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Gays in Space!

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Jon Carmichael wants to be the first out gay man to go to outer space. And actor George Takei, who famously played Sulu on Star Trek, is trying to help him get there. Carmichael wants to be part of the first all-civilian mission to space, Inspiration 4. The ship will have four crew members. The crew is being selected currently based on qualifying characteristics. Jared Isaacman, a jet pilot who founded a payment processing and e-commerce company and bankrolled the adventure, will be the flight commander. Hayley Arceneaux, representing “Hope,” is a childhood cancer survivor who now works at St. … Read more

FILM: Fantastic Beasts 2 Director: Dumbledore is Not Out, But It’s Clear He Is Gay

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The director of the latest instalment in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise has admitted that while Professor Dumbledore is not ‘out’ in the film, it’s ‘clear’ he is gay. David Yates made the revelations in the November issue of Empire magazine. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald follows on from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set for release on 16 November, the Crimes of Grindelwald is part of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter universe. The Fantastic Beasts series is set decades before the Potter books and follows magizoologist, Newt Scamander, on his adventures around New York. In 2007, … Read more

TV: Teen Wolf’s Jackson Comes Back, and Comes Out

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During Jackson’s two seasons on MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” it was clear that he had a lot of issues. The jock was often angry and violent, and now we know at least part of why he was so unhappy. It seems Jackson was in the closet. The character, played by actor Colton Haynes, has been doing well in London. A new sneak-peek video from “Teen Wolf” Season 6 shows that Jackson is apparently living with his boyfriend, Ethan (Charlie Carver). The American werewolves connected while across the pond and have been dating long enough to celebrate an anniversary. “We’re an odd … Read more

Heroes Actor Thomas Dekker Comes Out

Thomas Dekker

You may remember that Dekker’s Heroes character was slated to be gay on the show, but Dekker’s agents at the time objected. Thomas Dekker, who played Zach on the TV series Heroes, has come out as gay after he said he was outed by “a prominent gay man” in an awards acceptance speech. Wrote Dekker on Instagram: My sexual orientation once again came into question this week when a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to “out” me. While he did not mention me by name, the explicit details of his reference made it easy for the public … Read more

PEOPLE: Star of The Walking Dead Comes Out

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A star of The Walking Dead has come out as gay. Daniel Newman, who has also appeared in The Vampire Diaries and Sex and the City, has addressed fans in a touching video message after deciding to be open about his sexuality after being mistaken as straight by a young LGBTI person. He had been volunteering at a homeless shelter for queer youth and was asked why he wasn’t out in public when he ‘could reach so many people’. ‘It hit me like a gut-punch,’ Newman said. ‘It felt like someone had knocked the wind out of me. I realized … Read more