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Facebook's apology to dragqueens

Matt Akersten2nd Oct, 2014
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UK's PM doesn't mind if gay couples kiss in public2

UK's PM doesn't mind if gay couples kiss in public

By Matt Akersten 30th Sep, 2014

David Cameron is asked: "OK, you're in a public park - two men, recently married, are kissing each other. Is that sweet? Or is that mildly inappropriate?"

YouTube series explores sex lives without judgement

YouTube series explores sex lives without judgement

By Matt Akersten 29th Sep, 2014

The team behind a new Canadian web video series know that not every gay man will want to settle into a monogamous married duo - there's a variety of alternatives that are less often spoken about.

First look: Kylie's tour opens in Liverpool1

First look: Kylie's tour opens in Liverpool

By Matt Akersten 25th Sep, 2014

Kylie Minogue's lucky fans in Liverpool’s Echo Arena were the first to experience her new show Kiss Me Once, with the songstress sexing it up after a sleep-walking themed opening film featuring some all-new tracks.

WATCH: Discovering Maura on 'Transparent'

WATCH: Discovering Maura on 'Transparent'

By Matt Akersten 24th Sep, 2014

As America's new TV family drama gets set to be released this week, a preview scene shows an important moment in the life of transgender parent Maura.

Did ex-gay therapy really work for this couple?2

Did ex-gay therapy really work for this couple?

By Matt Akersten 22nd Sep, 2014

Meet the McCardles - an ex-gay and ex-lesbian who have united and got married, in a hilarious spoof of the ex-gay movement.

Facebook's weird crackdown on drag queens9

Facebook's weird crackdown on drag queens

By Matt Akersten 15th Sep, 2014

Suddenly Facebook is accusing drag queens of "not using their real names" and telling them they must alter their accounts to keep using the site.

Straight guy moved to tears when he asked the question: 6

Straight guy moved to tears when he asked the question: "Is being gay a choice?"

By Matt Akersten 12th Sep, 2014

"Regardless of your sexuality, be proud of who you are. Don't let people like this make you feel afraid of who you are, be proud… you're definitely not alone."

Straight mates marry in NZ to win rugby trip11

Straight mates marry in NZ to win rugby trip

By Matt Akersten 12th Sep, 2014

In a high-profile promotion which is angering gay groups in New Zealand, a radio station there has offered a London Rugby World Cup trip to a pair of straight male mates - for marrying each other.

Museum collects gay history - including Will & Grace props

Museum collects gay history - including Will & Grace props

By Matt Akersten 11th Sep, 2014

The National Museum of American History has been adding a lot of artefacts from decades of LGBT civil rights - and it's safeguarding some Will & Grace props and scripts too.

Sara Gilbert:

Sara Gilbert: "I can't do the dare - I'm pregnant!"

By Heidi Maier 11th Sep, 2014

The out gay actress yesterday told her chat show co-hosts that she’s pregnant in a surprising turn of events.

Neil Patrick Harris's Italian wedding!1

Neil Patrick Harris's Italian wedding!

By Heidi Maier 8th Sep, 2014

After an eight-year engagement, actor Neil Patrick Harris married his partner David Burtka in Italy over the weekend, Harris announced via Twitter overnight.

Arsenal players: 4

Arsenal players: "Together, we can change the game"

By Matt Akersten 8th Sep, 2014

UK footy team Arsenal's LGBTI inclusivity campaign video has a refreshingly upbeat and uplifting message.

Martina Navratilova proposes at the US Open

Martina Navratilova proposes at the US Open

By Matt Akersten 7th Sep, 2014

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has proposed to her long-time partner Julia Lemigova at the US Open, in a romantic moment broadcast on the big screen at New York's Arthur Ashe stadium.

WATCH: Same-sex routine on So You Think You Can Dance1

WATCH: Same-sex routine on So You Think You Can Dance

By Matt Akersten 3rd Sep, 2014

The final four contestants on the American version of So You Think You Can Dance have wowed the audience and judges with a routine that paired the two men and two women together.

Mexico's state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage

Mexico's state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage

By Chad St James 2nd Sep, 2014

The northern state of Coahuila has become the second region in Mexico to formally approve same-sex marriage through its legislature.

Gay couples react to anti-gay marriage ads6

Gay couples react to anti-gay marriage ads

By Matt Akersten 1st Sep, 2014

As marriage equality continues to sweep across so many American states, conservative groups are going to great fear-mongering lengths to ensure 'traditional marriage' laws continue.

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"How not to react when your child tells you he is gay"

By Matt Akersten 29th Aug, 2014

Many people coming out these days are welcomed by their families and supported by their friends. But for a few, telling their family that they're gay can be a frightening experience.