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Jim Jefferies Australia's the Gayest Place ... But Still NO Gay Marriage?!

8/29/2016 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies can't understand why his home country is so backwards when it comes to gay marriage, and yet so "super gay" ... as he puts it.

We got Jim at LAX, and asked what Australia could learn from the U.S., and he went off on a rant about its failure to change the law on same sex marriages.

Jim thinks they can fix it with one simple move though ... and, of course, it's hilarious.

Gay Bachelor Cast Member Reveals He's HIV Positive

8/28/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0826-finding-prince-charming-cast-LOGO-01One of the 13 suitors trying to hook up with TV's first gay bachelor is HIV positive, and even though producers were aware, they kept the cast in the dark ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Robert Sepulveda Jr. -- the "Finding Prince Charming" bachelor -- got the bombshell news early on during taping, and we're told the reveal will become a focal point. Our sources tell us producers think the show will resonate with straight and gay viewers, and educate the audience. 

As for the reveal itself -- we're told it was emotional and Robert was supportive of the cast member.

The show's already been taped, but no word on whether the HIV positive guy was chosen after opening up about his diagnosis.

LeAnn Rimes Gays Also Love Boobies!!

8/15/2016 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeAnn Rimes set us straight -- the gays get down with boobies too!

We caught up with the country star Monday at LAX where our photog lightly grilled her about the low cut top she wore a couple weeks back for her performance at a gay nightclub in London.

She makes a point -- boys will be boys.

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Gigi Gorgeous Dubai Won't Let Me In Because I'm Transgender

8/9/2016 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0809-gigi-gorgeous-TMZ-02Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender model and Kylie Jenner's BFF, is being detained at the Dubai airport because she used to be a man.

Gigi, who became famous for documenting her transition on social media, tells TMZ she was stopped at Immigration. She says the immigration officer said, "I was told you are transgender. You cannot come into the country."

Gigi was born Gregory Lazzarato, but says her passport has been updated since she transitioned ... it now reads "Gigi Loren."

Airport police have a different story. They say the passport describes her as male and the passport photo shows Gigi as a male. Gigi tells us that's simply not true. 

We did some checking ... in Dubai the "imitation of women by men" is illegal, and violators face up to a year in jail.

She says they still have her passport, and she's trying to get out of the country.

WNBA Star Elena Delle Donne I'm Engaged ... To A Woman!

8/3/2016 4:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0803_Elena-Delle-Donne_gettyWNBA superstar Elena Delle Donne -- the reigning MVP of the league -- has come out publicly for the first time ... revealing in a piece for Vogue magazine she's engaged to a woman.

E.D.D. had never addressed her sexuality in public before ... but in the Vogue piece acknowledges her fiancee Amanda Clifton ... with whom she lives.

It should be noted that Delle Donne and Clifton haven't been shy about being seen together ... regularly posing for pics on social media.

Delle Donne is currently in Rio to dominate the rest of the basketball world with Team USA and we only have one thing to say to her ...

(watch out for Zika) CONGRATS!

Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner Choose One, Then Flush

8/3/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0802-caitlyn-jenner-bruce-jenner-tmz-09There's a new bar in L.A. that guides people to the bathroom with more than the traditional "men's" or "women's" sign ... the guide is one person with 2 identities.

Nickel Bar in West L.A. greets gents with the famous Bruce Jenner Wheaties pic, and ladies with the big Caitlyn Jenner "Vanity Fair" reveal. You're looking at both doors in the pic.

BTW ... it's not an LGBT bar.

So we gotta ask ...

'Hollywood Hillbillies' Star I'm Transgender

8/2/2016 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Kittrell was known as 'Angry Ginger' on "Hollywood Hillbillies," but is now going by the name Claire and says she's transitioning.

Kittrell says she's been undergoing hormone therapy for several months. We spoke to her about going public, and the reality of her announcement she's transgender -- many people will think this is just an Internet stunt.

Claire says it would be so "dark" for anyone to make a joke out of something so painful to so many people. She does admit her own grandmother isn't fully buying this yet, but adds there was a good sign Tuesday Mema's starting to come around.

We can't vouch for her, but check out Claire in her own words.  

