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JK Rowling Is Back In The Meme Spotlight For Revealing Dumbledore And Grindelwald's 'Intense Sexual Relations'

JK Rowling, the queen of drawing out random details of the Harry Potter franchise, is back in the limelight for, well...drawing out random details of the Harry Potter franchise - details that absolutely no one asked for, of course. 

She told Radio Times last week that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald had an "intense and passionate" relationship that had a "sexual dimension to it." Of course, her actual statements got twisted in subsequent reports, but the roasts and parody tweets that have come from it are absolutely still valid!

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Trump's "Ask the Gays" Remark on Wednesday Incited All the Rage on Twitter

Donald Trump is catching a lot of heat on Twitter for his speech at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Wednesday. During the speech, Trump told anyone who doubted his LGBT friendliness to 'ask the gays'.. Well, the LGBT community responded. "Ask the gays what they think and what they do, in, not only Saudi Arabia, but many of these countries, and then you tell me – who's your friend, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?"

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10 Examples of How Coming Out Can Be Short and Sweet

Coming out is tough, you never know quite how others will react, but hey, it's not all bad and scary. Here's some awesome people coming out to their even awesomer friends and families.

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Skipper and Ping, The Gay Penguins Have Adopted An Abandoned Egg In Berlin Zoo!

It's an exciting time for Skipper and Ping, two male Emperor penguins who live at the Berlin zoo. They have been longing for an egg of their own and now, they finally have one. This is by no means the only gay penguin - or animal - couple in the world, but that doesn't make their story any less special. Here it is. 

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More than 11,000 people were marching against gay marriage in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on Sept. 10th. Queue our hero, a 12-year-old Mexican boy, who stood against the crowd as a solitary voice of reason against the tide of oppression.

Afterwards, the child said, "I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred."

Same-sex marriage has been legalized in Mexico City and 9 of the nation's 31 states. There are challenges currently underway in the 22 other states.


See the people marching here.

His moment was reminiscent of the Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" in Beijing in 1989:




We won't stop saying it, because it's the truth no matter where you live:



Support Human Rights Campaign Here, or Freedom to Marry here.


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The last couple weeks we've been following the developments surrounding Star Trek Beyond's announcement that they'll be revealing the character Sulu as gay in the upcoming film --- a decision largely made to serve as a nod to George Takei (who played Mr. Sulu for many years in movies and television) who came out as gay in 2005 after many years of keeping his sexual orientation to himself.



Long story short, George Takei told the press that he didn't think the show's creator Gene Roydenberry would approve of the decision, though he did say that he appreciates it --

"I wish John Cho well in the role I once played, and congratulate Simon Pegg on his daring and groundbreaking storytelling," Takei wrote. "While I would have gone with the development of a new character in this instance, I do fully understand and appreciate what they are doing — as ever, boldly going where no one has gone before."
J.J. Abrams offered his thoughts on well, George Takei's thoughts regarding the matter:

"I feel that George Takei’s reaction ― I’m sure has more to do with George Takei, and the baggage he brings to the proceedings. I think it may be his perception of having played a character a certain way. It might mean something personally to him. I have nothing but respect for the man, but I think it’s a preposterous thing for, of all people, a ‘Star Trek’ actor — who’s come out himself — to say that Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have wanted this.” 

"It’s about time that there’s a gay character in this universe," Abrams said. 

Shade of The Day: 50 Cent Responds to Ex Vivica A Fox's Rumors he Might be Gay
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On Sunday's Watch What Happens Live, Vivica A. Fox started throwing some major shade at her ex, rapper 50 Cent.

And she totally didn't do him any favors with those already infamous gay rumors.

Host Andy Cohen asked her about her upcoming appearance on Empire and her thoughts on 50 Cent blaming a rating dip on "gay stuff."

"First of all, you know the pot called the kettle black is all I'm saying," Fox said.

OH SNAP.

She eventually confirmed he wasn't gay, but said a magazine with Soulja Boy raised some major questions for her.

50 Cent took to Instagram to call out Fox in a very Not-Safe-For-Work way, which included mentions of booty-eating.

In conclusion, 50 Cent is definitely maybe not gay.

And we can all agree it would really suck to have an ex that goes on TV talk shows.

Abs of The Day: James Franco Goes Shirtless on The Set of His Gay Adult Film Biopic
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Actor James Franco stripped down yesterday on the set of his new gay adult film biopic King Cobra, and things got steamy.

Franco's production company is producing the film, which is based on the 2007 murder of gay adult film maven Bryan Kocis. He appeared on Instagram next to actor Keegan Allen, clad only in a pair of skimpy underwear.

"KING COBRA" 🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉 Directed by @tojustinkelly @keeoone

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Disney Star Garrett Clayton (below left) will also appear in the movie, playing adult film star Brent Corrigan (below right).

The crime at the center of the film happened in 2007 when Harlow Raymond Cuadra (below left), and Joseph Manuel Kerekes (below right) murdered Kocis, owner of Cobra Video.

They tried to lure Corrigan away from Kocis, police say.

