(Instagram/karamobrown) Karamo Brown has revealed that he only found out he had a child 10 years after their birth.
Brown, who has shot to fame as the Queer Eye reboot’s culture expert , is now the happy father of two boys.
But the journey there has been fraught and emotional for the 37-year-old. (Getty) “I came out at 16-years-old as a proud, gay man,” he told Parents.com.
“My last girlfriend in high school – when I was 15 – became pregnant with my child but did not tell me.
“She moved away, and I never had contact with her again; remember this is before social media.” (Getty) A whole decade passed before he received a subpoena for child support, seemingly out of the blue.
“I was confused, sad, angry, and weirdly excited to be a dad, but felt lost nonetheless,” he recalled.But he held no ill will towards his ex-girlfriend. (Getty) “We were both kids and don’t blame her for the decision she made because the choice was not hers, it was the adults around us,” said Brown.The TV star took full custody of his son, Jason, straight away, saying: “It wasn’t always easy, but when it comes to your children, giving up […]
Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte Pence Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte Pence has come out in support of John Oliver’s book about her family’s gay bunny.
Vice President Mike Pence’s family this week released a book about his family’s bunny, titled ‘Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President’.
In a protest against his anti-LGBT policies, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver penned his own imitation book ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo’ – which portrays the bunny as gay and seeking the right to marry his bunny lover.
Oliver’s book, which has topped the bestseller list in the US, has earned a surprising fan – Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte Pence.
Speaking to Fox, Ms Pence – who penned the original story – said: “I think imitation is the most sincere form of flattery in a way, but also, in all seriousness, his book is contributing to charities that I think we can all get behind.
“We have two books that are giving to charities that are both about bunnies, so I’m all for it, really.” All proceeds from Oliver’s book go to LGBT suicide charity The Trevor Project and AIDS United – two causes her father is highly unlikely to get […]
(YouTube/QTipVEVO) Demi Lovato and Q-Tip have covered Sir Elton John’s classic duet Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – and the video is fabulous.
Set at an LGBT bar, it features spectacular dancers and looks, despite Demi and Q-Tip’s absence.
The camp, fun-filled celebration of voguing and queer culture has been created ahead of the release of Sir Elton’s star-studded twin albums covering his back catalogue. (YouTube/QTipVEVO) The albums, called Revamp and Restoration, will include an extensive list of contributors, including Dolly Parton, the Killers, Mary J Blige, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Coldplay.
The fantastic video comes after Demi revealed last year that she was open to dating women , saying: “That’s how I’ve always felt.”
The Sorry Not Sorry singer opened up further about her sexual orientation earlier this month , explaining: “I’m very fluid, and I think love is love. (Getty) “You can find it in any gender. I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.”
In a statement, Q-Tip said that his song and the accompanying albums show that the legend of Sir Elton was still standing. (YouTube/QTipVEVO) “Elton’s influence shows you that the possibilities of music are endless,” he said.“He’s astute in so many […]
(Getty) A transgender woman in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre who says she entered the UK when she was sex trafficked by a gang will be deported back to Thailand in a matter of days to a “situation of great danger.”
Tanya*, who has been detained in Yarl’s Wood since December 30 2017, has been informed that she will be deported to her home nation of Thailand in a matter of days in a Home Office bail hearing today.
Alledging that she was trafficked into the country as a sex worker in 2014, Tanya says she escaped a gang in which she was indentured as a “ladyboy escort” in 2015 and began to build a new life as an asylum claimant.
However, when she had to “sign” to confirm her identity and status as an asylum claimant in the UK on December 30, she was told that she would be taken to an immigration detention centre, Yarl’s Wood, away from her and her partner Oli’s home.
Since that date, she has endured a hunger strike, solitary confinement and ill mental health as she has fought for her right to stay in the country.
“When I arrived I felt shocked, I felt sad, I felt […]
(Facebook/Danene Conditt) The man suspected of targeting Austin, Texas with a series of parcel bombs published horrendously homophobic online, it has been revealed.
Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, died earlier today after detonating a device as police officers approached his car just north of Austin.
Two people have died this month from explosions after receiving bombs sent in packages, with another six injured by the blasts. (Getty) Conditt graduated from Austin Community College after being homeschooled by his mother, according to the Austin Statesman newspaper.
In a blog seemingly set up for a class about US government, the bombing suspect wrote a post titled: “Why gay marriage should be illegal”.
The blog post was written in response to another student who said that same-sex marriage “shouldn’t be such a big deal. (Getty) “I believe that people are people and they can love whoever they want to love,” the student added, before pointing out: “You can’t help who you fall in love with and the government shouldn’t tell them who they can and cannot marry.”
Conditt disagreed, writing that “falling in love is a choice. When you ‘fall in love’ you become infatuated with your significant other, and you will eventually fall out of love.”He then […]
(YouTube/theellenshow) John Oliver has revealed that his pro-LGBT version of a children’s story about Vice President Mike Pence’s rabbit has sold out.
