Newly-appointed junior Northern Ireland minister Andrew Murrison has said that a bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage must comply with discrimination laws. ...

Looks like famed polymath James Franco has found the one thing he can’t do: get Stephen Colbert to break character. While Stephen Colbert the comedian is moving on in 2015 to take over “The Late Show” from David Letterman, Stephen Colbert the host of “The Colbert Report” is doing no such thing because he’s already won television. Watch the interview from Thursday’s “Report” and stick around until the end for Franco’s valiant effort to take a peek at the man behind the conservative-pundit...

It seems Kim Kardashian is missing her Punta Mita getaway, and posting nostalgic photos to Instagram to try to relive the memories. Continuing her recent streak of swimsuit-clad self portraits, the star shared three throwback photos in which she wears a beige string bikini and holds her adorable daughter, North West. “TBT Mexico,” Kardashian captioned the above snapshot. The trip seems to have been a success for the family, with Kim getting in lots of sun time, and North taking her first swimming lessons — and her...

You’re probably not this close with your coworkers. Heidi Klum and fellow “Project Runway” judge Zac Posen seem really comfortable with each other, judging from the sexy Instagram photo Klum shared July 31. In the shot, Klum is in nothing but her underwear as Posen covers her bare breasts with his hand: The 41-year-old wrote, “@zacposen I need something to wear for tonight’s @projectrunway @lifetimetv.” NSFW, unless you’re Heidi Klum. Aside from her standard bikini photos, the supermodel recently...

Once upon a time, Bear Bergman was reading to his four-year-old son Stanley before bed. His husband had ordered a big new stack of books that included queer characters. As they read through each book, Bergman realized that every single one contained extended descriptions of bullying, which weren’t that fun for Stanley to hear. ...

Woody Allen is responding to accusations that he won’t hire black actors. The director was speaking with the New York Observer’s Roger Friedman when they broached subject of his casting decisions. Ahead of the April debut of Allen’s play about Harlem’s Cotton Club, “Bullets Over Broadway,” the New York Daily News claimed “Allen specifically requested there be no black gangsters in his musical,” citing an anonymous source. Allen’s rep told the Daily News his priority is casting “the...

Activists have celebrated a court ruling invalidating Uganda’s anti-gay law. ...

Ever since her “Lizzie McGuire” days, Hilary Duff has been one of the most relatable stars around — and in an interview with Billboard this week, the star maintained that level-headedness while opening up about the recent struggles in her marriage. “I’m separated from my husband right now, which has been a very difficult thing to go through,” the 26-year-old told the magazine’s Pop Shop podcast of her relationship with estranged husband Mike Comrie on Thursday, July 31. “But we have a lot...

For Adam Lambert, touring the world with Queen is both “the summer gig of a lifetime” and a bona fide, full-circle career milestone. The 32-year-old pop star came into the national spotlight after crooning the legendary rock band’s seminal hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” as his audition for the eighth season of “American Idol” in 2009, and quickly became a fan favorite. Although he ended up as that season’s runner-up, Lambert has continued to channel the vigor and vim of Queen’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury,...

Don Jones, the Miami Dolphins player sent to sensitivity training about a homophobic tweet about Michael Sam’s televised gay kiss, has said he is happy that the experience has taught him more about respect and tolerance. ...

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Friday for your queer news round-up in this regular feature titled “QueerView.” Woman Responds To Cosmo’s ’28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions’ Jenny Block joins HuffPost Live to respond to Cosmo’s “28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions” article. Study Finds America’s ‘Gayborhoods’ Are Becoming Less Queer New research from...

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(editorial) – The number one question in my Facebook inbox is, “Where have you been?” I’m here, living life. I’m just not on Facebook (nowhere nearly) as much as I used to be. As a mater of fact, it seems I’m not the only one. Facebook usage in the US is declining since last year, and static in the U.K. I used to visit my Facebook account several times a day, 7 days a week. Now, I visit my personal Facebook account maybe once a week at the most. Why the shift and why are many users feeling the same way? I can’t speak...

Anal sex porn is more popular in Russia than it is in any other country, according to Pornhub. ...

In the magical world of Harry Potter, witches and wizards can fly on broomsticks, become invisible, and make things levitate. Wingardium leviosa! What if we could wave a wand to end bigotry? That’s still a bit of a stretch at this point, but new research suggests that Harry Potter may be able to work some real-world magic along these lines. It suggests that reading Harry Potter books may curb intolerance of gay people and immigrants. “Harry Potter empathizes with characters from stigmatized categories, tries to understand...