Jill Soloway has lots of rules to live by ... one of which she shares with Jeffrey Tambor.
The "Transparent" creator doubled down when we caught up with her at the Amazon Emmys After-Party in WeHo. Jill's adamant transgender people -- NOT white cisgender males -- need to play themselves in Hollywood.
Michelle Rodriguez doesn't think anyone will be offended by her new movie ... because her own sexuality proves she'd never hurt transgender people or anyone in the LGBT community.
We got the "Fast & Furious" star at LAX talking about her role in the action film "(Re) Assignment" -- in which she plays a male assassin who undergoes a sex change against his will by a deranged surgeon.
It's clear she's peeved about the controversy ... and has some simple advice for any haters.
Take a look at what Michelle had to go through to play the role of Tomboy.
There will be no handing out of red roses for the gay bachelor -- we've learned all the dudes will be vying for a black tie.
Sources close to production tell us the major difference between "Finding Prince Charming" and "The Bachelor" -- apart from the same sex thing -- is the ceremonial red rose that gets people through to the next round.
Instead, the 13 guys competing for Robert Sepulveda Jr. will walk up to him on elimination day in hopes of getting something around their necks.
Upside: No thorns when the show premieres Thursday on Logo.
One 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.
Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender model and KylieJenner'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.
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.
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."