GROUNDBREAKING TV SERIES POSE GETS RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON

Pose is coming back for a second season! The news came about in a tweet on the official PoseFX page last night (12 July). ‘We’ve got amazing news,’ the tweet announced. ‘Get ready to snatch more trophies and tissues because season 2 is coming!’ The show’s creator Ryan Murphy said on Twitter: ‘The category is:…

KEIYAN LONSDALE TURNS INTO RAINBOW BOY IN MAGICAL VIDEO

Pride Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still things to keep enjoying for the celebration. Queer artist and actor Keiynan Lonsdale released a new single right before June ended and it’s the perfect send-off. The video sees Lonsdale finding the beauty both within himself and in the world. By doing this,…

PULSE NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS ARE SUING ORLANDO & THE CITY’S POLICE

Victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre, including the estates of those who died, are suing the city of Orlando, Florida and local law enforcement. In the lawsuit, these plaintiffs argue that the defendants, including officer Adam Gruler who was providing security for the nightclub that night, ‘acting under the color of the law… deprived Plaintiffs of their…

CONDOM USE DECLINES AS MORE GAY MEN USE PrEP

A unique study has shown condom use among men who have sex with men (MSM) has declined sharply. The report published in The Lancet found consistent condom use with casual partners had declined in Australia’s two biggest cities, Melbourne and Sydney. There were many reasons found for the decline, including the increased use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)….

MEET THE FIRST TRANS MAN TO MODEL FOR AN ANDREW CHRISTIAN UNDERWEAR CAMPAIGN

San Diego-based personal trainer Jesse Diamond has become the first trans man to feature in an underwear campaign for well-known underwear brand, Andrew Christian. Diamond, 27, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and raised in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. ‘A dream come true’ In an exclusive chat with Gay Star News, he describes landing…

H&M IS ABOUT TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST EVER PRIDE COLLECTION

A Winter Olympian and RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna are just some of the models for H&M’s first ever Pride collection of clothes and accessories. The Swedish retailer with a global presence will launch the collection in time for Pride Month on 31 May. It is the first time H&M has made clothes and a full…

F.D. BORDEAUX: ‘IT’S ESSENTIAL TO LIVE OUT & PROUD AS A GAY RAPPER’

F.D. Bordeaux (real name Alexander Xavier Harris) isn’t ashamed to call himself a gay rapper. In fact, he believes living out and proud is an ‘essential’ act of defiance in his industry. The 20-year-old rapper was born in Texas, then moved to New Jersey when he was seven. He now attends college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He…

YOUTH PASTOR POSTS HEARTBREAKING TRIBUTE AFTER GAY BOY’S SUICIDE

A youth pastor just posted a heartbreaking tribute to a 17-year-old boy who left him a suicide note. Youth Pastor Peter Delacroix discovered the suicide note in his emails sent from Max – one of the teens he peer counsels. But in the 10 minutes it took to rush to check on the boy, it was already…

LAITH ASHLEY BECOMES FIRST TRANS MODEL TO JOIN DRAG RACE PIT CREW

Laith Ashley has become the first trans male model to join the RuPaul’s Drag Race pit crew. The 28-year-old model is starring on the latest episode of season 10, titled Breastworld. In the mini-challenge, the queens play a bootylicious game of Pants Down Bottoms Up. It’s a pairs challenge that is guaranteed to get audiences…