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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.'

April 10, 2015

Former Wimbledon champion and world number one, breaks the news on Twitter

French tennis star Amelie Mauresmo has announced on Twitter that she is pregnant with her first child.

‘So happy,’ she tweeted.

The 35 year old is currently coaching male tennis star Andy Murray who is ranked third in the world and was runner-up at the Australian Open in January.

Mauresmo came out publicly as a lesbian early in her career which reached its peak in 2006 when she won both Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She also had a stretch of nearly 10 months as the number one player in the world.

April 7, 2015

Over 100 tech leaders have signed a joint statement demanding non-discriminations civil rights protections for LGBT people

More than 100 tech leaders in the US have signed a statement calling for nationwide LGBT non-discrimination protections, reports Human Rights Campaign

The statement, printed below, comes in response to the wave of ‘religious freedom’ laws being considered in several states, and the recent passing of such laws in Indiana and Arkansas.

April 7, 2015

In the wake of the ‘current conversations’ taking place across the US with regards to equality in service, the retail giant has co-opted a rainbow into its logo on social media

A recent posting by retailer Target on its Instagram feed has become the corporation’s most liked image on the social media site; it’s an image demonstrating the organization’s support for LGBTI rights.

Last week, in response to ongoing debates around the introduction of religious freedom laws in Indiana, Arkansas and other US states, Target felt moved to make a statement on the issue.

April 6, 2015

Tweets saying true love only 'expressed between a man and a woman through marriage' result in backlash

Controversy was the furthest thing away from David Archuleta when as a high school teen, he sang his way to a runner-up finish during seven season of American Idol.

But over the weekend Archuleta found himself in hot water on social media after he posted a pair of tweets that were seen by many as his saying that gay couples could never achieve real love.

The tweets read in part that 'love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love expressed between a man and woman in marriage.'

April 4, 2015

Transgender Wikileaks whistleblower must dictate her tweets by phone from military prison

Under the handle @xychelsea, imprisoned Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning made her debut on Twitter on Friday (3 April).

In one of her 15 tweets, Manning explained to 22,000-plus followers how she tweets without access to the Internet.

'Tweeting from prison reqs a lot of effort and using a voice phone to dictate,' she wrote.

April 4, 2015

Transgender Wikileaks whistleblower must dictate her tweets by phone from military prison

Under the handle @xychelsea, imprisoned Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning made her debut on Twitter on Friday (3 April).

In one of her 15 tweets, Manning explained to 22,000-plus followers how she tweets without access to the Internet.

'Tweeting from prison reqs a lot of effort and using a voice phone to dictate,' she wrote.

April 4, 2015

Pat Haden, University of Southern California Athletic Director, is refusing to attend the College Football Playoff Committee meeting in Indiana amid controversies surrounding the state’s religious freedom laws

USC athletic director Pat Haden has taken to Twitter to protest against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The former NFL quarterback, who is the father of a gay son, tweeted on Tuesday he would not be attending the College Football Playoff Committee held in Indianapolis as a result of the new law, which was signed into law last week.

He tweeted: 'I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. #EmbraceDiversity'

April 3, 2015

'Here’s a fact, and I’m sure other people will be mortified that I dare to talk about it'

Nigel Farage has been criticised for his comments about the treatment of foreign patients with HIV on the NHS. 

The UKIP leader, who made the remarks during last night's leadership debate on ITV, labelled those who come to the UK to receive treatment 'health tourists'. 

'Here’s a fact, and I’m sure other people will be mortified that I dare to talk about it,' he said. 'There are 7000 diagnoses in this country every year for people who are HIV positive, but 60 percent of them are not for British nationals.'

April 3, 2015

Speaking on religious freedom laws, Tom Cotton of Arkansas said: 'In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay'

Singer Miley Cyrus is hoping US Senator Tom Cotton's office is being flooded with irate phone calls today.

Cyrus took to Twitter and asked her nearly 20 million followers to help her 'Stir Some Sh*t Up' for Cotton for saying gays needed perspective when it came to controversial religious freedom laws in his state and Indiana.

April 2, 2015

She also has the best message to those who thought she would have sex with a male judge to get ahead

The Great British Bake Off's Ruby Tandoh has come out.

The food writer for The Guardian took to Twitter to tell her followers that she was out to her parents.

She linked to a video of Diana Ross' 'I'm Coming Out', and said: 'Me to my parents today. feeling lucky and joyful and f r e e. over and Out.'

'& to all the bros who hate social media, who pit it against "real life",' she added. 'i never would've had courage to be me w/out twitter's queer queens.'

April 1, 2015

He's got tomfoolery on his mind

This might be the most boring April Fools' joke ever, and it has come from Sam Smith.

The gay singer has proven that he is not quite qualified to work at The Onion after he took to his Twitter today. 

We imagine him, waking up in his Paris hotel, trying to think of the most hilarious prank to play on his 2.4 million Twitter followers.

Will they be fooled? Will they be duped? Will they be bamboozled by my tomfoolery?

He said:

Sam Smith April 1

April 1, 2015

Author spent part of his childhood in the state

Author Stephen King has the best response to Indiana's 'religious freedom' law yet.

The law, which was signed last week, allows businesses to turn away LGBTI people on religious grounds and has been met with sharp criticism and state boycotts.

The King of horror took to Twitter on Monday (30 March) night to blast the law.

'Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration act is gay discrimination, pure and simple,' he wrote.

'You can frost a dog turd, but it's still a dog turd.'