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April 25, 2015

Eight episode program on E! will explore Jenner’s transition to female

Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer was just the beginning.

The 1976 Olympic champion will return to television this summer in an eight episode documentary series on Jenner's new life as a woman.

The series, which does not yet have a title, will air on E!

'Bruce is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story,' says Jeff Olde, executive vice president, programming and development, E!

April 24, 2015

Olympic champion turned reality TV star talks about his 'journey' with Diane Sawyer in interview tonight

The day for the airing of Bruce Jenner's highly-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer has finally arrived.

'It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster but somehow I’m going to get through it,' Jenner says in the latest in a series of promos. 'I want to know how this story ends…you know… how does my story end?'

Sawyer appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and The View Friday to hype the two-hour special during which Jenner is expected his to publicly disclose that he is transitioning to female.

April 24, 2015

Actor plays father of a gay teen in new movie Blackbird

Isaiah Washington isn't gay, but he knows what it's like to be gay bashed.

The Grey's Anatomy alum told HuffPost Live this week that when he was working as a professional dancer in New York in the 1980s, he was attacked becvause he was perceived to be gay.

'I had on leggings,' Washington explained. 'Walking around in the Bronx, you're getting a beatdown.'

April 23, 2015

Late actor portrays gay man coming to terms with his sexuality late in life

One of Robin Williams' last roles was that of a gay man finally coming to terms with his sexuality in the film Boulevard.

That independent movie, which had so far only been seen on the film festival circuit, will be released into theaters in North America in July by Starz Digital.

April 22, 2015

But Sandra Bullock gets the cover of the annual issue dedicated to female beauties

Sandra Bullock may have been given the cover but Laverne Cox is still getting plenty of attention for being included in People Magazine's annual World's Most Beautiful Woman issue.

The trans actress, who was showcased on the cover of Time Magazine last year, was also nominated for an Emmy for her breakout role on the Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black.

April 21, 2015

Incident took place more than three decades before Tomlin publicly acknowledged being a lesbian

In the early 1970s, Lily Tomlin guested on NBC's The Tonight Show when host Johnny Carson asked her the question.

It wasn't 'Are you gay?' But it might as well have been.

Carson asked Tomlin, then one of the stars of TV's Laugh In, about being single without children.

When Tomlin answered that she wasn't interested in having kids, she remembers the audience became 'deathly still.'

April 19, 2015

The petition, made by a friend of a soon-to-be-wed gay couple, asks the actors to make good on their Twitter pledge

The friend of a soon-to-be-wed Indiana gay couple is hoping to take up an offer made by actors Zach Braff and Donald Faison to provide pizza for a gay wedding.

The former Scrubs stars made a pledge over Twitter after Indiana pizzeria Memories Pizza made the announcement they would not cater to gay weddings following the state’s controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill, which allows businesses to refuse service to LGBTI people on religious grounds.

April 17, 2015

'It was such a happy time ...  I think it would've been really great to do it a few more years'

It turns out eight seasons of Will & Grace was not quite enough for Debra Messing.

The actress, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Grace Adler on the classic sitcom, told HuffPost Live on Thursday that the ideal stopping point would have been 10 seasons.

April 15, 2015

Rounding out top five are Rachel Maddow, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Anderson Cooper

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has become increasingly vocal on LGBTI issues in the past year, tops this years' Annual Power 50 list unveiled Wednesday by Out Magazine.

The list ranks the most influential LGBTI voices in American culture and looks at how the on the list have power, how they wield it, and who it affects.

Cook, second last year, is the only openly gay CEO in the Fortune 500. He knocked Ellen DeGeneres down one space after the talk show host headed last year's list.

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 14, 2015

Gay comic was forced to quit the social network after bookmakers made her favorite to replace Jeremy Clarkson

Sue Perkins has been forced to quit Twitter after receiving death threats over Top Gear.

The gay British comic was named by bookmakers as the most likely to take over from Jeremy Clarkson on the BBC motoring series.

While she denied being interested in it, she received a huge amount of sexist and homophobic messages on Twitter.

'Guys, post the utterly fabricated story about me & Top Gear, my timeline has been full of blokes wishing me dead,' she said..

'This morning, someone suggested they'd like to see me burn to death.

April 13, 2015

The pair engaged in some sexy smooching for MTV Movie Awards 'kiss cam'

Nothing like a kiss cam at the MTV Movie Awards to bring out some same-sex attractions.

At Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, the evening's host, Amy Schumer, took a seat in the audience next to American hip hop model, hip hop artist, fashion designer and actress Amber Rose.

