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April 25, 2015

'I've been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life'

Olympic champion turned reality show star Bruce Jenner confirmed on Friday (24 April) plans to transition to female.

'For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,' Jenner told Diane Sawyer minutes into a highly-anticipated interview on ABC.

April 22, 2015

Jeremy Joseph can’t currently run more than three miles but plans to do a full marathon in just five days

G-A-Y club owner and friend to the stars Jeremy Joseph will run the London Marathon Sunday despite an agonizing injury which may stop him finishing.

He is due to deliver a marathon first this year – a camera mounted on his body will stream all 26 miles from his perspective live online via Gay Star News.

But shin splints in both his legs means he has failed his last two training runs and is now in a race against time to recover before the event on 26 April.

Joseph said: ‘I got overconfident and I over trained.

April 20, 2015

More snippets of Olympian turned reality show star's interview with Diane Sawyer unveiled

With Bruce Jenner's highly-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer just four days away, ABC News has released another preview of the chat that has Jenner talking about family.

'Those are the only ones I'm concerned with,' the reality star says of the famous Jenner/Kardashian family.

'I can't let myself hurt them.'

The third preview for the interview, set to air over two hours on 24 April on ABC's 20-20, continues to avoid directly addressing the widely-reported gender transition that Jenner has yet to confirm publicly.

April 15, 2015

Olympian turned reality show star reveals a bit more in new promo for ABC interview with Diane Sawyer

Another brief promo for Bruce Jenner's chat with Diane Sawyer was released on Tuesday (14 April) as ABC continues to ratchet up interest highly-anticipated interview.

'My whole life has been getting me ready for this,' Jenner tells Sawyer in the interview which will air on a special two-hour edition of 20/20 on 24 April.

A voice-over then teases: 'Bruce Jenner. The interview. The journey. The decisions. The future.'

April 10, 2015

'I feel at the end of the day, if you come from a place of love you can’t go wrong'

This weekend's Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade will have as its grand marshal a Catholic guy with great abs named Mario Lopez.

The host of TV's Extra says he has no trouble reconciling his Catholic faith with his support of the LGBTI community and for its equality.

'Like the pope said, "Who am I to judge?"' Lopez tells The Miami Herald.

April 8, 2015

TMZ reports reality star will not dress in female clothing for interview or reveal a name change

New details have emerged about Bruce Jenner's highly-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer set to air on 24 April on ABC's 20/20.

Jenner reportedly sees the occasion as a 'farewell to Bruce' and is expected to present as a woman for the first time publicly.

But Jenner is not expected to wear female clothing or announce a name change, according to TMZ which cites sources close to Jenner and to the production.

April 8, 2015

KTLA's Sam Rubin: 'I don't care if Bruce Jenner is transitioning from one gender to another, one political party to another, one religion to another'

Longtime Los Angeles entertainment anchor Sam Rubin took to the air Tuesday (7 April) to blast ABC News for its plans to air a two-hour interview with Bruce Jenner later this month.

'You know what? I don't care if Bruce Jenner is transitioning from one gender to another, one political party to another, one religion to another,' Rubin said on the KTLA Morning News. 

April 1, 2015

NCAA under pressure to move national college basketball championship out of the state

Greg Louganis and Jason Collins and other gay athletes are planning to protest Indiana's 'religious freedom' law during the NCAA Final Four, despite Gov Mike Pence’s promise to 'fix' the law before the national college basketball championship begins on Saturday.

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows businesses to turn away LGBTI customers on religious grounds.

Olympic diving legend Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins will travel to the state this week for press conferences or other public events.

March 30, 2015

State Democrats and LGBTI groups want law fixed before more damage is done to state's economy and image

If Indiana Governor Mike Pence thought giving a defiant TV interview over the weekend would head off mounting criticism of his recent signing of a 'religious freedom' bill, he was very wrong.

On Monday, backlash against SB101 - which gives private businesses and organizations the right to discriminate against LGBTI people and others due to religious beliefs - picked up even more momentum.

March 28, 2015

'Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me'

National Basketball Association legend Charles Barkley wants college basketball to remove its most important game out of Indiana.

