Baxter, 'Family Ties' mom, weds partner Nancy Locke
People Magazine, December 10, 2013
Family Ties star Meredith Baxter has tied the knot! Baxter, 66, and her
longtime partner, contractor Nancy Locke, were married in an intimate
ceremony on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles.
John uses Russian concert to call gay ban 'inhumane'
TheAge.com, December 9, 2013
British pop icon Elton John has escaped serious criticism in Russia after
using a sold-out Moscow concert to challenge a highly contentious law
banning the "propaganda of homosexuality" to minors.
anchor honored for commitment to equality
BroadcastingCable.com, November 21, 2013
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will honor MSNBC anchor
Thomas Roberts Friday (Nov. 22) in Washington for his "longstanding
commitment to promoting equality" for the LGBT community.
Puerto Rican boxer marries boyfriend
Washington Blade, November 19, 2013
Gay Puerto Rican boxer Orlando “El Fenómeno” Cruz on
Nov. 16 married his boyfriend, José Manuel Colón, in New
York’s Central Park.
Buyers Club’: Juicy for McConaughey, thin for LGBT
San Antonio Current, November 13, 2013
For all the subtlety and substance given to its two leads, Dallas Buyers
Club makes the unfortunate mistake of casting the gay community as anonymous
extras in their own struggle.
of Moscow Miss Universe slams Russia’s anti-gay laws
PinkNews.co.uk, November 8, 2013
Thomas Roberts, an openly gay US television host due to present the Miss
Universe contest in Moscow, has recently condemned Russia’s notorious
anti-gay “propaganda” legislation, calling it a “dark
time” for the country.
Agents of SHIELD gets lesbian character
Gay Star News, November 7, 2013
Bisexual actress Saffron Burrows will play lesbian comic book character
Victoria Hand in next week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of
SHIELD – the first time an openly LGBT Marvel character has been
portrayed on screen.
Moms Mabley was a lesbian
Advocate.com, November 7, 2013
Whoopi Goldberg’s documentary on late comedian Moms Mabley can now
say what was kept silent when she was doing her pioneering work —
that Moms was a lesbian.
L Jackson to take on first ever gay role
PinkNews.co.uk, November 6, 2013
Outspoken LGBT ally and actor Samuel L Jackson has signed on to tackle
his first ever role as a gay character in an upcoming film adaption of
Stephen King’s ‘Cell.’
Waters: 'I wanted to be the filthiest person alive'
BBC.co.uk, November 6, 2013
When John Waters was a little boy in Baltimore growing up amidst the strict
moral values of 1950s America, he fantasised about growing up to run a
porn film theatre: "I knew what I wanted to be - the filthiest person
Maddow should co-anchor NBC's Olympic broadcast
By Peter D. Rosenstein, Huffington Post, October 31, 2013
The excitement of the winter Olympics has given way to continued debates
over what to do about the Russian crackdown on their gay and lesbian citizens
and how they may treat both athletes and tourists who come to the games
which begin in Sochi on February 7, 2014.
Degeneres producing TV series with lesbian lead
ContactMusic.com, October 29, 2013
The Oscars host is now working with openly gay comedy writer Liz Feldman
to executive produce a series about a lesbian who falls pregnant with
her straight male best friend's baby.
are having a TV moment, but where are the gay men?
Slate.com, October 24, 2013
Over the summer, Vulture ran a cheeky post titled “Lesbians Are
Having the Best Summer Ever on TV.” But you only have to compare
the prevalence of lesbians making out on television to the dearth of gay
men doing the same to see that the medium is far from a bastion of open-mindedness.
MetroWeekly, October 24, 2013
Openly lesbian director Kimberly Peirce brings a classic horror film up-to-date
by infusing it with a modern -- and queer -- sensibility.
