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Shane Mosley I'll Kick Manny Pacquiao's Ass ... For Gay Rights!

4/9/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former world champion Shane Mosley says he'd love to have a rematch with Manny Pacquiao ... this time to pummel his face in the name of gay rights.

Mosley and his GF were on their way out to NYC to watch Manny fight Tim Bradley on Saturday night -- despite calls for protest -- but say they don't support Manny's views on gay people

In fact, Shane (with some coaxing from his GF) told us he's down to get in the ring with Manny again ... and this time, he'd fight in HONOR of gay rights. 

Now there's a REAL macho, macho man.

Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Concert ... LGBT Rights Bigger Than My Show

4/8/2016 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0408-bruce-springsteen-on-stage-GETTY-01Bruce Springsteen just joined the fight against North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law by pulling the plug on an upcoming concert. 

The Boss just announced he won't perform Sunday in Greensboro due to the passage of HB2 -- a law that forces transgender people to choose the bathroom that matches their birth certificate. It also limits the rights of LGBT people to sue over workplace violations.

Bruce said the law was drafted and passed by "people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens."

He added, "Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry -- which is happening as I write -- is one of them." 

Fans who had tickets to Sunday's show can get a full refund.

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Cowboy from Village People BOYCOTT PACQUIAO 'You're No Macho Man'

4/7/2016 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Manny Pacquiao has a new fight on his hands ... courtesy of the Village People -- 'cause the original cowboy is calling for a BOYCOTT of Manny's fight over his anti-gay comments. 

The man leading the charge is Randy Jones -- who's never seen Manny fight but says, "I hear he's a short stack that likes to punch people and fight guys."

Jones says he was blown away when Manny said gay people were worse than animals -- calling the comments, "the most despicable thing in the world."

So, now he's calling on boxing fans to stick it to Manny (who he calls Paquerio) ... begging people to NOT buy tickets or watch his fight against Timothy Bradley on Saturday. 

"Manny Pacquiao is not a macho man."

Michael Sam I'm Going Back To Missouri ... TO CRUSH ANTI-GAY BILL

4/6/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Sam says he's returning to his old Missouri stomping grounds, not to get ready for the NFL ... but to fight a controversial bill that some have deemed anti-gay.

Sam was in West Hollywood when we asked him about SJR 39 or "The Religious Freedom Bill," which some think would open the floodgates for businesses to openly discriminate against gays.

Michael -- who of course, was a stud football player for Mizzou -- told our guy not only has he already spoken out against the measure ... but he plans to go back to the midwest to help squash it.

Check out the clip.

Stevie J I Don't Want Mimi's Gay Stuff Around Our Daughter

4/5/2016 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Stevie J is tearing into his baby mama Mimi Faust for coming out as a lesbian, because he's not cool with their 6-year-old daughter being raised by 2 women.

Stevie tells TMZ he doesn't condone Mimi's new relationship with GF, Chris. Mimi came out on Monday night's episode of "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta." He says he doesn't want his little girl being raised in a lesbian household, and thinks that's only a job for a dad and a mom. 

Even more shade -- Stevie thinks Mimi's only deciding to be lesbian for a good story line on 'LHHA.' 

He's not threatening legal action yet, and believes he'll convince Mimi to see things his way. 

Mike Tyson Pacquiao Should Be 'F**king Barred' ... 'Totally Disrespectful'

4/1/2016 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mike Tyson has a strong message for Manny Pacquiao -- YOU "SHOULD BE F**KING BARRED FROM THE GROVE!!!"

Tyson blasted Pacquiao at LAX friday ... telling TMZ Sports the comments Manny made about gay people was "totally disrespectful of other people's feelings."

As we previously reported, Manny said gay people were worse than animals and later quoted a bible verse that suggested gay people should be put to death

Tyson explained that a lot of people share Manny's religious views about homosexuality -- but you have to RESPECT the feelings of other people ... and Manny didn't do that.  

BTW, we also asked Tyson if he had any advice for Jon Jones -- and he weighed in on that too. 

Check out the clip. 

Manny Pacquiao To Hell with the Ban I'm Still Going to The Grove

4/1/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Manny Pacquiao doesn't care that he was "banned" from the famous Grove shopping center in L.A. -- the boxer tells TMZ Sports ... I'M STILL GONNA GO ANYWAY!!!

As we previously reported, Manny became persona non grata at The Grove over his aggressive homophobic comments ... which included a bible verse suggesting gay people should be put to death

Real estate magnate Rick Caruso -- who owns the place -- said Manny's intolerant views weren't welcome at his center ... despite the fact Manny has been frequenting the place for years.  

But Manny tells TMZ Sports he REFUSES to acknowledge the ban -- saying it's a public place and he'll continue to go there with his massive entourage. 

He added, "I love everyone."

So, will Manny actually be blocked from entering the place the next time he feels like taking in a movie??

Stay tuned ... 

Caitlyn Jenner Blasts Off 1st Golf Tourney as Woman ... Crushes Drive!

3/30/2016 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Big day for Caitlyn Jenner ... she just teed off in her 1st golf tournament as a woman -- and SMASHED her first shot right down the fairway. 

Jenner is participating in the ANA Inspiration Pro-Am in Rancho Mirage, CA -- playing in the same foursome as U.S. soccer legend, Abby Wambach.  

For the record, Caitlyn's first swing looked GREAT -- confident, good follow through and powerful. 

Abby looked okay ... but it's clear she's gonna have her work cut out for her if she wants to hang with CJ.

It's an 18 hole tournament ... so anything can happen. Stay tuned.  

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Omarosa Drops Homophobic Insult Don Lemon Is Too 'Queenie'

3/29/2016 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Omarosa is ripping into CNN's Don Lemon over an on-air feud -- but she did it by dropping a word many will take as a homophobic attack.

Omarosa was leaving the Staples Center in L.A. when we asked what she thought of Lemon -- who is gay -- cutting her microphone when she was on his show last week.

At first, she dismissed him as a "drama queen" ... but then she repeats her diss without the word "drama" -- and she did it multiple times.

After this, we're guessing Lemon won't be inviting her back for round 2 -- though it would make great TV. 

Andre Berto I Didn't Call Ortiz a F** 'I Respect Gay People'

3/25/2016 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325-berto-ortiz-tmz-01Andre Berto is adamant he did NOT call Victor Ortiz a "f*g" during a fight at their press conference this week -- telling TMZ Sports, "I respect gay people."

Berto and Ortiz got into a shoving match Wednesday -- when Berto felt Ortiz was getting too close during their face-to-face staredown. During the scuffle you can hear Berto say, "I ain't with that gay sh*t."

Ortiz told "Fight Hub TV" Berto also called him the f-word -- something Berto adamantly denies. 

"Not true at all," Berto tells TMZ Sports ... "I respect the gay community to the fullest."

"Listen, I respect gay people but I love women. So if another man comes and puts his lips near mine, it would make you uncomfortable."

"No hard feelings ... he just got too close."

Rosie O'Donnell Assemblyman Brother MMA Is Gay Porn With Different Ending

3/22/2016 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'Donnell's brother, New York State Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, just took the floor of the assembly and claimed mixed martial arts is like gay porn, but without a climax.

O'Donnell opposes a bill that would legalize MMA in New York. He believes the sport is thinly-veiled erotica, telling his colleagues, "Two half-naked hot men rolling around in a cage trying to dominate each other. It's basically gay porn, only with a different ending."

He went on to say his famous sister was for lifting the MMA ban in New York, but he feared it would trigger a rise in violence and gambling among young people, adding he was going home "to take a long shower" after discussing the prospect of legalizing MMA.

The assemblyman, who is gay, went on to call MMA "an alleged sport."

Matthew Titone, another openly gay Assemblyman, cracked a different gay joke during the hearing.

Manny Pacquiao Re-Banned from The Grove We Don't Welcome Gay Haters

3/18/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Manny Pacquiao has been banned from the popular L.A. shopping center The Grove -- again -- all because of his "statements of hatred" against gay people ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The battle between The Grove and Pacquiao started in 2012 ... when Manny was banned over an interview in which he reportedly quoted a Bible verse that called for the death penalty for gays. 

The Grove later reversed the ban when it learned Manny had been misquoted.   

Fast forward to this week ... when Manny and his 16 person entourage hit the center for a movie in the wake of his newest round of anti-gay statements, which include saying gays are "worse than animals" and posting the "gays should die" Bible verse on his Instagram. 

Grove honchos saw Manny on the property ... and after he left, decided they don't want him to come back. 

"These are statements of hatred," Grove owner Rick Caruso tells us ... "A lot of people from the gay community come to The Grove and they have a right not to feel uncomfortable."

"Manny Pacquiao is no longer welcome."

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Charles Barkley I Hate Those Westboro People 'Someone Should Beat 'Em Up'

3/16/2016 11:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Westboro Baptist Church is just a bunch of "awful people" ... and Charles Barkley says he hopes they all get their asses kicked for boycotting an openly gay basketball player.  

We asked Sir Charles how he felt about the church targeting Seton Hall's Derrick Gordon -- the first openly gay man to play in the NCAA tournament ... and Chuck went off!!! 

"I really hate them sumbitches," Barkley said ... "Hopefully, somebody will beat the hell out of those Westboro people."

Barkley also had some great advice for Gordon ... you HAVE to watch this clip.  

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