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May 19, 2015

Stylish cuisine in Europe's capital of culture

We were in the Belgian town of Mons for a day-trip while spending a weekend in Brussels.

This picturesque city has been crowned as the European capital of culture for 2015, there is a huge amount of activity underway and it's a great excuse to visit.

Lunch was at Vilaine Fille/Mauvais Garcon.

The name is taken from a Serge Gainsbourg song that the chef's mother used to sing to him as a child (it translates as Naughty Girl/Bad Boy).

May 18, 2015

Cara Delevingne, who has dated Michelle Rodriguez, appears as 'Mother Chucker' in the action-packed film

Cara Delevingne stars in Taylor Swift's new action-packed video Bad Blood.

The fashion model, who has dated Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez, appears alongside numerous other female celebrities.

Also included are lesbian icons Mariska Hargitay, known for her role on Law and Order: SVU, and Hayley Williams, of Paramore.

Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, Karlie Kloss, Cindy Crawford as well as Pitch Perfect 2 star Hailee Steinfeld also appear in the music video.

May 8, 2015

Wisconsin teen was constantly tormented for being 'feminine'

A bullied 15-year-old transgender girl committed suicide last week days after coming out.

Cameron Langrell from Racine, Wisconsin told her parents a few years ago that she felt trapped in the wrong body.

She recently announced she was transgender and dating a boy on Facebook, and changed the gender on her profile to female.

Days later on 30 April, her mother, Jamie Olender, found her dead in the basement of their home.

April 30, 2015

'It's so nifty being back together again as old broads'

It's been 35 years since Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda teamed with Dolly Parton to play secretaries getting sweet revenge on their boss in the classic comedy 9 to 5.

Now Tomlin and Fonda, who have remained close over the years, are back together on screen again in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie which premieres on 8 May.

'It's so nifty being back together as old broads, even though it seems like only two months ago that we made 9 to 5,' Tomlin tells TV Guide. 'It's so right it seems preordained.'

April 29, 2015

It has to be seen to be believed

Todrick Hall has done it again, this time pulling out a medley of 70 Beyoncé songs in just four minutes.

Compiling tracks from all five albums, the former American Idol semi-finalist squeezes in everything from Crazy in Love to Sweet Dreams using four recordings of his flawless self.

Not only do you get to hear classics like Run The World, you also get some pretty amazing choreography considering he's just sitting on a chair.

April 24, 2015

The ultimate gay icons from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Deitrich and DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean on the cover of a magazine...

It’s 25 years since Madonna gave us the ultimate line-up of style icons in her hit song Vogue.

To mark the anniversary, openly gay artist Jody Little’s new exhibition ‘Vague’ is a collection of portraits that celebrate the Hollywood legends from the song.
‘From Bette Davis to Marlene Dietrich the stars are the ultimate gay icons,’ he says.

So strike a pose.

April 23, 2015

She kills it anyway

Chaka Khan has performed the Weather Girls' classic It's Raining Men on the Late Show with David Letterman last night.

Well, she tried to.

Clearly using an auto-prompter, the diva clearly didn't learn the lyrics.

While she still slayed it anyway, looking stunning for 62, it was slightly awkward.

Co-writer of the track, Paul Shaffer, was playing along on the piano. He didn't look too pleased.

Watch it below:

April 22, 2015

'I was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none'

Andreja Pejic has made history by becoming the first transgender model to be profiled in US Vogue.

The May edition of the magazine features a four-page photo shoot and interview with the 23-year-old, who took to Instagram to share her excit ement.

April 9, 2015

It is her second single from new album Rebel Heart

Madonna has added to her collection of incredible music videos with Ghosttown.

Navigating a post-apocalyptic world, she is joined by Empire's Terrence Howard as they battle fire, wolves, ballroom and somewhat creepy children.

This is director Jonas Åkerlund's sixth Madonna video. The duo's creative debut was Ray Of Light, which won the Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.

They also worked together on Music, American Life, Jump and Celebration.

April 8, 2015

He attempted to seduce a young straight man over Facebook

When an Italian priest asked a man to be his Judas in his sexual fantasy, this is probably not what he had in mind.

Around six months ago, an unnamed labourer claims he was having a difficult time after losing his job and had been posting about his troubles on Facebook.

The 32-year-old, from Rovigo in north-east Italy, said when he was contacted by a Taranto priest he thought that it could be a divine signal.

'I thought it could have been a sign from heaven, I needed spiritual help,' he told Corriere della Sera.

March 27, 2015

It doesn't

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 19, 2015

Beloved gay icon said to be making 'excellent progress'

The legendary Liza Minnelli has checked in to a rehab facility in Malibu to be treated for alcohol abuse.

The Oscar-Emmy-Tony winner, who turned 69 just last week, has had several stays in rehab facilities over the past three decades.

Her rep said in a statement: 'Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility.'

March 16, 2015

Gay singer becomes first male to achieve number one at six different times with their debut album

Madonna has missed out on her 12th UK number one album thanks to Sam Smith.

His debut In The Lonely Hour claimed the top spot for the eighth non-consecutive week, leaving Madonna's Rebel Heart to debut at number two.

Smith's debut album was streamed more than 3,600 times this week, and finished with just over 12,000 chart sales ahead of the Living For Love singer.

It is thought his success with Comic Relief single Lay Me Down featuring John Legend boosted sales, as well as his Mother's Day friendly persona.

March 16, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson also has a role while Jessica Lange confirms she will not be returning for fifth season of FX anthology

Golden Globe Award winning actor Matt Bomer will star opposite Lady Gaga in the new season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story.

The fifth season will be titled American Horror Story: Hotel.

While Gaga's participation had already been confirmed, Bomer's involvement was announced on Sunday night at the end of an American Horror Story panel at PaleyFest in Hollywood.

March 10, 2015

Openly gay country music star Steve Grand moved people around the world with All-American Boy, JD van Zyl asks about his vices and his debut album

Steve Grand was hailed by many as the first openly gay country music star to hit the big time when his video for All American Boy went viral.

Later this month his debut album is finally hitting the shelves. We discovered how his passions, love life and his early 20s have inspired his music.

All American Boy was your first big hit and now it’s the title of your debut album, where did the inspiration for it all come from?

March 10, 2015

'I was only doing what is needed in this world'

A busker has become the outsinging hero of the Sydney Mardi Gras after he drowned out an anti-gay preacher with a performance of Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

Axel Winter, 24, was about to start busking at Pitt Street Mall on Saturday (7 March) when he noticed a man atop a stepladder with a Bible in his hand.

'He was saying hateful things towards gay people themselves. He said at one point "today is the day that god hates you most,"' he told Gay Star News.

March 4, 2015

'The audience does laugh at her and I think that would be hard for her'

Michael Urie was not offended when Barbra Streisand did not come to see him play her in the play Buyer & Cellar during its run in Los Angeles last year.

In fact, he was glad.

It's a completely fictional tale about a completely fake person who works in the absolutely real basement mall at Streisand’s house and Urie actually portrays the diva in a few scenes.

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: