Alison Bechdel wins coverted "genius grant"

Alison BechdelThe class of 2014 MacArthur Fellows has been announced which gives its list members $625,000 each to carry on their work. Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist and graphic memoirist, famous for the 'Bechdel Test' is one of the nine women to receive what some call the 'genius grant' to fund future projects in a way that suits them best.

Emma Watson: Feminism doesn't make me 'man-hating'

Emma WatsonEmma Watson has made a speech in her new (non-acting) role as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women. She's been a feminist since the tender age of 8 after being told she was 'too bossy' for wanting to direct a play: If boys were allowed to direct without question, then why wasn't she?

6 universities score full marks for gay-friendliness

bigstock group graduation of students l 136180791The Stonewall initiative to rate universities on how gay friendly they are for students has shown six to score full marks. It also shows a year on year growth in the sector that they are catering for more LGB students than ever before.

OITNB writer comes out

LaurenMorelliLEAD 0OITNB writer Lauren Morelli came out back in May this year. She realised, through working with the writers and cast of the show, that she didn't just prefer 'reading a book' to sex. She also had to tell her husband that she was gay. It's been an interesting story for the lady who wrote the scenes between Piper and Alex 'hearting' each other as they rekindled their romance in Season 1.

 

Former t.A.T.u star releases statement after bandmate's anti gay remarks

lena09smallAfter the highly controversial comments of her former bandmate Julia Volkova, Lena Katina decided that she needed to make her own views know. Taking to her Facebook page the singer made the statement:

Ireland's 'beauty pageant' winner comes out

MAria Rose TraleeThe winner of Ireland's oldest and most popular festival, the Rose of Tralee, has announced that she is gay. Maria Walsh won the 55 year old competition held in County Kerry, which claims to find the ultimate Irish woman, judged on beauty and talent.

 

Getting hitched after 72 years

couple-apNews outlets have been reporting on possibly the most romantic wedding of all time. And no it’s not the Royal Wedding again it’s the news of the lesbian couple, who after 72 years of being together, got hitched on the weekend.

Pretend 'lesbian' wouldn't accept son if he was gay

t-A-T-u-tatu-23149208-800-600Yulia Volkova, one half of faux lesbian pop duo t.A.T.u (pictured left) has revealed that her support for gay men is not all about love and let love.

In an interview on Russian TV, which was translated by YouTube video description, she answered that she would condemn her own son if her was gay "because I believe that a real man must be a real man."

Linda Perry & Sara Gilbert expecting again

sara-gilbert-linda-perry-apr-2012-giSara Gilbert announced last week that she is pregnant. The co-host confessed during the 'Face Your Fears' section of CBS show "The Talk" which returned to the air for it's fifth season. The former Roseanne actress' dare was to face her own fear of getting hurt and to lay down on a bed of nails and have a cinder block broken over her stomach.

Premier Inn goes 'Out' for Laces

Premier OutThe hotel chain, Premier Inn, has joined a growing number of brands pledging support for Stonewall's Laces campaign. The charity has sent rainbow coloured laces to every professional player in the UK, which includes youth and women’s teams, along with 650 MPs and leading political figures for this weekend (13th-14th September).

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