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September 19, 2014

Gay actor, who was a pro-independence campaigner, moves forward after the results reveal Scotland will stay part of the UK

Gay actor Alan Cumming may be a little bruised after being part of the minority who wanted Scotland to become independent.

But that didn't stop him from masterfully shutting down a Twitter troll.

'Most satisfying thought of the evening: @Alancumming must be in agony. #bettertogether,' they said.

Cumming quickly responded: 'Bravo, asshole.'

The pro-independence campaigner also had a message for people who voted yes, saying they should continue fighting for the maximum devolution powers promised to them by Westminster.

September 19, 2014

She says of Mean Girls star: 'He's gay'

Jonathan Bennett, the actor currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, has never officially come out as a gay man.

And now he may not have to.

One of the show's judges, Julianne Hough, made the public announcement for him during an appearance on the syndicated entertainment show Extra.

September 18, 2014

Ben Whishaw will be starring in London Spy, penned by acclaimed gay writer Thomas Rob Smith

Gay actor Ben Whishaw knows one or two things about spies, having starred in James Bond film Skyfall.

But instead of playing around with gadgets as Q, he will lead the cast of BBC Two's new drama series London Spy.

And instead of playing a ladykiller, he will be playing a gay character that gets caught up in the world of espionage.

The five-part thriller, which comes from acclaimed gay author Tom Rob Smith, begins filming next month in London.

Whishaw will play Danny, a romantic, who falls for the antisocial Alex after a chance encounter.

September 18, 2014

'I'm a person who believes in standing up for his friends'

True Blood actor Joe Manganiello has revealed why he is such a staunch fighter for LGBTI equality.

'I had to watch my friends endure challenges not experienced by the straight community,' he said last weekend in Seattle while accepting the Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign.

Manganiello shared how he saw friends in school struggle with their sexuality and having their families not accept them and later he saw friends struggle in the job market or live in secret.

September 17, 2014

'The guy’s such a stud. I met him once playing golf and couldn’t stop shaking his hand ... we had five good seconds of eye lock'

David Walton, star on the NBC comedy About a Boy, says NFL quarterback Tom Brady is an even bigger crush for him than Tom Cruise or Ryan Gosling.

The actor is straight but thinks sexuality is on a continuum 'with 1 being the strictest hetero and 10 being a gay person who’d vomit thinking about sleeping with the opposite sex.'

Walton says he's a 3 but tells The Advocate there are a few men who could cause the number to grow.

September 16, 2014

Are you Team Daley or Team Cumming in the debate over Scotland becoming its own independent country?

The battlelines are drawn, and it's time to decide on Scottish independence. And the question is, are you on Team Daley or Team Cumming?

Gay Olympic diver Tom Daley, from Plymouth, England, has revealed he wants the UK to stay as it is, believing the country is 'better together' as a whole.

But gay actor Alan Cumming, from Alberfeldy, Scotland says otherwise, describing it a chance for the country to have their destiny in their own hands.

September 15, 2014

Andrew Scott, who also stars in Sherlock, has insisted the film is about 'humanity'

Gay British actor Andrew Scott has insisted Pride is 'not a gay film'

The Sherlock actor stars in the 2014 British drama film, based on the true story of how gay activists helped during the 1980s miners strike. It has already become one of the most loved releases of the year.

But Scott insists there is more to the film than just having gay characters and a gay storyline.

'It’s not a gay film, it’s about humanity,' he told the Huffington Post.

September 15, 2014

Scheming under-butler Thomas Barrow embarks on a 'harrowing' storyline in show's fifth season

The character of closeted gay under-butler Thomas Barrow on TV's Downton Abbey is going to have his most harrowing episodes yet, according to the actor who plays him.

Rob James-Collier says the character's homosexuality, which not focused on during seasons three and four, will be the focus of the Barrow's storyline when the new season begins Sunday (21 September) on ITV. (It will begin airing in the US early next year.)

September 12, 2014

Jason Gould: 'My mother's such an icon. I thought, "I can't open my mouth, people would compare" and I just didn't think I'd ever want to go there'

Barbra Streisand sings duets with famous singers like Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble on her new album, Partners, out next week.

Then there is a guy named Jason Gould.

He is her only child (his father is actor Elliot Gould) but waited until his mid-40s to begin pursuing music.

'I started exploring singing and music late in life,' the openly gay Gould says in a promo video released Friday (12 September).

September 12, 2014

Both LGBTI and non-LGBTI actors report hearing homophobia on set and think that the entertainment industry still has a problem casting gay actors in straight roles

The results of a study have been published that find that many actors still believe Hollywood is rife with homophobia.

The research was undertaken by respected LGBT think thank, the Williams Institute at UCLA, and was funded by leading actor’s union, SAG-AFTRA [Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists]. Ken Howard, the union’s president, described the study as ‘unprecedented’.

September 10, 2014

NBC mini-series The Slap is billed as 'complex family drama'

Zachary Quinto, the openly gay actor who plays  Spock in the Star Trek movies, has found his latest role on television in the miniseries The Slap.

The drama unfolds over eight episodes and focuses on a massive family dispute that erupts after Quinto's character slaps someone's badly misbehaving child at a barbeque.

