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January 28, 2015

LGBTI activist will also co-produce the show

ABC is making a pilot a new sitcom based on the life of It Get's Better founder Dan Savage.

The as yet untitled show will be 'a single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist's life,' according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'It centers on a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet.

January 28, 2015

Gay rugby star says he turns off Celebrity Big Brother when blogger comes on the screen

Gareth Thomas just couldn't take it.

The retired rugby player took to Twitter today to explain why he's having a tough time stomaching the current season of Celebrity Big Brother: Perez Hilton.

'Every time I flick onto CBB, I have to immediately turn it over as soon as I see Perez Hilton,' he tweeted. 'Rather not see that bad example of a human.'

January 27, 2015

'I think there is far too much football on TV. But I’m not going around saying they should take football off the air'

Out actor Michael Urie, who played gay on Ugly Betty and on the short-lived sitcom Partners, has a few things to say about gay sex scenes on television.

Urie (pictured with Partners co-star Brandon Routh) says: 'I don’t think it’s overexposed. If gay sex on TV is too much for you, change the channel and don’t watch it, it’s not for you.'

January 27, 2015

Emmy nominee McKinnon known for impersonations of Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber

Following in the footsteps of such female Saturday Night Live alums as Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig and Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon is heading to the movies.

McKinnon, the first openly lesbian cast member in the show's history, has landed a starring role in an all-female version of Ghostbusters.

The film will also star Melissa McCarthy, Wiig and Leslie Jones who is also a current SNL castmember, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

January 26, 2015

Uzo Aduba wins best actress award for her performance as Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren

It was a big night for the Netflix women's prison comedy Orange is the New Black at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (25 January).

The 40-person cast took home the coveted prize of comedy ensemble over the casts of The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family and Veep.

Among the cast members are trans actress Laverne Cox and lesbian actress Lea DeLaria.

January 26, 2015

She recently wore a dress on The View and says 'I still have trauma, remembering it'

Rosie O’Donnell says her 60 pound weight loss since undergoing vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013 has been a major psychological hurdle.

O'Donnell, 52, showed off her trimmer body earlier this month when she wore a dress for the first time on ABC's The View.

'It was very weird for me,' she told viewers last week. 'I still have trauma, remembering it.'

O'Donnell admitted that she sometimes feels 'vulnerable' about how she looks and that after she appeared in her dress, she 'had therapy and the whole two hours was about the dress.'

January 24, 2015

Attention-seeking gossip blogger stripped to his underwear to celebrate

Gossip blogger Perez Hilton has survived the latest Celebrity Big Brother eviction – despite widespread uproar at his bizarre antics.

The dad-of-one escaped the boot despite being one of the favorites to leave, with former glamor model Alicia Douvall getting the boot instead.

Host Emma Willis said it was a very close eviction, with 1% separating the bottom three contestants on the UK reality TV show.

January 23, 2015

Grande still enjoying bromances with Cody Calafiore and Zach Rance

Frankie Grande, Cody Calafiore and Zach Rance were often shirtless last summer when they competed in the CBS reality comptition Big Brother.

Apparently, not much has changed.

The trio were reunited this week after Grande performed his one-man show of pop hits and Broadway show tunes at 54 Below in New York City.

The brother of pop star Ariana Grande recently completed a run in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages.

January 23, 2015

Kurt Belcher and Bergen Olson one of five teams on CBS reality competition who have just met

There are two gay couples competing on the new season of The Amazing Race.

One has been together for seven years (Jonathan Knight and boyfriend Harley Rodriguez) while the other had never met.

Kurt Belcher and Bergen Olson are one of five teams on CBS reality competition who are essentially going on an epic blind date around the world. The other six teams are established couples.

January 22, 2015

Ellen tweets later: 'I can’t stop thinking about this father. I wish all parents could be like this'

In just one week, the YouTube video of gay twins Aaron and Austin Rhodes coming out to their dad has been viewed more than 14 million times.

Their courage got the attention of Ellen DeGeneres who welcomed the twins onto her daytime talk show this week along with their dad who, although caught by surprise, managed to say all the right things.

January 22, 2015

Say happy birthday to the world's most famous gay host with 57 of her best moments

Ellen DeGeneres is going to be 57 on Monday (26 January), so what better time to count down the reasons why we love her?

Amiable and approachable, this Louisiana-born comic and host has managed to change the world for the better. By remaining that fun aunt to the American and international public, she is a force for good when it comes to LGBTI rights.

When DeGeneres came out in 1997, her career could have very easily ended there. And it did, as for a short period of time, she became a national joke.

January 21, 2015

Says Knight: 'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal'

During the height of his fame as a member of the band New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight was not open with the public about his being gay.

But he sure is now.

Knight is competing in the new season of the CBS reality competition The Amazing Race with his partner of seven years, Harley Rodriguez.

'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal,' Knight, 46, says in a video introducing the new teams to viewers.

January 21, 2015

Actor's failed series The Lyon's Den was filmed in a warehouse located by where the sex toys were made

Between his roles on The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters and Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe has had a lot of success in series television.

But he's had a few big flops too.

There was the short-lived Dr. Vegas which he chose to do instead of taking the role of McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy and there was The Lyon's Den, the legal thriller that was his highly-anticipated follow-up to The West Wing.

