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July 8, 2013

Cher's son and transgender advocate impressed in the role of Thomas J Whitmore, the US president in musical version of the alien invasion classic Independence Day

Hail to the chief, as Cher’s trans son Chaz Bono has impressed in a rather more authoritative role.

The 44-year-old advocate and actor played the President of the United States in Thirty Minute Musicals: Independence Day, describing it as a ‘dream role’.

The character was Thomas J. Whitmore, a parody of the president played by Bill Pullman in the 1996 film alien invasion classic.

Speaking to People Magazine, Bono said he realized his real gender during an acting experience.

June 3, 2013

'I'm sure I could make a late supper if an F35 were to pick me up at the field right after practice. Just saying'

Chris Kluwe, the NFL punter who in the past year has become a famous LGBT activist, is making clear that his new job with the Oakland Raiders comes first right now - even before visiting The White House.

Kluwe was among those invited to a 15 June reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month but he has training with the Raiders, the the team that signed him last month after he was let go by the Minnesota Vikings.

April 28, 2013

Comic Conan O'Brien makes a joke about a Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper date at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

The White House Correspondents' Dinner is often called an adult prom for nerds. Political journalists wear tuxedoes and evening gowns while drinking with high powered politicians, including the president of the United States.

December 26, 2012

'When we get to see those changes before our eyes, it really is energizing'

Jane Velez-Mitchell may not be as famous as Anderson Cooper, but she gets about as much airtime each night as the host of her own show on CNN's sister network, HLN.

Velez-Mitchell also beat Cooper out of the closet when in 2007 during a live radio show, she told listeners that she was in a relationship with a woman.

Since then, the 56-year-old television personality has felt more comfortable and fully authentic when covering LGBT topics.

November 8, 2012

Star Trek's Mr. Spock takes mogul to task for election night rant

Donald Trump really didn't want Barack Obama to be reelected president of the United States.

So much so that the real estate mogul and television personality staged several publicity stunts indicating that he had secret birth place information about Obama - none which ever came to pass.

When early election returns had Obama trailing in the popular vote against Republican opponent Mitt Romney on Tuesday (6 November) but leading in the electoral college, Trump went on a Twitter tear.

November 4, 2012

Girl, who is bullied at school because her fathers are gay, thanks US president for supporting marriage equality

A 10-year-old daughter of gay dads has written a letter to President Barack Obama.

Originally published on Facebook, Sophia Bailey-Klugh said she was so happy the current president of the United States supports marriage equality.

The full letter reads:

‘Dear Barack Obama,

'It’s Sophia Bailey-Klugh. Your friend who invited you to dinner.  You don’t remember okay that’s fine. But I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you agree that two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other.

October 16, 2012

Modern Family star joins Jane Lynch, Zachary Quinto, George Takei, and other LGBT celebs in campaign video

Wiping tears from his eyes, an emotional Jesse Tyler Ferguson speaks emotionally about what it meant to him to have President Barack Obama publicly support gay marriage earlier this year.

'If I was a 15-year-old kid in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I watched the evening news with my parents and the sitting president of the United States said, 'I support gay marriage,' that would have changed a lot,' Ferguson says in a new Obama campaign video featuring famous LGBT Americans.

October 7, 2012

Former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore campaigns against gay marriage

Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the southern US state Alabama, is denouncing same sex marriage.

In a campaign stop speech (6 Oct.) the Republican candidate railed against LGBT equality and the Democratic Party platform plank supporting marriage rights.

September 10, 2012

Hollywood superstar says he will vote for Barack Obama in forthcoming US presidential election despite mother's anti-gay marriage stance

Brad Pitt says gay marriage is 'inevitable' and publicly backed Barack Obama's campaign to be re-elected President of the United States.

'I am an Obama supporter and I’m backing his election campaign,' Pitt told The Telegraph at a screening of his forthcoming film Killing Them Softly.

'Gay marriage is inevitable. The next generation, they get it. It is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality.'

August 12, 2012

After Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his vice president nominee, the Democrats have been quick to point out the conservative economist's faults

The Obama campaign has blasted Republican vice-president nominee Paul Ryan for his gay rights record.

When US president nominee Mitt Romney accidentally introduced Wisconsin representative Ryan as ‘the next president of the United States’ yesterday (11 August), the Democratic campaign were quick to criticize the social and economic conservative.

‘Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,’ said Romney. ‘I did not make a mistake with this guy.’

June 9, 2012

African-American preacher schools his congregation on their bigotry in a new viral video

An African-American pastor is seen schooling his angry congregation about marriage equality in a new video that has gone viral.

Reverend Frederick D. Haynes III of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Texas slammed his colleagues and congregation for their outrage against President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality.

In the six minute video posted on 7 June which already has thousands of views, Haynes tells churchgoers Obama ‘is not the pastor of the United States, he is the President of the United States.’

March 25, 2012

Pop icon talks of plans for equality during Jimmy Fallon interview

Pop legend Madonna has said that if she becomes president of the United States, legalising gay marriage will be one of her first ports of call.

Speaking in a live Facebook Q&A session with Jimmy Fallon, the Give Me All Your Luvin' singer was asked 'If you were the president of the united states what are the three things you would you do first as a priority?'

March 6, 2012

Out actress talks to Gay Star News about her return to series television

Cherry Jones is clearly one of the most acclaimed stage actresses of her generation.

She's won lead actress in a drama Tonys for the plays The Heiress and Doubt and also starred on Broadway in the plays Our Country's Good, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Imaginary Friends.

But these days, Jones is gravitating more toward television. She won an Emmy in 2009 for playing the President of the United States on 24 and now she is part of the cast of the new NBC series Awake which premiered last Thursday.

February 16, 2012

Tales of the City author tired of family 'voting for homophobes'

Armistead Maupin, author of the popular Tales of the City novels, is no longer keeping quiet about some of the political differences in his own family.

Maupin is 'outraged' at the anti-gay rhetoric that is coming out of the mouths of the current crop of candidates for president of the U.S. who he saus 'are using homophobia to rally their base.'