The incident results in a lawsuit, exposes secrets and leads to all kinds of turmoil, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

September 9, 2014

The Sherlock actor talks about Alan Turing, gay ‘cures’ and why he believes the US should elect a gay president

September 9, 2014

Prestigious honor recognizes living artists for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts

Comedy icon Lily Tomlin has become the first out lesbian to be selected for a prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.

It was announced Tuesday (9 September) that Tomlin will be honored in December alongside singer Al Green, actor Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, and singer-songwriter Sting.

Given annually since 1978, the Kennedy Center Honors have grown to become one of the most prestigious honors for any performer. They recognize living artists for lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.

September 8, 2014

'We need nationwide marriage equality NOW because two people in love should never be illegal'

On TV's Glee, the character of Artie Abrams isn't gay but he has had plenty of gay friends like Kurt, Blaine and Santana and lost his virginity to bisexual cheerleader Brittany.

Kevin McHale, the actor who has played Artie for the past five seasons, is also gay friendly and is speaking out for full marriage equality in the US.

'We need nationwide marriage equality now because two people in love should never be illegal,' McHale says in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

September 8, 2014

The couple, who have been together ten years and have a son and daughter, tied the knot in Italy

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has revealed via Twitter that he has married his long-term partner, David Burtka, in a ceremony in Italy on Saturday.

His tweet simply said, ‘Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the "n" and "d" in "husband".’

September 5, 2014

Dan Stevens couldn’t keep a straight face after he was asked on Good Morning Britain if he had to ‘beat off’ many male American actors to get his upcoming role in the film The Guest

British actor Dan Stevens, best known for his role as Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey, burst into laughing while being interviewed on Good Morning Britain yesterday after host Susanna Reid asked him if he’d had to ‘beat off’ any male actors to get his role in his upcoming film The Guest.

‘You play this apparent all American hero … This is you as an all American, and a big opportunity for you in Hollywood – you must have had to beat off a lot of American men to get this part,’ Reid asked Stevens, causing him to lose it completely for a few minutes.

September 1, 2014

Evicted houseguest describes the gig as 'Pure hell. Absolute torture. Mayhem' 

Actor Leslie Jordan has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother UK house but doesn't seem too broken up about it.

In a new Facebook post, the openly gay actor describes the experience as 'PURE HELL. ABSOLUTE TORTURE. MAYHEM. ... I was voted out of the house a few days ago. THANK THE GOOD LORD ABOVE. I really do not think I could have stood another night of farts, snores and drunken revelry.'

And it did not bring out the best in him.

'I consider myself a kindly and well behaved human being. I turned into a screaming harridan!' Jordan writes.

August 28, 2014

Daniel Franzese joins Jonathan Groff and Russell Tovey in the cast of the hit HBO show

Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese has joined the cast of Looking.

The actor, best known for being too gay to function as Damian, will appear in the second season of the hit HBO show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will appear in a multi-episode arc as Eddie, a new love interest for one of the show's main characters.

Gay British actor Russell Tovey, who plays Kevin in the series, posted a picture on Instagram of the season two cast enjoying some free time in San Francisco.

August 26, 2014

Openly gay actor thanks his late father for always encouraging him

Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy on Monday (25 August) for his performance on the smash CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

'Wow, oh my God I don't believe this,' a surprised Parsons said after prevailing over the field that included Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Ricky Gervais, Matt LeBlanc, and William H. Macy.

'To say that I watch your work and I feel inspired is a bit of an understatement,' Parsons said to his competitors.

He said of his win: 'There's no accounting for taste. Through a lot of good fortune, I stand up here tonight.'

August 25, 2014

In demand actor will squeeze in guest spot with filming of Magic Mike 2

Matt Bomer, up for an Emmy tonight for his performance in The Normal Heart, has landed a role on the new season of FX's American Horror Story which is titled Freak Show.

Creator Ryan Murphy, who directed Bomer in The Normal Heart, had been keen to have the red-hot actor appear in the series now that Bomer has completed his final season of White Collar.

'I try to get him to do everything for me,' Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly.

August 24, 2014

Arrow’s John Barrowman took the ice bucket challenge with his husband Scott Gill wearing only a jock strap, and he then challenged hunky co-star Colton Haynes who accepted

Openly gay actor John Barrowman and Arrow co-star Colton Haynes are the latest celebrities to take the ice bucket challenge sweeping the internet, aimed at raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Barrowman posted a video of him taking the challenge on 16 August, sitting on a deck chair wearing a Deathstroke t-shirt in Vancouver, getting his jock strap clad husband Scott Gill to dumb a bucket full of ice and water over him – though it took two attempts to empty the bucket.

August 22, 2014

Adam Hills ranted about the 'God Hates Fags' church after they said they would picket Robin Williams' funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church has accepted comedian Adam Hills’ offer to go to Iraq.

August 21, 2014

' I love her, I love her sort of diva-ness – it comes out'

Transgender actress Alexis Arquette got a lot of attention this week for claiming that before 'presenting' herself as female, she once had sex with Jared Leto.

August 19, 2014

Tony winner's caricature joins more than 1,300 others inside the legendary eatery

Neil Patrick Harris has ended his run on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and can add another major accolade to his Tony and Drama Desk awards.

The actor's caricature is now hanging on the wall at Sardi’s restaurant.

His fiance, David Burtka, posted this tweet about the honor: I couldn't be more proud of you ... you got your face up . Your legend lives on!'