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Neil Patrick Harris Joins Ruby Rose & More For 'Entertainment Weekly's Gay Pride Issue

Neil Patrick Harris joins Ruby Rose, Anderson Cooper and Melissa Ethridge on the covers of Entertainment Weekly‘s annual Gay Pride issues, available June 7th.

Here’s what the group, including Wilson Cruz and Janet Mock, had to share with the mag:

Anderson on coming out publicly: “I just published it on a website of a friend of mine, Andrew Sullivan, and that was it. It was actually funny because I was in Africa shooting something when it was published and I didn’t realize I was in a place that had absolutely no cell phone service for three days. But as soon as I got to Johannesburg, my phone lit up. And I’d realized I’d forgotten to tell my mom I was making this announcement. I’d come out to her a long time ago, but she was like,’Oh, you could’ve given me a heads up!’”

Ruby on the evolution of terminology used to describe LGBTQ+ people: “When I got cast as a lesbian in Batwoman, I didn’t know that being a genderfluid woman meant that I couldn’t be a lesbian because I’m not a woman— not considered lesbian enough. My initial response was ‘Pfft!’ And then I was like, ‘Wait. Let me just figure this one out. How do I right this wrong, because if someone out there is upset by this, I need to know why and how to fix it.’ That’s when I sort of said, ‘I’m a woman that identifies as a woman. I’m not trans. But if being gender fluid means that I can’t identify as a woman at any point, then I guess I can’t be that.’ Maybe I need to make up another term, one that doesn’t step on any toes. One where I can be fluid in my gender, but also a lesbian, because otherwise I’m not sure what I am.”

Neil on why he came out publicly: “I was dating my now husband [David Burtka] and I realized it was most disrespectful to him to go in the car to an opening of a movie and then I would go down the carpet and he would go with our publicist, behind where the camera guys were and we’d meet up at the end. And it just felt disrespectful. All that said though, I don’t think that anyone should be told when anything is supposed to happen.”

For more from the group, visit EW.com.

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Lea Michele Joins Alexis Bledel & Laverne Cox at GLAAD Media Awards 2018!

Lea Michele stuns on the red carpet as she arrives alongside date Brad Goreski at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night (May 5) at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York City.

The 31-year-old actress looked pretty in a black and silver gown as she made her first public appearance since announcing her engagement to Zandy Reich.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lea Michele

Other stars at the event included Laverne Cox, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley and wife Lauren Morelli, Nico Tortorella and wife Bethany Meyers, Adam Lambert, Tommy Dorfman, Auli’i Cravalho, Nyle DiMarco, Frankie Grande, Gigi Gorgeous, Melissa Ethridge, Zeke Smith, along with Jackie Evancho and sister Juliet.

You can check out all of the nominees for the GLAAD Media Awards here!

FYI: Alexis is wearing a J Mendel dress, Nicholas Krkwood heels, and Nadine Asoy earrings while carrying an Emm Kuo clutch. Lea is wearing a Reem Acra dress and Roger Vivier shoes. Brad is wearing a Tom Ford tux and Dries Van Noten shoes. Nyle is wearing a Savile Row by Richard James tux and Philip Plein shoes. Laverne is wearing Tadashi Shoji.

25+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the event…More Here! »

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Michelle Obama Hosts Women in Soul Event, President Barack Obama Flubs Spelling of Aretha Franklin's 'Respect'

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the microphone to deliver remarks during her workshop titled “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul” in the State Dining Room at the White House on Thursday (March 6) in Washington, DC.

The 50-year-old first lady was joined at the function by singers Janelle Monae, Melissa Ethridge, and Patti LaBelle.

Later in the evening, President Obama delivered remarks at the Women of Soul concert series, where he accidentally misspelled Aretha Franklin‘s “Respect”!

“When Aretha [Franklin] first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her, she had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved,” President Obama said. “They wanted some respect.”

Watch the video of the flub below.


Barack Obama Misspells ‘Respect’ By Accident

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Melissa Etheridge: No Same-Sex Marriage? No Taxes!

Melissa Etheridge is standing up to the state of California, which passed Proposition 8 (banning same-sex marriage) on Election Day.

The 44-year-old singer took to The Daily Beast to blog about her refusal to pay taxes if same-sex marriage is banned. Here’s an excerpt:

“Okay. So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? You are gonna have to help me here because I am not sure what to call her now. Anyways, she and I are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen. Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen…Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away… Obama has been elected president. This crazy fearful insanity will end soon. ”

Read the full blog entry at TheDailyBeast.com.

Pictured above: Melissa with her wife/roommate/girlfriend/special lady friend Tammy Lynn Michaels back in 2001. They had a wedding ceremony in Sept. 2003 in Malibu, Calif. The couple planned on legally getting marrying later this year.

FYI: During Madonna‘s concert last night, she said, “Sorry to hear we didn’t win on Prop 8, but don’t give up the fight. If we can have an African American in the White House then when we can have gay marriages.”

Oscars Luncheon 2007

Oscar nominees arrived at the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday. The actual award show will take place on Sunday, Feb 25. with Ellen DeGeneres as the host. Check out the pictures below; many more after the jump!

Attendees included: Djimon Hounsou, Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Murphy, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Melissa Ethridge, Steven Spielberg, Penelope Cruz, Martin Scorsese, Babel star Rinko Kikuchi, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Abigail Breslin, and Forest Whitaker.

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