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May 2, 2015

The international festival of hip hop dance theatre continues to demonstrate the power of dance.

'Our manifesto is peace, love, unity and having fun' declared artistic director Jonzi D, launching the annual Breakin' Convention dance festival at Sadler's Wells theatre in London.

Sadler's Wells is a theatre renowned for its support and celebration of contemporary dance, but it's events like Breakin' Convention where you really feel the power of contemporary dance to connect to a young audience from right across the city.

April 20, 2015

'I don't like muscle boy... a man has to be a man'

Georgio Armani has criticized gay men who 'dress homosexual.'

The 80-year-old fashion designer, who has never denied that he is gay, said 'a man has to be a man.'

'A homosexual man is a man 100%. He does not need to dress homosexual,' he told the Sunday Times.

'When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme - to say, "Ah, you know I'm homosexual," - that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man.'

The Italian also condemned men who work out too much.

'I don't like muscle boy,' he said.

March 8, 2015

The high fashion model and muse speaks about her career, being able to live her dream and the tragedy of Leelah Alcorn

Andreja Pejic has been hailed as the ‘first transgender supermodel’ who broke down boundaries, but the road to becoming a muse for designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier wasn’t easy or short.

‘It took me 10 years to get here,’ she tells Australia’s Sunday Telegraph Style magazine today (8 March)

‘And there was never a moment when I didn’t want this.’

February 14, 2015

The couple said their wedding vows and exchanged rings onboard a Vietjet flight on Valentine's Day, according to an advertorial on a local news website

Lesbian couple Tang Ai Linh and her partner Pham Thi Thanh Phuong celebrated their wedding onboard a Vietjet flight today – Valentine's Day – from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, Thailand.

February 2, 2015

See more photos of Asia's most fabulous wedding inside

Vietnam has got its first gay showbiz wedding, just weeks after the southeast Asian country lifted its ban on same-sex marriage.

Fashion designer Adrian Anh Tuan marred his entrpreneur boyfriend Son Doan in a star-studded ceremony last week (24 January) to intense public interest.

Tuan and Doan, both 35 this year, tied the knot in front of 50 guests at a five-star beach resort in the coastal city of Nha Trang.

The couple have known each other for five years, and been together for three, and live together in Ho Chi Minh City.

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.


Jack Mackenroth - advocate and campaigner

December 16, 2014

'We found 20 teenagers there that were practically having sex on the stage'

A notoriously homophobic lawmaker raided a gay club in St Petersburg on Saturday night after complaints from parents that their underage children were 'trapped' in the venue.

Vitaly Milonov stormed a fetish party at Central Station club with a film crew from a local news site, the Moscow Times reported.

November 3, 2014

'Today’s generation of young adults have never known the ravages of AIDS as some of us have'

Tom Ford, the fashion designer who has also become an acclaimed film director, does not want today's younger gays to let their guards down when it comes to HIV and AIDS.

While receiving the Award of Inspiration at amfAR Inspiration Gala last week in Los Angeles, Ford shared his harrowing memories of being a young gay man in New York at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

Ford, 53, shared how he had moved to Manhattan in 1979 just before his 18th birthday to study art history at New York University.

April 17, 2014

A group of international fashion icons and celebrities are protesting the treatment of LGBTI people in Russia by donning Pussy Riot style balaclavas in a new campaign in support of Amnesty International

Celebrities including Lily Allen, Kate Moss, Colton Haynes and Courtney Love have joined forces with a group of models and fashion designers in a new campaign in solidarity with Amnesty International and its campaign to protect LGBTI people in Russia.

The Proud To Protest project was the brainchild of English fashion designer Gareth Pugh and SHOWstudio photographer Nick Knight.

The first of the two videos was launched on 14 February to mark the start of London Fashion Week and the Sochi Winter Olympics and a second was released on 21 March.

March 21, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier to produce exclusive design for our limited-edition bags, to be handed out at UK’s top LGBTI pride events

You can walk home from pride in the UK with an exclusive Jean Paul Gaultier bag for free, thanks to Gay Star News.

The globally celebrated gay fashion designer will be illustrating the Gay Star News Pride cotton tote bags, we can proudly announce.

The limited edition bags, sponsored by Marriott, will be handed out at British LGBTI pride events in London, Manchester, Brighton and Birmingham this summer.

They are entirely free and will be packed with goodies and special offers from Gay Star News clients.

November 14, 2013

Annual portfolio of LGBT figures unveiled by Out Magazine

Edie Windsor filed the lawsuit that gutted the Defense of Marriage Act and changed the lives of many gay and lesbian couples in the US.

On Wednesday (13 November), Out Magazine named the 83-year-old New Yorker the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement honor as part of its annual OUT 100 issue.

October 23, 2013

Fashion impresario Christopher Lee Sauvé loves his home town of Canada and poking loving fun at Anna Wintour, Britney Spears and Betty White with his part-homage, part-satire clothing line

This self-proclaimed momma’s boy is taking fashion police to a whole new level.

Featured everywhere from the pages of Vogue to the lamp posts of New York City, Canadian-born Christopher Lee Sauvé is no stranger to ruffling some feathers of the world’s most notorious fashion figures.

After he produced a T-shirt mimicking fashion stylist Rachel Zoe’s catchphrase ‘I Die. Bananas’ Sauvé received a cease-and-desist letter from Zoe’s lawyer saying she had trademarked ‘I Die’ and ‘bananas’.

