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May 21, 2015

'Trannies, your families will never love you... Commit suicide now'

A troll has paid Twitter to promote a tweet urging transgender people to kill themselves.

The troll, impersonating Australian feminist Caitlin Roper, used Twitter’s paid-for native advertising service so the tweets would show up in the feeds of users who did not follow them.

'Trannies, your families will never love you. You are living a lie & you know it. End your miserable existence. Commit suicide now,' read one of the tweets.

May 21, 2015

'Trannies, your families will never love you... Commit suicide now'

A troll has paid Twitter to promote a tweet urging transgender people to kill themselves.

The troll, impersonating Australian feminist Caitlin Roper, used Twitter’s paid-for native advertising service so the tweets would show up in the feeds of users who did not follow them.

'Trannies, your families will never love you. You are living a lie & you know it. End your miserable existence. Commit suicide now,' read one of the tweets.

May 20, 2015

'I was so sorry to hear about your cancer but...'

'I was so sorry to hear about your cancer but maybe it is the will of God.'

That is what a lesbian journalist from Ireland was told in a letter days before the country holds a referendum on gay marriage.

Una Mullally, who writes for the Irish Times, shared the letter dated 14 May on Twitter.

'More hate mail from No voters today. My cancer is the will of God for campaigning for equality, apparently,' she wrote.

May 19, 2015

Jack Monroe managed to take the controversial Sun columnist down

Britain's controversy-mongerer Katie Hopkins is known for being ready to face off with absolutely anyone.

But when she accused lesbian cook and columnist Jack Monroe of defacing war memorials, that was a big mistake.

Writing on Twitter, Hopkins messaged Monroe: 'Scrawled on any memorials recently? Vandalised the memory of those who fought for your freedom. Grandma got any more medals?'

The tweet has since been deleted.

May 18, 2015

Herman Kelly, a communications director at the eurosceptic group Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy – who works largely with UKIP MEPs and Nigel Farage – posts anti-gay parenting rant on Twitter

Director of Amnesty International Ireland Colm O’Gorman was embroiled in a vitriolic Twitter spat with Director of Communications for EFDD Group (Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy) Hermann Kelly this evening, as Kelly posted a series of anti-gay parenting messages.

The EFDD is a Eurosceptic grouping within the European Parliament. Just under half of its 47 members are UKIP MEPs, and its co-President is Nigel Farage.

May 18, 2015

Following his Top Male Artist award win at last night's Billboard Music Awards, we count down the best of the birthday boy – from Brits to Grammys to shirtless selfies

It's a good and bad week to be Sam Smith.

The openly gay Stay With Me singer won Top Male Artist at the Billboard Music Awards last night – but was forced to accept it via video with cue cards, following throat surgery for a vocal hemorrhage.

But we hope the multimillion-selling star is in a somewhat celebratory mood despite his operation – especially as he turns 23 tomorrow [Tuesday 19 May]!

In recognition of his special day, here, we count down Mr. Smith's 23 best moments since hitting the big time. Happy birthday Sam!

May 17, 2015

Reverend Warren Hall supported the NO H8 campaign

A Catholic priest has said he was sacked for supporting LGBTI rights.

Reverend Warren Hall, who used to work at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, posted a message on Facebook supporting the NO H8  campaign.

'I've been fired from SHU for posting a pic on FB supporting LGBT "NO H8",' he said on Twitter.

'I'm sorry it was met with this response. I'll miss my work here.

It came as the university’s basketball team recruited Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

May 13, 2015

Emmy winner came out publicly the day in 2013 when the US Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act

The Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart has married television writer Robert Sudduth.

Rikaart broke the news on Twitter Wednesday morning by posting a photo of the beachside vows in Maui with the simple two-word caption: 'Holy matrimony.'

After a flood of well wishes, Rikaart took to Twitter again with this message: 'So much love today. Thanks for it all. Rob and I have enjoyed reading your kind wishes. Mahalo, as they say here on Maui.'

May 4, 2015

The comedian has fired back at a poster that suggested children need to be raised by a mother and a father

Jason Manford has criticised those supporting a 'no' vote in Ireland's upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.

The British comedian took to Twitter yesterday to share his support for LGBTI families by slamming a poster that claimed children need to be raised by a mother and father. 

Alongside the image, which has been liked almost 50,000 times on Facebook, he added: ‘The person who designed the poster had a mother and a father and look how much of an ignorant d**k they turned into!’

May 2, 2015

News of Knox's death broke on Twitter with friends and colleagues expressing their grief over his death

A gay porn perfomer has taken his own life, it has been reported today.

Florida-based performer Rylan Knox died ‘after hanging himself in his boyfriend’s apartment’ at around 7.30pm on 29 April, according to Edge Boston.

NSFW-website Str8UpGayPorn called Knox a ‘relative newcomer’ who had performed in scenes for GayCastings and Hot House, amongst others.

They described him as ‘extremely well-liked among fans, directors and co-stars.’

April 28, 2015

The Presidential hopeful turned her logo rainbow-colored and posted two tweets about marriage equality while Supreme Court justices began to hear arguments in Washington

Democrat Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is among those who have posted their support for marriage equality today, ahead of the US Supreme Court hearing arguments in favour of same-sex marriage recognition across the US.

Clinton changed her Twitter image to a rainbow-colored ‘H’ and posted ‘Every loving couple & family deserves to be recognized & treated equally under the law across our nation. #LoveMustWin #LoveCantWait –H’

Shortly later, she tweeted a video of herself discussing marriage equality with a grandparent in Iowa.

