Apple CEO Tim Cook says being gay is ‘God’s greatest gift to me’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up why he decided to come out in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

“I was public because I started to receive stories from kids who read online that I was gay, and they were going through being bullied, feeling like their family didn’t love them, being pushed out of their home, very close to suicide—things that just really pulled my heart,” Cook says. “I needed to do something for them, and show them you can be gay and still go on and do some big jobs in life, there’s a path there. ”

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‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway and comedian Hannah Gadsby are dating

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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway and Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby are dating, according to Page Six.

A source revealed to the outlet that things have gotten serious with the couple. Soloway recently visited Australia to meet Gadsby’s family. However, the source said “they don’t want people to know they are a couple,” and that “they are very private.”

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‘Arrow’ reveals major character is gay

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“Arrow” revealed that one of its major characters is gay in the second episode of its seventh season.

The episode titled “The Longbow Hunters,” which aired on Monday, featured a flash forward with Oliver’s son William now all grown up. William is reunited with Roy and gives a quick rundown of what he’s been up to in an off-hand comment about his sexuality.

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Billy Eichner calls Donald Trump an ‘evil piece of sh*t’

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Billy Eichner showed his true feelings about President Donald Trump during an impromptu interview with TMZ.

TMZ caught Eichner at the airport and asked for his thoughts on Trump “redefining gender potentially,” in reference to a leaked memo which proposes to define gender as “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”

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Watch: Trixie Mattel, Shangela are drag superheroes in ‘Super Drags’ trailer

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Netflix has released the first full trailer for its new original animated series “Super Drags.”

The Brazilian series features the familiar voices of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Trixie Mattel, Shangela, Willam and Ginger Minj.

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Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Cher respond to leaked anti-trans memo

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Celebrities are reacting to reports that the Trump administration has proposed a government memo that would roll back protections for transgender individuals by defining gender by a person’s genitalia at birth.

Actress Laverne Cox responded to the reports of the transgender community’s civil rights being revoked with an impassioned series of tweets.

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Delta flight attendant suspended for having sex with porn star mid-flight

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Delta has suspended a flight attendant for having sex with a porn star mid-flight after clips of the bathroom hookup were uploaded online.

According to the Daily Mail, adult film star Austin Wolf posted two, four-minute clips of he and the uniformed flight attendant having sex in the bathroom. The tweets have since been deleted.

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Gay high school student asks straight football captain to homecoming

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High school students Alexander Duarte and Erick Pineda have gone viral for a sweet homecoming proposal in honor of National Coming Out Day.

On Oct. 11, Duarte, a high school senior at Valley High School in Santa Ana, Calif., asked his straight friend Pineda, who is captain of the football team, to be his homecoming date.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alum Morgan McMichaels breaks hand punching Nazi

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Morgan McMichaels, who appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3,” revealed that his hand is broken because he punched a Nazi.

McMichaels posted a photo of his hand in a cast captioned: “So ya my hand is broken …. I was approached by a man at the store Who informed me that he was a Nazi and he wanted to cut my faggot throat after he took a swing I obliged him and finished the fight…. this faggot will not be victimized.”

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Todrick Hall apologizes for putting ex on blast on Instagram

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Todrick Hall has apologized for blasting his ex on Instagram to his 1.2 million followers for allegedly cheating on him.

In a lengthy Instagram story, Hall, 33, spilled the details of his failed relationship with his ex by posting what he’s looking for in his next partner.

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Deadmau5 apologizes for ‘homophobic,’ ‘transphobic’ comments

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Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) has issued an apology after he was accused of making “homophobic” and “transphobic” comments during an online argument about his mouse helmet.

The comments began when a user made a jab about the Canadian DJ’s neck getting sweaty in the helmet.

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CNN’s Kaitlan Collins apologizes for homophobic tweets

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CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins apologized on Sunday for anti-gay tweets that resurfaced from her college days.

Collins, 26, posted the tweets in 2011. In one tweet, Collins calls her friend a “fag.” In another tweet, she says she doesn’t know if she wants to room with a lesbian. The tweets were screenshot and shared by Log Cabin Republicans.

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