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Love, Simon star says film helped him to come out as gay

Love, Simon star says film helped him to come out as gay

The upcoming teen coming-out tale Love, Simon has a lot of buzz ahead of its Australian release, and one of its stars has his own story to tell. Actor Joey Pollari, star of American Crime and the US remake of The Inbetweeners, recently revealed in an interview with Advocate that working on the film helped him to come out […]

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Twenty years since Ellen declared “Yep, I’m Gay”

Twenty years since Ellen declared “Yep, I’m Gay”

This month it’s 20 years since comedian Ellen DeGeneres came out. The ground-breaking declaration saw Ellen appearing on the cover of TIME magazine and doing an interview on the Oprah Winfrey show. At the same time Ellen Morgan, the character DeGeneres played on her sitcom Ellen, also came out to her friends and colleagues. The […]

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Non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon questions gendered Emmy categories

Non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon questions gendered Emmy categories

Billions star Asia Kate Dillon has raised some concerns with Television Academy over the relevance of gendered categories at the Emmy Awards. The non-binary performer has starred in Orange In The New Black, and is currently starring opposite Paul Giamatti as televisions first non-binary character Taylor Mason on Billions. Now nominated for an Emmy Award for their performance, Variety […]

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Janelle Monae says Ellen show has dumped Kim Burrell for homophobic rant

Janelle Monae says Ellen show has dumped Kim Burrell for homophobic rant

Singer Janelle Monae has told TMZ that gospel singer Kim Burrell is no longer going to be a guest on the Ellen program. Monae distanced herself from the controversial performer saying that she herself was a huge advocate for “the other’ and “didn’t stand for any hate speech.” Gospel singer Burrell was scheduled to perform a […]

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Ellen DeGeneres honoured with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is one of a number of high profile Americans to be awarded the nation’s highest civilian honour in a ceremony last week. DeGeneres was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, who thanked the out comedian for inspiring the nation “one joke and one […]

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Pink releases video for ‘Just Like Fire’

Pink releases video for ‘Just Like Fire’

Pink is back after a long break with a new tune. ‘Just like Fire‘ is from the upcoming Disney movie ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’. The video sees the musician showing off her trademark aerial work, hanging out at home and swinging around the room. Pink appeared on the Ellen show last week and chatted […]

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November Film Reviews

November Film Reviews

Looking for something to do to avoid the summery heat? Resident film buff Lezly Herbert has checked out the latest films so that you don’t have to. Peruse her reviews of gay rights biopic Freeheld, documentary He Named Me Malala and new Australian film The Dressmaker below. Freeheld  (M) Directed by Peter Sollett The powerful story […]

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Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire’ Comes Out

Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire’ Comes Out

Jussie Smollett is an actor best known for playing aspiring musician Jamal Lyon in the TV series ‘Empire’, which follows the story of hip hop and entertainment company ‘Empire Enterprises’ and its founding family. Smollett’s sexuality has been subject to public speculation since it was revealed his character on ‘Empire’ is gay. His portrayal of […]

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Sheppard Are Going International

Sheppard Are Going International

Brisbane band Sheppard have been going from strength to strength as their songs ‘Let Me Down Easy’ and ‘Geronimo’ gain popularity worldwide. They’ve been nominated for seven ARIAs, giving them the second highest number of nominations for 2014. OUTinPerth last caught up with frontman George Sheppard in July after the band supported Keith Urban on […]

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Ellen Boycotts Hotels over Brunei Gay Stoning Law

Ellen Boycotts Hotels over Brunei Gay Stoning Law

Ellen Degeneres has backed the boycott of a series of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei due to the country’s proposed new penal code, which includes death by stoning for a number of acts including same sex sexual activity. The Dorchester Collection hotel chain has seen a number of high profile boycotts over the […]

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