Aaron Carter gets emotional in front of crowd at Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon

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Tampa-born Aaron Carter crooned, crushed and cried from the stage last night at Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon—and hey, there’s video!

Ever the social media aficionado, Carter had previously announced his first performance since his heartfelt coming out on Twitter via Facebook. “Looking forward to seeing all my fans in my hometown of Tampa Bay Aug. 10 at Hamburger Mary’s Brandon​,” Carter had written, calling his upcoming performance an “intimate evening and pop up acoustic showcase.”

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Rapper Lil Peep comes out as bisexual

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Rapper Lil Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, has come out as bisexual on Twitter.

The 20-year-old rapper from Long Island, N.Y. made the announcement simply tweeting, “yes I’m bi sexual.”

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Singer Aaron Carter comes out as bisexual

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Pop singer Aaron Carter has come out as bisexual.

The 29-year-old revealed he is attracted to both men and women in an open letter posted on Twitter.

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New animated short film is about young gay love and the internet is going crazy for it

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A new animated short film was released on YouTube yesterday and it is hitting everyone in the feels.

“In a Heartbeat,” created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, was produced by Ringling College of Art and Design and has already generated nearly 3 million views.

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Joint Chiefs: No transgender policy changes based on Trump tweets

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The top U.S. military officer will not make any changes to the Armed Forces’ policy of allowing transgender servicemembers to serve openly despite what President Donald Trump tweeted July 26, according to the Associated Press.

In a memo sent to all military service chiefs, commanders and enlisted military leaders July 27, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, stated “there will be no modifications” to the current policy until Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has received official direction from Trump and issued “implementation guidance.”

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Celebrities react to Trump’s transgender military ban

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While President Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce a ban against transgender people in the U.S. military on Wednesday, he wasn’t the only one who decided to use Twitter to get a message across.

Celebrities tweeted their criticism and disapproval of the ban in a flurry of messages across social media.

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Trump tweets ban on transgender individuals in U.S. military

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President Donald Trump announced via Twitter July 26 that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the United States military.

In a string of tweets, Trump stated that he consulted with generals and military experts and that “our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

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Bianca Del Rio and Ann Coulter bash each other in social media feud

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Ann Coulter’s Twitter rant against Delta Airlines became a social media feud with Bianca Del Rio after Del Rio called the political commentator a “rotten c*nt.”

Coulter took to Twitter to blast Delta for giving away her pre-booked, extra-room seat to another passenger on her flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Gay Teen Vogue editor defends mag’s anal sex guide

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Teen Vogue’s “Anal Sex: What You Need to Know” guide is facing plenty of backlash but one editor is standing up for the magazine’s decision to include the informative piece.

The guide, written by sex expert Gigi Engel, covers all the bases of anal sex for those with prostates and without. The overall goal is for everyone to be educated on their sexual health.

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Vogue faces backlash for ‘gender fluid’ story on Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

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Vogue is under fire from critics who took offense that the fashion magazine has declared Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik “gender fluid” for sharing each other’s clothes.

In the couple’s joint cover story, Hadid and Malik share that they are flexible when it comes to fashion and have no problem dipping into the other’s closet.

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Tyler, the Creator may have come out on new album

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Tyler, the Creator might have come out as gay or bisexual on his latest album, “Scum Fu*k Flower Boy.”

The album was meant to be released in two weeks but was leaked, to the delight of fans, on Sunday night. But some lyrics raised a few eyebrows and had some people wondering if the rapper was coming out the closet.

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‘Gotham’ star’s missing trans daughter found safe, returned home

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“Gotham” actor Donal Logue’s missing daughter has been located and returned safely home.

According to ABC News, the New York City Police Department found 16-year-old Jade in North Carolina “safe and sound.” Jade had been missing for almost two weeks and was last seen in New York City.

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