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Tom Ford Marries His Partner Of 27 Years

"We are now married"

Fashion designer Tom Ford appeared at an in-store event at the Regent Street Apple Store in England last night and he broke the happy news that he and his longtime partner of 27 years, Richard Buckley, went and got themselves married! Altho he didn’t go into great detail about his nuptials, Ford did reveal that the couple were married recently in New York City. Click below to learn more about Tom and Richard‘s happy, happy news. More »

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Beyoncé Covers ‘Out’ Magazine’s Annual ‘Power’ Issue

#BeyOut

Beyoncé — the most powerful popstar in the world … one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, actually — is featured on the cover and in the pages of Out magazine’s annual Power issue. Citing the poised and commanding Mrs. Carter for her ability to buck the traditional model for releasing new music in such a way that she defined a new model for releasing new music when she dropped her surprise album Beyoncé last December without warning or promotion, Out has decided that she is the only person who could grace this year’s Power issue. Click thru the gallery presented here to see Bey‘s photospread in Out, photographed by Santiago & Mauricio and then click below to read some excerpts from her Out coverstory feature. More »

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Watch: British Diver Tom Daley Happily Comes Out As Gay

Clarification
I am a gay man now

Back in December, 19-year old British diver Tom Daley announced to the world that he is in a same-sex relationship with a man even tho he said that he “still fancied girls”. Since that time, it became clear that Tom is dating 39-year old Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Last night, on a British TV show called Celebrity Juice, Tom openly clarified his sexuality and now says that he is a gay man (no more fancying girls, I would imagine). I love that Tom is being so open about his sexuality because he is looked up to by so many people around the world. That he is so comfortable talking about his truth might inspire others to be as truthful themselves. I had a feeling that Tom was really telling us that he is gay (not bisexual) when he made his announcement last December, I’m just glad to see that he is finally OK with truly embracing who he is.

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Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry Got Hitched!

Congrats!!

We first heard back in late 2011 that actress/talk show host Sara Gilbert started dating singer/songwriter Linda Perry, then the pair got engaged last Spring. Today we learn that the happy couple went and got themselves married! Sara‘s co-hosts broke the news during today’s episode of her daytime talk show The Talk and informed the world that she and Linda got hitched! Yay for marriage equality!! More »

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Miranda Kerr Says ‘Never Say Never’ To A Possible Sexual Relationship With A Woman

"I want to explore"

Miranda Kerr is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of British GQ magazine and in her coverstory interview, she opens up quite a bit about her sexuality … which is especially interesting in the wake of her break up with Orlando Bloom. Miranda tells GQ that she loves and appreciates the female form and is interested in “exploring” her options in terms of her sexuality. While she does make clear that she says she “needs a man in the bedroom”, she also makes very clear that she would “never say never” to the possibility of exploring her options with women in the bedroom. Well, OK then. More »

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The First Same-Sex Couples Begin To Marry In Michigan

Historic

Yesterday we learned the amazing news that a US district court judge in Michigan struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and did so without issuing a stay in the decision pending appeal … which means as soon as county clerk offices opened for business today, same-sex couples were able to apply for marriage licenses and get hitched! Couples lined up early today to be among the first same-sex couples to get married in Michigan, including the state’s FIRST same-sex married couple Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar — a couple that have been together for 27 years!!! At long last, marriage equality has come to the state of Michigan!! Click below to see photos of 3 of the first same-sex couples to marry in Michigan and learn more about this very exciting morning in Michigan :) More »

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A Judge Rules That Michigan’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Wooot!!!!!

In just the first 3 months of 2014, state bands on same-sex marriage have been struck down by federal judges as unconstitutional in Oklahoma, Virginia and Texas. Last month we learned that the push for marriage equality got underway in Michigan and today we learn that a judge has also struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. Unlike the cases in other states where the rulings on same-sex marriage have been stayed while the matter goes through the appeals process, the ruling judge in Michigan has decided NOT to stay his decision … which means, essentially, that Michigan can enjoy marriage equality now. Wow. This is such great news! Not only has another state joined the growing number of states in the US that enjoy marriage equality (Michigan is now the 18th state were same-sex couples can marry, barring a stay in the decision) but because Michigan is my home state, today’s ruling holds special significance. More »

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Chick-Fil-A Founder Dan Cathy Regrets Speaking Out Against Gay Marriage

"Every leader goes through different phases of ... development"

Once upon a time, I was a big fan of the Chick-Fil-A chain of restaurants. My love for their food began when I loved to Oklahoma City, OK to attend college at the University Of Oklahoma many moons ago. Over the years, I would blog about my love for CFA and I got REALLY excited when I learned that a Chick-Fil-A restaurant would be opening in Hollywood, CA. Then CFA founder Dan Cathy started talking openly about his homophobia and it was widely reported that the company routinely donated to anti-gay groups seeking to ban same-sex marriage (among other things). I decided then and there that CFA wouldn’t get another penny from me. Folks staged protests at CFA restaurants around the country and business suffered. That was 2 years ago. Today, we hear from Cathy that he has had a change of heart regarding his open anti-gay views. While he maintains that he still remains true to his religious beliefs, he plans to no longer speak out against gays, gay marriage, gay rights, etc. HMMM. Does this mean that it’s OK to eat at Chick-Fil-A again? More »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kristian Nairn Comes Out As Gay

"I’ve been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview"

Earlier today we saw Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn (who plays Hodor in the series) and his fellow co-stars on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Right now, tho, we learn that Nairn has got a bit of personal news to share with the world. In a new interview with the GoT fansite WinterIsComing.net, Kristian comes out as a gay man. Over the course of his chat with the site, Nairn very casually reveals his sexual orientation in the most non-dramatic way possible … which I love! Hodor is gay, y’all! More »

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Watch: HBO Releases A Teaser For Their Adaptation Of ‘The Normal Heart’

Premieres May 25
"There's a crisis in our community right now"

HBO‘s much anticipated TV movie adaptation of the Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart will premiere on Sunday May 25 but today we get our first look at the film in a just-released teaser trailer. The Normal Heart tells the tales of the early days of the AIDS epidemic in NYC in the early 1980s and as you can see in the video above, it looks like it’s going to be a really emotional film. Sadly, I’ve never had the opportunity to see The Normal Heart performed on the stage so I am very much looking forward to the release of this film. The Normal Heart was directed by Ryan Murphy and it stars big names like Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons. Check out this trailer and get a taste of what’s to come.

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