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April 14, 2015

The wife of a young Indian actor says he was recruited by a group of at least eight Government Railway Police officers to pose as a gay man in railway bathrooms so that they could demand money from gay men who feared being outed

India’s Government Railway Police (GRP) Commissioner has ordered an internal inquiry after it was alleged that a group of police officers in Maharashtra state were running a corrupt operation where they shook down gay men for cash with threats of outing them.

According to the allegation railway police officers recruited Ajinkya Shinde, a Marathi speaking aspiring actor, and got him to pose as a gay man in order to entrap gay men using railway station bathrooms.

April 9, 2015

Chad Allen was regular on TV's Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman and went on to play many gay roles

When Chad Allen was in the middle of a six-year run playing Jane Seymour's son on the TV series Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, he was cruelly outed when photos of him kissing a guy were sold to a tabloid in 1996.

But instead of going away, Allen spent nearly two more decades working on television, in movies and on the stage as an openly gay actor.

This week, Allen publicly said goodbye to that part of his life - on his terms.

April 9, 2015

Looking actor Frankie J Alvarez has revealed the finale of the acclaimed gay drama series will finish with the equivalent of four extra episodes of material but people are still signing a petition to get the show renewed

HBO will finish off its acclaimed drama series about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco with a 2 hour long telemovie, Looking actor Frankie J Alvarez has revealed.

That would be the equivalent of 4 more episodes of material but Alvarez told Vulture.com that fans of the show should expect a more cinematic format with the series finale.

April 8, 2015

A guide to the films that help define what it means to be a gay man.

In the early days of cinema, there was plenty of gay subtext in movies but very few overtly gay characters. Reflecting the changing nature of society, we now have movies that portray the rull range of gay men and the lives that we lead.

There is something special about watching a movie that somehow relfects your experience or your aspirations – to see characters embarking on a journey that mirrors some aspect of your life, or to watch a love story that you can emotionally connect with.

April 4, 2015

Tom Felton posted a picture of him and Daniel Radcliffe with the caption 'We're together now' on Instagram

With his April Fools' Day joke actor Tom Felton tricked the internet into believing some Harry Potter fans’ dream had finally come true.

Felton, best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, posted a photoshopped picture of him and on-screen enemy Daniel Radcliffe on Instagram.

The black and white picture shows the topless actors lying head to head and is captioned: ‘May as well just say it. We’re together now x #drarry’.

April 2, 2015

Tells GSN he wants to see law student Connor Walsh 'vacationing on a sailboat in The Mediterranean'

Gay law student Connor Walsh must be exhausted.

During the first season of the breakout ABC hit How to Get Away With Murder, Connor participated in covering up the killing of his law professor's husband, had some steamy hook-ups with various hot guys, and found out the one guy he has actual feelings for is HIV-positive.

So what does actor Jack Falahee, whose portrayal of Connor has made him an instant star, want for his character next season?

April 2, 2015

The Glass Protégé explores the movie studios' obsession with image, money, and power.

My attention is easily grabbed by any play that carries a warning of 'very strong language and scenes of full-frontal male nudity', so I had been looking forward to seeing The Glass Protégé. After a six week run in Chicago, this new play from Dylan Costello had its London debut at the Park Theatre.

March 31, 2015

'I support gay marriage and the whole bit. I think everybody should be able to be with who they want to be with'

Plenty of gay men have taken notice of actor Scott Eastwood's good genes.

So how does the hunky 29-year-old son of Clint Eastwood feel about this growing fan base?

'I love it. I don't discriminate against any fans. Fans are fans, and gay men are great,' Eastwood tells PrideSource.

March 30, 2015

Bruce's daughter Kylie Jenner was in the audience

US actor and comic Jamie Foxx is being attacked online for making a transphobic 'joke' about Bruce Jenner.

Speaking at the iHeart Radio Music Awards yesterday (29 March), he made cruel jibes about the Kardashian star.

Jenner has not confirmed he is transitioning into a woman despite endless rumors and tabloid reports.

Taking to the stage after performances from Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson and Nick Jonas, the ceremony's host said: 'We got some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight.

March 26, 2015

In Mr Holmes, the famous detective takes on his final case

Move over Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr and Jonny Lee Miller, Sir Ian McKellen is about to star in a new Sherlock Holmes film.

The gay actor is about to star in Mr Holmes, an adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind that follows the detective now 93 trying to finish one last case.

Having exchanged his deerstalker, pipe and flat in Baker Street for a straw hat, bees and seaside home, he goes on a trip to Japan to try to solve the murder that has tortured him for years.

March 23, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company tackles some relatively modern history in a new play from Tom Morton-Smith.

Oppenheimer is an ambitious play.

As the name suggests, Oppenheimer – written by Tom Morton-Smith and directed by Angus Jackson – takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project, the war of science, when the United States raced to be the first to create the weapon that would end World War II.

After premiering this new work in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company has transferred this production to the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End.

March 21, 2015

Justin Kelly, the director of I Am Michael movie that stars James Franco and Zachary Quinto, argues anti-gay activist Michael Glatze should not be vilified

The story of Michael Glatze electrified and horrified the LGBTI world when he converted from celebrated gay activist and journalist to homophobic preacher.

Now US director Justin Kelly has chosen this most controversial of gay subjects for his feature film debut, starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto.

It attempts to get into Glatze's head, charting his progress from running a popular gay youth mag and being in both a loving couple and three-way relationship to his conversion to Christianity.

March 19, 2015

'I'll only touch their balls if it says so in the script'

Russell Tovey has opened up about filming gay sex scenes with straight guys.

The 33-year-old gay British actor has said he finds it easier shooting same-sex love scenes with another gay man, where there is less responsibility to 'look after them'.

'It's easier doing those scenes with another gay man than it is a straight man,' he told Heat. 

''The same way I feel fine doing sex scenes with a woman.

March 19, 2015

Guy Wilson had to shift gears when his character of Will Horton cheated on his husband

A year ago, the characters of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis got married on NBC's Days of Our Lives - a first for a male couple on a US daytime soap.

The couple remains front-and-center in the fictional town of Salem but many things have happened on their way to happily ever after.

It all began to unravel when Will (played by Guy Wilson) left town for a writing job and Sonny's ex-boyfriend - a pro baseball player named Paul Narita - arrived in town for shoulder surgery.

March 18, 2015

See what happens when he encounters newly out fan at CD signing

The first season of the stupendously popular Empire comes to an end with a two-hour finale on Wednesday and includes a touching moment between a newly out singer and a fan.

Jamal Lyons, who recently came out to the world as gay by putting his own spin on his father's hit You're So Beautiful (see video below), is holding a CD signing when he encounters someone whose life he has changed.

Jamal is told by one of the attendees: 'I wanted to tell you that you coming out gave me the courage to come out to my brother.'

March 17, 2015

Max Irons: 'I remember thinking, "You don't know what you're talking about, you're thinking about a problem out loud"'

As the cover subject of the latest issue of Out Magazine, Max Irons did not attempt to defend controversial comments previously made by his father about gay marriage.

Oscar winner Jeremy Irons told HuffPost Live in 2013, threw out a provocative question: 'Could a father not marry his son?'

When host Josh Zepps reminded the actor about incest laws, the elder Irons said that 'it's not incest between men' because 'incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don't breed.'

March 16, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson also has a role while Jessica Lange confirms she will not be returning for fifth season of FX anthology

Golden Globe Award winning actor Matt Bomer will star opposite Lady Gaga in the new season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story.

The fifth season will be titled American Horror Story: Hotel.

While Gaga's participation had already been confirmed, Bomer's involvement was announced on Sunday night at the end of an American Horror Story panel at PaleyFest in Hollywood.

March 16, 2015

'There was quite a strong taste of kebab that was a bit off putting'

Orlando Bloom locked lips with David Walliams for the annual Comic Relief telethon on Saturday (13 March) night.

The Little Britain actor set a new record for the most kisses in 30 seconds – with 55 men and women planting pecks on his cheeks.

But it was a surprise appearance from the Hollywood hearthrob before the record attempt had even begun that was on everyone's lips.

Before the record attempt, Bloom warmed up the openly bisexual comedian smooch on the lips that lasted four seconds.

March 15, 2015

A tough, edgy film about a tough and edgy part of London

Invariably, British gangster movies are set in London's east end. Throughout the centuries, the east end of London has been a tough, gritty area of the city. The borough of Hackney is right in the heart of the east end action.

Hackney's Finest is a story about the heroin scene in Hackney in the late 1990s. Written by Thorin Seex and directed by Chris Bouchard, this is a movie that has all the hallmarks of some of Britian's best gangster movie - drugs, corruption, violence, and a dark sense of humor.

March 14, 2015

'But at the same time I do understand why it is something to talk about', says the Empire star

Earlier this week Jussie Smollett, who plays gay singer-songwriter Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox show Empire, came out as gay on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

However 31-year-old actor stressed that 'there's never been a closet that [he has] been in' in a backstage interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

March 13, 2015

Dawson's Creek alum had been given VHS copy of Dawson's Crack and wanted to share it with his co-stars

James Van Der Beek is probably happy the time gay porn was found in his luggage was before the days of TMZ and such things going viral.

When the 38-year-old actor was starring in Dawson's Creek, he landed the lead in the 2002 film The Rules of Attraction - a film which, by the way, included a kissing scene between him and Ian Somerhalder.

March 13, 2015

In 2012 James Franco recut the film My Own Private Idaho using a large amount of never seen before footage of River Phoenix and it has only ever been screened at festivals

A petition campaign has been launched to pressure film studio New Line Cinema to release James Franco’s film My Own Private River – his tribute to actor River Phoenix who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1993.

My Own Private River is a re-imagining of the Gus Van Sant film My Own Private Idaho using a large quantity of footage that was never used in the final cut of the film and tells more of the story of Phoenix’s character Mike Waters.

March 12, 2015

'Children in this generation are going to have children and they're going to look back at them and say, "My parents are responsible for the suicides of 13 and 14 year old boys and girls"'

Sean Penn is well aware of the gains that have been made in marriage equality since he won an Oscar in 2009 for playing gay rights icon Harvey Milk.

But he says he's surprised at how 'slowly' attitudes are changing in American culture despite the legal and political gains.

March 9, 2015

'There is no closet'

Empire star Jussie Smollett has come out as gay.

The 31-year-old actor, who plays gay singer-songwriter Jamal on the hit Fox show, spoke out about his personal life in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

While filming his interview for the talk show, he asked DeGeneres if they could film something back stage.

'It was really important to me to make sure that it got across that there is no closet,' Smollett said.