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March 5, 2015

 Dance music icon just one of the huge names performing at festival

Dance music icon Fatboy Slim will perform at this year's Brighton Pride, for the LGBTI festival's 25th anniversary, it's been confirmed.

The Brighton-residing DJ, also known as Norman Cook, is just one of the big names lined up for this year's installment, with another to be released tomorrow.

The star, known for hits such as Praise You and Right Here, Right Now, will take to the stage in the Wild Fruit Dance Big Top tent in Preston Park on the Saturday. 

February 27, 2015

Zachary Quinto also mourns the actor who died at the age of 83

Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was 83.

Nimoy, who played half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series and feature films, is being mourned by co-stars and fans.

'My heart is broken,' tweeted Zachary Quinto who co-starred with Nimoy in the Star Trek feature film franchise reboot.

'I love you profoundly,' Quinto added. 'I will miss you every day. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.'

February 26, 2015

Student event returns to London this weekend

Former X Factor star Lucy Spraggan will judge the 'Voice X Talent Competition' at National Student Pride this weekend.

The star – who made her name on the 2011 series of the ITV show – will judge the singing competition, in association with Gaydio, alongside Mary Mac and Gaydio DJ Matt Crab.

The winner will get the chance to sing on the Gaydio airwaves, as well as Pride London this summer. Aspiring entrants can register online.

February 7, 2015

Allegiance inspired by Star Trek icon's experiences in Japanese American internment during World War II

George Takei is Broadway bound.

The Star Trek announced on social media this week that the musical Allegiance - inspired by his childhood spent in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II -will open on Broadway this fall.

'At long last, my legacy project Allegiance finds a Broadway home,' Takei wrote on Facebook. 'It's been a long and challenging time, but the world will at last get to see this important, compelling and moving show.'

January 16, 2015

LGBTI model will be playing new inmate Stella Carlin

Australian gay and genderfluid model Ruby Rose has shared the first pictures of her time on the set of hit show Orange Is The New Black.

Netflix reps have said that she will play Stella Carlin, 'an inmate at Litchfield Federal Correctional Institution whose sarcastic sense of humor and captivating looks quickly draw the attention of some of Litchfield’s inmates.'

The star appeared in a picture with Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren, as well as a picture outside what looks like her dressing room.

November 27, 2014

Star Trek icon most cherishes first holiday dinner after family was released from Internment camp

George Takei will be having Thanksgiving dinner tonight with husband Brad Takei and another couple at Tavern on the Green in New York City.

The Star Trek icon was among the celebrities who spoke with Gay Star News recently about their Thanksgiving plans and their favorite memories of the holiday.

For Takei, his most memorable Thanksgiving came after the end of World War II and his family was released from the internment camp they had been kept in because they were Americans of Japanese descent.

November 14, 2014

Muslim group calls for a boycott of AmBank over its ties with a gay-friendly US bank

AmBank has denied promoting LGBTI rights in Malaysia after a Muslim group called for a boycott of the bank over its ties with a gay-friendly US Bank.

The bank today refuted allegations that it had deceived Muslims by signing a stock purchases agreement with MetLife in December last year.

'AmBank Group is not involved in promoting or encouraging LGBT practices as reported in the media,' it said in a statement translated by the Star.

November 12, 2014

'AIDS has lost the edge of horror it possessed when it swept through the world in the ’80s'

Zachary Quinto thinks too many people are forgetting the painful legacy of AIDS which was a death sentence for so many gay men in the 80s and 90s.

'I think there’s a tremendous sense of complacency in the LGBT community,' the Star Trek actor tells Out Magazine which has named him Artist of the Year.

He is alarmed by the rising number of HIV infections in adolescents and thinks others should be too.

November 11, 2014

Closeted during his days starring in Damn Yankees and other films, Hunter came out publicly as gay in 2005

There was a time when Tab Hunter would not want to be seen at an event like the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 45th anniversary gala.

But there he was over the weekend, front and center, presenting an award to George Takei and enjoying a standing ovation from the audience.

The star of the classic movie musical Damn Yankees told Gay Star News he was attending his first high-profile LGBTI event even though he had come out publicly in his 2005 autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.

October 8, 2014

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issues temporary stay on this week's Ninth Circuit ruling

On a day that same-sex couples were set to begin getting married in Idaho and Nevada, the US Supreme Court put a halt on things - at least for now.

Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday (8 October) temporarily blocked a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week which struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada.

'It looks pretty clear that we're not going to issue licenses this afternoon,' Clark County Clerk Diane Alba told the Star Tribune..

September 10, 2014

NBC mini-series The Slap is billed as 'complex family drama'

Zachary Quinto, the openly gay actor who plays  Spock in the Star Trek movies, has found his latest role on television in the miniseries The Slap.

The drama unfolds over eight episodes and focuses on a massive family dispute that erupts after Quinto's character slaps someone's badly misbehaving child at a barbeque.

The incident results in a lawsuit, exposes secrets and leads to all kinds of turmoil, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

August 22, 2014

Tells straights who think they are being hit on they are mistaken - it's their outfit that is being judged

George Takei answering stupid questions about gay people without uttering a word?

That is what the Star Trek icon has done by simply answering a series of questions with hilarious answers written on cards which he then shared with the readers of BuzzFeed.

