Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out

Kieron Richardson said he could understand why it is hard for gay footballers to come out Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments

Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.

Speaking on Gaydio earlier in the week, Richardson, who plays Ste Hay on the soap, said he was besieged with messages after he was mixed up with Kieron Richardson, a footballer who last week signed with Aston Villa.

He elaborated on the nature of the messages he received, saying some were death threats, and said based on that he can understand why it might be difficult for sportsmen to come out.

“It was like ‘You can’t play football you f

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Fox News reporter mocks Pride-goers: ‘Are you sure you don’t like girls?’

Email 10th July 2014, 6:49 PM Joseph Patrick McCormick, PinkNews.co.uk Share on WhatsApp 6 reader comments

A presenter on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News programme ‘The O’Reilly Factor’, mocked revellers at San Francisco Pride, asking men if they are “sure they don’t like girls.”

Jesse Watters, a presenter with the show, is seen mocking revellers at the event in a segment which aired almost two-weeks after pride took place.

He asks one man, dressed in a flamboyant costume “are you out of the closet?”, and goes on to ask another: “Are you sure you don’t like girls?”

Speaking to a state Assembly Member, he says his “pants are a little tight”.

O’Reilly made an apology last year, after he suggested there was a link between homosexuality and paedophilia.

O’Reilly has changed his stance on same-sex marriage several times, last March claiming there were

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US: Gay couples assert that anti-gay marriage arguments ‘don’t hold water’ in court filing

The couples argue that the reasons for not supporting same-sex marriage don’t make sense Share on WhatsApp 1 reader comment

Arguments against recognising the marriage of some 300 married same-sex couples in Michigan “don’t hold water”, a court filing argues.

Not long after a judge declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional in March, an appeals court issued a stay against the ruling.

Ruling since, US District Judge Bernard Friedman suggested that upholding a ban on same-sex marriage would be unfair to the children of gay couples, and said it was unconstitutional.

However, clerks in Michigan were then told to cease issuing marriage licenses to hundreds of same-sex couples after a motion of stay once more temporarily reinstated the ban.

Eight couples have now filed a motion stating that arguments against same-sex marriage were not valid.

“Defendants’ response boils down to three points. First, the Sixth Circuit made them do it. Second, plaintiffs don’t have it that bad. Third, plaintiffs brought this on themselves by getting married in the first place. None of these responses holds water,” lawyers for the eight couples wrote.

Governor Rick Snyder, has said the some 300 marriages were

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‘Don’t Sneak’: A Dad’s Unexpected Advice To His Gay Son In The ’50s

StoryCorps is marking the anniversary of a pivotal moment for gay rights, the 1969 Stonewall riots. Forty-five years ago, on June 27, gay protesters clashed with police in New York. Now, StoryCorps is launching an initiative to preserve the stories of LGBT people called “OutLoud.”

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Sam Smith: If you want to be equal, don’t make your sexuality an issue

Sam Smith had previously alluded to his sexuality in a music video 30 reader comments

Singer Sam Smith has advised people not to make their sexuality “an issue” if they want to be treated normally.

The singer, who revealed last month that his album was written about a man he had fallen in love with, told the Jim & Kate Morning Show that people need to “act” equal if they want equal rights.

He said: “I would say just be yourself. Don’t make it an issue. Let’s make it a normality.

“To make it equal, we need to act equal. Everyone just needs to focus on themselves as individuals and do what makes them happy, and be brave.”

He joked: “Listen to my record, it might help you.”

Earlier this month, Adam Lambert said that Smith was “struggling” with attention after his coming out.

He said: “Sam

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