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Antoine Dodson, most popularly known as The Bedroom Intruder, has renounced homosexuality. He is no longer gay. Check out the full interview
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been elected as the 266th pope of the Catholic Church.
The 76-year-old cardinal will be taking the name Pope Francis.
He will be the first Latin American pope to lead the Catholic Church and the first Jesuit priest.
About an hour after white smoke was released from the Sistine Chapel chimney, Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on Wednesday.
The pope addressed the cheering crowd for the first time with the traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the “City and the World”) speech.
“As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome. It seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen one who is from far away, but here I am,” he said. He thanked the church for embracing him and the cardinal who elected him.
It only took two days and five rounds of voting for the Vatican to elect Francis. In 2005, it took two days and four voting rounds when Benedict was elected.
Francis is stepping in at a time when the Catholic Church had been rocked with sexual abuse scandals and same-sex marriage issues. It is reported that Francis called same-sex marriage an “attack of God’s plan”. He also said that gay people adopting children is an act of discrimination against children.
The Survivors Network for Those Abused By Priests is said to be keeping an eye on Francis. The group wants him to “show the world that the sexual abuse of children and cover-up of abuse will not be tolerated.” Before the conclave, SNAP released two lists of 15 cardinals that they were concerned about “becoming the next pope.” But Francis was not on this list.
Francis will take the papacy immediately and will be formally installed at 4:30 am Eastern Time and 9:30 am CET.
Chris Culliver, 49ers Cornerback, says gay players are not welcome on NFL team.
Just days before the Super Bowl, San Francisco 49ers cornerback, Chris Culliver, gave an anti-gay interview with shock jock, Artie Lange.
Culliver tells Lange that he’s not OK with having gay players in the NFL especially on his team.
“I don’t do the gay guys man.”
“I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.”
Culliver continued by saying that gays would not be welcomed in the locker room. But he said, if they don’t come out with their sexuality, he might be okay with them playing on the team.
“Yeah, come out 10 years later,” he said.
Deadspin’s Tom Ley said, “How progressive!” and mentioned that the interview with Culliver ended almost abruptly after that.
The issue with having gay players participating in professional sports had been in the news recently. This stemmed from speculation whether Notre Dame player Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend controversy was actually a cover for his sexuality.
Te’o has denied the rumours, but it has opened up the issue about sexual orientation in the NFL.
Jerome Bettis, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, said he probably played with gay players during his time with the NFL, but none of them ever came out.
“Because is so testosterone driven, it’d be really, really difficult for a gay player to really stand up and say ‘Hey, I’m gay and an NFL football player,” Bettis said.
Bettis told HuffPost Live that he believes that as long as they perform well for the team, he wouldn’t have a problem with openly gay teammates.
Former NFL player, Wade Davis, said that he knows of several gay players in the NFL today that do not want to come out because of the stigma in the league.
After Culliver’s comments, San Francisco 49ers responded with the following statement:
“The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris. There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any leve. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community.”
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Jodie Foster casually came out of the closet while accepting her Cecil B. Demille award at the Golden Globes Sunday night.
While accepting her award, Foster said, “While I’m here being all confessional, I just have the sudden urge to say something I’ve never been able to air in public. A declaration that I’m a little nervous about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist, huh, Jennifer? But uh, you know, I’m just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I’m going to need your support. I am — single!”
Shen then went on to say, “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the Stone Age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her.”
Foster, 50, has now quashed years of speculations. In her speech, she also talked about the absence of privacy in Hollywood and that it is a luxury most people take for granted.
She then thanked her ex-partner and co-parent, Cydney Bernard and hinting on a possible retirement.
“I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I’m not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!”
Christopher Boston PR, an entertainment public relations firm, released a statement on behalf of Fantasia and her manager.
“Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community. Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.”
What is unclear is the “judgement” part Barrino refers to on her post. She hasn’t been in the spotlight since winning a Grammy last year. Though she has had issues with dealing with criticism from the public before.
Barrino attempted to commit suicide in 2010 after she was accused of having an affair with a married man.
The singer told “Good Morning America” in 2010 that she feels “overloaded.”
“I always take a licking and keep on ticking… It just became heavy for me to the point that I just wanted to be away from the noise… There’s so much that people don’t understand. They just see the glitz and the glamour, and they feel like life is so perfect, but we’re human and we go through things.”
Barrino is scheduled to perform at the 2013 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in New Orleans in February.
2 Gay Students at the University of Technology in Jamaica were caught sexing each other. One caught by guards and was brutally beaten.
A Queen’s high school student was told to leave school for wearing “I Enjoy Vagina” shirt.
Brianna Demato was told to leave Newtown HIgh School Tuesday when she refused to change her shirt that says “I enjoy vagina” t-shirt.
The bisexual teen says the school is hypocritical. She said, “They use the word in class, why can’t I, on a shirt?”
The dean of the school noticed the shirt during lunch time. Brianna was taken to the assistant principal’s office where they gave her a choice of changing shirts or go home.
The teen refused to change, so her mother was called by the dean. Her mom, Cathy Demato, sided with her daughter. She rushed to her daughter’s school to defend her and her right to wear the shirt.
“They’re discriminating against Brianna. They pulled her out of class for nothing,” says Cathy. “She’s not hurting anyone. It’s her right to wear that shirt.”
When the two wouldn’t leave school, the dean called safety agents to escort them off the school.
Newton High School Principal John Ficalora would not comment on the incident.
According to agency spokeswoman Margie Feinberg, the shirt worn by the teen likely caused “disruption and the language is inappropriate for school.”
Students at the high school have mixed feelings about the shirt.
One student said:
“I wouldn’t want my kids wearing a shirt like that. Go to the gay parade like that. Don’t go to school like that.”
Another student said:
“I have a lot of friends that wear shirts that are worse than that. They don’t get sent home.”
What do you think of this story? Did school officials overreact to the shirt?
Hong Kong billionaire offers $65 million to any man who will marry his 33-year-old daughter.
Cecil Chao Sze-tsung made an announcement after news of his daughter’s, Gigi Chao, nuptials to her lesbian partner in April. The two married in Paris. However, gay rights are limited in Hong Kong.
Gigi said that her father was only concerned about “how society would view” her and “the status it would incur” in Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, she says, “marriage is still a form of social status.” She adds, “I understand why he’s doing this.”
Her father has not acknowledged Gigi’s marriage publicly.
He told the post:
“I do not mind whether [the man who marries Gigi] is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kindhearted. Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work.”
Gigi did say that she was amused by her father’s offer. She feels that she’s a lucky girl to have a loving father who would do something like this as an expression of his love.
However, she says, “I don’t appreciate getting 1,500 emails.”