October 12, 2013

Indian reality show Bigg Boss includes transgender and gay participants but spoils initiative with homophobic jeers

Six years ago the British reality show on Channel 4, Celebrity Big Brother, created a furor for airing racism.

Now its Indian cousin Bigg Boss, hosted by one of highest paid macho stars in the Indian film industry, is under fire for mocking homosexuals.

When Big Boss made its debut in 2005, it made waves in staid Indian society with one of the contestants being a cross-dresser.

October 6, 2013

Jacob's now-ex partner Harry Louis announces the couple's split on social media

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has split from his long-term boyfriend Harry Louis.

Jacobs, 50, began dating the 25 year old Brazilian porn star in 2011.

Louis has cited the distance between them, combined with their heavy workloads, as the reason for their split.

Louis posted a picture of the couple together on Instagram, edited to look smashed. He also shared the image on his Twitter account.

However, despite the imagery, Louis insists the couple are still friends.

September 6, 2013

Nick Gruber looks to the future in his interview with Gay Star News

Give Nick Gruber and his public relations firm, PlanetPR, credit.

September 2, 2013

Full line-up for the British dancing reality competition show has been revealed

British rugby hunk and LGBT ally Ben Cohen is to star on Strictly Come Dancing.

The founder of the anti-bullying charity Stand Up! foundation will be waltzing his way onto the British dancing competition show, it was revealed today (2 September).

He will be joined by gay fashion designer Julian Macdonald, LGBT favorite Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Radio 2 host Vanessa Feltz.

Cohen is one of the first straight professional athletes in Britain to focus his philanthropic efforts for the benefit of the gay community.

August 14, 2013

Model Nick Gruber is back in New York City, looking for the next chanpter after being the boyfriend of Calvin Klein

Nick Gruber has no problem admitting he and Calvin Klein were a couple, but the 23-year-old model does not describe his sexuality as gay.

In an interview with New York magazine, the former gay porn model discuses growing up, his up and down relationship with the famed fashion designer and his plans for the future.

'I’m not gay, but I don’t believe in labels, I believe in love,' Gruber said to the magazine.

April 19, 2013

Frank Ocean among few LGBT people chosen by Time in its 2013 list of most influential figures

Anti-gay public figures outnumber LGBT public figures in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people’ list for 2013.

The 10th annual list, published yesterday (April 18), includes just three openly LGBT public figures.

They include New York City based fashion designer Michael Kors, President and Creative Director of J Crew Jenna Lyons, and the bisexual singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.

Meanwhile, the head of the New Life Covenant Church Wilfredo de Jesus has made the list.

March 20, 2013

The UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust will mark its 30th anniversary with a prize auction and a host of star guests

BBC actresses Alison Steadman and Tracey-Ann Oberman will join other celebrities at an auction celebrating 30 years of Terrence Higgins Trust fighting HIV.

‘Money can’t buy’ items going under the hammer tomorrow (21 March) will include a four-night getaway to Bhutan in South Asia, artworks by guest Tracey Emin, an 18 carat white gold charm necklace and the chance to be ‘inked’ by tattooist to the stars Mo Coppoletta.

February 25, 2013

Top fashion designer Rohit Bal says his first foray into filmmaking will feature two gay lovers

One of India's top fashion designers Rohit Bal, has announced that his first feature film will be 'like Brokeback mountain' and 'a serious film on two gay lovers'.

Bal told Times of India that his debut feature film would be a more realistic depiction of gay characters than is usually seen in the Indian film industry.

December 28, 2012

One of Turkey's most celebrated fashion designers and a gay activist was brutally attacked in Istanbul

Celebrity Turkish gay fashion designer, Barbaros Şansal, was seriously beaten last night (27 December) in İstanbul, Turkey.

Şansal is well known in Turkey for being an outspoken gay activist and for his use of witty language.

According to daily Hurriyet, the attack, which took place in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, had a political motive.

September 27, 2012

Guests attending The Wig Party 2012 are being asked to embrace their inner child and turn up in toy themed outfits

A London based HIV charity is set to take people back to their childhood by hosting a glamorous toy themed wig party.

The Wig Party 2012, being held at hip London nightclub Café de Paris, will raise money for the Elton John Aids Foundation has been given a toy land theme this year.

Guests are being asked to be as creative and crazy as they can be to dream up some outrageous toy inspired outfits.

Guests who have attended in the past include pop star Leona Lewis, who described the event as her ‘dream party’ and gay fashion designer Ben de Lisi.

August 1, 2012

Gay fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld slams Duchess of Cambridge's sister for her looks

Gay fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has lashed out at another celebrity who doesn't fit his limited view of beauty, but this time it's the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton.

The German artist, famed as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel, said he doesn't like the 28-year-old's face.

Pippa's bottom caught the world's attention when she was bridesmaid at Kate Middleton's royal wedding to Prince William in 2011 and the Lagerfeld added that she should 'only show her back' because she 'struggles' with her looks.

July 27, 2012

The A List: New York star Austin Armacost poses naked on a runway for a new PETA campaign

When you are in a relationship, you learn that sometimes there is one thing two people will never agree on.

For gay model Austin Armacost and fashion designer Marc Jacobs, that issue was fur.

Now the couple has split, the pin-up has spoken out by shedding his clothes for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign.