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Morning Round-Up: Homoerotic “Riverdale” clip; Pete Buttigieg; RuPaul’s first guests; and more!

Twitter is Freaking Out Over Homoerotic Riverdale Clip EDGE Media Network

Pete Buttigieg Hammers GOP on Abortion: They Decide ‘the Metaphysical Question of Life’ and ‘Tell You What to Do About It’ Towleroad

First 3 celeb guests appearing on RuPaul’s new talk show revealed Gay Star News

‘Pride Night’ would mean more if any of the athletes were open about being gay Los Angeles Times

PHOTOS: Catch all the sickening looks from RuPaul’s DragCon 2019 Queerty

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Wednesday Morning Man: Baptiste Dejeux!

Took several days off of Morning Man duty over he Labor Day weekend.

But, have no fear – the Morning Man is back!

Today I present to you sexy Frenchman Baptiste Dejeux.

He is a photographer and filmmaker, as well as a food and coffee lover.

He’s also got a nice Instagram account that is well worth checking out!

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- R O O M B O O K – . For Christmas, from December 10 to 31st, midnight, we are offering a special 10% discount on my RoomBook with the code XMAS20. . Pour Noël, du 10 au 31 décembre, minuit, nous offrons une réduction spéciale de 10% sur mon RoomBook avec le code XMAS20. . Photographer: @pascalpprl . . . . . #thebearstreetgang . @goldenaestheticsofficial #goldenera . . #paris #quimper #streetworkout #frontlever #calisthenics #deadlift #squat #PR #weightlifting #DIPS #impossibledips #WEIGHTDIPS #powerlifting #motivation #bodybuilding #musculation #malemodel #hairychest #beardedmen #beard #model #photographie #shooting #photography

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“Pose” star Billy Porter’s words of wisdom: “Be as gay as you want! Be ALL that you can be!”

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Pietro Boselli’s kisses are a bargain!

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@stevenkleinstudio @vman @nicolaformichetti @portiswasp1

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In honor of the great Gladys Knight’s 75th birthday, here are a handful of her memorable performances

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Wanda Sykes to guest host “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday: “You’re in for a treat,” says Ellen

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Tomorrow, @iamWandaSykes guest hosts my show. You’re in for a treat. #hellotoyoutoowanda

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NPH, Etheridge, Anderson Cooper, Wilson Cruz, Ruby Rose, and Janet Mock will be on EW’s Pride cover!

Entertainment Weekly shares this video today and writes: Our annual LGBTQ issue hits stands June 7, but we’re so excited about celebrating these inspiring artists that we’re letting things slip now. Neil Patrick Harris, Ruby Rose, Janet Mock, Anderson Cooper, Wilson Cruz, and Melissa Etheridge gathered together for a top-secret shoot this spring, and they will reunite at an invite-only event (hosted by Netflix and Cadillac) at the Stonewall Inn in New York City to celebrate the issue’s release. We’re keeping the official cover — and the fascinating interviews — under wraps for now, but check out the teaser video above for a taste of what’s in store in this year’s issue.


Brian Justin Crum shares birthday thoughts

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May 28th• My Birthday! Birthdays are a time to celebrate life and a perfect moment to soak in the gratitude for the beauty around me. It’s also a time to reflect… to check in with myself. Am I a better me then I was at this time last year? Am I evolving into the man I want to be? This year, I’m proud to say Yes. A huge part of that is because of the people I’m able to share space with. People who inspire me, challenge and question me. I’m grateful for that. I’m grateful for life. I’m grateful for all of you out there. Here’s to another year!

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“What/If” actor Juan Castano: “I think my sexual preference has gotten more fluid. I am … on the spectrum”

Juan Castano plays a gay man in the new Netflix series What/If as well as in the upcoming Tales of the City miniseries. Playing those roles and playing Zachary Quinto’s husband in the 2015 ex-gay drama I Am Michael have helped the actor realize that he is sexually fluid.

He tells NewNowNext: “I would say that for the majority of my life I identified as straight, but as I got older I think my sexual preference has gotten more fluid. I am, as my friends say, on the spectrum. When I first had to kiss another man, it was in a play in New York six or seven years ago, Minotaur. I kissed this guy, and you’re rehearsing over and over, and it didn’t feel that different from kissing a woman. Then on I Am Michael it was the same thing. It feels really nice. I think what’s important is that as long as there is a connection with a human being that feels good it doesn’t make a difference if it’s a man or a woman. I would say playing Marcos (on What/If) solidified that for me simply because spending that much time with a character you fall in love with them and what they’re going through.”

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Ellen DeGeneres opens up publicly for first time about being sexually molested by former stepfather

David Letterman’s new Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is already making headlines.

During an interview with Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres shared with the host how when she was a teenager, her stepfather used her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis as an excuse to fondle her.

“He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine,” DeGeneres said. “Again, because I didn’t know about bodies, I don’t know that breasts are all different. Anyway, he convinced me that he needs to feel my breasts. And then he tries to do it again another time. And then another time.”

Ellen says the abuse escalated over time: “He tries to break my door down, and I kicked the window out and ran ’cause I knew it was going to go more to something. I didn’t want to tell my mother ‘cause I was protecting her and I knew that would ruin her happiness. We just don’t feel like we’re worthy, or we’re scared to have a voice, and we’re scared to say no. That’s the only reason I think it’s important to talk about it because there’s so many young girls and it doesn’t matter how old you are.”

DeGeneres also said that she told her mother, Betty, about the abuse, but Betty didn’t believe her.

“I should have protected myself and I didn’t tell her for a few years and then I told her,” Ellen explained. “And then she didn’t believe me and then she stayed with him for 18 more years. And finally left him because he’d changed the story so many times.”

