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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 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.

March 9, 2015

'Before the damned plague hit it was absolutely party central ... I lost friends like everybody'

British actor Maxwell Caulfield gained scores of gay fans in 1982 who were seduced by his handsome looks in the film Grease 2.

The film may not have been the smash Grease was four years earlier, but it has endured as a cult hit and Caulfield has enjoyed a busy career on stage and screen.

Before that movie breakthrough, Caulfield was an unknown actor living in New York City. He was working in theater and having the time of his life with his many gay friends.

March 6, 2015

National Award-winner says he 'will go to any extent' to get his film about a gay professor past censors

An acclaimed Indian actor, who is playing a university professor who was suspended for being gay in an upcoming film, has said he 'accepts homosexuals the way they are.'

The first photo of Manoj Bajpayee as the professor was released earlier this week amid speculation over whether the film will pass censors.

Aligarh, directed by Hansal Mehta, is based on the true story of a 64-year-old professor who was suspended after a TV crew secretly filmed him having sex with a rickshaw puller.

March 6, 2015

'My reference to Jussie was only about his character and storyline on Empire'

Days after outing his Empire co-star Jussie Smollett in an interview, actor Malik Yoba has issued a clarification.

'I was misquoted in the article. My reference to Jussie was only about his character and storyline on Empire,' he said in a statement to USA Today.

March 6, 2015

But female fans would not have it

Norman Reedus has said he would have rocked a gay storyline on The Walking Dead.

But he said female fans were not having rumors that his character, Daryl Dixon, was gay.

The actor told Conan O’Brien that he had spoken to series creator Frank Darrabont early on about whether he would play a gay character.

'I was like, "Hell yeah, let’s do it,"' he said.

But not all reactions were as enthusiastic, Reedus explained.

March 3, 2015

Malik Yoba:  'He is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community'

On last week's episode of the Fox breakout hit Empire, the gay character of Jamal Lyon sung his way out of the closet in a dramatic performance.

Now Jussie Smollett, the actor who plays Jamal, is being outed as gay by co-star Malik Yoba.

'Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community. He and I have a very close relationship,' Yoba tells Black Film.

But Smollett isn't saying.

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.