said.

Yulia Volkova, who made her career out of being a fake lesbian, said she would not love a gay son.

'Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man,' she said.

September 18, 2014

She may have no problem kissing women to further her career, but Yulia Volkova hates gay men as 'God created man for procreation'

Yulia Volkova may have made her career by being a fake lesbian, but she says she would not love a son if he came out as gay.

The t.A.T.u singer (pictured left) went on a Russian TV show to make the comments.

While you can watch the video below, there's not much point if you don't know Russian. According to the translation given on the YouTube video, it says:

'Will you condemn your son, if he is gay?' the interviewer asks.

September 17, 2014

Troy Jónsson has never spoken about being raped by one of his brother’s friends. Now he shares his story with Gay Star News

Troy Jónsson stepped on to the Mr Gay World stage as a perfect pin up; handsome, athletic, intelligent, caring, confident. Nobody knew his secret.

He was raped as a 12-year-old boy by one of his brother’s friends.

Now he’s spoken to Gay Star News about that terrible day. It’s a story he has never even hinted about to anyone else in the world – not his friends, his brothers, his parents or his boyfriend.

Jónsson, 27 now lives in Iceland, the country he represented in Mr Gay World.

September 16, 2014

It happens, sort of, in brilliant new video mash-up Golden is The New Black

Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia are nowhere to be seen in a new video mash-up to the classic theme song of the legendary NBC sitcom The Golden Girls.

Instead, we have Orange is the New Black's Piper, Galina, Nicky and Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren who actually urinates during the song. That's something you would never have seen any of The Golden Girls do.

Well, maybe Sophia.

September 12, 2014

Jason Gould: 'My mother's such an icon. I thought, "I can't open my mouth, people would compare" and I just didn't think I'd ever want to go there'

Barbra Streisand sings duets with famous singers like Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble on her new album, Partners, out next week.

Then there is a guy named Jason Gould.

He is her only child (his father is actor Elliot Gould) but waited until his mid-40s to begin pursuing music.

'I started exploring singing and music late in life,' the openly gay Gould says in a promo video released Friday (12 September).

September 8, 2014

Some of Gaga’s Little Monsters in Russia performed a tightly choreographed routine in tribute to their heroine

St Petersburg is not one of the more gay friendly places in the world. It was the first city in Russia to introduce anti-gay laws forbidding the promotional of ‘non-traditional’ relationships to minors before similar laws were rolled out nationwide in 2013.