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Chromeo We Stand with L.A. Pride Refuse to Give in to Terror

6/10/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

No potential terrorist threat will stop Chromeo from headlining L.A. Pride this weekend, according to Dave 1 ... one half of the funk/pop/rock duo.

Dave told us, he and P-Thugg are determined to take the stage, and part of their inspiration comes from the national reaction to the mass shooting a year ago at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

He's aware cops in L.A. arrested a man last year with 3 assault rifles on his way to the parade -- but Dave says they're not thinking about that. They're focused on putting on a great show because events like Pride are more necessary than ever.

Bill Cosby Courted Disaster By Forcing Gay Issue in Sexual Assault Trial

6/9/2017 6:43 AM PDT

Bill Cosby arrived to the courthouse Friday with comedian Joe Torry by his side, oblivious to the fact he dodged a fatal bullet courtesy of his own lawyers.

Cosby's attorneys had filed legal docs asking the judge to allow them to introduce evidence accuser Andrea Constand was gay. He bizarrely wanted to show the jury she deceived him ... suggesting he would not have had sex with her if he knew she was gay.

The prosecution claimed it was "victim shaming" and also violates Pennsylvania law which prohibits the use of evidence involving an alleged victim's sexual past.

The judge denied the defense motion, and unless we're missing something, the admission could have nailed Cosby's coffin shut.

Andrea Constand told cops she had a boyfriend when she was 14 and had sexual contact with a man when she was in her late 20's. That said, if she wasn't into guys, the prosecution could have destroyed Cosby's argument she consented to sexual contact with the comedian.

Day 5 of the trial focuses on Cosby's own words, where he said in deposition he would give women quaaludes to dull their senses when it came to consent.

Aaron Carter on L.A. Pride No Terrorism Fears at My Shows ... I'll Shoot Back!!

6/9/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter doesn't want fans worrying about terrorism at his shows -- like his L.A. Pride gig this weekend -- and has a warning for anyone thinking about targeting him: He's a big 2nd Amendment guy.

Aaron will hit the stage Saturday in L.A., and he's well aware of increased security concerns all large scale events in the wake of the bombing at Ariana Grande's concert. He got emotional talking about recent attacks, and then got defiant.

As Aaron put it ... "I live in America. I'm allowed to have guns." He wasn't specific about when and where he's packing, but his message was clear -- don't tread on me. Or my fans.

Dave Bautista Homophobes Can 'Suck My Balls'

6/7/2017 9:06 AM PDT
Breaking News

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista says he's the "proud son of a lesbian" -- and invites anyone who has a problem with that to "suck my balls."

The ex-WWE superstar has a been a warrior for LGBTQ rights -- and really, equality all around (see his response to the LeBron James vandalism). And when a fan on Twitter thanked him for his support, Drax the Destroyer came with the best response ever. 

"Obviously no thnx necessary but I appreciate the acknowledgement. Proud son of a lesbian and anyone who has issue w/ that can suck my balls."

Bautista has talked about his mother before -- most memorably when Manny Pacquiao compared LGBTQ people to animals. 

"My mom happens to be a lesbian so I don't f**king take that sh*t," Dave told us last year ... "If anyone called my mother an animal I'd stick my foot in his ass."

President Trump Shows No Sign of Making June LGBTQ Month

6/2/2017 1:00 AM PDT


It's now June 2 ... so it looks like President Trump is passing on the recent tradition of declaring June the month America celebrates Pride.

Bill Clinton started the tradition of making June LGBT Pride month. He did that on June 1, 1999, but tradition was quickly broken when President Bush took office in 2001. During his 8-year tenure LGBT month was off the books.

President Obama resurrected the proclamation on June 1, 2009 and every June 1 thereafter, making the month LGBT Pride, designed to speak out against discrimination and fight for equal rights.

June 1, 2017 was a telling day ... would President Trump follow the lead of Obama and Clinton? The Prez said during the campaign he supported LBGTQ rights. But June 1st came and went, and so far ... no declaration.  

We called several White House officials to see what's up, but didn't get return calls.  

L.A. Rams 1st NFL Team to Sponsor Gay Pride Event

6/1/2017 3:46 PM PDT
Breaking News

The L.A. Rams are breaking even more ground in the LGBTQ arena -- becoming the 1st NFL team ever to officially sponsor a gay pride event. 

The team has joined up with Venice Pride -- the organization behind the massive Venice Pride block party -- and has sponsored the blue lights in the letter "C" in the famous VENICE sign. 

Each letter in the sign will be lit up with a different color -- just like the rainbow LGBTQ pride flag. The event begins June 2.

A Rams spokesperson issued a statement saying the team is proud to "stand in alignment with the LGBT community that is such an important part of the fabric of Los Angeles."

"Inclusion has always been a valued part of our organization and we see this as a unique way to publicly celebrate the diversity that makes this community so special."

Of course, the Rams made history in 2014 when they drafted Michael Sam -- the first openly gay player to enter the NFL Draft.

NBA All-Star Game Back To Charlotte After Bathroom Bill Axed

5/24/2017 8:30 AM PDT
Breaking News

The NBA pulled the '17 All-Star Game from Charlotte 'cause of a controversial state law, but Wednesday said the '19 ASG is headed back to the city after the bill was repealed.