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Tyler Posey Sorry, Everyone ... I'm Not Really Gay

7/30/2016 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Tyler Posey is withdrawing his coming out -- 24 hours after a big bold video announcement that he's gay, but wants everyone to understand that he really does support the gay community.

The star of "Teen Wolf" posted a Snapchat on Friday that was VERY clear. He walked up to a street sign that read "Gay St." ... and yelled, "I'M GAY!!" 

Turns out, Posey says ... he was only doing that to show, "I fully support the LGBTQ community. This was a moment intended to reflect that."

The 24-year-old actor clearly understands that what he did will piss off a lot of people. He added, "I am truly sorry to the people I've off offended or lessened how big coming out is. I just want to spread love in this world."

Andy Cohen 'God Bless the NBA' For Moving All-Star Game Outta Charlotte

7/27/2016 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bravo honcho Andy Cohen is giving an extra "mazel" to the NBA Commish Adam Silver -- praising the guy for "having the balls" to move the All-Star game out of Charlotte over a local anti-LGBT law.

Just last week Silver explained, "We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2." 

HB2 is the controversial bill passed in North Carolina which eliminates certain legal protections for victims of LGBT discrimination. 

Cohen couldn't be HAPPIER with the NBA's move to 86 Charlotte -- saying, "I love it! God bless the NBA."

He also ripped into North Carolina governor Pat McCrory -- who's been defending the bill for months.

"That f*****g governor, he needs to be voted out," Cohen tells TMZ Sports.

You gotta watch the clip -- Andy's fired up! 

Hillary Clinton Visits Pulse And Victims' Families

7/22/2016 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722_hillary_clinton_pulse_nightclub_launch_2Hillary Clinton paid her respects and read dozens of memorials Friday at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

The presidential candidate delivered a bouquet of white roses before sitting down with the families of the 49 mass shooting victims.

She also met with city and LGBTQ community leaders. 

Peter Thiel Proud to be Gay, Proud to be Republican

7/21/2016 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel delivered a few lines at the Republican National Convention Thursday that were met with a surprising and even shocking reaction from the crowd.

Thiel is the first openly gay speaker at a Republican convention who addressed LGBT issues. He conceded the party platform was not his vision. In fact, the platform, which among other things seeks to repudiate the right of gays to marry, is considered by many draconian and hostile to the LGBT community.

Nevertheless, when Thiel presented himself to the crowd as a proud gay man, he was received warmly and, arguably, embraced by the crowd.

NBA How's This for a Bathroom Break? We Won't Play All-Star Game in Charlotte

7/21/2016 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

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The NBA is officially saying goodbye to North Carolina ... the 2017 All-Star Game will be moved to a state more friendly to the LGBT community.

The catalyst for the decision ... the North Carolina law that requires people to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth gender. The move to repeal the law failed.

The game -- which was originally scheduled for February 19, 2017 at Timer Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte -- will now be moved to another city ... as yet undetermined.

An NBA official says, "We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2." 

All hope isn't lost for basketball fans in Charlotte ... the NBA says they HOPE to reschedule the ASG for 2019 ... providing Charlotte lawmakers 86 the bill.

Andre Iguodala Steph Curry Unfairly Pressured to Speak On Transgender Laws

7/14/2016 12:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Andre Iguodala says his teammate, Steph Curry, was unfairly pressured into taking a public stand against transgender laws in Charlotte ... and called the whole thing a "lose-lose situation."

The Golden State Warriors star appeared on "The Breakfast Club" on Thursday -- and said he thinks it's BS that superstars like Steph and LeBron are always called upon to fight social injustice. He was essentially taking a stand against taking a stand. 

It's an interesting comment ... considering LeBron's speech at the ESPYs Wednesday night. 

But the most interesting part -- when Andre brought up a situation involving Steph Curry that went down right around the time North Carolina passed a controversial law requiring transgender people to use the bathrooms that corresponds to their gender at the time of their birth. 

"Steph's from Charlotte and they tried to make him make a statement about the trans laws," Andre said ... without specifying who was putting the pressure on Curry.

"Why should he have to have an opinion about that? It's a lose lose situation for him no matter which way he goes." 

As for Steph ... he waffled on the topic when first asked about it back in March -- before issuing a slightly stronger statement a few days later. 

If it was up to Andre, he wouldn't have had to comment about it all. 

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