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March 2, 2014

'...It was my mother who taught me to love people for who they are. That's what she told me'

David 'Big Papi' Ortiz thinks it's time people get over gay athletes.

The star of the Boston Red Sox, a Major League Baseball team, is getting prepared for the upcoming season.

He talked the Boston Herald about his mother Angela, and how her support of a gay childhood friend was instructive.

'...We all knew, when he was 13, that he was gay. And he was always talking to my mother, telling her everything,' Ortiz said according to OutSports.

February 6, 2014

'I don’t know what all this hoo-ha about Ryan Gosling is about ... I don’t think he’s as gripping and compelling as people like Matt Damon or George Clooney'

It seems George Takei isn't president of the Ryan Gosling fan club.

The Star Trek icon - he played Sulu in the original TV series and feature films - was asked about things he thinks are overrated these days.

He mentioned that actors are - and one actor in particular.

'I don’t know what all this hoo-ha about Ryan Gosling is about,' Takei tells Huffington Post.

'He’s more often boring than not.'

January 18, 2014

Speaking prior to the premiere of documentary 'To Be Takei', the Star Trek actor condemned Gov. Gary Herbert, likening his decision to not recognise same-sex marriages to 'tying to put toothpaste back in the tube'

Actor George Takei has condemned Utah govenor Gary Herbert’s decision not to recognise same-sex marriages performed in the state, calling him ‘mean’ for discriminating against over 1,300 married same-sex couples in the state.

Speaking in Salt Lake City, where he is promoting his latest film ‘To Be Takei’ at the Sundance film festival, the Star Trek actor let his feelings for the anti-gay governor of Utah be known.

November 20, 2013

'As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table'

Described as seductive, cool and confident, Adam Levine has been named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' for 2013.

The star of NBC's The Voice could also have been described as a staunch LGBTI ally.

Levine, who has a gay brother, made headlines last year when he said that if he were US president for a day, the first thing he'd do is make gay marriage legal.

November 19, 2013

Star Wars themed weddings are popular among fans, and these two lesbians didn't want to miss the change to have Darth Vader at their special day

Star Wars fans will do everything for their favorite movie and is not worth to argue with them when they tell you to dress as a storm trooper for their wedding...just do it. 

Other than the amount of lights sabers at the reception party, one thing is for sure, Darth Vader, the central character of Star Wars saga, can’t miss the party.

Star Wars-themed weddings have been popular among fans for a long time but it’s unusual to see two lesbians choosing Darth Vader to pose next to them for their wedding pictures.

November 15, 2013

Judge rules Hawaii's Legislature has the authority to define marriage

Anti-marriage equality advocates failed in an attempt to stall Hawaii's new gay marriage law.

Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto refused to issue a temporary restraining order to delay the US island state from issuing gay marriage certificates on 2 December.

November 10, 2013

Gay couples in Hawaii could get married as soon as 2 December

Hawaii's state Senate will approve the House changes in the gay marriage bill and send it off to the governor.

According to the Star Advertiser, state Senator Clayton Hee, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee, announced yesterday (9 October) he would to recommend his colleagues to adopt the expanded religious exemption in the legislation.

October 23, 2013

Adele Exarchopoulos says of graphic sex scenes: 'When you die in a movie, you don't really die in life'

Adele Exarchopoulos wants everyone to know that it's called acting.

The star of the lesbian-themed French drama Blue Is The Warmest Color says the graphic sex scenes in the acclaimed film have led some to believe that she and co-star Lea Seydoux were indeed being sexually intimate.

'I know that everybody wants to ask me, "Do you really f-ck together?'"' Exarchopoulos tells GQ.

October 17, 2013

The normally very private former Smiths frontman discusses his sexuality and past relationships with men in his new autobiography

British singer Morrissey has revealed his first serious relationship he ever had was with a man when he was in his 30s.

Writing in Autobiography, Morrissey describes how he was in a two year relationship with Jake Owen Walters.

The star, normally very protective over his private life, revealed how Walters followed him back to his house after meeting him at a restaurant. ‘He steps inside and stays for two years,’ he writes.

For the first time in my life the eternal “I” becomes “we”, as, finally, I can get on with someone.’

September 30, 2013

'I really am humbled by it often. I feel really grateful'

For a guy who started out playing Tori Spelling's best friend on the short-lived comedy series So NoTORIous, Zachary Quinto has done pretty well for himself.

He’s conquered television as one of the stars of Heroes then American Horror Story and landed the plum role of Mr. Spock in the reboot of the Star Trek feature film franchise.

Now the openly gay actor is making his Broadway debut in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie which also stars two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones.

Quinto can't quite believe his good fortune.

September 12, 2013

Two cousins will face court this month over the murder of Siphiwe Selby Nhlapo - just one of a string of murders targeting gay men across the South African provinces of Gautang and Western Cape in recent years

Two cousins will face court over the murder of South African gay man Siphiwe Selby Nhlapo and his family is calling for life in prison for the pair.

Nhlapo was found strangled in his Soweto home with acid poured over his face in September of 2011.

Nhlanhla Msimango was identified as a suspect by Nhlapo’s cousin Trevor Danibe who had been introduced to him the day of his cousin’s murder.