Weir announces skating retirement
Gay.net, October 24, 2013
Out Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir appeared on the Today show this
morning to announce he has not only retired from the world of competitive
skating but will join the NBC Olympics team as a figure skating analyst
for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
releases new song for Transgender Day of Remembrance
PinkNews.co.uk, October 23, 2013
Zachs & Krieg, a musical duo made up of two transgender activists
and artists, are due to release a new song and music video, “Keeping
You Alive,” to mark the International Transgender Day of Remembrance
(November 1st 2013).
explores town's polarization over transgender murder
Psychology Today, October 21, 2013
The 2008 murder of Larry King polarized the community of Oxnard, California.
That chasm widened during the highly publicized trial three years later,
when a pair of private defense attorneys managed to turn the homicide
into a reverse civil rights case for beleaguered heterosexuals and white
Foxx and Elton John team up for PSA
E Online, October 21, 2013
Jamie Foxx and other stars are lending their support to raise awareness
for the issue of homeless gay youth in Los Angeles. In a chilling PSA
for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, the short film shows the story
of a young man whose parents find out he's gay, and promptly kick him
out of their home.
Roberts will go to Russia to 'prove there's hope'
Advocate.com, October 18, 2013
Out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts published a heartfelt op-ed with MSNBC
today, explaining why he's intending to fulfill his obligations as cohost
of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant — slated to begin in November
Starnes can't stop defending anti-gay hate group
MediaMatters.org, October 17, 2013
Fox News Radio reporter Todd Starnes continued to shill for the extremist
American Family Association (AFA), allowing the anti-gay hate group to
bill itself as "a mainstream, evangelical, pro-family group"
and baselessly asserting that the military is waging a campaign of "retribution
and reprisals" against conservative soldiers who support the AFA.
working on a revised version of 'Company'
New York Times, October 17, 2013
A major revision of the Tony Award-winning musical "Company"
would make the central character, Bobby, a gay man.
"Rap God" lyrics: Offensive to gays?
TheHollywoodGossip.com, October 17, 2013
Eminem may be a Rap God, but he continues to act like an enemy of the
LGBT community. The artist's newly-released single kicks off with lyrics
about breaking "a motherf-cking table over the back of a couple faggots"
and goes on to say: "You fags think it’s all a game."
speaks out for gay rights
Radio Free Europe, October 17, 2013
In an apparent response to a recent upsurge in violence targeting Russian
homosexuals and legislation there banning gay "propaganda,"
ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov has issued a statement calling "any
discrimination and persecution of gay people...unacceptable."
reveals first bisexual character
PinkNews.co.uk, October 16, 2013
A character in hit Disney-ABC series Once Upon A Time, was revealed to
be bisexual in a scene of unrequited love on Sunday.
martyr in drag, slinging hash for that thankless daughter
New York Times, October 15, 2013
"Mildred Fierce," a musical spoof of the 1945 movie "Mildred
Pierce," at Theater 80 St. Marks in New York City, features the drag
star Varla Jean Merman.
explores closeted gay high school love
Huffington Post, October 15, 2013
A new film is slated for release this November explores the complex and
emotional struggle of being a closeted LGBT teen in high school. Titled
"Geography Club," the movie is based on Brent Hartinger’s
best-selling Russel Middlebrook series of novels.
boxer Orlando Cruz loses in shot for title fight
PinkNews.co.uk, October 14, 2013
Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz lost his bid for the featherweight title
Saturday night in Las Vegas, after being knocked down in the seventh round
by veteran Orlando Salido.
study: Gay depictions slip on network TV
Edge, October 11, 2013
Fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season
following a record-setting year, while cable depictions continued to increase,
according to a new study from a media advocacy group.
coming out story wins best LGBT nonfiction
Religion News Service, October 10, 2013
October 11 is National Coming Out Day and Oakland, California author Maurice
L. Monette is celebrating. His Confessions of a Gay Married Priest: A
Spiritual Journey just won the 2013 Global Ebook Award for best LGBT nonfiction.