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February 25, 2015

Little is known about the character she will play in her first major acting role

Lady Gaga has signed on for her first major acting role as one of the stars of the next edition of American Horror Story.

Fresh off her triumphant performance at the Academy Awards, Gaga is the first major star to be announced for season 5 of the popular FX anthology series which will be titled American Horror Story: Hotel.

February 25, 2015

Örebro Hockey organizes a 'pride match' in support of LGBTI rights

A Swedish hockey team Saturday (21 February) donned rainbow jerseys and danced to YMCA in a post-game celebration in support of LGBTI rights.

Örebro Hockey goalie Julius Hudacek is known for his post-game performances and has even earned himself the Twitter hastag #HudaShow.

After beating the Frölunda Indians 4-2 in a 'pride match,' Hudacek led his teammates and the entire audience in a dance to the 1978 Village People gay anthem YMCA.

February 21, 2015

Super-fan's collection includes $3,850 tour outfit worn by Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell

A 5,000-item Spice Girls merchandise collection, belonging to pop super-fan Liz West, is to go on display in London later this year.

The hoard – including a $3,850 stage outfit worn by Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell during the band's 1998 SpiceWorld Tour – will go on display in Ripley's Believe It Or Not on 28 March.

The exhibit will include rare CDs, posters and memorabilia relating to the world's biggest-selling girl band ever – comprised of Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown and Halliwell.

February 17, 2015

Bisexual Born This Way singer shows off her heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram

Bisexual international superstar Lady Gaga has announced her engagement to fiancée Taylor Kinney on Instagram. 

The six-time Grammy winner, real name Stefani Germanotta, showed off her new heart-shaped diamond ring on the social media site.

'He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!' she posted.

February 16, 2015

The out lesbian is survived by her partner of 33 years

Lesley Gore, the 1960s pop star who later came out publicly as a lesbian, died on Monday of lung cancer. Her biggest hits included It's My Party, You Don't Own Me and Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows.

Gore died New York University Langone Medical Center in New York, according to the Associated Press.

'She was a wonderful human being - caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian,' Lois Sasson, Gore’s partner of 33 years, told the AP.

February 11, 2015

The driving force behind Latin dance club Exilio shares her love for her adopted city.

A London resident since 1985, Gloria Lizcano runs Exilio - the longest-running LGBT Latin Dance club in London - Lizcano has been helping Londoners to move their hips since 1996.

Why did you relocate your life to the UK?
I've stayed because I fell in love with London. London gives us the opportunity to be free, to be able to say I'm gay and not be afraid of getting killed, to be able to express love and not be frightened

February 11, 2015

The songs didn't make it onto the girl groups' 2000 album Forever but the reason why will stay a mystery

If you wanna listen to some Spice Girls tracks, you better get your headphones or speakers on.

Four rare, unheard songs from the 90s girlband have been leaked onto the internet.

They were originally intended to be on their 2000 album Forever, their only as a quartet after Geri left the band.

They are the very 90s sounding If It's Lovin' On Your Mind, the Posh-led song A Day In Your Life, a different version of Right Back At Ya and a bizarrely guitar heavy Pain Proof.

Listen below:

February 5, 2015

The London-based singer shares her travel stories with Gay Star News

Born in Zambia, Rozalla Miller began pursuing a musical career when she moved to Zimbabwe as a teenager.

It was 1991 when Rozalla stormed the world's music charts with her massive hit 'Everybody's Free'.

'Everybody's Free' has become a dance anthem, remixed and re-released on a regular basis across the decades.

Now living in London, Rozalla continues to make music and continues to tour and perform around the world.

We caught up with her recently to share some feel-good travel stories. 

February 2, 2015

Behind the blue foam is a man who is very hot

Meet one of the men behind Katy Perry's incredible dancing sharks.

As you might have seen already, they stole the show at the Super Bowl. Impressive, considering they were fighting for the spotlight alongside depressed beachballs and tiger-trons.

Inside one of them (the right one), was Scott Myrik.

He is a performer who worships Beyoncé, and has previously worked with people like Taylor Swift.

He also has some pretty amazing abs.

Take a look:

Scott Myrik

January 27, 2015

Hardline Catholic group the Missionaries of Mercy have bought Toulon’s gay bar Texas in order to close it down as it sits next to the group’s church in the city, labeling it a ‘bar of Sodom’

Closeted Catholic priests will be the only gay men drinking in a gay bar in the French city of Toulon after a hardline Catholic group managed to purchase the building this month.

The Missionaries of Mercy took the opportunity to buy the bar when its owners filed for bankruptcy recently – meaning it would have to be sold to whoever was the highest bidder.

December 26, 2014

Watch the scene where the homophobic rapper tells James Franco he’s gay

Eminem has come out as gay – but only in controversial new comedy movie The Interview.

A scene in the film shows Eminem, playing himself, tell James Franco’s talk show host character he is ‘gay’ and ‘a homosexual’.

‘When I say things about gay people, or people think my lyrics are homophobic – it’s because I’m gay,’ he tells Franco's character.

He goes on to say: ‘I’m more shocked that people haven’t figured it out yet. I mean, it’s kind of like I’ve been playing gay peek-a-boo.’

December 2, 2014

'It makes me sad to think I'd waited so long to experience something that should have been a natural part of my adolescence'

American soccer pro Robbie Rogers, who came out to the world as a gay man in early 2013, knew he was gay from an early age but didn't dare act on it.

Instead, he dated girls and hoped none of his teammates or family and friends would find out his secret.

It wasn't until he was 25 and living in London that he met a man named Scott. Rogers had only recently come out to his family and had not yet cone out to the world.

December 1, 2014

Christopher Sean's character could come between daytime soap's newlywed gay couple

On the US daytime soap Days of Our Lives, gay couple Sonny Kiriakis and Will Horton are still newlyweds.

But there is a newcomer to the fictional town of Salem who surprised Sonny with a kiss and could mean trouble for a couple already on the rocks.

On today's episode of the soap, viewers learned that hunky hospital patient Paul Narita - a pro baseball player who has the female staff swooning - is actually a closeted gay man who used to be involved with Sonny.

November 29, 2014

'The public adores her. And it's all ages. It's not just a young group'

Tony Bennett loves the Mother Monster. And he's certain you do also.

'The public adores her,' the legendary singer said in a Time magazine interview. 'And it's all ages. It's not just a young group.'

Bennett and Lady Gaga  released a collaboration, in September, called Cheek to Cheek. The album is a collection of jazz standards, from Gershwin to Porter.

November 26, 2014

'It feels ... like the weight of the world's been lifted off my shoulders'

After years of hiding in the closet, Country music singer Ty Herndon is enjoying being an openly gay man.

Herndon came out publicly last week and says the support he has received since then 'just blew my mind.'

November 20, 2014

After reaching stardom, singer went on personal and professional slide

After years of struggle, country music singer Ty Herndon has come out publicly as a gay man at the age of 51.

Herndon made the revelation to People Magazine this week: 'My mother probably knew I was gay before I did. I remember sitting down with her and having the conversation.'

Country music has not been seen as welcoming to openly gay artists and Herndon kept his secret when he first hit the charts in 1995 with the single What Mattered Most.

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.