Her mother has since apologized for not believing her daughter sooner.


WATCH: Randy Rainbow’s latest musical parody about Trump is simply titled: “Just impeach him”

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Morning Round-Up: “Magic Mike” musical; Karamo Brown; Aaron Schock; Pete Buttigieg; Boris Kodjoe

Magic Mike musical cancels pre-Broadway run in Boston Gay Star News

Karamo Brown on His First Celeb Crush, Interracial Dating, and Advice for College Grads NewNowNext

Twitter Thinks I’m ‘Harassing’ Aaron Schock Kenneth in the 212

Pete Buttigieg pushes for massive fundraising haul to cement top-tier status Politico

Boris Kodjoe Leaves Little to the Imagination While Jumping Rope Instinct

Donald Trump Has the Gall to Sell LGBTQ Pride-Themed Shirts Advocate

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Snapped! David Begnau anchors evening news; Eastsiders premiere; Gio Benitez on assignment

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Anchoring tonight’s @CBSEveningNews Hope you’ll join us.

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Had an amazing time premiering @eastsiderstv at @insideoutfestival this weekend—it was amazing meeting so many fans of the show and getting the gang back together! Will share online premiere details with y’all as soon as we have them, but next stop: @seriesfest in Denver on June 22!

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When we started @eastsiderstv in 2012 we didn’t know @matthewmckelligon & @van.hansis. 7 years and 4 seasons later they are two of my favorite people. So fun celebrating the new season at @insideoutfestival this weekend, can’t for for you guys to get to see it!

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The best audience in Chadwick Beach! The family and other residents came out to watch our Live report on rip current safety for @goodmorningamerica.

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After posting emotional video, Laverne Cox feels vulnerable: “It was important, bigger than my insecurities”

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Still in some vulnerability hangover after that crying video I posted. God, I have had the impulse to delete that video so many times. But I am leaving it up for today. I haven't read any of the comments on that video. What I have learned about vulnerability is that sharing it in unsafe spaces, to people who aren't safe is super dangerous to my mental and emotional health. So not reading comments on something that vulnerable is self preservation and self care. I shared it because I thought it was important, bigger than my insecurities. If by sharing my grief I gave 1 person space to grieve as well and begin to heal, it was worth it. I have gotten some beautiful messages from folks who have said that by sharing my grief it gave them permission to grieve as well. That's what I want to hold onto, not any potentially negative comments … I am aware that there are some folks who are dismissive and worse of what I shared. As I think about that, the thought of what it means to have the courage to stand alone, to belong to oneself, in one's own truth and values comes up for me. And I thought about this solitary moment in the car on the way to the Met Gala earlier this month and this quote from #MayaAngelou came to me: "You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great" … #TransIsBeautiful photo by @sophyholland

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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg: “It’s a continuing horror show right now in Washington”

On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz sat down with 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for an interview for “This Week.”

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Happy 29th birthday to Chris Colfer!

I’ve been so dazzled and impressed with Chris Colfer since first seeing him on Glee all those years ago.

He gave the gay character of Kurt Hummel such heart and soul. We rooted for Kurt and we rooted for Chris who went from unknown to Golden Globe winner, three-time People’s Choice Award winner and Emmy nominee.

But even during the show’s run, Chris was always working on other things. He wrote, starred in, produced, and novelized his first film, Struck by Lightning, which debuted at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. He is also a New York Times number-one bestselling author of The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, the first novel in his middle-grade reader series. He has since written five more books in the The Land of Stories and all have been best sellers.

In 2017, Chris also released his second book for Young Adult readers called Stranger Than Fanfiction.

Happy birthday to this talented and busy young man!

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Late Night Round-Up: Aaron Schock, nude; Buttigieg slams Trump; Elton John; Olivia Wilde; John Barrowman

Aaron Schock Nudes Have Finally, Um, Leaked Kenneth in the 212

Pete Buttigieg: Trump’s fake injury ‘an assault on the honor of this country’ Politico

John Barrowman drops truth bomb about coming out in pro sports Outsports

13 fabulous facts about Elton John (including the $400m he’s raised to fight HIV/AIDS) Gay Star News

‘Booksmart’ director Olivia Wilde says “love scenes are love scenes” not boy-girl or girl-girl Queerty

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Robbie Rogers wishes hubby Greg Berlanti a happy birthday: “You are a dream”

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As a little boy I could never have imagined I would fall in love with a man so perfect that six years later I’d love him even more than the day I met him…. Happy Birthday @gberlanti you are a dream.

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Zachary Quinto marks three years sober

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III years sober today. i guess i wore the right jumper for the occasion. when i think about how far i’ve come and how much i’ve grown and how much more i love myself… i’m really blown away. very far from perfect – but perfectly flawed. and working every day to honor and realize my full potential. three years ago i had lost a connection to gratitude almost entirely. today i am brimming with it. for this touchstone. for life’s abundance. for true friends. for support. for the sweet freedom of this journey. may it continue with compassion – curiosity – honesty and above all… LOVE

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Morning Round-Up: Seth Rogen; Lisa Vanderpump; Halle Berry & Lena Waithe; Pete Buttigieg

Seth Rogen Regrets Homophobic Jokes in Early Films Towleroad

Lisa Vanderpump apologizes for transphobic ‘tucking’ comment Gay Star News

Mormon Republican County Commissioner in Utah Comes Out as Gay NewNowNext

Halle Berry locks lips with Lena Waithe Queerty

Dating app where Pete Buttigieg met his husband sees huge surge in new users Queerty

Pete Buttigieg attends D.C. fundraiser at home of gay couple Washington Blade

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