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August 18, 2014

Actress, singer and talk show host has steadfastly refused to discuss her sexuality

Photos have surfaced of Queen Latifah kissing another woman on the lips as they held hands over the weekend.

In another photo, Latifah has her arm slug around the unidentified woman's neck.

August 1, 2014

Sushant Divgikar will represent India at the Mr Gay World competition in Rome this month, becoming only the second Indian to take part in the pageant

24-year-old model and psychology masters degree holder Sushant Divgikar has been named Mr Gay India and will represent his homeland at the 2014 Mr Gay World pageant in Rome this year.

Divgikar was named Mr Gay India on 13 July and on top of counseling young LGBTIs he also hosts a show on the UTV Bindass channel.

Divgikar wanted to compete in the competition last year but was still finishing his degree.

But after applying to become Mr Gay India 2014 he received a call from Mr Gay India 2013 Nolan Lewis telling him he’d won the role.

July 17, 2014

Cooper: 'Believe me, there's nothing wrong with that, but I'm just saying I think that would surprise people'

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Bravo personality Andy Cohen and talk show host Kelly Ripa are real-life pals who got very personal with each other on Tuesday's (15 July) episode of Cohen's show Watch What Happens Live.

First off, Cooper and Ripa played a game to see who could fluster the first by asking questions.

Ripa quickly won when she asked: 'Are you circumcised?'

Cooper quickly conceded the game saying: 'You're flustering me! I'm flustered.'

July 2, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bisexual star has revealed she thinks the TV host is very sexy because of her humor

Megan Fox has revealed she finds Ellen DeGeneres sexy.

The Transformers star has said the talk show host is one of her celebrity crushes.

‘I think Ellen is sexy,’ she said. ‘Maybe it's the way she gives off the impression that she's anti-“the business” even though she's engaging in it.

‘And humor is always sexy.’

The 28-year-old actress, who will be starring in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, has long been open about her being bisexual.

‘I have no question in my mind about being bisexual,’ she has said.

June 25, 2014

Don't you think it's time for Cristiano Ronaldo to join the Game of Thrones' Unsullied?

Cristiano Ronaldo has been getting a lot of attention in the US over the past few days. And not just for his good looks.

As everyone knows the World Cup is going on in Brazil, and this past Sunday (22 June) Portugal played the US.

For soccer fans in the States, it was a a brutal ending (a draw for you non-sports fans). The ending was only made palpable because Ronaldo was playing.

June 10, 2014

Talk show host repeats line of questioning about body parts that led to headaches for Katie Couric

It seemed like a teachable moment earlier this year when Laverne Cox told talk show host Katie Couric that there is a whole lot else to talk to trans people about than their body parts.

Apparently Wendy Williams missed that moment.

During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show this week, Cox was asked by the host if she had breast implants.

June 2, 2014

'I stay completely unhooked when it comes to social media'

It is one of the world's most famous lesbians, Ellen DeGeneres, who holds the record for the most retweeted photo in the history of Twitter thanks to her Oscar night all-star selfie.

The talk show host is a prolific tweeter and last week, got fellow out star Matt Bomer started on the social media site. In less than a week, Bomer has more than 235,000 followers.

May 22, 2014

US Drag Race host says if he was Jonathan Ross, the producer of the UK version, he would hire a British host

RuPaul has offered to host the UK version of Drag Race.

The most famous drag queen in the world has confirmed British chat show host Jonathan Ross has bought the rights to make the competition show in the UK.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has just finished airing its sixth season in the US on Logo and has become a huge LGBTI pop culture phenomenon.

Speaking on their new podcast, Ru said he and Michelle Visage were wondering whether Ross was going to hire them for the show across the pond.

May 17, 2014

One of the biggest family films to be released in 2014 will have an officially gay character called Gobber the Belch

One of the biggest kids movies to be released in 2014 will have an official gay character.

How To Train Your Dragon 2, the DreamWorks Animation sequel, features a gay Viking called Gobber the Belch.

Voiced by chat show host Craig Ferguson, the ‘rough-and-tumble’ character and right-hand man to the chief Stoick will explain the reasons why he never got married.

According to E Online, the Late Late Show host ab-libbed the line during the recording.

Writer and director Dean DeBlois, who is also gay, loved the idea.

May 17, 2014

Discussing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend made Dallas talk show host Amy Kushnir walk off the set in a huff, but she did no such thing when surrounded by male erotic dancers

Amy Kushnir's outrage meter needs a checkup.

The Dallas talk show host transformed into an internet sensation when she stormed off the set during a conversation about Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being selected by the St. Louis Rams.

May 8, 2014

David and Jason Benham were to star in Flip It Forward

Twins David and Jason Benham had been set to star in their own show on HGTV beginning this fall helping families purchase homes they never thought they could afford.

Those plans have changed after the website Right Wing Watch published a post labeling David Benham as an 'anti-gay, anti-choice extremist.'

May 5, 2014

Famed hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, is beginning to lose events like tonight's Global Women's Rights Awards

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno stepped back into the limelight Monday (5 May) to join a demonstration across from The Beverly Hills Hotel protesting human rights violations the Sultan of Brunei.

The landmark hotel, home to many high-profile events each year, is owned by the Sultan of Brunei who has imposed a series of Islamic criminal punishments that include stoning gay people to death.

'What year is this? 1814? Come on people, it’s 2014,' Leno said.

April 4, 2014

Will the straight chat show host have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to make a British version werk?

