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July 17, 2014

Footballing partners Casey Stoney and Megan Harris will become moms later this year

England footballer Casey Stoney has used her regular BBC Sport online column to announce that she and her partner, fellow footballer Megan Harris, are expecting twins.

‘Until last season my partner, Megan Harris, was a footballer and we played together at Lincoln Ladies,’ said Stoney.

‘But her desire to be a mum far outweighed her ambitions in football so she is the one who is pregnant.’

July 8, 2014

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has compared gay people to a male nurse who has been sentenced to two years prison for having sex with a corpse

American Family Association ‘Director of Issue Analysis’ Bryan Fischer has turned to Twitter to compare homosexuality to necrophilia – arguing that if we outlaw one we should outlaw the other.

‘Homosexual conduct is sexually immoral,’ Fischer, one of the world’s most outspoken homophobes Tweeted 5 July, ‘We discriminate against immoral sexual conduct all the time.’

June 23, 2014

A gay Indian – who has married a woman for the sake of his family – shares his story of the moment he became a dad

Great people are born to do great deeds, their life has a cause. But why ordinary people like me came into this world is a question that haunts me. What is the purpose of millions and millions of us normal people, those of us who are just part of the masses?

No, I’m not going to give any spiritual lectures but I am going to share my belief that the biological function of all living things – their basic scientific purpose – is to reproduce. The same is true of humans – straight or gay.

June 1, 2014

The pair announced their engagement last June after the US Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional
 

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Melissa Etheridge has wed her partner of four years Linda Wallem on Saturday.

Wallem is best known for being the co-creator of the television series 'Nurse Jackie.'

The pair, both 53, began dating in 2010 after more than a decade of friendship. They announced their engagement last June when the Supreme Court struck down several anti-gay rights laws including California's Prop 8, according to media reports.

February 18, 2014

Ronald Plishka survived heart attack and is still furious: 'The doctors came in and told me to calm down or I’m going to have another heart attack'

Lifelong Catholic Ronald Plishka thought the end was near after he suffered a heart attack earlier this month and asked a nurse at the hospital to summon a priest.

Plishka, a 63 year old from Washington DC, wanted to be administered communion and last rites.

The priest, working as a chaplain at D.C.’s Washington Hospital Center,  allegedly refused after Plishka mentioned that he is gay.

January 17, 2014

She is portrayed by Judi Dench in film Philomena which has been nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award

Philomena Lee kept a secret for 50 years but now the entire world knows her story.

The story of her search for the son she was forced to give up was made into the film Philomena which was nominated this week for an Academy Award for best picture.

Judi Dench, who plays Lee in the movie, was also nominated for an Oscar as was her co-star Steve Coogan for his screenplay adaptation of the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee.

January 14, 2014

Sir Ian McKellen and his friend the chemist Sir Harry Kroto have penned an open letter to the Russian Government signed by 27 Nobel prize winners, protesting its ban on so-called ‘homosexual propaganda to minors’

Sir Ian McKellen has joined forces with the noted chemist Sir Harry Kroto to co-write a protest letter to the Russian Government over its treatment of LGBTIs which has been co-signed by 27 Nobel prize winners.

The letter was published in full in the UK’s The Independent newspaper earlier today.

December 24, 2013

Hater says A-mei once contracted sexual disease and is a dirty aborigine, insinuating she has also been taken over by a vile spirit

Even as 20,000 showed up at Taiwanese gay diva A-mei Chang hui-mei’s concert for gay marriage in Taipei Sunday night, homophobes upped their attacks on the Internet.

A Facebook user called Hsieh De-ching was especially nasty against the multi-time Rainbow Ambassador for Taipei Pride, making repeated sexual and racial slurs.

December 1, 2013

Even if you think you know it all, you’ll be shocked by the myths about the virus and the real truth behind the lies

In the quarter century since the world first learned about HIV and AIDS, our knowledge on how to fight it has improved by leaps and bounds.

But the myths have grown too. Here we bust 11 of the biggest.

Myth: The very worse thing you can do is have unprotected sex with someone who is HIV positive.

November 14, 2013

Delays to their treatment, according to the couple, mean it is now ‘almost impossible’ for a Manchester couple to have a baby

A British lesbian couple is suing the National Health Service after claiming they were refused fertility treatment because of their sexuality.

The women, both 38 and in a civil partnership, are claiming they were told separately by a nurse and a doctor at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Manchester that they were ineligible for IVF.

They claim it was because they are in a same-sex relationship.

Delays to their treatment, according to the couple, mean it is now ‘almost impossible’ for them to have a baby.

October 2, 2013

Upper West Side couple has been together for 37 years and is legally married

A legally married lesbian couple is suing the landlord of their Upper West Side apartment in New York City for refusing to add the name of a spouse to their lease.

Dava Weinstein sought to have the name of Dorothy Calvani, her partner of 37 years and wife since 2011, placed as a co-tenent on the rent-stabilized lease for the apartment she has lived in for nearly 40 years.

Weinstein is a 68-year-old social worker while Calvani, 63, is a nurse practitioner.

August 6, 2013

Cecile advertised her offer on E-Loue, a very popular website. Its co-founder assures 'she's not doing anything illegal'

A French woman is renting her breasts to same-sex couples wanting to breastfeed their babies.

The woman, who calls herself Cecilia232, is advertising her offer on E-Loue, a very popular French website where things and services are rented, the site's name literally means Rent Online.

And her milk looks expensive as well: the 20-year-old nurse is demanding €20 ($27) an hour, €100 ($133) for a full day or €500 ($664) for a full week.

