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May 28, 2015

'It was a realization that came very, very early for me'

Grease 2 may not have been near the phenomenon that Grease was but the 1982 sequel certainly made an impression on out actor Andrew Rannells.

The Girls star was just five when Grease 2 came out but he had a special feeling about the film's leading man.

'It was just a very basic childlike attraction to certain people,' Rannells says in a preview clip of his It Got Better video out later this week.

May 28, 2015

Conrad Ricamora: 'People have demanded it be rewritten'

When the characters of Oliver and Connor were tested for HIV in the season finale of ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, it seemed like only the promiscuous Connor (played by Jack Falahee) had a real chance of testing positive.

But there was a surprise twist.

Connor was not infected but his far less active computer nerd boyfriend Oliver was.

May 27, 2015

Unsubstantiated report in gossip mag

Pitt is reportedly bisexual, hooks up with rent boys and has an open marriage with wife Angelina Jolie.

That's according to a completely unproven report in a tabloid gossip magazine in the US.

Despite the dubious source, the story has already gained traction on the internet where it has been repeated without question by other publications.

Hollywood insider Hesham 'Sham' Ibrahim makes the unsubstantiated claims the actor has a history of bisexuality that goes back at least 10 years.

May 26, 2015

'It was always acknowledging the preposterousness of stereotypes'

Frasier Crane and his brother Niles Crane may have been straight on the long-running NBC sitcom Frasier but more than once they were mistaken for gay.

And they were never very cool about it.

'It's probably more of a reflection of the time that we were in. ...It is a reflection of something that was more of a conversation at the time than it would be now,' says David Hyde Pierce who won four Emmys for his portrayal of Niles.

May 26, 2015

Luna Lovegood actress takes on homophobes in an open letter published on Facebook

A Harry Potter actor has gone on a rant against homophobia on social media.

Evanna Lynch, an Irish performer who played Luna Lovegood in the wizarding franchise, has blasted the 'nasty, scathing and downright cruel' remarks left on an Instagram thread about her belief in marriage equality.

May 24, 2015

Actor Mark Gatiss calls Ireland a 'beacon of light in darkening days'

Celebrities have expressed their joy over the landslide victory for marriage equality in the Irish referendum.

Whether they celebrated in person, like actor Andrew Scott, or in the form of tweets, famous supporters of equality have voiced their opinion on yesterday’s decisive result.

Irish actors Andrew Scott, best known for his role as Moriarty in the BBC adaption of Sherlock, and John Butler, known for The Stag and TV roles, celebrated the result together and looked very ecstatic.

May 22, 2015

Available at this weekend's Birmingham Pride

Today, Gay Star News can offer a sneak peek inside our 2015 pride tote bags, featuring a hand drawn illustration by iconic actor Sir Ian McKellen on the front.

Some bags will also include a LateRooms.com golden ticket, which could win you a luxury weekend in Barcelona.

May 20, 2015

Will star with James Franco in Hulu Original series 11/22/63

ABC's Grey's Anatomy goes on and on but TR Knight left the medical series after the fifth season in 2009.

Since then, the Emmy-nominated actor has spent his time on stage (A Life in the Theater, It's Only a Play), appeared in some movies (42, A Year and Change) and done some TV guest spots (Law & Order SVU, The Good Wife).

Now Knight is returning to TV is the high-profile 11/22/63, a Hulu Original series that will star James Franco and is from from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and author Stephen King.

May 18, 2015

Comic Sarah Silverman also performs raunchy stand-up routine at benefit

The crowd at The Hollywood Palladium could not be contained any longer on Saturday night.

After remaining seated during a set by Sia, they left their seats and crowded around the stage once No Doubt took the stage at the An Evening With Women benefit which raised more than $700,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

The band fronted by Gwen Stefani performed Underneath It All, Simple Kind of Love, Magic’s In the Makeup, Don’t Speak and finally I’m just a Girl.

May 14, 2015

Actor Chris Carmack: 'I want Will to be out and happy and still a huge country star and people loving him for who he is'

On this week's season finale of the ABC drama Nashville, the character of Will Lexington finally decided to stop hiding.

At a press conference called to deny a tabloid story that he was having an affair with his male songwriting character, Lexington has a change of heart and instead decides to confirm the truth.

The scene was one of the most powerful yet for actor Chris Carmack who has portrayed the ambitious Will through a sham marriage to a woman and his falling in love with another man for the first time.

May 8, 2015

'When I was young, I was the female that gay guys wanted to try to become heterosexual with'

In her new Netflix series Grace & Frankie, Jane Fonda plays a woman whose husband leaves her for another man.

Dealing with men conflicted about their sexuality is not something Fonda had to do any research for.

She's had plenty of personal experience.

'Oh yes! Oh my god. When I was young, I was the female that gay guys wanted to try to become heterosexual with,' Fonda tells PrideSource.

May 5, 2015

'Getting back with Captain Jack is like putting on an old pair of shoes or a very comfortable coat.'

John Barrowman is set to once again return to one of his best-known roles on British television when a new Torchwood audio drama is released later this year.  

The Scottish-born actor revealed in his radio show that he has already recorded the first audio drama, called The Conspiracy, which will focus on his time-travelling, omnisexual hero Captain Jack Harkness.

‘Getting back with Captain Jack is like putting on an old pair of shoes or a very comfortable coat,’ Barrowman told director Scott Handcock in the latest Big Finish podcast.

April 30, 2015

Emmy winner tells GSN:  'I think his relationships with women have been difficult at best'

Greg Rikaart has a wish for his character on the CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless.

'I want him to come out,' the actor told Gay Star News on the red carpet at the Daytime Emmys in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Rikaart, who came out publicly as gay in 2013, has played the role of Kevin for 11 years and won a Daytime Emmy for his portrayal in 2005.

April 29, 2015

Actor draws parallels between interrracial marriage during the show's era and the current state of gay marriage in his native Mississippi

Mad Men actor  Kit Williamson is engaged to boyfriend of more than eight years John Halbach.

Williamson, 27, who plays Ed Gifford in the AMC series, drew parallels between interracial marriage during the show's era and the current state of gay marriage in his native Mississippi.

April 29, 2015

Character will be mentor to trans fashion model Maya Avant

Trans actor Scott Turner Schofield has joined the cast of the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Schofield will makes his first appearance on the show on 8 May and will make television history as the first transgender actor will play major, recurring role on a daytime drama.

The role will mark the television debut of Schofield who has extensive theater credits.

April 28, 2015

George Takei: 'I am optimistic'

With the US Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments today in marriage equality cases in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee,' Gay Star News asked several celebrities to share their thoughts on what could be a historic ruling.

The cases are challenging the constitutionality of laws banning marriage between same-sex couples and could settle the issue for the US where same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states plus the District of Columbia..

'I am optimistic,' said Star Trek icon George Takei.

April 28, 2015

'I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles. The whole point of being an actor is to transform'

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon thinks people need to 'lighten up' if they aren't cool with straights playing gay roles and vice versa.

'I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles,' the actress tells PrideSource in an interview posted Tuesday (28 April).

'The whole point of being an actor is to transform. If people don't understand that we need to be malleable in our sexuality, then I think they need to lighten up.'

April 26, 2015

The actor, who plays Ste Hay in the soap, married Carl Hyland in a lavish ceremony in the Peak District

 Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has married his longterm boyfriend.

The actor, known for playing Ste Hay in the Chester-based soap opera, married Carl Hyland yesterday (Saturday 25 April) in a ceremony at the Buxton Dome in the Peak District.

The couple were joined by Hollyoaks stars including Jennifer Metcalfe, Gemma Merna and Jasmine Franks, who acted as bridesmaids.

April 25, 2015

'I think what they’re doing with our characters is really unique'

Matt Bomer was at the CinemaCon event for theater owners to talk up the male stripper flick Magic Mike XXL but couldn't avoid being asked about American Horror Story: Hotel.

The hunky actor will star opposite Lady Gaga in the fifth season of the FX anthology series to premiere in October.

'I know that I’ll be working with Stefani [Germanotta], Lady Gaga, pretty extensively, so I’m excited about that,' Bomer told MTV News.

April 16, 2015

'He said his mother and I were the only people he ever loved'

The man Rock Hudson described as his 'true love' has opened up about their secret relationship nearly 30 years after the actor died of AIDS at the age 59.

Lee Garlington, 77, said he 'adored' the screen icon, whom he dated from from 1962 to 1965.

The retired stock broker was just a young film extra when they first met.

'He was the biggest movie star in the world and the rumors were that he was gay,' he told People magazine.

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.