January 21, 2015

Santana has gotten engaged to Brittany but Kurt and Blaine remain apart in show's final season

The big reveal on last week's episode of Glee was Coach Shannon Beiste's dramatic coming out as a trans man.

It overshadowed the episode's other big moment: Santana (Naya Rivera) proposing marriage to Brittany (Heather Morris) after the two performed a mash-up for the new glee club at McKinley High School.

January 20, 2015

On the road with the star of E4's new gay drama Cucumber

With Cucumber, the new queer TV series from Russell T. Davies, hitting UK screens this Thursday, we caught up with one of the stars of the show, Miles Higson – who plays Beanie, the best friend of 15-year-old Adam, and who also played Hollyoaks' Seth Costello – to talk all things travel...

January 20, 2015

Transparent dominates TV awards - The Normal Heart and Neil Patrick Harris also win

Oscar front-runners Boyhood, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore are among the winners of Dorian Awards announced Tuesday by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA).

Also among the winners was non-Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay who was voted best director for Selma.

The film Pride, the true-life story of how a group of gays and lesbians championed striking blue-collar miners in Thatcher-era England, earned LGBTQ Film of the Year as well as Unsung Film of the Year honors.

January 20, 2015

Her character of coach Beiste is transitioning to male on the show

Dot-Marie Jones, whose Glee character came out as a transgender man last week, says she is often mistaken for a man in real life.

Jones attributes this to being 'not the most feminine wallflower' and can only recall a handful of days where 'somebody hasn't called me sir.'

January 20, 2015

'The guys on Modern Family are a stereotype but it works for that show – it doesn’t mean that every show has to have that'

John Barrowman finally felt like he was not alone.

As he sat on a stage last week with the casts of the superhero TV series Arrow and The Flash, he was one of several openly gay men in a group that also included Wentworth Miller, Victor Garber and creator-producer Greg Berlanti.

'What’s lovely is they blind cast – they don’t care,' Barrowman said during a chat with Gay Star News after the TV Critics Association panel.

January 19, 2015

Feud continues in the Celebrity Big Brother house

Michelle Visage has branded fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate Perez Hilton 'an embarrasment' who has set the LGBTI community back 50 years.

On Friday (16 January) night, Hilton, 37, gyrated in the garden topless while making sexually suggestive noises in a deliberate attempt to rile up the Rupaul's Drag Race judge.

Visage shortly after visited the diary room, where the crowd favorite slammed his attention-seeking behviour while holding back tears.

'Perez sets our community back 50 years. He’s an embarrassment,' she said.

January 18, 2015

The US singer voluntarily left the Celebrity Big Brother UK house after being warned by bosses for directing a homophobic slur at Perez Hilton

US singer Alexander O’Neal has reportedly left the Celebrity Big Brother house in the UK after clashing with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

Viewers saw the 61-year-old use a homophobic slur against Hilton in Saturday’s coverage (17 January).

A spokesperson for the show has said O’Neal has walked out of the house.

Hilton, famous for his blog on Hollywood gossip and outing closeted celebrities, has been involved in several altercations with other members of the house.

Last night, viewers saw O’Neal call Hilton a ‘faggot.’

January 17, 2015

Dot Marie Jones' character explains: 'I never felt like my body matched who I was in the inside'

Viewers of the Fox series Glee learned on Friday's episode that William McKinley High School's football coach Shannon Beiste is transitioning from female to male.

Beiste, portrayed by Emmy nominee Dot Marie Jones, shared with school principal Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and assistant football coach Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) that he has gender dysphoria - the formal diagnosis used by psychologists and physicians to describe people who identify as transgender.

January 17, 2015

Celebrities and campaigners criticize the US magazine, which photoshopped Jenner to appear as a woman, as ‘shockingly insensitive’ 

For a magazine named InTouch, its latest cover seems extremely out of touch.

The current issue of US celebrity gossip magazine InTouch has a photoshopped version of Bruce Jenner on the cover.

Jenner, former gold Olympic medallist but best known as the stepfather of US socialite Kim Kardashian, appears on the cover with lipstick and in women’s clothing. The headline reads: ‘Bruce’s Story: My life as a woman.’

January 16, 2015

Says it is 'only fair to have the same rights as everybody else, then it’s a wonderful world'

Ellen DeGeneres was appearing before TV critics in Pasadena Friday when news broke that that US Supreme Court was taking on four gay marriage cases this term.

'It’s about time,' DeGeneres said from a stage in Pasadena where she was talking up the NBC sitcom One Big Happy during the TV Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

DeGeneres, who married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008 added: 'The thing that changed the civil rights movement was when white people got involved and started marching. We need everyone on our side.

January 16, 2015

Dominic Purcell: 'Wentworth (Miller) and I have an intuitive understanding of each other as human beings and that resonates on screen'

As Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell sat side-by-side on a stage in Pasadena this week, it was almost as if no time had passed since they starred together in the Fox drama Prison Break.

'We've got chemistry, we've got history,' Miller said at a gathering of stars of The CW shows Arrow and The Flash.

It's been six years since Prison Break ended its four year run and during that time Miller has come out publicly as a gay man and become a successful screenwriter (Stoker, The Disappointments Room).