NYT writer says he was fired for observing Barry Diller is gay.
Roseanne reveals she is going blind: "My vision is closing in now."
Kanye does PAPER, says musicians are victims: "I’m tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That’s ridiculous. We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities. We’re the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract. Madonna is in her 50s and gave everything she had to go up on an award show and get choked by her cape."
Scientology demonstrates its new surveillance program.
John Travolta says he's "saved lives" with Scientology.
The Lyrid meteor shower is upon us, and here's how to see it: "The annual Lyrid meteor shower is active each year from about April 16 to 25. In 2015, the peak of this shower – which tends to come in a burst and usually lasts for less than a day – will fall on the mornings of April 22 or 23, with the nod going to the later date."
Thomas Roberts to be honored at GLAAD Awards.
Arkansas cities push back against anti-gay laws.
Star Wars creator George Lucas at war with his "millionaire" Lucasfilm neighbors after they rejected his attempts to sell land to developer for affordable housing: "Now, two years after that project stalled, Lucas has decided to build the affordable housing and pay for it all himself…The 224-unit affordable housing complex would go on Grady Ranch, where his once-planned studio expansion would have been, according to a plan being submitted to the Marin County Development Agency this week."
Andy Cohen strips down to a red set of trunks in Miami.
Alison Bechdel talks to NY mag about the 'Bechdel Test': “That, too, has been a very strange turn in my life. I feel sort of funny about that whole thing because it wasn’t like I said, ‘This is the Bechdel test, and now you must follow it.’ It somehow just got attached to me. I mean, I did write down the principles in a cartoon, but this younger generation of feminists and film-watchers has adopted it in this way that I think is pretty cool.” (image: Michael Rhode)
New York Attorney General's office opening investigation into whether Boy Scouts' employment practices discriminated against gays.
Hillary Clinton: 'I think it's worth noting that Republicans seem to be talking only about me.'
Laverne Cox prepared for her nude photo shoot with macaroni and cheese.
Quadruple rainbow spotted in NYC.
Former BP chief Lord Browne calls on companies to disclose how many LGBT people they employ: "Speaking with WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell at an Ogilvy-hosted event last night (20 April) Browne drew parallels between the progress the corporate sector has made in driving LGBT diversity and the ongoing gender inbalance."
Matt Bomer keeps his hat on (but little else) in new Magic Mike XXL poster.
Montana ghost town seeks application for caretaker, gets hundreds. “We got people asking about it from South Africa, from China, the United Kingdom, Germany and all over the country. There were more out-of-state people than Montanans calling.”
Gay Atlanta man's death in ventilation system of parking garage ruled an accident: "he Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled Josh Nicholson's Dec. 12 death an accident caused by injuries to his head from a ventilation system fan, according to Mark Guilbeau, a senior investigator with the medical examiner's office. Alcohol was also cited as a significant condition contributing to his death, Guilbeau said. No other drugs were detected in Nicholson's body, he said."
Drag Race queens join fight to save London gay bar The Mad Cap.
Gender and the battle for marriage equality: "Laws banning gay marriage are unconstitutional because they discriminate on the basis of gender. If same-sex marriage is forbidden, Anne is allowed to marry Bob, but Charles can't. Charles is denied the right to marry Bob, solely because Charles is a man. Denial of a legal right solely because of gender is the very essence of sex discrimination."