Report: Rosie O’Donnell is engaged to girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Rosie O’Donnell and her police officer girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney are engaged, according to a report from Radar Online. 

O’Donnell, 56, reportedly proposed to Rooney, 33, over the summer but they kept the engagement quiet due to Rooney’s job.

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Rosie O’Donnell in the running to replace Julie Chen on ‘The Talk’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Rosie O’Donnell could be headed toward a permanent seat at “The Talk.”

O’Donnell guest hosted on the talk show Sept. 28 alongside “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba. According to Deadline, O’Donnell is being considered to join “The Talk” for good.

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Rosie O’Donnell says ‘everyone’ knew Whitney Houston’s sexuality

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Rosie O’Donnell got candid about Whitney Houston’s sexuality on “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday claiming that “everyone” knew about the late singer’s sexuality and her romantic relationship with assistant Robyn Crawford.

When Andy Cohen asks O’Donnell what Houston and Crawford were like as a couple, she admits that she didn’t know them on a personal level but it was common knowledge they were a couple.

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Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife Michelle Rounds found dead of apparent suicide

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Michelle Rounds, Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday, TMZ reports. She was 46.

“I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife and their child,” O’Donnell said in a statement to TMZ.

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Trump trolls Rosie O’Donnell to justify Comey firing

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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President Trump trolled lesbian comedian Rosie O’Donnell late Thursday on Twitter to justify his firing of FBI Director James Comey, retweeting her remarks from nearly six months ago calling for his dismissal.

“We finally agree on something Rosie,” Trump wrote succinctly in the subtweet. O’Donnell’s tweet simply says, “Fire Comey” as part of a thread started by former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesperson Brian Fallon.

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Rosie O’Donnell mocks Trump at D.C. rally

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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Actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell on Tuesday angrily mocked President Trump during a rally in front of the White House.

“I know he’s a bully,” she said as she spoke to the more than 200 people who attended the “Resistance Rally” that took place in Lafayette Square before Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress. “He’s a mean man. He hates women. He’s taking away women’s rights and we will not stand for it.”

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ABC releases trailer for miniseries on history of LGBTQ rights

By : Jeremy Williams
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The trailer for the ABC miniseries When We Rise has been released and it looks epic.

When We Rise is a chronicled re-telling of the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969 and up to present day. The miniseries was created for ABC by the director and screenwriter from 2008’s Harvey Milk biopic Milk, Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black, respectively.

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Whoopi Goldberg bringing transgender model series to Oxygen Network

By : Jeremy Williams
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strutWhoopi Goldberg is executive producer on the Oxygen Network’s new docu-series Strut. Strut will follow a set of transgender models as they attempt to become household names in the world of fashion.

Slay Model Management, the world’s first exclusively transgender modeling agency, will also be involved in the show.

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