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January 27, 2015

'I think there is far too much football on TV. But I’m not going around saying they should take football off the air'

Out actor Michael Urie, who played gay on Ugly Betty and on the short-lived sitcom Partners, has a few things to say about gay sex scenes on television.

Urie (pictured with Partners co-star Brandon Routh) says: 'I don’t think it’s overexposed. If gay sex on TV is too much for you, change the channel and don’t watch it, it’s not for you.'

January 26, 2015

'We made out so many times – and it was so good! That's my only gripe'

Kid Cudi is 'mad' that a scene in which he kisses a male actor was cut from his new film James White.

The US rapper plays the gay best friend of the lead character but his sexuality is not the focus of the film, directed by Josh Mond.

'When he comes out of the closet it's not really a thing,' he told Billboard before the premiere at Sundance Film Festival.

January 26, 2015

After losing Emmy and Golden Globe, Ruffalo is honored by fellow actors

Mark Ruffalo has finally won a major acting prize for his performance in the acclaimed AIDS drama The Normal Heart.

Ruffalo had lost the Emmy and Golden Globe but on Sunday (25 January) he was the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.

Ruffalo played writer and AIDS activist Ned Weeks in the film based on the play by Larry Kramer. The character of Weeks is a fictionalized version of Kramer.

January 22, 2015

On the road with TV personalities, activists and models galore

Jason Carter [right] – on-air host and Pit Crew member for RuPaul's Drag Race

Best known as the most talkative of the Pit Crew on RuPaul’s Drag RaceJason Carter has also built on his modelling career to become a widely loved on-air host for television and social media entertainment programs.

January 22, 2015

Calls it a 'slanderous' accusation

Japanese pro soccer player Riku Matsuda has denied he appeared in two gay porn films.

The 23-year-old Tokyo FC defender has responded to internet slueths who have compared stills of him and the actor who appeared in the videos, translated from Japanese, called 'At Last After Negotiating for 6 months the Active Duty Rugby Man Gave In!!' and 'Beast Premium Disc 097'.

Both feaure an actor called Takeyama Shotaro, a name which can translate into English as the 'boy snake', said to be Matsuda's stage name. 

January 22, 2015

Looking star also turned on by guys who order for him at restaurant but won't date someone closeted or a mama's boy

Jonathan Groff guested on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (21 January 21) and was grilled by host Andy Cohen about what turns him on - and off - about a guy.

Groff, one of the stars of HBO's Looking, has been single since a break-up with actor Zachary Quinto.

Cohen threw out several characteristics and asked Groff to say whether they are a turn on or a turn off for him.

Here are his answers:

January 21, 2015

'Most of my life to date has been as a straight man, but who knows what will happen next?'

British actor Freddie Fox, currently starring in the comedy series Cucumber, has so far lived his life as a straight man but he's not sure that will always be the case.

'I’ve had girlfriends, but I wouldn’t wish to say "I am this or I am that," because at some time in my life I might fall in love with a man,' the 25 year old tells The Telegraph.

January 21, 2015

The film festival held as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival has announced its full line up of films for this year, with home grown talent shining in 2015’s selection

From ballerinas to roller derby players, rodeo cowboys to surf lifesavers, and everything in between, the organizers of the 22nd Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival say they aim to deliver the best in LGBTI cinema in 2015.

The festival will be held at Sydney’s Event Cinemas George Street from Thursday 19 February to Thursday 5 March in 2015.

Film fans have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the festival’s full program since the release of ten teaser films last November.

January 20, 2015

On the road with the star of E4's new gay drama Cucumber

With Cucumber, the new queer TV series from Russell T. Davies, hitting UK screens this Thursday, we caught up with one of the stars of the show, Miles Higson – who plays Beanie, the best friend of 15-year-old Adam, and who also played Hollyoaks' Seth Costello – to talk all things travel...

January 20, 2015

Director seeks police protection after a sit-in outside his home

An Indian film that humiliates a transgender character has sparked a weekend of protests in Chennai.

About 35 transgender activists yesterday (19 January) gathered outside Censor Board offices demanding an unconditional apology from director Shankar Shanmugham and the removal of the offending scenes.

Tamil blockbuster I has incurred the wrath of the LGBTI community since its release last week. Shankar sought police protection after the activists staged a sit-in outside his home for two successive days over the weekend.

January 20, 2015

Transparent dominates TV awards - The Normal Heart and Neil Patrick Harris also win

Oscar front-runners Boyhood, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore are among the winners of Dorian Awards announced Tuesday by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA).

Also among the winners was non-Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay who was voted best director for Selma.

The film Pride, the true-life story of how a group of gays and lesbians championed striking blue-collar miners in Thatcher-era England, earned LGBTQ Film of the Year as well as Unsung Film of the Year honors.

January 20, 2015

Actors says it is 'grossly unfair' his gay brother had to get married in Canada

Colin Farrell yesterday (19 January) said he supported the legalization of gay marriage in Ireland 'with every fiber of my being' ahead of a referendum on the issue.

In a televised debate on national broadcaster RTÉ, the Hollywood actor said it was 'grossly unfair' that his gay brother had to marry his partner Steven Mannion in Canada.