Every March and April the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds its Final Four tournament (March Madness).

This year the championship will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 27, 2015

Trans former boxing promoter, Big Brother celebrity and UKIP politician previously opposed gay families and marriage

UKIP trans politician Kellie Maloney has u-turned to support same-sex marriage and families and says her party must do the same or they are ‘cavemen’.

Before she transitioned, the former boxing manager and promoter stood for the right-wing British party in the London mayoral elections but refused to campaign in the borough of Camden because there are ‘too many gays’.

She told the BBC: ‘I don’t want to campaign around gays... I don’t think they do a lot for society... what I have a problem with is them openly flaunting their sexuality.’

March 21, 2015

'Perfect 10s AGAIN!!! Twice in one day!!'

Tom Daley needed to be perfect to take the silver in the 10m platform at the FINA Diving World Series.

The out Olympian scored all 10s in his third dive at the competition, held in Dubai.

This pushed him from fourth to second, with 578.25 points.

March 21, 2015

Kendell Jenner: 'I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them'

It seemed like US Weekly had a real scoop: one of Bruce Jenner's children commenting on the reality show star's widely reported transition from male to female.

The magazine quoted Kendell Jenner as saying: 'I love my dad. He’s always been there for me and my sisters. He’s a wonderful man. And just because he’s changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn’t make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman.'

Only problem is that Kendall Jenner took to Twitter to let her followers know the story was bogus.

March 18, 2015

Committee wants to avoid a repeat of the Sochi boycotts

Japanese lawmakers Tuesday (17 March) formed a cross-party group to stamp out anti-gay discrimination in the country by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Hiroshi Hase, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member and leader of the committee, said they wanted to avoid a repeat of the Sochi boycotts over Russia's anti-gay law.

'As it hosts the Olympic Games, there is no doubt that Japanese society will be questioned on how it treats its sexual minorities,' he said.

'We must substantiate the principles described in the basic plan of the Games.'

March 14, 2015

Grass roots organisations are key to bringing the LGBTI community together. We love profiling the teams and sports clubs that play a key role in keeping us active.

Here is a complete list of the sports clubs and teams that we have connected with around the world.

March 10, 2015

Anti-gay slur is roundly condemned on social media

A Sri Lankan cricket fan has been roundly condemned by his countrymen for waving a placard labeling Glenn Maxwell a ‘fag’ at a world cup match in Sydney.

Thousands cheered as Maxwell propelled Australia to victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday (8 March), completely unaware of the anti-gay slur which was written in Tamil.

A photo making the rounds on Sri Lankan social media shows a man in the national team's jersey holding a sign reading, 'Maxwell is a fag.'

March 10, 2015

A Dutch greenhouse/concept restaurant that will ruin vegetables for you forever – and still it feels understated

Am I the only one who responds to the words 'locally-sourced ingredients' with an unconvinced eye-roll?

Well, consider my cynicism (towards the concept, not the countless pretentious restaurants who feign allegiance to it) obliterated.

De Kas – a hip, relaxed eatery in Amsterdam's Park Frankendael, housed in a giant conservatory structure, thus bathed in natural light – takes the idea and runs with it.

March 6, 2015

Gay Star News brings you all of the gay sports news and views from around the world.

Gay sport is a big deal. From the grassroots clubs bringing people together at a local level, to the increasing number of elite sportspeoples who are being open and authentic about their sexuality.

Here is a round-up of some of our recent sports coverage.

Elite Sport

March 5, 2015

Two of the most popular teams in the AFL football code will face off against each other on 15 March at Drummoyne Oval in a game celebrating the LGBTI community and there are plans to make the event a permanent fixture

The Sydney Swans and the Freemantle Dockers will go head to head on 15 March in the Australian Football League’s first ever LGBTI ‘Pride Cup’ celebrating sexual and gender diversity.

The event was announced earlier today just days before Sydney’s LGBTI community is set to march in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

During the match the 50m arc, goalpost pads and goal umpire flags at Drummoyne Oval will be decorated in the rainbow gay pride colors as a signal of support for the LGBTI community and LGBTI AFL fans and players.

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 8, 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.