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36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud

July 9th, 2014 8:00am EDT
36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud
For so many years, celebrities had to hide their sexuality. Afraid of not getting work or keeping the jobs they already had, so many men and women of music, television and movies lived closeted and non-authentic lives. Today, these talented individuals use their sexuality not only as a platform for truth, but also as a way to assist other young people to be true to themselves and not live a life in fear. Some may surprise you, others are well-known to the LGBT community. Their stories instill hope that sexuality will become less of an issue then living an inspired life.

1. Ellen DeGene...
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14 Celebrities Who Probably Shouldn't Have Kids

March 13th, 2013 7:01pm EDT
Michelle Bombshell McGee
Which celebrities would probably make horrible parents?

Here's our latest list of stars who aren't exactly good role models for kids now, so having their own probably isn't a good idea.

Some made the list based on their appearances (scary), trouble with the law, inability to keep their bedroom door closed, mental issues or just being too into themselves.

Our first list included such *ahem* stars as Snooki, who had just given birth to her first child, Lindsay Lohan, and two stars who are now expecting their first child together -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

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Chaz Bono To Mentor Transgender Teen On 'Degrassi'

June 29th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono is making an appearance on hit Canadian teen drama "Degrassi." Bono traveled to Toronto this week for what he called "a little acting job," and he has now revealed he'll star in an upcoming episode of the 12th season.

He wrote on Twitter, "I can finally say the reason I'm in Toronto is to film an episode of Degrassi."

Bono will play a talent show judge on the program and offers support and advice to the show's transgender teen character, Adam.

Cher's son says the project was of great personal importance to him. "There are a lot of trans kids and teens and to have representatio...
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Chaz Bono Says Sex Change Had 'Nothing To Do With' Break-Up

June 8th, 2012 9:32am EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's son Chaz Bono has opened up about his broken engagement, insisting his sex change wasn't to blame for the split.

The transgender reality TV star proposed to Jennifer Elia in 2009, but he put his wedding plans on hold to undergo surgery to complete the gender reassignment process. Bono called off his engagement last year but he is adamant the operation played no part in ending his six-year romance with Elia.

He tells CNN newsman Piers Morgan, "Ultimately, the reasons why we split up had really nothing to do with that (sex change). It was (down to) issues that we were dealing with...
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Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel Reveals He's Transgender, Transitioning To Be A Woman

May 9th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Tom Gabel from Against Me
Against Me! rocker Tom Gabel has revealed some shocking news - he has dealt with gender dysphoria privately for years and he's transitioning to become a woman.

The singer, 31, tells Rolling Stone he is making the change from male to female by taking hormones and having electrolysis treatments. He wants change his name to Laura Jane Grace.

He plans to remain married to wife Heather. Gabel explains, "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news. But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

Up until this point the singer only revealed his plans to a few...
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GLAAD Honors Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, 'Modern Family' & More

April 23rd, 2012 10:24am EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher stunned her transgender son Chaz Bono by presenting him with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The pop superstar joined Bono's stepmother Mary Bono Mack at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on Sunday and honored the gay rights activist, stating, "I'm here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know. The other day I was having a big meltdown (like you do) and Chaz said, 'Are you going to come to the (event),' and I went, 'Chaz, you know, I'm not doing well right now'.

"He texted me and said, 'I turned into a very understanding, smart man and...
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GLAAD To Honor Chaz Bono With Equality Award

April 10th, 2012 12:12pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono is to be honored with a special award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for his work in promoting equality.

Bono, who was born a woman, became the first transgender contestant on TV talent show Dancing With The Stars last year, earning the series the Outstanding Reality Program trophy at the GLAAD prizegiving in New York last month .

He will now be honored with a special accolade in his own right after GLAAD bosses named him the recipient of the organization's Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

's Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Chaz has opened...
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Lady Gaga Honored At GLAAD Media Awards

March 25th, 2012 7:04pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga and Dancing With The Stars were among the winners at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards on Saturday.

The "Poker Face" hitmaker has long campaigned for equal rights and she was named the Outstanding Music Artist for her hit album "Born This Way".

Dancing With the Stars, which Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono appeared on last year), was named Outstanding Reality Program at the New York prizegiving, which was hosted by Glee stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera.

The producers of new musical series Smash received the top honor, the Vito Russo Award, wh...
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Chaz Bono To Have Genital Reassignment Surgery In Belgrade, Serbia

January 8th, 2012 8:05pm EST
Chaz Bono
Cher's newly-single son Chaz Bono is considering his options after choosing to go ahead with genital reassignment surgery.

Bono, who was born a girl, is in the final stages of a complete gender transformation and the last part of his journey will come when surgeons give him a male phallus.

He reveals he could go all the way and have a donor penis, but he tells Rolling Stone magazine he is "leaning more toward a metoidioplasty."

Bono, who recently split from longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia, explains, "It's a procedure that uses what you already have (the clitoris), which has grown large...
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2011 - The Year In Review, December

January 1st, 2012 8:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The holiday bells were peeling for newlyweds AJ Mclean, actress Judy Greer, reality TV star Jeff Probst and Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O, while Sinead O'Connor married an addiction counselor in Las Vegas only to call off the union 16 days later. There were also splits for actress Debra Messing and Chaz Bono.

Britney Spears led the month's bride and grooms-to-be when she accepted former agent Jason Trawick's proposal on his 40th birthday, while Steven Tyler, John Legend, Matthew Mcconaughey, basketball legend Michael Jordan and Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood all popped the question to the...
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Chaz Bono Calls Off Engagement To Jennifer Elia

December 19th, 2011 8:26pm EST
Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia
Cher's son Chaz Bono has called off his engagement and split from his longtime girlfriend.

The transgender star, who was born a girl, proposed to Jennifer Elia in 2009, but the pair put its wedding plans on hold while the reality TV star underwent extensive gender reassignment surgery.

Bono cemented their engagement by presenting Elia with a diamond ring during a birthday trip to Washington last month, but now the couple has decided to call it quits.

Bono's representative, Howard Bragman, tells TMZ.com, "They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one anoth...
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Chaz Bono Finally Gives His Fiancee An Engagement Ring

November 26th, 2011 10:00am EST
Chaz Bono & Jennifer Elia
Cher's son Chaz Bono surprised his longtime fiancee by presenting her with an engagement ring on her recent birthday.

The transgender star proposed to Jennifer Elia in 2009 but revealed during a TV interview in May, "We've been engaged for two years and we've had to put things on hold."

Bono has now cemented their engagement by presenting Elia with a diamond during a birthday trip to Seattle, Washington.

The moment was caught on camera for upcoming TV show "Being Chaz," with Elia gushing, "Wow, it's gorgeous - thank you so much. It's stunning. It's huge. What he did was romantic. Who wou...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Crowns J.R. Martinez The Hero Of The Ballroom

November 23rd, 2011 9:14am EST
JR Martinez Wins 'Dancing With The Stars'
So last night ‘Dancing With The Stars’ crowned a new champion for it’s thirteenth season, and it was an outcome that I wouldn’t have predicted. Then again, I feel like I’ve been swinging back and forth all season, so it’s nothing new.

After Monday night’s show, Rob held onto the top spot, and I really hoped he would hang onto it. Here’s where the leader board stood on Monday:

1. Rob and Cheryl - 57
2. Ricki and Derek - 54
2. J.R. and Karina - 54

As usual, all the fallen stars took the stage in the first number, and it never fails to be kind of nostalgic. Which is weird, consid...
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Warren Beatty & Annette Bening's Transgender Son Slams 'Misogynist' Chaz Bono

November 19th, 2011 9:57am EST
Warren Beatty & Annette Bening
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's transgender son has hit out at Chaz Bono and branded him a misogynist after the "Dancing With The Stars" contestant insisted he felt like he had a "birth defect" as a guy trapped in a girl's body.

Bono was born Chastity, the daughter of Cher and late singer Sonny Bono, and he began the two-year process for gender reassignment surgery in 2008.

He recently gave an interview to the New York Times, in which he claimed that being transgender was like having a "mismatched" brain and body.

He said, "For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is....
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Chaz Bono Demands An Apology Over 2015 Death Prediction

November 4th, 2011 12:25pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono has blasted a report predicting he'll die by 2015 and is demanding an apology from the publication's bosses.

The former Dancing With The Stars contestant was riled by a report in the National Enquirer earlier this month headlined, "Chaz Bono - ONLY 4 YEARS TO LIVE."

An expert was quoted in the article claiming Bono's weight, along with the variety of medications associated with his gender reassignment, could increase the likelihood of an early death.

However, Bono has slammed the report, and his lawyers have issued a letter to bosses at the publication...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Says Goodbye To Chaz (Finally)

October 26th, 2011 9:34am EDT
DWTS Week Six Says Goodbye To Chaz (Finally)
Monday night, Ricki picked herself back up, J.R. gave us a little dose of amazing, Maks lost his cool (hard to believe, I know!), Nancy scored way higher than she deserved, and Chaz landed in the bottom spot, a full ten points behind the leaders. So it was interesting, to say the least. With the exception of Ricki and J.R., though, I can’t decide if it was interesting-good, or interesting-bad.

