Liberace reveals about the march of gay rights
BBC.co.uk, April 16, 2013
A film tells the story of Liberace's relationship with his lover, but
the flamboyant pianist stayed in the closet all his life. How did he maintain
this fiction, and what does it say about America's rapidly changing attitude
to gay rights?
Thurman in biopic as anti-gay campaigner Anita Bryant
PinkNews.co.uk, May 17, 2013
Hollywood actor Uma Thurman will take on the role of Bryant, a former
celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman-turned-anti gay crusader,
who campaigned virulently in favor of repealing a Dade County, Florida
ordinance, which protected against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Time for 'Modern Family' gay couple to wed
WTOP.com, May 16, 2013
The ACLU is lobbying for the gay couple on "Modern Family" to
get married. ACLU Action started a campaign to urge the show's producers
to write a wedding episode for Mitchell and Cameron, fathers of an adopted
child and one of three couples at the heart of the show.
Great Gatsby movie needed to be more gay
TheAtlantic.com, May 9, 2013
Tobey Maguire plays Nick Carraway as guileless heterosexual—but
in the novel, his sexuality's ambiguous, and he's linked to Gatsby &
co. by their shared need for deception.
Patrick Harris to host Tonys for fourth time
Reuters, May 10, 2013
Neil Patrick Harris has been named the host of the 67th annual Tony Awards,
marking the fourth time he has hosted the ceremony. The awards will air
live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 9.
Metro Weekly, May 9, 2013
A decade ago, when Texas-based filmmaker Yen Tan regularly commuted between
Dallas and Houston, he wondered if he was alone out there. ''I would stop
at gas stations and wonder if there were gay people living in these small
towns between the cities,'' Tan says. His latest film, Pit Stop, reflects
what he uncovered.
New York Times, April 7, 2013
The world's most famous drag queen tells The Times's Marcus Mabry that
despite progress on gay rights, the pendulum could swing the other way.
Takei PSA teaches how to treat anti-gay hypocrites
Huffington Post, April 7, 2013
Funny Or Die produced this PSA narrated by George Takei explaining that
if you meet someone who opposes gay marriage in the wild, it's important
to treat him or her sensitively and with restraint. And maybe expose them
to snazzy bow ties and Broadway shows.
Minnelli joins NOH8 Campaign
Huffington Post, May 6, 2013
Liza Minnelli has always been an outspoken advocate of the lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, but the stage and screen icon
went an extra step this week by posing for the NOH8 campaign in support
of same-sex marriage.
Collins congratulated by Ellen DeGeneres
Huffington Post, May 1, 2013
Ellen DeGeneres had a special message for Jason Collins during her show.
The comedian made light of the inspirational news, saying that it was
more challenging for Collins to come out of the closet because he's seven
gay sitcom becomes internet smash
Sydney Morning Herald, April 30, 2013
Vietnam's first gay sitcom has become a YouTube sensation, racking up
millions of views as support for legalising same-sex marriage strengthens
within the communist government.
wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers
Reuters, April 26, 2013
Bette Midler marked her return to Broadway after more than 30 years on
Wednesday, and critics lined up to heap praise on her turn in the one-character
play "I'll Eat You Last: A Conversation with Sue Mengers" in
which she portrays the legendary Hollywood agent.
Lopez’s gay sitcom inspired by lesbian aunt
San Francisco Chronicle, April 26, 2013
Jennifer Lopez fought back tears during a recent TV interview after revealing
she signed up to produce new gay sitcom “The Fosters” as a
tribute to her late lesbian aunt. The singer and actress is an executive
producer of the upcoming small screen series, about a biracial lesbian
couple raising children, and admits her late relative played a big part
in her decision to take on the project.
gay basketball star lands endorsement deal with Nike
PinkNews.co.uk, April 26, 2013
An openly-gay basketball star in the US, who came out last week in an
interview, has signed an endorsement deal with sports giant Nike. US basketball
star Brittney Griner last week came out as gay, and offered advice for
young women looking up to her to “just be who you are”, and
not worry about what other people might be thinking.
Lopez will star in her new lesbian TV series
GayStarNews.com, April 22, 2013
Jennifer Lopez will appear on screen in new drama series The Fosters,
for which she is also the producer. The show will focus on the lives of
a lesbian couple and their family. Lopez intends to appear in a cameo
role during an episode of the show.
Clinton, TV shows honored with GLAAD awards
Wisconsin Gazette, April 22, 2013
Winners included "Perks of Being a Wallflower," which was named
outstanding film: wide release, and former President Bill Clinton was
given the first advocate for change award.
plans to support first gay pro team athlete
Edge, April 18, 2013
After then-Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts came out in 2011, Nike officials
asked him to tell anyone who was considering becoming the first openly
gay professional athlete in a major U.S. team sport, that Nike would like
to endorse them.
"I'm So Excited!" to launch L.A. film festival
Reuters, April 11, 2013
Gay director Pedro Almodóvar's comedy "I'm So Excited!"
will have its North American premiere as the opening-night film of the
Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent announced on Wednesday. The
film follows a group of passengers on an airplane that is experiencing
technical problems. Almost the entire film, a lighthearted but kinky comedy,
takes place within the airplane.
News hosts says Jesus might have been gay
PinkNews.co.uk, April 4, 2013
Fox News Host Don Imus on Wednesday said during his programme that there
was “some indication” that “Jesus may have been gay”,
referring to a religious text, but not explaining why he made the claims.
Johnson's son comes out as gay
UPI.com, April 3, 2013
The 20-year-old son of former Los Angeles Lakers great Earvin "Magic"
Johnson has come out publicly as in a gay relationship, TMZ.com reported
the Way for the First 'Out' Pro Male Athlete
US News & World Report, April 3, 2013
The LGBTQ community has been making advancements all over American culture—from
Supreme Court cases to video games. But in the world of sports, there
is still one major hurdle that has yet to be cleared. No professional
player of an American male team-sport—football, baseball, basketball
or hockey—has revealed himself to be gay while still playing the
actor to play Pope Benedict in biopic
PinkNews.co.uk, April 1, 2013
Openly gay actor Rupert Everett will play Pope Benedict XVI in an upcoming
biopic about the former pope and his ascension to the papal office.
Nelson: Gay marriage debate Is 'ridiculous'
TheBook.com, March 29, 2013
Willie Nelson is just one of the estimated 53 percent of Americans who
think gay marriage should be legal. "Gay people should be just as
miserable as the rest of us," Willie jokes with Texas Monthly magazine.
Reagan's daughter Patti Davis publishes lesbian novel
DailyMail.co.uk, March 21, 2013
She appeared in Playboy in 1994, posed nude again at the age of 58 and
published a series of searingly honest books about being the daughter
of Ronald Reagan. But Patti Davis has denied her latest book - about a
woman falling in love with her sister-in-law - is autobiographical and
said she is not a lesbian.
Shocked apologizes for homophobic rant
ContactMusic.com, March 21, 2013
Folk singer Michelle Shocked has apologised to gay fans for homophobic
remarks she made at a recent gig in San Fransisco, California, insisting
her words were misunderstood.
on a rampage in Cub Scout uniform
Miama Herald, March 19, 2013
Madonna has had enough of the Boy Scouts of America and their gay ban.
The superstar singer dressed up in a Cub Scout uniform to present Anderson
Cooper with the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Awards on Saturday in New
York City, and snubbed the scouts organization.