Pence’s family this week released a book about their bunny, titled “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President”.
As part of a wider segment about the Vice President’s anti-LGBT policies and support for Donald Trump, Oliver announced that a gay parody of the Pence family’s book was being released by his show. (HBO) “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” tells the story of a gay rabbit in a rainbow bow-tie who falls in love.
It is now the number-one bestseller on Amazon – three places above the Pences’ book.
And, Oliver has revealed to Ellen DeGeneres on her show, the book has now sold out. (YouTube/theellenshow) “Unfortunately we have sold out, because we were not anticipating people really buying it,” he said, laughing.
“But,” he reassured Ellen, “you can – they’re doing a reprint, so you can still buy it. You can buy the second printing, but it’ll take a few weeks.”The book has sold a whopping 180,000 copies so far. (YouTube/theellenshow) Proceeds from the book will go to […]
(Twitter) Here’s a fact which not everyone seems to be aware of: people transition.
Transgender people get surgeries and change the way they present themselves to the outside world, all in an effort to feel and look more like their true selves.
These transitions can seem dramatic to the outside world, and they can also be internally dramatic for the person concerned – in a good way. (Twitter/Sparx_Traxx) This can lead to side-by-side transition photos which show how far someone has come over a period of time.
But, it seems, not everyone is able to grasp this concept.
And sometimes, a viral post is the best way to attract attention to this fact. (Twitter) That is exactly what has happened here, with a post by a trans man – and the accompanying reply from a clearly oblivious person – going viral, thanks to excellent cisgender ignorance aggregator Hot Cis Takes.
It achieved instant internet fame, attracting more than 50,000 retweets and likes, and it deserves every one of them.After all, it’s perfect in every way.One person wrote in response: “i’m SCREAMING”. (Twitter/yourefcrgiven) Another said: “I CACKLED OUT LOUD”. (Twitter/hildurgalaxy) One person commented, quite rightly: “This is art and I love it. (Twitter/KincaidCrown) “I would […]
Amazon / Gage Skidmore via Flickr A parody of a book about Mike Pence’s family pet has become a bestseller.
The Vice President and his family have just released a children’s book based on their real-life rabbit Marlon Bundo, which was written by Pence’s daughter and illustrated by his wife, second lady Karen Pence.
But their foray into the world of publishing may have been thwarted by Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, who with the help of writer Jill Twiss has released his own Bundo book, and its selling even better than the original.
A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo reimagines the Vice President’s pet as a gay bunny who fall in love with another gay bunny called Wesley, which we’re sure is infuriating for Pence given his toxic anti-LGBTQ views.
“I live with Mom, Grandma, and Grampa in an old, stuffy house on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory. That’s because my Grampa is the Vice President. His name is Mike Pence,” reads an exert from the book.
“But this story isn’t going to be about him, because he isn’t very fun. This story is about me, because I’m very, very fun.”While Pence’s book is currently at number […]
YouTube “Another glass ceiling was shattered, showing the progress in Israeli society.”
In an historic and revolutionary turn for LGBTQ rights, Israel has elected its first ever gay mayor.
After serving as deputy mayor for six years – and a city council member for 15 – Eitan Ginzburg was appointed into the position by the Ra’anana city council on 16 March.
He replaces former mayor Ze’ev Bielski, who held the position between 1989–2005 and 2013-2018.
Ginzburg also became Israel’s youngest mayor ever, at 41-years-old.
“I feel there is significance that another glass ceiling was shattered, showing the progress in Israeli society,” Ginzburg told The Jerusalem Post. He added: “I was chosen because of my work. I am happy the fact that I am gay did not stop me from getting elected with the support of the Bayit Yehudi. I was chosen not because I am gay and not in spite of it, but because of the work I have done.”Ginzburg is only serving as interim mayor, but will have a shot at a permanent position in October’s national municipal elections.“My only aspiration is to win the election for mayor of Ra’anana and serve the residents. But I do see the need to move […]
Mr Sarkozy clinched big trade deals for France with Libya’s Gaddafi in 2007 when he was president Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over allegations he received campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
He is being investigated for illicit campaign financing, misappropriation of Libyan public funds and passive corruption.
He was released on Wednesday following two days of questioning over the financing of his 2007 campaign.
Mr Sarkozy, 63, has denied wrongdoing.
He says his Libyan accusers are seeking vengeance for his decision to deploy French warplanes during the uprising which overthrew Gaddafi in 2011.
The centre-right politician failed in his bid to return to power in 2012, losing to socialist François Hollande.In 2013, France opened an investigation into allegations that Mr Sarkozy’s campaign had benefited from millions of euros of illicit funds from Gaddafi.One of Mr Sarkozy’s former ministers and a close ally, Brice Hortefeux, was also reportedly questioned by police on Tuesday. Alexandre Djouhri is in London fighting extradition to France A former aide, Alexandre Djouhri, is fighting extradition to France after being arrested in London in January on suspicion of money laundering as part of the case. The Swiss businessman has denied the allegation […]