Chat show host Jonathan Ross is producing a British version of hit US show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

While the straight presenter is unlikely to slip into the heels of the most famous drag queen on the planet, he said he was still up for finding Britain’s next drag superstar.

British drag queen and DJ Jodie Harsh will join him in the nationwide hunt for the campest, chicest cross-dresser in the country.

‘I’ve been working with Jodie on a UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Ross told the Daily Star.

April 3, 2014

Also says decision to marry same-sex couples at Grammys was not political but 'I knew it would make a statement'

Some found it curious that Queen Latifah, who has never spoken about how LGBTI equality impacts her personally, performed a mass wedding ceremony at the Grammys involving many same-sex couples.

The singer, actress and talk show host reflects on the occasion in the new issue of  JET magazine.

The mass wedding took place on stage as Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert performed their gay rights anthem Same Love with some help at the end from Madonna.

April 1, 2014

Actress and talk show host founded nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie's Theater Kids

Rosie O'Donnell has hosted several Tony Award telecasts but she has never received one of Broadway's biggest prizes.

That will change on 8 June.

The actress and talk show host has been selected as the recipient of a special Tony Award for her commitment to helping provide arts education to students in New York City public schools.

O'Donnell will be presented with the Isabelle Stevenson Award which each year goes to a theater community member for their humanitarian, social service or charitable contributions.

March 31, 2014

Couple, who got engaged a year ago, exchange vows at sunset overlooking ocean

Talk show host Sara Gilbert and musician Linda Perry were married over the weekend in a sunset ceremony overlooking the ocean.

The couple, who became engaged last April, invited some of their famous friends to the wedding including Gilbert's co-hosts on the daytime's The Talk.

Oscar nominated actress Juliette Lewis was among those who tweeted about the wedding and called the brides 'one of my fave couples in the universe.'

March 28, 2014

Veteran broadcaster also a staunch ally for LGBTI equality: 'What the people opposed to it have to face is, it's a losing war'

At 80, US talk show host Larry King sides with the younger generation of Americans who generally support equality for LGBTI people.

'Gay is a civil rights issue,' King tells The Rubin Report. 'And what the people opposed to it have to face is, it's a losing war.'

King is confident that the US will one day be led by a chief executive with a same-sex partner in The White House.

March 11, 2014

American Christian radio show host and pastor Kevin Swanson believes that Disney is trying to turn his 5-year-old daughter into a lesbian through the movie Frozen and has suggested the media giant is being controlled by Satan

Christian radio broadcaster Kevin Swanson believes that the Disney company is trying ‘to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian’ using the movie Frozen and that the company has been take over by ‘the Devil.’

‘How many children are taken into these things and how many Christians are taking their kids off to see the movie Frozen, produced by an organization that is probably one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country?’ Swanson asked co-host Steve Vaughn.

March 7, 2014

The Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan Buddhist faith, has told Larry King that he doesn’t have a problem with gay couples being allowed to get married and has spoken out against homophobic violence

The Dalai Lama has told veteran US talk show host Larry King that he doesn’t have a problem with same-sex couples being allowed to marry but stopped short of saying it was acceptable in Buddhism.

The Dalai Lama made the comments in an interview to be aired 10 March on Ora.tv, saying it was up to individual countries whether they legalized same-sex marriage.

‘That I think is a personal matter,’ the Dalai Lama said of the international debate over the rights of LGBTI people.

February 14, 2014

Jokes that The Tissue Box, The Tree and The Ear is 'getting a lot of buzz'

Ellen DeGeneres has got Oscars on the brain.

The popular daytime talk show host, who will host the Academy Awards next month, posted a short film online today.

'Sometimes it's a blessing and a curse being so talented,' says Ellen, tongue clearly planted firmly in cheek.

Then she claims she was inspired by the Academy's short film categories.

'I decided I was going to take a crack at it,' she says. 'I put a lot of work into it ... it's getting a lot of buzz already.'

But not good buzz, she admits, as critics deem it 'confusing and bizarre.'

February 14, 2014

The case of Avery Edison, placed in a men’s prison in Canada, and Piers Morgan’s interview with Janet Mock shows how trans people are finding their voice

Canadian immigration officials caused outrage earlier this week when they placed a woman in a men’s prison. When stated that way, their action is simply incomprehensible. Yet that is what Avery Edison is – a woman. Her British passport confirmed that fact.

January 28, 2014

US right-wing pundits explode after watching same-sex marriages during the music awards ceremony

Gay weddings at the Grammy awards are being branded as 'perverse', 'hateful', and 'intolerant' by extreme right-wing US pundits.

In a segment during the music awards on 26 January, 33 gay and straight couples were married during a performance of equality anthem ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who were joined by Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah on stage.

‘Heads up: Grammy telecast to feature sodomy-based wedding ceremonies,' American Family Radio talk show host Bryan Fischer warned before the start of the show. 

January 13, 2014

'I’m really proud we were able to spotlight such an open and honest conversation'

US talk show host Katie Couric is calling the controversy over her asking transgender guests about their private parts 'a teachable moment.'

Couric is under fire for asking model Carmen Carrera (RuPaul's Drag Race) and actress Laverne (Orange is the New Black) about their genitalia during a show that aired last week (6 January).

January 9, 2014

Orange is The New Black star 'grateful' for the opportunity to bring trans issues to the forefront

Laverne Cox is grateful to Katie Couric.

The daytime talk show host may have put the Orange is the New Black star on the spot by asking her about her genitalia but the resulting uproar has made it all worth it.