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March 1, 2015

Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Friday he remains opposed to same-sex marriage despite recent media reports saying that he is 'evolving' on the issue

'No. I believe in traditional marriage,' Jeb Bush said on stage at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when asked by conservative commentator Sean Hannity if his views had changed on same-sex marriage.

Bush has declared his interest in running for president of the United States in 2016.

His latest comments show that even if his private views on LGBT issues are changing, he is still publicly opposed to marriage equality.

February 10, 2015

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Rand Paul have chosen to appear in the documentary ‘Light Win: How To Overcome The Criminalization Of Christianity’ alongside notorious anti-LGBTI activist Scott Lively

Two of the leading candidates to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in 2016 have taken part in a new documentary that claims that ‘homosexual activists’ want to ban the Christian religion.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Rand Paul have both chosen to appear in the soon to be released documentary ‘Light Win: How To Overcome The Criminalization Of Christianity.’

Both have declared their interest in running to be the next Republican candidate to be the President of the United States.

December 12, 2014

The National Examiner newspaper has claimed that Barack Obama hid his ‘gay lifestyle’ to be president and that he had an affair with One Direction’s Harry Styles behind his family’s back

The members of One Direction have responded to a bizarre rumor printed by a US tabloid which claimed this week that band member Harry Styles had had an affair with US President Barack Obama.

The National Examiner ran with a front page headline this week, claiming ‘Obama hid gay lifestyle to be President!’ adding that his ‘marriage to Michelle is a sham.’

The tabloid also included a photo of Styles with an arrow pointing towards him, claiming that the President of the United States ‘had sex with this man.’

December 10, 2014

App's Best of 2014 Awards find Clinton 'Straight Ally of the Year' and Vladimir Putin 'Enemy of the LGBT Community'

Hillary Clinton has not yet formally announced her candidacy for President of the United States but she can already count on one block of voters.

Grindr users voted the former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady the 'Straight Ally of the Year' in the app's third annual Best of Awards.

In contrast to the support Clinton received, Russian President Vladimir Putin was voted 'Enemy of the LGBT Community' - no doubt for his championing of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

July 5, 2014

81-year-old comic makes no effort to be politically correct

Joan Rivers clearly stopped caring about being politically correct long ago.

The 81-year-old comic was asked in New York this week if she thought there would ever be an openly gay president of the United States.

'We already have that with Obama,' Rivers replied.

Then she added a remark about the First Lady: 'You know Michelle is a tranny...A transgender. We all know. It's okay.'

June 4, 2014

Openly gay Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims has predicted the United States will elect an openly gay man to its highest office within ten years in an interview with French gay magazine Tetu

One of the most prominent openly gay state lawmakers in the United States has said he believes there will be an openly gay person elected President of the United States by 2024.

Pennsylvania State House of Representative lawmaker Brian Sims made the prediction in an interview with French gay magazine Tetu published on Monday in which he also praised President Barack Obama’s leadership on LGBTI rights.

May 7, 2014

Inspirational teen gives an incredible speech about going from poverty to president of the student body

A teen that spent years experiencing poverty and homelessness is working on becoming the first transgender President of the United States.

Pat, a 17-year-old from Azusa, California, has given an incredible, inspiring speech at the Trangender Law Center’s summit for future leaders.

An outspoken advocate for her state’s School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266), she wants to ensure transgender students are given a fair chance to fully participate in all programs at school.

Pat, who was raised in a Catholic family, came out as transgender in 2011.

January 28, 2014

Openly lesbian tennis legend Billie Jean King has told NBC’s Meet The Press that she believes there will be a gay President of the United States one day – but not in her lifetime

Billie Jean King has said that she believes there will be an openly gay or lesbian President of the United States ahead of her trip to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

‘Not in my lifetime, but I think there will be some day,’ King told NBC’s Harry Smith.

However she was more optimistic about the chances that she would see a female president elected before she dies.

‘From your lips to God’s ears, please Harry, please – we have to have a woman president,’ King said.

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.'