NBA PLAYER WANTS RAINBOW JERSEYS TO HELP BRING LGBTQ INTO SPORTS

Detroit Pistons player Reggie Bullock has a new idea for the NBA — rainbow jerseys. Yesterday afternoon (22 April), he tweeted about a dream he had. ‘Just woke up out a dream and thought about playing in a rainbow colored jersey to incorportate #LGBTQ into sports,’ he wrote. Then he tagged the NBA itself: ‘Help…

WATCH: LENA WAITHE ADVOCATES FOR UNITY AMONG LGBTI PEOPLE

Actress Lena Waithe (best known for her role on Netflix’s Master of None) won a GLAAD Media Award on 12 April. The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards featured a kiss that social media went crazy for. But also, Waithe gave an empowering speech about the need for LGBTI unity during these trying times. Waithe was honored with the award…

THIS BARBADOS POLITICIAN SAYS LGBTIs STIGMATIZE STRAIGHT PEOPLE

Just moments after a driver almost ran me over and shouted abuse at me the other day, I read a bizarre article on GSN about my home country, Barbados. It was about a straight government minister here stating he felt marginalised and stigmatised by LGBTI people’s calls for equality. To contextualise – Barbados still makes…

THIS FILM SUMS UP THE HIDDEN MEANING OF GRINDR MESSAGES EVERYWHERE

How many times have you typed a witty and intelligent reply on Grindr – only to delete everything and type: ‘Top or Bottom?’ The way we portray ourselves online can often differ from the way we really are. But that can have consequences beyond just our own sexual health and mental health – it can…

IS SHANGELA PLAYING LADY GAGA’S DRAG MOTHER IN A STAR IS BORN?

Even though she missed out on the All Stars 3 crown last week, Shangela’s career is doing just fine, she’ll soon be on the big screen with Lady Gaga. The RuPaul’s Drag Race queen has dropped some hints about her role in the upcoming film A Star is Born. Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga,…

LOVE, SIMON STAR KEIYNAN LONSDALE TALKES COMING OUT ON SET

Actor Keiynan Lonsdale has spoken about coming out to his Love, Simon co-stars and crew. Lonsdale stars in the romcom as school jock Abraham Greenfeld, otherwise known as Bram. The 27-year-old came out as LGBTI in May 2017, a few weeks after filming for Love, Simon finished. He explained to HuffPost:  ‘Timing is a very funny thing….

READ BARRY JENKINS’ OSCAR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH HE NEVER GOT TO GIVE

While in attendance as a keynote speaker at festival South by Southwest (SXSW), filmmaker Barry Jenkins surprised audiences when he read the Oscar acceptance he never got to give. Jenkins’ groundbreaking film Moonlight won Best Picture at least year’s Academy Awards — but not before Faye Dunaway mistakenly read La La Land first. It mean the Moonlight…

QUEER EYE’S KARAMO WANTS TO SEE SHOW HELP WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE

The biggest different between Queer Eye and its original, it’s there’s no ‘For The Straight Guy’ anymore. This was explored in the Netflix reboot’s stand-out episode, when the Fab 5 helped AJ who struggled with coming out to his step-mom. In an exclusive interview with Gay Star News, one of the Fab 5 is hoping…

THIS GAY ARTIST’S OUT & PROUD MUSIC IS WHAT WE NEED MORE OF

Singer-songwriter Matt Palmer is getting ready to release his latest project: Get Lost, a visual EP. The ambitious venture includes seven full-length music videos. Five have already been released — watch them here, starting with the first, Solo Act. All of his videos reflect his authentic life as an openly gay black man. In his third…