But she didn't just sit there.

When the MTV 'kiss cam' made the rounds, the two women began some sexy kissing that left a good impression on Rose.

April 13, 2015

The singer asked her girlfriend to marry her during a boat trip on the Thames

Lucy Spraggan, a former X Facto contestant, has announced her engagement to her girlfriend Georgina Gordon.

The singer popped the question during a boat trip down the Thames on Sunday, according to reports.

It was also the day her new single, titled Unsinkable, was released.

The pair, who have been dating for roughly a year, were greeted by family and friends after their trip.

In 2012 Spraggan took part in the British version of the X Factor.

April 13, 2015

'As black as my skin, as Chinese as my blood, and as Australian and British are my nationalities, I’m also a proud gay woman'

The co-host of The Voice Australia has come out as gay.

Faustina 'Fuzzy' Agolley made the announcement in a blog post on Friday (April 13) – her 31st birthday – because it simply felt right.

'As black as my skin, as Chinese as my blood, and as Australian and British are my nationalities, I’m also a proud Gay Woman,' she wrote.

'Most importantly though, I’m a happy human being.'

April 10, 2015

It does promise to cover 'the journey, the decisions, the future'

ABC News on Friday released the first official teaser for Diane Sawyer's upcoming interview with Bruce Jenner to air on 24 April.

The promo for the highly-anticipated two-hour special is vague when it comes to details but states it will cover 'the journey, the decisions,' and 'the future.'

The 65-year-old reality TV star has not publicly commented on his widely-reported transition to female.

April 10, 2015

Lesbian comic, who also presents Bake Off, is now favorite to take over the driving seat

Sue Perkins is now the favorite to present Top Gear.

With her now at even odds among the bookmakers, it looks very likely that Jeremy Clarkson's replacement will be a gay woman.

Considering the BBC driving show is the most watched factual TV programme in the world, it would be a huge step towards visual representation for LGBTI people on television.

But there are those who don't think Perkins, who also presents The Great British Bake Off with comedy partner Mel Giedroyc, should take the driving seat.

April 9, 2015

Culture Club singer: 'If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see'

Boy George is getting real - well, as real as reality television can be.

The Culture Club lead singer is teaming with producers of the reality franchises Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians for a series of his own.

He is promising big things in the docu-series which will chronicle his move from London to Los Angeles.

'If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see,' he said in a statement Thursday (9 April).

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 7, 2015

'I had a great time; an awesome experience'

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was eliminated from ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Monday (6 April) evening.

Sam and partner Peta Murgatroyd received their highest marks yet from the judges for their week four dance but did not garner enough votes from the public to remain in contention.

'I had a great time; an awesome experience,' Sam said after the elimination. 'I want to thank Dancing With the Stars and everyone here who came out and supported.'

April 7, 2015

In two weeks nearly 60,000 people have signed a petition asking HBO to reverse its decision to cancel its popular drama about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco

The gay internet is not happy with HBO’s plans to cancel popular gay drama Looking without a third season, with a petition being launched by fans in the time since the 25 March announcement the show would not be renewed.

In the two weeks since then nearly 60,000 people have signed the petition on that was created by show fan Ian Grady.

April 6, 2015

Olympic champion turned reality TV star expected to discuss changing appearance and recent fatal car crash

ABC News confirmed today that Bruce Jenner will be the subject of a two-hour interview special by Diane Sawyer that will air on 24 April.

The interview is expected to cover the 1976 Olympic gold medalist's changing appearance and reported gender transitioning as well as a recent car accident that resulted in a woman's death.

Titled Bruce Jenner - The Interview, the network descries the special as a 'far-ranging, exclusive interview.'

April 6, 2015

Braff and his former Scrubs co-star have come out in support of Indiana's LGBTI community

Zach Braff has come out in support of the LGBTI community by offering to cater gay weddings in Indiana. 

Following their refusal to supply food for a same-sex wedding on the grounds of their religious beliefs, the owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, were so besieged by phone calls and online comments that they temporarily shut their doors.

March 31, 2015

Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Sara Gilbert, Meredith Baxter and Clinton Kelly get nods

The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards announced Tuesday are peppered with nominations for LGBTI personalities including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Sara Gilbert and Meredith Baxter.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show will look to continue its dominance in the category of outstanding talk show/entertainment, an award the show has already won an astounding eight times.

DeGeneres is nominated as executive producer of the show but not as outstanding talk show host after taking herself out of the running in that category several years ago after six wins in seven years.