'Tired Of Hiding,' Ellen Page Reveals She's Gay

February 15th, 2014 7:47am EST
'Tired Of Hiding,' Ellen Page Reveals She's Gay
After years of rumors about her sexuality, Ellen Page has revealed she's gay. The actress came out during the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive event in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday.

Page, who is known for films such as "Juno," "Whip It," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "Inception," hopes her revelation will help other people in similar circumstances.

She told the crowd: "I'm here today because I'm gay. And because maybe I can make a difference - to help others have an easier and more hopeful time.

"Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I also do ...

M.K. Nobilette Becomes The First Openly-Gay ‘American Idol’ Contestant

February 13th, 2014 7:03pm EST
American Idol
20 year-old M.K. Nobilette did something no other American Idol contestant has done before when she revealed she was gay on-air.

American Idol has had gay contestants before, such as Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert, but they all revealed their sexuality after their respective seasons ended. Either that, or any talk of their sexuality was pulled from episodes prior to air.

The revelation came when Nobilette was being interviewed by the judges for a possible spot in the Top 30. While talking about not fitting in, she said, "I’m very obviously gay, and there are always gonna be people in Ameri...

t.A.T.u. Headlining Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Party

February 6th, 2014 2:40pm EST
Former lipstick lesbians singers t.A.T.u. will perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Friday.

Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova will sing their international hit Never Gonna Get Us as the Russian team enters the arena hosting the launch party.

The two singers were teenagers when they shot to fame in the early 2000s after representing Russia at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest.

The Russian pop duo are an odd performance choice for organizers considering Russian officials passed anti-gay propaganda legislation last year. Katina and Volkova, who are both heterosex...

Colombian Politician Blasts Shakira For 'Promoting Lesbianism' In New Video Featuring Rihanna

February 5th, 2014 11:02pm EST
Shakira has come under fire from a politician in her native Colombia for putting out possibly the hottest music video ever.

Rihanna, who duets with the hip-shaking singer on her latest single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," also stars in the video for the song, and the two singers get pretty steamy while rolling around together in some sexy lingerie.

Politician Marco Fidel Ramirez has called on Colombia's National Television Authority to ban the video from airplay on the country's networks.

"Our Shakira with her erotic video is promoting tobacco usage and has become the worst example fo...

After 18 Years, Boy George To Release First Studio Album

January 24th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Boy George
Former Culture Club singer Boy George is set to release his first studio album in 18 years after spending the last decade battling addiction issues and making a name for himself as a house DJ.

The gay icon, real name George O'Dowd, has teamed up with top producers Youth and Richie Stevens and Texas guitarist Ally McErlaine for tracks on This Is What I Do.

And there's a new collaboration with fellow club sensation DJ Yoda, who worked with George in 2012 for the dance floor hit Happy.

Boy George proclaims the album will have a very 1970s vibe: "I wanted to make a baggy album, not overpr...

Lance Bass Feared For His Life During Russian Cosmonaut Training

January 21st, 2014 1:05pm EST
Lance Bass
Lance Bass feared he would be killed because of his sexuality while training as an astronaut in Russia.

Former 'N Sync star 'came out' as gay in 2006, but he was still hiding his sexuality from the world when he spent three months at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia in 2002.

During his time in the country, which is at the center of controversy for its anti-gay propaganda legislation, Bass recalls learning firsthand of many Russians' negative opinions of the gay community.

The 34-year-old singer tells website, "I was so scared the whole entire time that...

Julia Roberts Talks About Her Role In HBO's 'The Normal Heart'

January 10th, 2014 8:47am EST
Julia Roberts
The cast of HBO’s upcoming movie The Normal Heart met the Television Critics Association on Thursday. Based on the play by Larry Kramer, it tells the story of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic from the point of view Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo), a gay activist raising awareness about the then unknown disease afflicting, at that time, predominantly gay men. Roberts plays Dr. Emma Brookner, a polio survivor fighting for the medical community to study this disease. 

Roberts initially thought she couldn’t play Brookner, until director Ryan Murphy, with whom she worked on Eat Pray Love, convinced ...

Evander Holyfield Reprimanded By TV Executives Over His 'Fixing Homosexuals' Comments

January 6th, 2014 11:25am EST
Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield has been warned by TV bosses after he made homophobic remarks on U.K. reality show Celebrity Big Brother.

On Friday night, the boxing legend entered the house to huge cheers, however is already facing a backlash after he suggested homosexuality could be "fixed" by a doctor.

In a conversation with fellow housemate Luisa Zissman about openly gay stars in sport, he replied, "But that ain't normal."

Zissman, who found fame on another British reality TV show, The Apprentice, added, "That's just the way some people are born."

The former world heavyweight champion then in...

Celebrities Who Came Out Of The Closet In 2013

December 31st, 2013 3:03pm EST
Jason Collins
2013 saw several notable celebrities reveal their sexuality, including the first professional athlete to reveal he is gay while still an active player. Here are the celebrities who came out in 2013:

NBA player Jason Collins came out in a cover story in Sports Illustrated during the spring, making him the first major league professional athlete to do so while still active in his sport. While there was a positive response to the story from his fellow athletes, Collins has not played basketball since and is currently a free agent.

Jodie Foster revealed she is gay during the Golden Glob...

Robin Roberts Reveals She's Gay

December 29th, 2013 8:03pm EST
Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts has revealed she has a long-term relationship with another woman in a recent Facebook post.

In a post celebrating the anniversary since her 100-day milestone post-transplant for bone marrow to combat her myelodysplastic syndrome, Robert thanked her “long time girlfriend, Amber.”

She writes, “Flashback 12/29/12....Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today..when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant...and KJ [her dog] was finally allowed to come back home. Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you: "If you are depressed, you are living in the pa...