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March 3, 2015

Soul singer Dionne Bromfield will also be performing at event on 14 May

Details of this year's Manchester Spring Benefit have been revealed – and the line up includes boyband Jack Pack and soul singer Dionne Bromfield, with actor Andrew Hayden-Smith hosting.

Jack Pack came to national attention after their appearance on last year's series of Britain's Got Talent before being signed to Syco; meanwhile Andrew Hayden-Smith was recently seen on gay E4 drama Banana.

The Benefit, which raises money for the Manchester Pride Community Fund, will be held on Thursday 14 May at The Monastery.

March 3, 2015

Actor Alec Mapa among his critics: 'He's glad he's not effeminate? Well the feeling is mutual lady, I'm glad I'm not you

Looking star Russell Tovey is suffering backlash for comments he made about why he is masculine enough to play both gay and straight roles.

The openly gay actor told The Guardian he's grateful his father didn't allow him to attend theater school because 'I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. ... where I felt like I had to toughen up.

March 3, 2015

Looking star criticized 'effeminate' gay men

Looking star Russell Tovey has said sorry after he said he was glad he was 'masculine' enough to play both gay and straight roles.

The British actor suffered backlash for his criticism of 'effeminate' men, with him saying he was branded the 'worst gay ever'.

During an interview with the Observer, he said if he had gone to drama school, he would have 'pranced around ' and 'could have been really effeminate'.

Writing on Twitter, the Australian actor and singer Brendan Maclean accused Tovey of 'internalized homophobia'.

March 2, 2015

Jonathan Groff, Ricky Martin, Clay Aiken and Steve Grand also make top 10 in Out Magazine poll

Adam Lambert has been voted the most eligible bachelor by the readers of Out Magazine besting Ricky Martin, Jonathan Groff and Steve Grand, among others.

It's the second year in row the American Idol alum has claimed the title.

This time he got a commanding 28% of the total votes and was able to withstand a flood of votes from Clay Aiken fans who catapulted their man to the number two spot.

March 2, 2015

The national event included a careers fair, panel discussions, performances, and a club night.

National Student Pride 2015 was held in central London on 28 February 2015.

2015 was the 10th National Student Pride event held and organizers have declared it as the biggest so far.

Thousands of students from universities across the UK attended the careers fair at the University of Westminster. There were also appearances from Oscar-winning Milk writer Dustin Lance Black, actress Alicya Eyo and singer Heather Peace. Also in attendance was TV boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins who revealed that EastEnders would soon be featuring a trans storyline.

March 1, 2015

British star of HBO’s Looking also talks about how he thinks he would have been more ‘effeminate’ if he had gone to stage school

British actor Russell Tovey has opened up about events which he feels shaped him as a gay man.

As one of the stars of HBO gay drama Looking, Tovey has spoken about his unique position as an actor who can convincingly play both gay and straight roles.

The actor also attributes his upbringing in Billericay, Essex as having a significant effect on him and the fact that he couldn’t go to Sylvia Young Theatre school, a very famous stage school in London with a great deal of famous alumni.

March 1, 2015

'Love is defined by two people in an intimate and personal way, and superimposing an institution on that isn't necessarily, for me, the most exciting idea.'

Actor Zachary Quinto, one of Hollywood's most high-profile gay celebrities and outspoken gay rights advocate, says he's not a fan of marriage, whether it’s gay or straight, which he sees as 'superimposing an institution' on a personal relationship between two people.

February 28, 2015

Heather Peace and Alicya Eyo both admit they were scared to come out as they discuss LGBTI people in TV and film

Hollywood is packed with LGBTI people and the studios want to support them but agents and managers stop people coming out.

That’s according to Oscar-winning Milk writer – and Tom Daley’s boyfriend – Dustin Lance Black.

He was speaking at a Student Pride debate in central London today (28 February).

That also saw Alicya Eyo and Heather Peace talking about their struggle with coming out as actors and a teaser on trans representation on top British TV soap EastEnders.

February 27, 2015

Zachary Quinto also mourns the actor who died at the age of 83

Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was 83.

Nimoy, who played half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series and feature films, is being mourned by co-stars and fans.

'My heart is broken,' tweeted Zachary Quinto who co-starred with Nimoy in the Star Trek feature film franchise reboot.

'I love you profoundly,' Quinto added. 'I will miss you every day. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.'

February 27, 2015

'His body is flawless so it's hard not to feel a little self-conscious around him'

Russell Tovey was the only main cast member who was unable to participate in this week's An Evening With HBO's Looking in Beverly Hills but that doesn't mean he wasn't discussed.

The 33-year-old English actor plays video-game wunderkind Kevin Matheson on the show and his nude buff body was seen in the second season premiere of the show about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco.

Jonathan Groff, who has had many steamy sex scenes with Tovey over the past two seasons, admitted Tovey's nakedness can be a little intimidating.

February 26, 2015

How to Get Away With Murder star steadfastly refuses to say if he is gay or straight

Jack Falahee knows people want to know how much he is like his very sexually active gay character on ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.

They just really want to know if he's gay in real life too.

He's still not telling.

February 25, 2015

'I've been married happily for a long time, but then there are times – like when Ryan Gosling’s on the show'

US talk show host Conan O'Brien has signed up to gay dating app Grindr. 

O'Brien signed up to Grindr in a segment on his late night talk show last night, where he enlisted openly gay actor Billy Eichner to help him set up a profile on the app.

The celebrity pair chatted with a variety of gay men before getting in a customised 'Grindr Van' emblazoned with drawings of Cher and Liza Minnelli, and heading off to meet one of the lucky guys in the middle of a supermarket carpark. 

Watch the video below:

February 25, 2015

Don’t ask the Oscars to care about us. Just stop caring about the Oscars

With the pomp and circumstance of the weekend’s Oscar extravaganza quickly fading it’s time for the annual deluge of op-eds and finger wagging about the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards.

The din of outrage over what attributes the winners have (or should have) becomes more intense every year. 2015 marked the year that conversations about minority representation finally drowned out the red carpet scrutiny over who-wore-who. Some colours are simply never as in as others during awards season.

February 23, 2015

'I’m so proud to play a hero much wronged'

The Academy Award prognosticators are by and large predicting tonight's Best Actor race will end with Eddie Redmayne winning the prize for his performance in The Theory of Everything.

Michael Keaton is being tapped as a possible victor with Bradley Cooper having an outside shot of an upset win.

So Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for his performance as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, appeared quite relaxed when he was interviewed on the Oscars red carpet on his way into the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

February 23, 2015

American actor Jordan Woods-Robinson will appear in the latest episode of the show as ‘Eric’ – the love interest of ‘Aaron’ played by actor Ross Marquand

Fans of zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead will get their look at the show’s latest LGBTI character this week as the show’s first openly gay male character gets a love interest.

Aaron, played by actor Ross Marquand, was introduced to fans last week as a recruiter for a fortified community of survivors called Alexandria and the show’s creators let it be known that this was the major gay male character for The Walking Dead that they had been dropping hints about for months.

February 22, 2015

The box office flop also earned a Worst Screenplay honor and Cameron won Worst Actor

Want to bet he'll blame the gays?

Kirk Cameron was a big 'winner' at the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, also called the Razzies.

His movie, Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, took home the Worst Picture prize.

That wasn't all for the 1980s sitcom star turned anti-gay activist. The movie was also 'won' Worst Screenplay

February 18, 2015

The next project of the German-born director of Independence Day and Stargate will be a drama on the 1969 Stonewall riots

Writer-director Roland Emmerich is to be honored at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. He will be presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award by actor Channing Tatum.

Openly gay, German-born Emmerich has helmed some of Hollywood’s biggest hits in recent years.

Relocating to the US in the early 90s, his credits include Stargate, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. He directed Tatum – who is soon to wow audiences in the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Magic Mike – in 2013's White House Down.

February 17, 2015

'He acted the part of the big brother. I hate fighting. But he would do that for me'

Colin Farrell used to beat up bullies who attacked his gay brother, his sibling has revealed.

Eamon, the brother of the Hollywood star, said Colin acted as his gay brother's 'protector' in the face of homophobia.

'He acted the part of the big brother. I hate fighting. But he would do that for me,' Eamon told the Irish Independent.

'One young fella out on the road shouted "You faggott Farrell". Colin went out and kicked the shite out of him. Honestly.'

February 17, 2015

'I think he gave and gave and gave a lot of his soul energy away'

If Scott Bakula looks a bit tired in his scenes on HBO's Looking this season, he's got a good reason.

The 60-year-old actor juggled the shooting of his scenes with the filming of his new CBS hit series NCIS: New Orleans.

February 12, 2015

A colleague's offensive comments on gays prompted the actor to reveal his sexuality 

The American star of a hit Russian sitcom has risked his career by coming out as gay.

Odin Biron stars as Phil, an American doctor trying to negotiate his life in Russia, in one of the country's most popular TV programmes, a medical sitcon somewhat similar to Scrubs called Interns.

The actor, born and raised in Minnesota, has been the shows’s star for the past four years and felt the need to come out after his co-star, Ivan Okhlobystin, made offensive comments.  

February 11, 2015

'Art can change the world ... if you see a little bit of your journey in Jamal's, that's beautiful'

The drama Empire marks the first time on network television that a gay character has been this central to a show about the historically homophobic hip-hop industry.

The significance of this is not lost on actor Jussie Smollett who plays Jamal, an openly gay musician vying with his two straight brothers to be their music mogul father's heir apparent. The father has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years.

February 11, 2015

‘It’s just a free-for-all, and it’s exhibitionist and fun'

Taking it all off and strutting his stuff got a little easier the second time around for Matt Bomer.

The Golden Globe Award winning actor reprises his role as a sexy male stripper this July in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

While Tatum had experience as a stripper in real life, the role in the Magic Mike movies initially took Bomer out of his comfort zone.

February 10, 2015

Jack Falahee, whpse breakout TV character is gay, says no one asks actors who plays straight characters about their sexuality

Actor Jack Falahee's recent refusal to say whether he is gay or straight or somewhere in between has a lot of people speculating about what is behind his non-answer to a question about his sexuality.

'No matter how I answer, someone will say, "No, that's not true,"' he told Out Magazine last week.

February 6, 2015

Promoting new reality series, Barry Williams says he will do anything for ratngs

It's the kind of thing on TV's The Brady Bunch that would have resulted in Mike and Carol Brady sitting down their son Greg and giving him a stern lecture about his misbehavior.

The actor who played eldest son Greg on the 1969-74 sitcom and several of its subsequent incarnations stuck his foot in his mouth this week while promoting his new reality show.

Barry Williams, 60, told HuffPost Live that he would consider 'going transgender' like Bruce Jenner to get higher ratings.