Here's the situation ... in July 2016, the league moved the game from Charlotte to New Orleans after HB2 -- a bill that forced people to use the bathroom that corresponded to their birth gender, and was widely seen as a discriminatory -- was not repealed.

At the time, Adam Silver said, "we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2."

The caveat ... if the bill was repealed, the NBA would consider re-awarding Charlotte with the game.

Losing the game was a big deal. The state lost a lot of revenue from fans that would've flocked to N.C. to watch the league's best players ball.

In March, North Carolina state politicians voted to repeal HB2 ... opening the door for the game to go down in Charlotte.

Today, that's exactly what the commish did ... saying "while we understand the concerns of those who say the repeal of HB2 did not go far enough, we believe the recent legislation eliminates the most egregious aspects of the prior law."

Amanda Nunes GF Will Take My Last Name ... When We Marry

5/21/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Amanda Nunes says she and her girlfriend have already worked out the name issue when they tie the knot ... and the Nunes name won out.

Amanda has been dating UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff for a while and they've been talking A LOT about marriage lately (Nunes even fake proposed during the interview).

And, speaking of weddings ... we also asked if there was any chance she'll attend Ronda Rousey's wedding to Travis Browne, and she didn't exactly say "No."

"If I don't have anything to do that day I might show up."

Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar Apologizes For Gay Slur 'Not Who I Am'

5/18/2017 11:58 AM PDT
Breaking News

1:42 PM PT -- The MLB and Blue Jays have suspended Pillar for two games. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar is apologizing for using the homophobic f-word in a verbal attack on a Braves pitcher during Wednesday's game ... saying, "This is not who I am."

Pillar mouthed the word to Jason Motte after he struck out during the 7th inning. Both teams stormed the field but miraculously, it didn't get violent.

Now, Pillar is owning up to hurling the horrible slur -- "[By using that word], I had just helped extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today."

"I'm completely and utterly embarrassed and feel horrible to have put the fans, my teammates and the Blue Jays organization in this position."

Pillar says he personally apologized to Motte -- but wants to reach out to the LBGTQ community and express his regrets for the "lack of respect" he displayed during the game.

"This is not who I am and will use this as an opportunity to better myself."

The MLB is investigating the incident to determine any possible punishment.

Chelsea Manning First Head Shot After Prison 'Here I Am!'

5/18/2017 10:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chelsea Manning got herself some fresh photos taken after getting out of prison, and she's showing off the first one of her face.

Manning, who's transgender, posted the pic Thursday ... showing herself wearing lipstick and a very low cut top.

She was approved to undergo gender transition surgery last year while behind bars -- after attempting suicide and going on a hunger strike. Her sentence was commuted by President Obama before the surgery happened.

Manning was serving 35 years for leaking classified intel to WikiLeaks, but got released early on Wednesday.

As we reported, she's still on active duty with the Army while she appeals her original conviction. 

Chelsea Manning Released from Prison with Strings Attached

5/17/2017 6:08 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chelsea Manning just walked out of prison 28 years early thanks to Barack Obama ... but she'll have to be on her best behavior since she's still technically a soldier.

Manning -- who had her prison sentence commuted by Obama before he left office -- is in the middle of appealing her original conviction in a military tribunal ... so she'll remain on active duty with the U.S. Army while that plays out. The process could take years.

You'll recall ... Manning pled guilty to leaking classified intel to WikiLeaks and was serving a 35 year sentence. She attempted suicide twice while behind bars after coming out as transgender.

Because she's still on active duty, Manning will be subject to military rules and punishments if she commits a new crime ... which could include something as minor as trashing her old bosses.

In other words ... Chelsea's gotta lay low until she's discharged. And the only way that'll happen is if she drops the appeal ... or waits for an official decision in her case.

After being released early Wednesday morning, she posted her first pic to IG and said in a statement ... "After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived. I am looking forward to so much! Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past. I’m figuring things out right now – which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me."

Abby Wambach Marries Christian Mom Blogger

5/15/2017 12:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

Abby Wambach and Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton got hitched Sunday ... and the retired USA soccer star rocked a flashy red jacket down the aisle!!

The couple made their marriage public Monday morning with pics from the ceremony ... showing off Wambach's sharp red and white outfit and the writer's silver dress.

Wambach and Melton started dating last November after both divorced their previous partners ... and announced their engagement in February.

To make things official, Wambach posted a shot in a custom hoodie labeling her "Christian Mommy Blogger's Wife."

Congrats!!

James Woods Attacks Anderson Cooper With Crude Homophobic Remark

5/12/2017 10:36 AM PDT

James Woods went after Anderson Cooper with a brazenly homophobic tweet about Cooper's now infamous eye roll.

The actor posted a GIF of Anderson rolling his eyes during an interview with Kellyanne Conway a few days ago. He captioned it ... "As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast."

Woods makes no secret of it -- he's a staunch conservative and vocal supporter of President Trump. Clearly, he'd side with Conway over Cooper.

However ... this remark makes Colbert's "cock holster" comment about the prez seem tame.

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