French soccer commentator suspended for anti-gay comments

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PARIS (AP) — A French TV soccer commentator was suspended Friday for anti-gay comments directed at RB Leipzig players following their loss to Marseille in the Europa League quarterfinals.

Denis Balbir, who commented on the match for the W9 channel on Thursday, mocked the Leipzig players’ 5-2 loss at the Stade Velodrome in a video that emerged after the match.

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Adam Rippon is off the market, meets new man on Tinder

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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is having quite the year, and it’s only April.

He won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics earlier this year becoming the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to do so. Rippon also became a headline maker, first calling out Vice President Mike Pence for his anti-LGBTQ views, then doing a media tour as the self-proclaimed new “America’s Sweetheart,” and making huge fans out of everyone from E! News host Justin Sylvester to Sally Field’s son to to another American Sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon. He even got social media buzzing when he appeared on the red carpet of the Academy Awards in a leather harness/tux combo.

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Orlando City SC player buys out Orlando screening of ‘Love, Simon’

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Sacha Kljestan

ORLANDO | Sacha Kljestan, a midfielder for the Orlando City Soccer Club, and his wife bought out the 8:00 p.m. screening of the LGBTQ youth film “Love, Simon” at the Regal Winter Park Village for Thursday, March 29 so fans can see the movie for free.

“We saw ‘Love, Simon’ opening weekend and absolutely loved it. The movie spreads the message of tolerance, acceptance and equality. We were inspired by other people who did this, so we just want to pay it forward and help spread the love to the people of Orlando,” Kljestan wrote on Twitter.

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E! host asks Adam Rippon on a date in live interview

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Adam Rippon received a date offer live on air in the middle of an interview on “E! News.”

“Daily Pop” host Justin Sylvester asked Rippon if he was single to which the figure skater responds that he’s been too busy for dating.

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NFL prospect Derrius Guice says a team asked if he likes men

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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NFL prospect Derrius Guice says that while at the NFL Combine, his sexuality was questioned.

Guice, who is a LSU running back, shared on SiriusXM’s “Late Hits” that he was asked about his sexuality during the scouting process.

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Gus Kenworthy reaches out to Ricky Martin ‘Missed Connections’ style

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Matthew Wilkas and Gus Kenworthy. Photo courtesy of Instagram.

Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas met Ricky Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef at the Oscars but their meeting was cut short. Kenworthy decided to reach out to Martin in the style of a Craigslist “Missed Connections” ad in hopes of reuniting.

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Gus Kenworthy shades Ivanka Trump in closing ceremony tweet

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Olympian Gus Kenworthy wasn’t happy that Ivanka Trump was in attendance with Team USA at the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Kenworthy, who came in 12th place for the men’s freestyle skiing event, shared his opinion in a tweet that praised Team USA but questioned Trump’s presence.

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Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs booed for winning Texas girls’ title

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs won his second Texas state girls’ title to a mix of boos and cheers on Saturday.

The 18-year-old from Euless Trinity High School beat Chelsea Sanchez 15-3 in the Class 6A 110-pound division. Beggs also defeated Sanchez for the 2017 title.

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will host Winter Olympics closing ceremony

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will help host NBC’s coverage of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Sunday, according to Deadline.

Lipinski and Weir will be joined by NBC sportscaster Terry Gannon.

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Gus Kenworthy shows off massive bruise from Olympic practice

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Gus Kenworthy gave Instagram a look at just how physically taxing the Winter Olympics can be with a photo of his gigantic bruise.

Kenworthy, 26, posted a photo that displays the bruise, called a hematoma, which appears to travel from his waist down his hip. He explained that the bruise was a result of falling so many times during practice.

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Gus Kenworthy says he and Adam Rippon ‘will be friends for life’

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Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon have started a lifelong friendship.

Kenworthy, 26, told People that he and Rippon, 28, “will be friends for life.”

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Russell Tovey and his partner Steve Brockman are engaged

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Russell Tovey and his rugby player partner Steve Brockman are engaged.

“Completely unexpected but very very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London,” Tovey, 36, told the Daily Mail of his engagement.

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