July 16, 2013

Marc Anthony Samuel tells GSN: 'Felix can't be going after straight guys all the time. He knows better'

It was last December that actor Marc Anthony Samuel made his first appearance as gay nursing student Felix Dubois on the ABC daytime soap General Hospital.

The character quickly gained attention but not in a good way.

In his very first scene, he pulled a tube of 'red velvet lipstick' out of his pocket when a female colleague needed to spruce up for a date. People were a little appalled because it appeared to be perpetuating a gay stereotype.

June 13, 2013

Gay dad-of-two Rob Watson looks forward to Father’s Day by remembering his urge to be a dad and the moment he held his first son in his arms

My ‘dad’ instincts started when I was very young. My earliest memories of it are from age three. I believe a significant event kick-started it – the news my mother was pregnant and I was going to become a big brother. I was going to have someone to care about – start my fatherly training, if you will.

May 28, 2013

Presenters apologize to nurses, not to gay men, for stereotyped and offensive portrayal in 'homosexual nurse' skit

Saturday Night Live (SNL) Korea has apologized for a skit in which a male nurse makes effeminate movements while a patient groans in agony, and then asks for the (male) patient's phone number.

But the TV show didn't apologize for the stereotyped and offensive portrayal of gay men, but to nurses for any 'hurt' that could have been caused by the skit.

In the segment, shown on Saturday 18 May, Hong Seok-cheon, South Korea's most famous gay man, played the nurse.

May 15, 2013

We meet a Harley Medical Group nurse to learn more about the most popular surgical procedures and why they are a life-changer, not a quick fix

There are more myths and misconceptions about cosmetic surgery than about almost anything else you can do to get the body you want.

Harley Medical Group helps clients, gay and straight, male and female, to work through the issues and to have surgery which can often be life-changing.

Patients are guided through it all by a professional nurse – we caught up with Debbie Griffith from the group’s clinic in Leeds, north east England, to find out more about cosmetic surgery for men.

May 8, 2013

This week we discover that Amy has a nurse's uniform, Lucio has hay fever and Baylen goes to Dalston! 

This week we discover that Amy has a nurse's uniform, Lucio has hay fever and Baylen goes to Dalston!

We have a chat with the tranny with a fanny Holestar about her new one woman show.

Plus we discuss the latest news from Gay Star News, the fire in Gran Canaria, and Obama giving more love to the gays.

April 20, 2013

Pre-op transgender woman complains to equality watchdog for being called 'Mr' loudly and repeatedly

A transgender person awaiting surgery to become a woman has complained to the Equality Opportunities Commission in Hong Kong how a nurse kept on calling her ‘Mr’.

Angel, a rights advocate in her 20s with Rainbow of Hong Kong, said the nurse’s loud use of the male honorific had drawn attention to her gender identity disorder, leaving her humiliated.

March 26, 2013

More and more gay people are flocking to get non-surgical procedures, so we ask a nurse why laser hair removal treatment is becoming so popular

Laser hair removal treatment is one of the fastest growing nonsurgical cosmetic procedures on the market.

In the US alone, nearly 900,000 people chose to get rid of unwanted hairs in 2012.

For some, it is a way of never having to deal with shaving rashes or the pain of waxing again.

And for some trans people, it is one of the only ways they can best manage their bodies during and after their transition.

February 27, 2013

From simple procedures like botox and laser hair removal to breast enhancement, we ask a nurse why LGBT people are seeking cosmetic treatments to boost their confidence

What comes to mind when you think of surgery? For me, it used to be men and women striving for a Ken and Barbie look they’ll never quite achieve.

But times have changed. And now for some people, it is a lifeline.

In the US alone, over 9million people chose to get cosmetic surgery in 2011. And as techniques and expertise have improved over the years, so, in many cases, have the results.

For some trans people, it is the only way they can be happy in the skin they are in. For some people with no confidence, it can lift their spirits.

February 19, 2013

A 65-year-old former nurse has told the leader of England’s Catholics to ditch the robes, the Latin and activism against gays and start helping the needy

A 65-year-old former nurse has delivered a withering telling off to the Archbishop of Westminster – England’s most senior Catholic – for his stance on gay marriage.

The woman, who now works with animals and lives in northern England, says she has been married for 30 years but gay marriage doesn’t threaten the status of her relationship whatsoever.

And she says Archbishop Vincent Nichols and his church have become obsessed with gay sex, ignoring the real problems of society – the economy, schools, hospitals and our children’s future.

November 22, 2012

The United Arab Emirates LGBT group released a video calling for a dialogue on the human rights of gay Emiratis

The UAE LGBT rights group posted a video featuring group members and their friends telling three short stories exemplifying life for LGBT people in the UAE and calling for dialogue.

Group members can not reveal their identity and speak directly without taking a huge risk in the UAE. Hence use paper with hand written messages, whilist hiding their identity.

October 4, 2012

AllOut launches urgent petition to stop UK sending gay Nigerian gay asylum seeker back to risk his death

LGBT campaign organization AllOut has launched a petition begging Britain not to send a Nigerian nurse, Olalekan M Ayelokun, back home where his life will be at risk.

As Gay Star News reported, The UK Border Agency (UKBA) attempted to deport Ayelokun, a gay asylum seeker, to Nigeria on Tuesday (2 October) where it's illegal to be gay.

August 6, 2012

'I think people get too caught up in it. I don't stress about it'

Guillermo Diaz is one of the busiest openly gay actor in Hollywood but he goes about his work without any of the attention that accompanies every career move of Neil Patrick Harris or Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

But that seems to suit this 37-year-old just fine as he takes on roles both gay and straight in television and film. He currently plays the role of Huck, an ex-CIA agent turned computer hacker, on the ABC series Scandal which will return for a second season this fall.