'To see them every day live their lives as a happily married couple is an amazing thing, and to think that they had to leave their own country to do that is sad and disappointing and just grossly unfair, I feel,' he said.

January 19, 2015

Played one of TV's first-ever gay series regular on Soap

Billy Crystal has said gay scenes on TV today are 'going too far'.

The Analyze This actor, who played one of the first openly gay characters on TV in the '70s, has said some same-sex scenes aren't 'to his taste'.

Speaking during a panel interview at the Television Critics Association, he said: 'Sometimes I think: "Ah that's too much for me".

January 19, 2015

Corrie star Antony Cotton says he knows lots of gay soccer players but they don't want to come out

Gay actor Antony Cotton has said there are hundreds of gay footballers in the Premier League.

The personality, who plays Sean Tully on Coronation Street, has said 'everyone' knows a gay soccer player, but they're just not ready to come out.

'There are hundreds of gay footballers – hundreds of them, not one or two,' he said.

'If there are 22 gay footballers in a squad, by the law of average there will be two or three gay footballers in every single team. But isn’t it strange there isn’t one out Premier League footballer?

January 18, 2015

The Irish actor, who has a gay brother, is set to appeal to the Irish public to support marriage equality in an upcoming referendum by appearing in a TV interview which will be aired on Monday night

Hollywood actor Colin Farrell is slated to persuade his country to support same-sex marriage by discussing the issue in a TV interview with Claire Byrne to be aired on Monday night, reports Goss.ie.

Ireland is set to decide whether it will recognize same-sex marriage in a referendum to be held in early May.

January 17, 2015

'Gosh. [Elliott] and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one'

Let's raise our collective glasses to Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer for getting married.

The actor posted on Twitter a picture of him and the new husband sitting in front of a register.

'Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing,' Fry wrote under a picture of the happy couple.

Fellow actor Hugh Laurie tweeted good will to both.

January 16, 2015

Musician Ashley Hamilton succeeded in getting faster medical treatment for a friend before ruse was discovered

The son of actor George Hamilton was arrested this week after flashing a badge and pretending to be a police officer at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Ashley Hamilton, 40, took an injured friend to the center's medical offices and succeeded in bypassing a crowded waiting room by concocting the ruse, according to TMZ.

January 16, 2015

'What the man was saying was so absurd and hateful that I figured the most disarming thing would be something equally absurd and joyful'

All those itinerate preachers who make anti-gay sermons on the New York City subway better be careful.

Rob Maiale has a song for you.

On 14 January, the 29-year-old was minding his business on the M train. An anti-gay preacher boarded the subway and started the standard spiel.

'At first he was going on about people having sex outside of wedlock...,' the copywriter and voice actor said in an interview with Gothamist.

January 16, 2015

They're defo BFFs

Actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are totally BFFs, but even we were surprised to hear that they talk about everything - and we mean everything.

The Star Trek actor has revealed that his X-Men co-star has given him advice to handle problems down below.

'We did two plays in Broadway last Winter and one of them was No Man's Land and the play began with us two standing alone on stage,' Stewart said on The Talk.

January 16, 2015

Ian McKellen is also named as a patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation

Celebrities such as gay host Paul O'Grady and Absolutely Fabulous' Joanna Lumley have been named as patrons of a gay and human rights founsation.

The two British names have been joined by nine others from politics, TV, film and music to become patrons of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

Helena Kennedy QC, Green Party's Caroline Lucas, Lords Waheed All and Michael Cashman as well as Baroness Barker have become patrons.

January 15, 2015

We’ve done a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers to help inspire your 2015 travels.

Holidays, vacations, and romantic mini-breaks are special moments in our lives. Whether you’ve invested months of planning or if it’s a spur-of-the-moment spontaneous decision, we are all chasing that elusive perfect holiday.

To help inspire your travel dreams for 2015 we did a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers and asked them to share their best holiday memories and travel plans for the year ahead.

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Jack Mackenroth - advocate and campaigner

January 15, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Alan Turing, is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role

The Imitation Game is nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Film.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who played the gay World War 2 genius and codebreaker Alan Turing, and Keira Knightley, who played his wife Joan Clarke, are up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively.

Morten Tyldum is also up for Best Director.

The film has also received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Film Editing and Production Design.

January 14, 2015

His film Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas is up for Worst Picture

Former Growing Pains actor and anti-gay activist Kirk Cameron is nominated for a Razzie 'award'.

The 80s sitcom star turned religious mouthpiece is up for three accolades: Worst Picture for Saving Christmas, Worst Actor for the same film, and Worst Screen Combo where he and his ego have been nominated together.

Cameron has previously described homosexuality as 'unnatural', 'detrimental', and 'ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization'.

January 13, 2015

Organization insists LGBT people have a disorder that can be cured

Fox News anchor Bret Baier has dropped out as a speaker at next month's Letagus Summit a day after actor Gary Sinise did the same.

The Summit is the annual conference of Letagus, a Catholic business organization that believes homosexuality is a 'disorder' that can be ‘cured.'