Here’s where the leader board stood on Monday night:

1. Ricki and Derek - 29
1. J.R. and Karina - 29
2. Nancy and Tristan - 24
3. David and Kym - 23
4. Rob and Cheryl - 22
5. Hope and Maks - 20
6....
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Performances Go To Broadway

October 25th, 2011 9:50am EDT
DWTS go to Broadway
It’s Broadway Week at ‘Dancing With The Stars’, so of course the show was packed with drama. Not that it isn’t always, but this week we got more, including an extra group dance with all the stars together, a hysterical John Travolta impression from David, Monty Python music, a comeback for Ricki, and Maks opening his big fat mouth to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Eh, such is Maks.

Here’s how it went:

Rob Kardashian (reality star) & Cheryl Burke
Dance: Cha-cha-cha
Scores: 8, 7, 7
Len said it was clean and precise, but it was stiff and lacked rhythm. Bruno said it was adequate, ...
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Cher Fuming Over 'Dancing' Judge's 'Little Penguin' Remarks

October 25th, 2011 8:17am EDT
Cher
Cher has lashed out at a judge on TV show Dancing With The Stars after he ridiculed her son Chaz Bono's ballroom skills on Monday night.

The transgender star has been competing with professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer in the contest, and on Monday, they performed a Phantom of the Opera-inspired tango as part of the show's Broadway week.

The routine failed to impress the judges, with panelist Bruno Tonioli comparing his moves to "a cute little penguin trying to be a big menacing bird of prey."

And the comments hit a nerve with Bono's superstar mom, who took to Twitter to take Tonioli to...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Wicked Harsh Week Five Elimination: Carson Kressley

October 19th, 2011 9:15am EDT
DWTS Week Five Elimination: Carson Kressley
80s week came to an end last night, and fortunately for you dudes and dudettes, that means I’m going to have to stop with the 80s slang. Well, I don’t have to, but you’d all probably quit reading my totally tubular reviews.

Okay, I’m done. Here’s how the stars stood on the leader board after Monday night:

1. J.R. and Karina - 28
2. Rob and Cheryl - 25
2. David and Kym - 25
3. Hope and Maks - 24
3. Ricki and Derek - 24
4. Nancy and Tristan - 22
5. Chaz and Lacey - 21
6. Carson and Anna - 19

We jumped right in with our 3rd place finishers, Ricki moving on to next week while Hope was in j...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Five Performances Are Totally Bodacious

October 18th, 2011 11:42am EDT
DWTS 80's Week
Last night ‘Dancing With The Stars’ brought back side ponytails, leg warmers, and music that either inspired nostalgia or mild embarrassment. Or both. Yep, it was 80s night, and while I was young in the 80s, it’s a decade that was hard to forget for anyone who lived through it. Honestly, I’m pretty sure everyone in the fashion and entertainment industries went insane for about ten years. Pants with stirrups? Check. Movies where mannequins came to life? Check. And I’m pretty sure I had an enormous sweater covered in graffiti of every color that was totally radical, dude.

Here’...
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Chaz Bono, Amy Poehler And Tori Spelling Front New Anti-Bullying Ads

October 16th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono and actresses Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Tori Spelling are fronting a new advertising campaign against gay bullying.

Former Saved By The Bell hunk Mario Lopez, Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal have also filmed public service announcements (PSAs) on behalf of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)'s joint venture with the American Federation of Teachers.

The Amplify Your Voice ads all feature the slogan, "No matter who you are, you have the power to make a difference."

The PSAs have been released ...
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Rumor Patrol: Donald Trump Cheating? Richard Simmons Sick? 'Real Housewife' Suspends Waiter Over $2?

October 13th, 2011 1:02pm EDT
Dondald Trump and Melania Trump
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Donald Trump Cheated On His Wife? TheDirty.com first reported that "The Don" cheated on his wife Melania Knauss while she was pregnant. The lady he cheated with? Adult film actress Stormy Daniels!

Verdict: False. According to GossipCop, a Trump representative quickly refuted the rumors - which one would suspect. However, Stormy Daniels came forward and denied the rumors as well - and as we have seen in the past,...
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Rob Reiner And Chaz Bono To Receive 'Respect Awards'

October 13th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Rob Reiner and reality TV star Chaz Bono
Movie director Rob Reiner and reality TV star Chaz Bono are to be honored at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)'s Respect Awards next week.