Christian Slater will play Kocis alongside actress Molly Ringwald.

Oh My of the Day: George Takei Has Perfect Response For Facebook Troll
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George Takei really sucks—and he's proud of it!

The Star Trek legend and Internet darling had the prefect response this week for a Facebook troll trying to bring him down.

He shared a screenshot of the exchange with the caption: "Sorry, couldn't help myself.‪ #‎Trollololollol‬"

BOOM!

Takei is known for his epic Internet takedowns, so mark this one down as another win for Sulu.

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Marketing of the Day: Trevor Noah Hid Ads All Over Google for His Debut on The Daily Show



In anticipation of his taking over The Daily Show last month, Trevor Noah and co. hid a bunch of short ad videos in specific Google searches.

Like this:



Here are the ones we found, but there are probably more. It's pretty clever and fun to find them.

Let us know if you stumble across any we didn't catch!

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This gay couple really pulled one over on a pizzeria. Sort of.

Surely you remember Memories Pizza in Indiana. They were the company that said they would refuse service to any gay couple wanting the restaurant to cater their wedding.

It caused quite a stir. To the point where the pizzeria had to close under a wave of Yelp reviews and protests. Then, they received a healthy bout of funding from a supportive GoFundMe. It brought them almost $1 million, enough to open back up the restaurant and return to healthy, happy business.

Until now.

The description of the video says it all:

On Friday, September 25, 2015, GayCo Ensemble Member Robin Trevino drove to Walkerton, IN. GayCo's current production of 50 States of Gay celebrates the Supreme Court decision which made same-sex marriage the law of the land in the US by choosing a different state out of a hat each week. When Indiana was chosen, Robin decided to have a vow renewal/first legal ceremony in the state where he resides - Illinois. He drove to Walkerton; to Memories Pizza, where he purchased a couple pizzas, froze them in a cooler and brought them home. On Saturday, September 26, 2015 we was married to his husband before a legal officiant. After the ceremony, the happy couple (and their one year old daughter) served Memories Pizza to all their guests. Congrats to Memories Pizza for (unknowingly) catering your FIRST GAY WEDDING!



You know, it's not exactly catering it. But they seemed pleased with the ruse, and their marriage, so good for them.

Mr. Smithers might finally come out of the closet this season.
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Come on out, Mr. Smithers. We're all waiting for you.

The Simpsons new season, which just began Sept. 27, might have some lasting changes to the cast. Specifically, Mr. Smithers just might admit his sexuality to Mr. Burns.

It's long been known that Mr. Smithers is gay, for a while it was used as the only aspect of that character, but it's remained hidden from the dastardly Mr. Burns for the duration of the two's working relationship.



Speaking to TV Line, Executive Producer Al Jean revealed a little teaser about what's to come in the 27th season:

"In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn't," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes. … We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options."



I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

But don't worry Mr. Smithers. It gets better.

Obama names an openly gay man to lead the U.S. Army
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We've come quite a long way since Don't Ask Don't Tell.

President Obama announced his nomination for the next Secretary of the Army Sept. 18 and it's Eric Fanning, an openly gay man.

If confirmed, Fanning would take over for current Secretary John McHugh who will soon leave the post.

Reuters has more details on the appointment:

Fanning is currently serving as acting Army undersecretary, and previously worked as Air Force undersecretary and chief of staff to U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter. His nomination to the post must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

"Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role," Obama said in a statement. "I am confident he will help lead America's soldiers with distinction."

Carter called Fanning's nomination "an excellent choice" by Obama and said he hoped for a quick Senate confirmation.



A quick confirmation might not be in store if history is any indication. President Obama has had more nominations blocked by Senate filibuster threat than any other president.

Emma Watson tweeted at Rugby player Keegan Hirst and it was beautiful.
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It's been kind of a mixed bag for athletes making the difficult decision to come out as gay. It helps to have Hermione on your side.

Keegan Hirst recently broke many boundaries, coming out as Britain's first openly gay rugby player. For a macho guy in a macho sport with macho teammates and macho fans, it wasn't the easiest of decisions. He's received a lot of support for the decision, marking even more how much the world has grown in a short time.

And in a beautiful and classy move, Emma Watson congratulated Hirst in a series of tweets Aug. 18.









Hirst spoke to the Daily Mirror about coming out Aug. 15.

Respected prop Keegan, 27, reveals the secret torment of dealing with his sexuality while carving out a career in one of the world's most macho sports.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the dad of two tells of the moment he finally found the words to explain to his wife the reason they could no longer be together.

And he talks emotionally of the support he got, not only from her but also from his rugby team-mates.

The 6ft 4in captain of West ­Yorkshire side Batley Bulldogs said: "At first I couldn't even say 'I'm gay' in my head, let alone out loud.

"Now I feel like I'm letting out a long breath that I've held in for a long time."



Societal attitudes take a long time to evolve, but that evolution couldn't happen without people like Hirst taking initiative and influential people like Watson supporting them.

Well done, everyone.