Empire’s Jussie Smollett Comes Out, Says ‘There Is No Closet.’

rs_560x415-150309083750-634-ellen-Jussie-Smollett-.ls.3915_copyThere’s been a lot of speculation about Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s sexuality since the show has risen in popularity, fueled in part by his reluctance to talk about his personal life in the media. Now he’s made a special appearance with Ellen to sort-of-kinda-come out.

Jussie plays a gay role on the show, and last week, in a recent Q&A, his costar Malik Yoba was asked about the success of the series and its impact, and specifically brought up the gay representation on the show. He said:

“I think that our show represents a huge opportunity to stay in the culture beyond entertainment value and there’s an intrinsic nature of you have the gay factor, right? So, obviously, Lee (Daniels, co-creator) is gay. That was an important storyline for him. I think it’s important for people to see themselves. Even within the Black community. But if you aren’t really, really taking it off of screen and making it live in the community in a significant way … like I know Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community. He and I have a very close relationship.”

Many on social media were upset that Yoba apparently outed his costar. Continue reading

Ellen DeGeneres Responds to ‘Gay Agenda’ Accusations With Humor

ellen-e1393818117657Ellen DeGeneres has a special way of crushing her haters with humor.

Remember that report about evangelist Larry Tomczak blasting Hollywood, Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres over their agenda to ‘gay the world.’ (Read HERE)

Well, the 56-year-old talk show host took time during Wednesday’s monologue to address comments about her in the Christian Post column entitled, “Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?” that was penned by the conservative pastor and author Larry Tomczak. In the article, Tomcazk railed against Hollywood’s gay agenda and said that The Ellen DeGeneres Show “celebrates her lesbianism and ‘marriage’ in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls.” Continue reading

Some Celebrities Who Are Out And Proud

Check out the many celebs who are gay and don’t give a fuck who knows about it.

Ellen Page1 EllenPageJuno star Ellen Page gave quite a moving speech when she took the stage at the Human Rights Campaign’s inaugural gathering in Las Vegas last February. “I’m here today because I am gay,” she told the audience. “And because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.”

Frank Ocean2 FrankAfter a reporter questioned Grammy-winning rapper Frank Ocean about some of his song lyrics in July 2012, Ocean posted his thoughts on the subject on his website. He detailed the love he had for another man when he was 19: “I won’t forget you. I won’t forget the summer,” he wrote. “I’ll remember who I was when I met you.” Critics and fans applauded the announcement, but the rap community — not so much. Fellow rapper T-Pain shared in an interview seven months later that certain artists refuse to work with Ocean because they’re homophobic. Continue reading