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March 3, 2015

It's a winter sports lover's dream

There are all sorts of weird and wonderful accommodations on Airbnb from around the world – but this one leaves us positively priapic with intrigue!

The latest (albeit, temporary) addition to the website's roster of exciting properties for trailblazing travellers is the stunning Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway.

February 24, 2015

Doorman unleashes a homophobic rant at a student who isn't even gay

A UK bouncer has been suspended after he was caught on camera saying 'gay people should be fed to dogs.'

The doorman unleashed a homophobic rant Friday (20 February) night outside the Corporation club in Sheffield – to a student who isn't gay.

'If you want to take a gay boy home with you... If you want to take a gay man home with you... you can feed him to your dogs,' he appears to say.

Rory Barker, a chemistry student at the University of Sheffield, said he was left 'astonished and incredulous' by the homophobic comments.

February 18, 2015

'Much like Bruce Jenner, it is in transition'

Bruce Jenner has had to endure plenty of transphobic comments as the news of his transition from male to female has become public.

Now the Olympic Gold Medalist turned reality show star is being used to describe English singer Robbie Williams' dye job gone wrong.

February 7, 2015

Kim Kardashian's stepfather was miles from his Malibu, California home

Bruce Jenner was part of a fatal car crash.

According to People he was driving on the Pacific Coast Highway, near his Malibu, California home, when the 7 February (Saturday) accident happened.

The 65-year-old  sustained no injuries, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has confirmed one fatality.

February 5, 2015

How to find the best dumplings and other insider secrets from the Australian football enthusiast.

Born and raised in the city's western suburbs, Brian Peel is a presenter on JOY 94.9 – Melbourne's LGBTI radio station.

We caught up with him recently to share some travel stories.

How would you describe Melbourne's western suburbs.
They breed them tough out our way! The area has such a great cultural mix of nationalities. I am of the Maltese kind, born here but speak the language and absolutely adore the food.

February 4, 2015

First time two gay rugby teams compete at a professional sporting event

History will be made on 20 February when the Melbourne Chargers and Sydney Convicts do battle in a curtain raiser to a Super Rugby league match.

It will be the first time that two gay rugby teams compete as part of a professional sporting event. And it is only the third time in the history of world sports that even one gay team has been invited to play a curtain raiser ahead of a professional game.

Victorian sports minister John Eren said the state government supported the initiative.

February 4, 2015

More than 80% of calls are from men

More than 80% of calls to India's first lesbian helpline in Chennai are from men – but why?

Aksam, a 24-year-old boxing coach who volunteers at the helpline, said some men called to try and get contact numbers for lesbians while others were curious about lesbianism and relationships between women.

February 3, 2015

Sports ministry 4 Winds warns the broadcasting of Jenner's story is 'promoting sin'

An anti-LGBTI sports ministry group claims Olympian-turned-reality show star Bruce Jenner is 'promoting sin' by transitioning to female.

The 4 Winds sports ministry has issued a press release warning of what they say are the ramifications of such a public journey by the winner of the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Gsmes.

February 3, 2015

Originally from Australia, Gareth now lives in London.

Part of the GSN team since the very beginning, Gareth contributes Travel, Fashion, and Lifestyle features, as well as bringing his organisational skills to the day-to-day operations of Gay Star News.

Gareth’s obsession is water polo and he is a member of the London Orca gay water polo team.

Follow Gareth on Twitter

February 2, 2015

Official says the ban will 'ensure fair competition'

The Vietnam Football Federation said Thursday (29 January) transgender woman are banned from the national women's tournament when it kicks off in March.

'The national championship is exclusively for women, so transsexuals will not be allowed,' said Duong Nghiep Khoi, vice secretary of the federation.

'This regulation is to ensure fair competition and for the development of Vietnam women’s football.'

He did not say how many, if any, players were affected by the ban.

January 24, 2015

Star discusses sexy scene with X Files legend; says it prompted her to quit 'The Good Wife'

Actress Archie Panjabi has discussed her steamy lesbian kiss scene with Gillian Anderson in the second series of crime drama The Fall – revealing their director had to ask her to ‘hold back’.

Speaking in an interview with the Radio Times, the star said: ‘When I was kissing [Gillian], Allan Cubitt, the show’s creator and director, had to say “Archie, can you hold back?” because Gillian was supposed to take me by complete surprise!’

January 21, 2015

Openly gay footballer is not happy

Robbie Rogers has said the decision to give Russia and Qatar the World Cup is 'insane'.

The world's highest-profile openly gay footballer has said traveling to either of those two countries is a big risk for LGBTI players and fans.

'I would never pressure anyone into speaking about the issue but it is absolutely insane,' he told Sky Sports.

'If you look at the next few World Cups, they are in places where, if I were to go, I would possibly be imprisoned or beat up ... It is pretty ridiculous.'

January 14, 2015

LA Galaxy player does combination of yoga, interval and cardio training to get back into 'soccer shape'

There's being in shape then there's being in soccer shape.

Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer, has had some time off since he and his LA Galaxy teammates won the league championships.

But with formal workout for the upcoming season just a few weeks away, Rogers is stepping things up with his workouts and allowed Out Magazine to photograph his efforts.

January 4, 2015

GSN takes a look at some of the major sporting competitions around the world – it’s time to get into training!

If you play any kind of sport, you’ll appreciate that it’s a great way to keep fit, have fun, and meet people. But sport is also becoming an increasingly popular way of seeing the world as well. Major sporting events designed to include (and appeal to) LGBTI travellers are popping up all over the world.

In this article we take a look at some of the big ones that you are going to want to pencil into your diary.

December 22, 2014

Gay Star News' Gareth Johnson heads to Echuca for a parrot and cockatoo-filled Christmas Down Under

The build up to Christmas is always a great time to be in London – the street decorations are spectacular, and the weather is crisp and cold, perfect for mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas markets.

December 22, 2014

Soccer star says statue of him in Portugal is 'prettier than me'

A statue of Cristiano Ronaldo has been unveiled in his native Portugal and the sexy superstar footballer gave it a big thumbs up over the weekend.

It escaped no one's notice that the giant bronze statue features a giant bulging crotch.

The 29-year-old Portuguese professional footballer plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team.

'This is a very special moment, to have a statue of me,' said Ronaldo, pictured below with his son.

December 19, 2014

'If I were to go, I would possibly be imprisoned or beat up or stoned to death'

Openly gay footballer Robbie Rogers has slammed FIFA for its ‘insane’ decision to stage the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

The LA Galaxy midfielder Thursday (17 December) said the decision put gay players and fans at risk if they traveled to the two countries for the competitions in 2018 and 2022.

'I would never pressure anyone into speaking about the issue but it is absolutely insane,' he told Sky Sports.

December 14, 2014

‘The Olympic Committee had a huge responsibility in Sochi and they didn't stand up for human rights,’ says Anja Paerson

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been slammed for not supporting and defending LGBTI athletes.

Swedish skier Anja Paerson made the comments when reflecting on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in which many gay athletes and spectators did not feel safe in the wake of the Russian ‘gay propaganda’ law.

Paerson, who is now retired, felt the IOC did not do enough to stand up for gay athletes.

December 13, 2014

Planning your winter ski trip? Grab your mates and do it in style

With much of the northern hemisphere in the grip of winter, one of the best ways of breaking up the endless months of cold weather and long nights is to plan an expedition to the snow – there is no better time to hit the slopes and the apres-ski than during a gay ski week.

December 10, 2014

'There's a lot of homosexuals in mixed martial arts who haven't yet come out'

Brazilian mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva has addressed rumors surrounding his sexuality and said there are many gay men in the sport.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title-holder told Trip magazine a lot of people had asked him about his sexuality and teased him for his tidiness and good personal hygiene.

He said he answers, 'Look, not to my knowledge. But, I'm still young, it could be that in the future I'll find out that I'm gay.'

December 9, 2014

Singer seems to be uninjured as he is helped to his feet by tennis legend John McEnroe

All Elton John wanted to do was congratulate Martina Hingis and John McEnroe for their stellar play during a charity tennis in London on Sunday.

The singer got out of his courtside chair to greet the player and when he returned to sit down, he fell backward in the chair all the way to the ground.

John did not appear to be injured and video of the mishap at Royal Albert Hall has gone viral.

He was quickly helped to his feet by McEnroe.

It was still a good night for the pop icon, however.

December 8, 2014

Proceeds from London event benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation

The 41-year friendship between Elton John and Billie Jean King continues to thrive and to raise funds in the fight against AIDS.

Their annual event WTT Smash Hits (WTT stands for World Team Tennis which was founded by King) was held over the weekend in London and raised more than $1 million dollars for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

It was only the second time in the event's history that Smash Hits surpassed $1 million. It has now raised more the $13 million to support HIV and AIDS prevention and awareness programs since the first event in 1993.

December 3, 2014

Veteran is the first out umpire in the league

Dale Scott has become the first umpire in Major League Basball to come out as gay.

The 29-year veteran also revealed he is married to his partner of 28 year.

Scott told Out Sports in a interview published yesterday (2 December) that he is openly gay in his private life and his colleagues already know his sexual orientation.

'I realized that it could open a Pandora's Box, but this is not a surprise to Major League Baseball, the people I work for. It's not a surprise to the umpire staff,' he said.

December 3, 2014

Tom Daley doing high leg kicks in a swimming pool? What’s not to love?

Britain’s Tom Daley, the Olympic medal-winning diver jumped back into the pool recently to mark the fact that FINA will be allowing men to take part in the Synchronized Swimming World Championships for the first time in 2015.

Daley, aged 20, joined members of Aquabatix, for his first attempt at synchronized swimming – and the results have just been released on youtube.