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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.

April 22, 2014

Star Trek icon has worked for marriage equality, LGBT employment protections and anti-LGBTI bullying

George Takei will go where Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin and Rosie O'Donnell have gone before.

The Star Trek icon, LGBTI activist and social media powerhouse will be presented with GLAAD's Vito Russo Award next month at the organization's New York media awards gala.

'Few voices have been as outspoken in support of equality as George Takei,'GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement.

March 14, 2014

Openly gay star of TV's White Collar continues to land feature film roles

The openly gay actor in a romantic leading role remains the final frontier for the US movie industry and Matt Bomer is shaping up as a candidate to scale that mountain.

The star of TV's White Collar was in Austin, Texas, this week for the world premiere of Space Station 76 at the South by Southwest film Festival.

He stars in the sci-fi flick with Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler.

It was announced this week that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to distribute the comedy drama set in the 1970s.

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.