ABC Family’s “The Fosters” delivered the youngest gay kiss in TV history when junior-high boyfriends Jude Foster (played by Hayden Byerly) and Connor Stevens (Gavin Macintosh) tenderly locked lips in Jude’s bedroom. Jonnor would later go on to attend an LGBT prom and share a slow dance. Outside of the show, Gavin and Hayden have attended numerous LGBT events and have been outspoken advocates for the LGBT community.
The English TV series “Cucumber” had a side story exploring how far straight(ish) boys will go to monetize social media by appealing to gay men when Adam Whitaker (played by Ceallach Spellman) and friend Tomasz (Matthew Bailey) stripped down and lip-synced homoerotically to Katie Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” – finishing up with a passionate kiss of their own.
Nick Jonas reignited his solo career with a new, self-titled album and series of racy photoshoots that had him performing on nearly every awards show and at numerous pop festivals over the course of the year. He also continues to reprise his role as the sexually confused MMA fighter Nate Kulina on DirecTV’s “Kingdom,” and had a recurring role as Boone Clemens in the first season of Fox’s “Scream Queens.”
17-year-old model Lucky Blue Smith came out of seemingly nowhere to become modeling’s IT boy. Whether it was walking the runway for some of the top design houses or his own spreads in high-end fashion magazines, it was impossible to escape the platinum-haired bombshell.
Cody Christian joined the cast of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” for Season 5 as the unbelievably hot but thoroughly evil Theo Raeken, testing how much fans could love and hate a character at the same time. He also continued to reprise his role as Mike Montgomery on ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars,” even getting his shirt off to expose a sweaty, adonis-like torso (a feat he repeats multiple times on “Teen Wolf,” as well).
Mateus Ward delivered a nuanced and frightening performance as a teenage mass-murderer in TNT’s “Murder in the First,” absolutely carrying every one of his limited scenes.
British Olympic diver Tom Daley proposed to boyfriend and American gay-rights activist Dustin Lance Black.
And last but not least, Troye Sivan had a break-out year with his first studio album and his first of many concert tours to come. “Blue Neighborhood” debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard charts in his native Australia and at No. 7 in the U.S. (One Direction was in the eighth spot that week). His video trilogy of songs from “Blue Neighborhood” present a haunting tale of young gay love and loss in a not always accepting society.
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Sophia develops a crush on Jude when they meet again during the Father’s Day episode. Connor also attends with his father, and is happy his dad is starting to warm up to the idea of his only child being gay. Jude has yet to officially announce his sexuality to anyone, including his boyfriend. He and Sophia begin to talk and Sophia takes a liking to Jude, even though Callie may or may not have dropped the news that Jude is with a boy.
Connor not knowing this at all, sees Jude and Sophia hitting it off from afar and becomes distraught but isn’t vocal about it. Adam sensing his son is misinterpreting the situation because he was near Sophia and Jude, sits next to Connor and has a heart to heart conversation. He finally sees where and who the real Connor is, and that he was just doing what he did before to make him happy.
Adam feels remorse for what he put his son through and they have a private moment where Adam breaks down yet again on screen. Father and son begin to make amends as Adam realizes just how much his son cares for Jude, and how emotional he became over what he saw from afar. And understands how true Lena’s words were when she came to talk to him at the hospital several weeks earlier.
Connor meanwhile realizes that this is how Jude felt like all those times he was with Daria or wanted to hang out with Daria instead of him.
California authorities have positively identified the remains of a Hollywood studio executive who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 2012, officials said on Wednesday. Hikers near Palmdale, some 60 miles north of Los Angeles, discovered human remains on Oct. 26 which were later identified as those of 20th Century Fox film distribution executive Gavin Smith, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Nicole Nishida.