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The gender-bending artist claims being gay in Portugal landed him in prison.

May 22 2014 3:00 PM

'If you can’t work with gay people, you're gonna have a difficult time in Hollywood,' says the comedian.

May 20 2014 8:49 PM

With the season 6 winner crowned, alums from RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons past and present share the ways they say drag makes the world a more fierce place to live.

May 20 2014 1:50 AM

In a recent interview, Antonio Banderas sounded off on antigay bigots who claim LGBT people are 'sick,' and suggested homophobes are actually the ones with a 'mental problem.'

May 13 2014 1:22 PM

The Academy Award-winning screenwriter encouraged graduates to 'let your freaky differences shine' during a commencement speech he delivered at his alma mater, Pasadena City College.

May 12 2014 1:47 PM

Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in a new lawsuit filed in Hawaii on Wednesday.

April 17 2014 2:29 PM

Her show, The Fosters, was a winner at the GLAAD Media Awards, and Lopez says she owes that in part to her aunt.

April 13 2014 2:00 PM

Actress Laverne Cox was honored for advocacy on behalf of trans people.

April 13 2014 1:01 PM

From successful Drag Race auditions and meditation to beauty secrets and nail art, RuPaul and Michelle Visage spill the tee in the first episode of their new biweekly show.

April 09 2014 5:00 AM