A sampling:

Q. Why do gay dudes like being flight attendants so much?

August 15, 2014

Star Trek icon opens up about his signature phrase and blames Howard Stern for its popularity

At 77, George Takei is still saying 'Oh my!' whenever his signature phrase fits the situation.

Don't expect him to ever stop.

The Star Trek icon, subject of the new documentary To Be Takei, opened up in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly about why he so often uses those two words together as he goes through life.

'Oh my! I've been saying "Oh my!" my entire life,' he said.

He then offered some examples of when and how he says it.

August 1, 2014

Adam Senn character of Zero had been in relationship with team cheerleader

Is this the Jason Collins influence?

The new VH1 pro basketball drama Hit the Floor recently revealed that the star player on its fictional Los Angeles Devils team is bisexual and begun an affair with his agent.

The star player is named Zero and is played by an often shirtless Adam Senn. The agent, Jude, is played by Brent Antonello. Jude also happens to be the son of the team's owner.

Since Zero had been involved in an affair with a scheming cheerleader, the relationship with Jude came as a bit of a surprise.

July 31, 2014

'I’m thrilled to hang out with (my friend's kids) but by the time they’re ready to go home I’m so ready for them to go home'

Zachary Quinto is rethinking parenthood as he approaches 40.

The openly gay star of Heroes, American Horror Story and the Star Trek movies says: 'I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying this, but I’ve always really wanted to have a kid but now all of my friends have kids and I’ll come in from a trip or hang out with my friends and their kids.

'I’m thrilled to hang out with them, but by the time they’re ready to go home I’m so ready for them to go home. I’m kind of like, "I need to re-evaluate this. I don’t know."'

July 24, 2014

Gay actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the hit CBS show, was involved in a hoax that claimed he got in a fight with co-star Johnny Galecki

Jim Parsons is not quitting The Big Bang Theory.

The star, who made the CBS sitcom what it is as the breakout character Sheldon Cooper, was reported to not be returning for the eighth season.

The actor allegedly had an on-set fight with co-star Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard.

It was claimed he had decided to move on from the role that had won him two Emmy awards.

However, the show is now contracted for another three seasons.

July 4, 2014

Reverend Irene Monroe explains why two recent Supreme Court decisions could be game changers for straight and LGBTI women in the worst way

This month in the US we celebrate the Fourth of July with rounds of festivities marking America's 238 years of independence.

People will be singing the Star Spangled Banner, or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, or reenacting the Continental Congress of 1776.

Many will simply be singing reproductions of the ‘rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air’.

All of this and more will be done on a grander and highly commercialized scale. All this happens at home as our American troops continue to soldier on.

June 7, 2014

The Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star is listed in critical condition

Tracy Morgan, the comic who came under intense scrutiny for a 2011 anti-gay joke, is listed in critical condition at a New Jersey hospital.

The star of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock was critically injured in an early morning 7 June car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The six vehicle accident happened after he performed a standup show in Delaware.

May 26, 2014

Drag legend tweets: ' I’m still payin’ the f%kin’ light bill over there'

Drag legend RuPaul Charles took to Twitter over the weekend to make a few things clear: he's not going to stop using the word 'tranny' and LOGO TV is not distancing itself from him because of it.

The star of the popular RuPaul's Drag Race wrote: 'Trust! @LogoTV hasn’t “distanced” itself from me, not while I’m still payin’ the f%kin’ light bill over there.'

May 15, 2014

'In my early 20s I was like the last stop before a guy said, “Yep, it’s official: I’m gay.”'

Melissa McCarthy has always loved gay men - sometimes a little too much for her own good.

The star of the sitcom Mike & Molly was asked by The Advocate in an interview posted today about her TV alter ego's ex-fiance turning out to be a gay man.

Had that ever happened to her in real life?

May 4, 2014

Boy George told GSN it's time for world leaders to be more proactive when countries put in place anti-gay laws

The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards attracted A-List LGBTI glitterati. Gay Star News was there to take a few photos and ask some questions.

The media watchdog's gala was held in New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Actor George Takei was the star of the evening as recipient of the Vito Russo Award. The honor is reserved for an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

May 3, 2014

GSN celebrates May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, by asking if we can expect to finally see an openly gay character in the new JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars movies

If you’re looking for LGBTI content in the Star Wars univers created by George Lukas you’re going to find pretty slim pickings.

Considering the first film, Star Wars: A New Hope, was released in 1977 when homosexuality was still illegal in most parts of the United States and was largely intended for children there’s no surprises there were any gay themes in that film – or its 1980 and 1983 sequels.

April 29, 2014

Actor working out for role in upcoming film Agent 47

The bad news today for Zachary Quinto is that the actor was not nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway play The Glass Menagerie while three of his co-stars were.

The good news?

The openly gay star of the Star Trek movies (Mr. Spock) would be the clear winner in a 'Shirtless Selfie of the Day' contest.

April 23, 2014

Actor reveals that he and Hollywood publicist Simon Halls wed in 2011 - the year before he came out publicly

It was no secret that Matt Bomer isn't single.

But until now, it had been a secret that he is married.

The star of TV's White Collar and of the upcoming HBO movie The Normal Heart has revealed that he and longtime partner Simon Halls have been married since 2011 to Details magazine.

The couple are raising three sons: an eight-year-old and six-year-old twins.