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Director Paul Feig Speaks Out After His Friend Laura Ann Carleton Was Shot & Killed for Displaying a Pride Flag at Her Shop

Paul Feig is speaking out after a devastating murder.

The 60-year-old Bridesmaids and The Office director issued a statement following the death of shop owner and mother of nine Laura Ann Carleton, who was shot and killed by a man who confronted her for displaying a Pride flag.

“Our wonderful friend Lauri Carlton (seen in this picture) was murdered yesterday in her store @magpi_shop in Lake Arrowhead by a 27 year old man who didn’t like that she had a large pride flag hanging outside of her shop,” he wrote.

“He ripped it down and when she confronted him about it he shot and killed her.”

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The Challenge's Paulie Calafiore Comes Out as Bisexual After Emotional Elimination from CBS Show

Paulie Calafiore, best known for his appearances on various reality competition shows, is opening up about his sexuality.

The 34-year-old reality star just came out as bisexual following his elimination from the CBS series The Challenge: USA.

Paulie hinted at his sexuality while having a conversation with a fellow contestant in episode three. He said, “I came through athletics, so that forced me to repress who I was, sexually. I didn’t know if I was attracted to women, attracted to men, or if it was just like an energy thing… I’d be like, I need to prove that I’m the most alpha human in the world.”

After the show aired on Thursday night, Paulie officially came out during a Zoom interview with GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos.

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J-Pop Star Shinjiro Atae Speaks Out After Coming Out as Gay, Reveals How His AAA Bandmates Reacted

Shinjiro Atae is speaking up about coming out.

The 34-year-old Japanese singer made headlines after coming out as gay at the end of July during a concert, making him one of the very first J-Pop idols to do so.

In a new interview with Teen Vogue, he spoke about his decision to do so.

Here’s what Shinjiro Atae had to say…

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Stars Who Came Out as Pansexual Over the Years

Over the years, the LGBTQ+ community has made significant strides in advocating for acceptance and understanding, challenging norms and promoting inclusivity.

Among the various identities within this community, pansexuality has gained increasing visibility, with celebrities leading the way in breaking down barriers and normalizing love beyond gender boundaries.

Pansexuality refers to an individual’s capacity to be attracted to others regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

We’re taking a look at some stars who have proudly come out as pansexual over the years…

Wayne Brady Comes Out as Pansexual, Explains What Being Pan Means to Him

Wayne Brady is opening up about his sexuality.

The 51-year-old Let’s Make a Deal host and Broadway actor just came out as pansexual.

For those who don’t know, “pan” means “all” and people who identify as pansexual are attracted to all genders, while bisexual people are just attracted to more than one gender, but not necessarily all genders.

Wayne released a statement and explained what being pan means to him.

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LGBTQ+ Stars of 'Bachelor' & 'Bachelorette': 10 People Who Have Come Out

Gabby Windey isn’t the only member of Bachelor Nation to come out as part of the LGBTQ+ community!

The 32-year-old reality TV star just revealed to the world that she is dating a woman after previously searching for love as a co-lead on The Bachelorette in season 19.

There are eight other stars of the ABC franchise who have come out publicly, including a former The Bachelor lead who revealed he is gay and multiple contestants who talked about their bisexuality while on the show.

Browse through the slideshow to see all of the LGBTQ+ stars of Bachelor Nation…

Every Star Who Came Out as LGBTQ+ in 2023 So Far

Visibility is essential.

Over the past few months, several high-profile stars have opened up about their sexuality and gender identity, revealing that they are all part of the LGBTQ+ community.

At a time when LGBTQ+ rights have especially come under fire in the United States, including proposed anti-trans legislation in several states, as well as attempts to ban drag shows in America, these celebrities are all helping push back against ignorance, prejudice and intolerance in the fight for equality for every citizen.

For more ways to help support the LGBTQ+ equal rights movement, check out organizations like HRC, GLAAD and The Trevor Project.

Scroll through to find out who came out in 2023…