August 22, 2013

Lambda Legal claims when charges were brought against HIV defendant James Rick the state misapplied  its communicable disease law

The Supreme Court in the Midwestern US state Minnesota upheld a lower court's decision overturning the conviction of an HIV positive man charged with criminal transmission of a communicable disease.

In 2009 May, Daniel James Rick started a sexual relationship with a man whose HIV status was unknown. Both agreed not to use condoms.

In 2009 October the unidentified partner, known as DB, discovered he too was HIV positive. The two men had their final sexual encounter in 2009 November.

August 11, 2013

Actor George Takei puts photo of newly painted Russian Embassy crosswalk, in Stockholm, on his Facebook page

An anonymous painter changed the zebra colors colors of the crosswalk, in front of the Russian Embassy in Stockholm, to a rainbow.

Actor George Takei, known for his performances in the Star Trek franchise, posted the photo of the rainbow walk on his Facebook page.

'Protests against Russia's anti-gay laws gaining in momentum and creativity. This is now the crosswalk outside the Russian embassy in Stockholm,' the actor wrote.

August 1, 2013

Majority Muslim Malaysia is considering passing laws to formally outlaw same-sex marriage in response to moves towards reform in neighboring Thailand

The Director-General of Malaysia’s Department of Islamic Development has said that sharia law provisions against homosexuality may not be enough to curb Malaysians from seeking to enter into same-sex marriages and has called for secular laws to ban the practice.

July 23, 2013

Fifty-year-old man in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia set himself on fire after allegedly finding out his wife was having an affair with her female boss

A man set himself on fire in his apartment in Kuala Lumpur after allegedly discovering that his wife of 18 years was having an affair with her female boss.

Police reports say the couple's 18-year-old son was surfing the internet at home when he heard his mother scream, Malaysian newspaper The Star reports.

July 23, 2013

Fifty-year-old man in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia set himself on fire after allegedly finding out his wife was having an affair with her female boss

A man set himself on fire in his apartment in Kuala Lumpur after allegedly discovering that his wife of 18 years was having an affair with her female boss.

Police reports say the couple's 18-year-old son was surfing the internet at home when he heard his mother scream, Malaysian newspaper The Star reports.

May 29, 2013

It will be the second time as host for the openly gay star who says 'I couldn't be more honored and excited'

Neil Patrick Harris has been chosen to host the 2013 Primetime Emmys in September.

The star of TV's long-running How I Met Your Mother last hosted the Emmys in 2009 and will be hosting the Tony Awards next month for the third time.

'I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards,' Harris said in a statement. 'And what perfect timing — I'll just do the exact same script I'm about to use for the Tonys. "And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to Breaking Bad!" See, told you it works.'

May 6, 2013

Actors who play Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock are tight off-screen too

The affection Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have for each other is apparent in interviews the Star Trek leading men have done for Out Magazine published Monday (6 May).

Pine, who plays Spock in the franchise, says he knew Quinto (Mr. Spock) was gay from the moment he met him.

April 10, 2013

'There was no discussion about being gay back then. But I knew that Tab was'

Debbie Reynolds has some juicy stories to tell in her new book Unsinkable: A Memoir about the so-called Golden Days of Hollywood when she was one of the biggest movie stars around.

The star of such films as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Singin' In the Rain and How the West Was Won dishes that one of her leading men, Tab Hunter, had tried to put the moves on her when they were teenagers.

The world may not have known it then, but Reynolds writes that even then, she knew the actor best known for the film version of Damn Yankees would rather be kissing a man.

April 2, 2013

Sydney’s Oxford Street gay nightlife quarter will lose its rainbow crossing despite it becoming a local tourist attraction and nearly 15,000 people signing a petition to keep it

The City of Sydney will be forced to spend $35,000 to remove a rainbow flag gay pride crossing on Sydney’s Oxford Street despite the City wanting to keep it and police having no issue with it.

February 4, 2013

Malaysian deputy education minister says LGBT behavior in children is 'like a disease'

Malaysia's education ministry held 21 seminars over the last six months about how to 'curb' LGBT behavior, reaching 16,000 parents and teachers.

Deputy education minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the ministry would be holding more seminars across the country, The Star reports.

At a seminar last week in Seberang in northwestern Malaysia, Puad said:

'It is like a disease but it can be cured with early intervention.'

February 4, 2013

Malaysian deputy education minister says LGBT behavior in children is 'like a disease'

Malaysia's education ministry held 21 seminars over the last six months about how to 'curb' LGBT behavior, reaching 16,000 parents and teachers.

Deputy education minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the ministry would be holding more seminars across the country, The Star reports.

At a seminar last week in Seberang in northwestern Malaysia, Puad said:

'It is like a disease but it can be cured with early intervention.'

January 26, 2013

'He needed publicity and the best way to get publicity is to create a controversy'

George Takei and William Shatner are forever linked by their roles as Sulu and Kirk on the original Star Trek television series and feature films.

But the best of friends they are not.

In interviews this week with Joy Behar on Current TV and with Metro Weekly, Takei brings up the public squirmish the two had in 2008 when Takei married husband Brad Altman and Shatner claimed to have not been invited as the rest of the Star Trek had been.

January 18, 2013

Gay Star News interviews Thilaga Sulathireh, a woman dedicated to helping trans women fight the law in Malaysia

The situation is bad for gay men and women in Malaysia, but it's really bad for transgender women who get constantly harassed by the police and their very existence is criminalized under sharia law.