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Gay couple does laundry in Canadian detergent ad1

Gay couple does laundry in Canadian detergent ad

By Matt Akersten 17th Dec, 2014

Nice to see a bit of relationship diversity in the sanitised world of TV advertising to household shoppers.

Martina Navratilova:

Martina Navratilova: "I'm 58 years old, and just got married for the first time"

By Heidi Maier 16th Dec, 2014

Out lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner, Russian businesswoman Julia Lemigova in a private ceremony in New York on Monday.

WATCH: First look at UK's brand new gay dramas

WATCH: First look at UK's brand new gay dramas

By Matt Akersten 15th Dec, 2014

Written by the creator of Queer as Folk, the UK's new gay-themed TV series comes in three distant parts - two original dramas and one documentary series.

WATCH: Hide your phone! The ladies are looking again9

WATCH: Hide your phone! The ladies are looking again

By Matt Akersten 10th Dec, 2014

The third and final instalment of the 'Ladies Looking' series has arrived on YouTube overnight, and this time the girls are tackling everything from PrEP to 'balloon play'.

It's unanimous - the Olympics won't tolerate homophobia

It's unanimous - the Olympics won't tolerate homophobia

By Matt Akersten 9th Dec, 2014

Following waves of controversy about how gay and lesbian people were treated in Russia during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the International Olympics Committee is taking a stand against homophobia.

Michigan lawmakers are giving businesses the right to be bigots

Michigan lawmakers are giving businesses the right to be bigots

By Heidi Maier 9th Dec, 2014

Republicans in the US state of Michigan have passed what is being called “a license to discriminate” bill that empowers just about anyone to refuse service to GLBT people if it conflicts with their personal religious beliefs.

Dozens arrested in Egypt bathhouse raid6

Dozens arrested in Egypt bathhouse raid

By Matt Akersten 9th Dec, 2014

33 men have been arrested in Egypt after police raided a central Cairo bathhouse. The men were handcuffed naked and crying as they tried to shield their faces from TV cameras.

YouTuber comes out:

YouTuber comes out: "I'm so happy with who I am"

By Matt Akersten 8th Dec, 2014

This young American YouTube star has a massive audience of over 3.6 million subscribers - and he's just told them he's gay.

WATCH: Guys try doing drag for the first time

WATCH: Guys try doing drag for the first time

By Matt Akersten 8th Dec, 2014

We see drag queens out in our queerest clubs all the time, miming to our favourite diva classic hits and dishing up caustic comebacks - but how difficult is it to pop on a dress and heels anyway?

NZ's nastiest pastor says he prayed this gay author would kill himself16

NZ's nastiest pastor says he prayed this gay author would kill himself

By Matt Akersten 7th Dec, 2014

A New Zealand pastor has sparked an uproar after he sent an extreme and abusive email reply to a gay writer - even telling him he would pray he commits suicide.

Saffron Burrows on her marriage:

Saffron Burrows on her marriage: "I followed my heart"

By Heidi Maier 7th Dec, 2014

British-born, US-based actress Saffron Burrows may have publicly come out in 2009, but she's seldom spoken about her closely guarded private life until now.

WATCH: Looking's trailer for season 2

WATCH: Looking's trailer for season 2

By Matt Akersten 4th Dec, 2014

The guys of HBO's San Francisco gay show Looking are back in January with more hook-ups and relationship quandaries - check out the just-released trailer for hints about what's coming up.

Bleep! Grindr profiles are getting a revamp6

Bleep! Grindr profiles are getting a revamp

By Matt Akersten 3rd Dec, 2014

The world's most popular and notorious male hook-up mobile app is giving the design of its user profile screens a revamp this week.

Ho ho mo! This Santa's out of the Clauset2

Ho ho mo! This Santa's out of the Clauset

By Matt Akersten 2nd Dec, 2014

New documentary 'I am Santa Claus' is sleighing audiences, exposing the real lives behind a variety of portly men who dress up to become shopping mall Santa at Christmas.

Finland votes YES to marriage equality

Finland votes YES to marriage equality

By Matt Akersten 28th Nov, 2014

Finland has become the 20th nation of the world to allow same-sex marriages, after Finnish lawmakers approved legislation yesterday with a close vote of 105 in favour versus 92 against.

Google Play takes down nasty 'Ass Hunter' game

Google Play takes down nasty 'Ass Hunter' game

By Matt Akersten 25th Nov, 2014

An old game which involves shooting to kill naked gay men has been deleted from the Google Play service after a storm of protest - and over 10,000 downloads of it.

Cute book tells donor-conceived kids how they were born1

Cute book tells donor-conceived kids how they were born

By Matt Akersten 24th Nov, 2014

A new book written for donor-conceived children will help explain how they were born, as little Zak takes readers on "a very special tour of my family."