Last updated on August 10th, 2021 at 07:36 pm
Gay Star News is a British news website focused on events related to and concerning the global LGBTI community. The site reports breaking news in international politics, religion, business, crime, entertainment, and lifestyle, presenting the information without offering analyses or opinions on events and interviews. The site also features interviews with members of the LGBT community.
Funded by / Ownership
Iconic Labs owns Gay Star News (not disclosed). Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Gay Star News publishes news and opinion content for the LGBTI community. Articles and headlines often contain loaded emotional language such as this Violence against LGBT+ activists has soared around the world during coronavirus, and 26,000 homophobes sign a petition against Cadbury’s creme egg advert. Other stories offer questionable content, such as straight men becoming gay Straight guy worries he’s being homophobic to gay roommate, realizes he’s fallen in love with him. This may have happened, but there is not one supporting link to confirm this.
Editorially, Gay Star News has a left-wing political affiliation based on support for LGBTI rights and negative views of conservatives.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate Gay Star News Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor a progressive liberal perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a lack of transparency with ownership. (D. Van Zandt 8/24/2017) Updated (8/10/2021)