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Facebook's weird crackdown ondrag queens

Matt Akersten15th Sep, 2014
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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.

New family drama has a clever name: 'Transparent'2

New family drama has a clever name: 'Transparent'

By Matt Akersten 28th Aug, 2014

A new 10-part American family drama series features Arrested Development dad Jeffrey Tambor as a transitioning matriarch - so it's called 'Transparent'.

Beware! ARMAGAYDDON is coming!

Beware! ARMAGAYDDON is coming!

By Chad St James 26th Aug, 2014

This might very well be the funniest marriage equality video yet.

2-time Miss Spain winner comes out on Instagram2

2-time Miss Spain winner comes out on Instagram

By Matt Akersten 26th Aug, 2014

Patricia Yurena Rodriguez was crowned Miss Spain in both 2008 and 2013 - and now she's made history as the first national beauty pageant winner to come out as gay.

Emmy win for The Normal Heart

Emmy win for The Normal Heart

By Matt Akersten 26th Aug, 2014

HBO's powerful HIV drama The Normal Heart has scooped up a top honour at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Embarrassing video highlights homophobia in Bejing

Embarrassing video highlights homophobia in Bejing

By Matt Akersten 26th Aug, 2014

A variety of folks on the streets of Bejing were asked "What do you think about gay people?" with a news crew sharing the strangest and most worrying reactions.

Why are so many straight guys doing gay porn?25

Why are so many straight guys doing gay porn?

By Matt Akersten 25th Aug, 2014

This new film documentary may make you consider porn actors in a different light.