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    A fag by any other name

    When we first started uberfag we wanted to find a name that took back the slur in a cheeky way. ‘Fag’ is still used around the world, tossed from car windows by straight boys on a dare (or with worse motives). Of course we also knew that in some parts of the world the word does have a double meaning, which does make for some funny conversations. More

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    The state of gay tv

    Gay TV channels have been around for many years now, but with gays reflected positively in mainstream television, is there much need for the speciality channels? The channels do have their place, but are they delivering enough shows to make it worth supporting? More

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    When Conservatives push for gay marriage we know the world has changed

    Equal marriage finally became a reality in the UK this week after months of debate in both houses of Parliament the bill passed and was signed into law by the Queen. However marriages won’t reportedly start until next year, once all the signs have been changed and new forms printed (or some similar excuse). More

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    Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff have split

    So while we didn’t even know Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff were together, we’re sorry to hear they’ve split. (Could be happy that they’re both now on the market but let’s be realistic, no chance!) The Heroes and Star Trek star was dating the Broadway/Westend/Glee performer for about a year and according to Perez Hilton, the breakup did not end well. More

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    Andrew Garfield would be okay with Spider-man being gay

    With geek love fest ComicCon in full swing there is lots of news for gay geeks. Last week Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield made positive comments in an interview about being open to Spider-Man being involved in a gay romance, but when asked at the Amazing Spider-Man 2 panel at ComicCon, he clarified that this isn’t likely to happen in a future instalment. More

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    Ender’s Game controversy not going away

    We reported last week of the controversy surrounding the upcoming release of the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game and the author’s intolerance toward gays. Now that the San Diego ComicCon has kicked off, and Harrison Ford appeared on the Ender’s Game panel, the troubles for the movie’s studio Lionsgate continue. More

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    Alan Turing to be pardoned but so should all convicted under anti-gay law

    Alan Turing, the British World War 2 codebreaker and mathematician who is considered the father of modern computer science may receive a post-humous pardon for his 1952 conviction of gross indecency if a private member’s bill is successful. Turning took his own like in 1954, poisoning himself with a cyanide laced apple after being subjected to “chemical castration”, following his conviction under the UK’s anti-homosexuality law.

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    Canadian actor and Glee star Cory Monteith dies

    After sharing the good news of Adam Lambert joining Glee only yesterday, it’s sad to hear that long-time Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. Monteith had been struggling with substance abuse and had checked into rehad in March, but there is no indication at this time from Vancouver Police that drugs were involved in his death. More

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    Boycott called for ‘Ender’s Game’ over author Orson Scott’s anti-gay views

    Queer geek organization Geeks Out has launched a project called “Skip Ender’s Game” calling for a boycott of the upcoming film due to the anti-gay views of author Orson Scott Card who penned the original novel. While the aim of the boycott is to prevent Card from earning more money from the movie to fuel his opposition to equal marriage and even the concept of homosexuality, the film’s distributor Lionsgate has extended the olive branch to Geeks Out. More

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