April 26, 2015

The NBA player, previously married to Kim Kardashian, has announced he supports Jenner's transition to female

 NBA player Kris Humphries has apologised for a tweet he sent which appeared to criticise Bruce Jenner for coming out as a transwoman.

Following Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer where the former Olympian announced he would be transitioning to a woman, Humphries, who was previously married to Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian for 72 days, said: ‘Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou’.

April 26, 2015

The NBA player, previously married to Kim Kardashian, has announced he supports Jenner's transition to female

 NBA player Kris Humphries has apologised for a tweet he sent which appeared to criticise Bruce Jenner for coming out as a transwoman.

Following Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer where the former Olympian announced he would be transitioning to a woman, Humphries, who was previously married to Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian for 72 days, said: ‘Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou’.

April 25, 2015

Matt Bomer, Sam Smith, Boy George, Mario Lopez, Debra Messing, Andy Cohen and Steve Grand also give shout outs

Bruce Jenner, who publicly came out as transgender Friday night in a television interview, received an outpouring of support from his fellow celebrities as he shared his story with the world.

Among those who took to Twitter was transgender actress Laverne Cox who wrote: 'Sending lots of love and support to #BruceJenner and their family tonight. It is always brave to stand in one's truth. Congrats darling.'

April 25, 2015

The 17 million viewers result in highest-rated episode of 20/20 in 15 years

Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday earned ABC's 20/20 its highest ratings in 15 years and also exploded on Twitter.

The two-hour program garnered just under 17 million viewers - one of the biggest audience on a Friday night for a non-sports special since 2003.

During the show, Jenner discussed beginning the process of publicly transitioning to female at the age of 65.

The Jenner interview was the highest-rated for a 20/20 episode since a 2000 interview with John and Patsy Ramsey, parents of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey.

April 25, 2015

The 17 million viewers result in highest-rated episode of 20/20 in 15 years

Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday earned ABC's 20/20 its highest ratings in 15 years and also exploded on Twitter.

The two-hour program garnered just under 17 million viewers - one of the biggest audience on a Friday night for a non-sports special since 2003.

During the show, Jenner discussed beginning the process of publicly transitioning to female at the age of 65.

The Jenner interview was the highest-rated for a 20/20 episode since a 2000 interview with John and Patsy Ramsey, parents of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey.

April 25, 2015

The NBA player, who was briefly married to Jenner's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, sent the tweet after Jenner came out as a transwoman

 NBA player Kris Humphries has publicly distanced himself from former father-in-law Bruce Jenner after the former Olympian came out as a transwoman.

Humphries, who was married to Jenner’s step-daughter Kim Kardashian for 72 days in 2011, sent a tweet soon after Jenner came out saying: ‘Man, I’m glad I got out when I did #Gottadoyou’

The comment drew widespread anger and criticism over Twitter, with many calling him an ‘idiot’ and stating he was dumped by Kardashian, rather than getting out on his own accord.

April 24, 2015

'He's my best friend, and a real man'

A photo of a straight high school student asking his gay best friend to prom has gone viral after it was posted on social media.

Anthony Martinez of Las Vegas lamented on Twitter that he was on the prom committee did not have a date to the the dance.

So his best friend Jacob Lescenski decided to do something about it.

At lunch break on Monday (21 April) while Martinez was selling prom tickets, he unfurled a giant banner that read: 'You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother so be my d8!'

April 21, 2015

Marina and the Diamonds singer says she wants her affection to feel real

British pop star Marina Diamandis has said she feels like the love other female stars have for their gay fans does not feel real.

The lead artist of Marina and the Diamonds, the Primadonna singer says her LGBTI fans are very important to her but she has yet to do a lot publicly.

'When you're an artist, you giving a shit does not equate to going 'I love you guys!' five times a day on Twitter,' said Diamandis.

'If you want to do something, you do it in action.'

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 18, 2015

The actress and mucisian shared the good news after partner Ellie gave birth

Heather Peace’s wife has given birth to their first daughter.

The actress and musician, known for her role as Detective Sergeant Sam Murray in lesbian drama Lip Service and Deputy Headteacher in school-based drama Waterloo Road, announced the birth to her fans over Twitter.

In the tweet, she says: ‘Ellie gave birth to our daughter today at 1.46pm.

‘She’s perfect and we feel so thankful and blessed. Much love H xxx’.

Peace also shared a personal photograph, showing her holding her newborn daughter.

April 14, 2015

'If Vladimir Putin can ride shirtless on a horse then I think we can hold hands'

Engaged couple Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson were thrilled to be among the Americans featured in the official video kicking off Hillary Clinton's campaign for president.

But the couple, together since 2008, were not thrilled when they found out they are the reason why the video has been slapped with a warning label in Russia.

Russia's Dozhd TV channel put an age 18 and over label on the video because of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law which makes it illegal to 'promote' homosexuality to anyone under 18.

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

Receives more than 190,000 mostly supportive comments on social media

A national model citizen who took care of her sick mother for 15 years has made headlines again in China after undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

Winnie Liu, 28, said she felt 'more complete' after finishing the more than 20 procedures on 8 April.

Her announcement sparked debate in the conservative country, attracting more than 190,000, mostly supportive, comments on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.

'She looks pretty,' one person wrote. 'It’s two totally separate issues between being a model citizen and changing gender.'