When Harry Met Sally... filmmaker Reiner and his wife Michele are to be handed the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony for their work as founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Cher's transgender son Bono, who is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars, will also be hailed at the event, which praises individuals and companies who have made a significant difference in the areas of diversity....
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four: Say Goodbye To Chynna Phillips

October 12th, 2011 9:08am EDT
DWTS Says Goodbye To Chynna Phillips
Last Tuesday I was so sure that Chaz was going to go home... and then he didn’t. A much better dancer did. It made me worried for Carson going into last night’s elimination. Then again, Chynna fell from a second place standing to being tied for second to last place with Nancy and Chaz. That is not a good place to be at all.

Here’s where the leader board stood Monday night:

1. Ricki and Derek - 29
2. J.R. and Karina - 26
3. Hope and Maks - 24
3. Rob and Cheryl - 24
4. David and Kym - 23
5. Chynna and Tony - 21
5. Nancy and Tristan - 21
5. Chaz and Lacey - 21
6. Carson and Anna - 20...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Goes To The Movies

October 11th, 2011 9:36am EDT
DWTS Movie Night
In a week, we lost another dancer, Brooke got a new last name (congrats, Mrs. Charvet!), and all the stars started freaking out. Yep, week four is about that time for the pressure to kick in, especially after the last elimination. The voters at home decided last week that sometimes dancing ability won’t save you.

Two weeks ago, I predicted that Kristin would make the top five. Well, I guess not. Meanwhile Chaz is still dancing. I swear, I’ll tear my hair out if we have another Bristol Palin phenomenon. I have a hard time seeing that happening, but it has before.

Anyway, this week wa...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Sends Home Reality Star Kristin Cavallari

October 5th, 2011 9:39am EDT
Kristin Cavallari Sent Home


Monday night had me sniffling off and on throughout the show, so I was crossing my fingers that Tuesday night’s elimination show wouldn’t also make me sad. Going into it, I was pretty sure it would be fine, and not just because Len was reported to be dancing on the show. It also just seemed obvious to me that Chaz would got home. Maybe Nancy. No big loss either way. But was I right?

Here’s where the leader board stood after Monday night’s show:

1. Ricki and Derek - 27
2. Chynna and Tony - 26
2. J.R. and Karina - 26
3. Rob and Cheryl - 24
3. Kristin and Mark - 24
3. Hope and...
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Chaz Bono Dedicates 'Dancing' Performance To Late Dad

October 4th, 2011 2:21pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's son Chaz Bono dedicated his performance on reality show Dancing With The Stars on Monday to his father Sonny Bono as he danced to the late singer's track Laugh At Me.

The transgender star has been showing off his fancy footwork with professional partner Lacey Schwimmer on the TV contest, and danced the rumba this week to the sounds of his beloved dad's voice.

During Monday's program, Bono explained his choice of song had a deeper meaning, saying the tune's message was, "If you have a problem with me, then it's your problem, not mine."

He tells UsMagazine.com, "My dad would have...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Pulls Our Heartstrings

October 4th, 2011 9:10am EDT
DWTS Ricki Lake
Every season we get a week with the personal stories, and this season is no different. This week’s theme was the “most memorable year” in our star’s lives. Based on the show’s intro, I went searching for some tissues when the opening credits started.

Here’s how the night went:

Rob Kardashian (reality star) & Cheryl Burke
Dance: Foxtrot
Scores: 8, 8, 8
Len said Rod put the “dash” into Kardashian. I thought he was going to say “dashing”, but ok. He also thought Rob’s footwork and posture were good. Bruno said he liked the way Rob was starting to “play” with Cheryl, and that the...
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Cher Offers Chaz Bono Her Top Doctors As He Battles 'Dancing' Injuries

September 28th, 2011 3:45pm EDT
Cher
Pop superstar Cher has offered to give her injured son Chaz Bono a medical boost as he competes on TV show Dancing With The Stars - she's sending him her top doctors.

The transgender star has been showing off his fancy footwork with professional partner Lacey Schwimmer on the TV contest, but revealed last week that he had been struggling with injuries to his knees and ankles during rehearsals for the quickstep.

Bono now reveals the difficulties stem from one particularly complicated step.

He tells UsMagazine.com, "There's a step here that's very easy to miss, and several times I've lan...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 2 Elimination: Elisabetta Canalis Dances Her Last Dance

September 28th, 2011 8:15am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
It was a mostly lackluster Monday night on "Dancing With The Stars," but that’s bound to happen when you throw a bunch of almost-celebrities together in a position totally out of their comfort zones. Some weeks it just works a lot like herding cats.

Well, that’s probably a little harsh, but the day I start taking this show too seriously, it’s time to stop watching. That time hasn’t come yet, obviously, so last night it was time to sit down and watch all the flashy filler, waiting for the only thing I wanted to hear, who was going home.

Here’s where the leader board stood as of Monday ni...
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