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May 26, 2015

Matriarch had compared trans people to child predators while knowing her son had molested his sisters and others

Columnist and LGBTI activist Dan Savage thinks the Duggar family are hypocrites.

The stars of the TLC reality show 19 Children and Counting have been rocked by scandal after it became public last week that eldest child Josh Duggar had molested five girls when he was a teenager - including two of his sisters.

Savage wasted no time in pointing out that in 2012 family matriarch Michelle Duggar made a Robocall speaking out against legislation in Fayetteville, Arkansas, that would let transgender people use bathrooms based on their gender identity.

May 22, 2015

'I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret'

Josh Duggar, executive director of the lobbying arm of the anti-gay Family Research Council, resigned on Thursday (21 May).

He has admitted to sexually abusing five young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Duggar is one of the members of the evangelical Christian family that stars in the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting. He is one of the 19 children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and a married father of three himself.

May 22, 2015

Duggar was head of lobbying arm of anti-gay Family Research Council

The TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting has been pulled off the air after one of the 19 admitted to sexually abusing five young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Josh Duggar, executive director of the lobbying arm of the anti-gay Family Research Council, is at the center of a growing scandal that also led to his resigning from his FRC job on Thursday (21 May).

March 24, 2015

Rodner Figueroa was fired after saying image of Michelle Obama looked like cast member of Planet of the Apes

Rodner Figueroa wants his job back.

A high-powered lawyer hired by the fired Univision personality says his client has been unfairly painted as a racist for a comment about US First Lady Michelle Obama and is demanding that he be reinstated and receive a public apology.

January 29, 2015

And they do not hold back

Michelle Visage is in the Celebrity Big Brother house, and has been serving up plenty of looks for us to gag over.

Drag Race royalty Raven and Raja have looked through the judge's style choices, and they do not hold back.

On her ballgown look, Raven said: 'This is a Michelle Visage glare if I've ever seen one.'

And Raja said: 'I love that costume, but the ultimate accessory that I think really punctuates this outfit and really makes it amazing is that classic bitch face that we love so much.

December 31, 2014

Evelyn Ruark  has only once been briefly seenon sister Michelle Duggar's TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting

The Duggar family, the focus of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, have proven themselves to be no friends of the LGBTI community.

This could be why viewers of the show are probably not aware that the sister of family matriarch Michelle Duggar is a lesbian.

Evelyn Ruark was only briefly seen in an early season of the show which debuted in 2008. She is also seen the family's website in a photo of Michelle Duggar and her siblings taken in spring 2011.

November 23, 2014

Activists want 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air, after the Duggar family have been accused of inciting hatred against gay and transgender people

158,000 people have signed an online petition called ‘End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars.’

The petition on is targeting the Duggar family of US TV show 19 Kids and Counting which has aired on the The Learning Channel (TLC) network since 2008.

The show follows the lives of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from Tontitown, Arkansas. They are described as ‘devout Independent Baptists and adherents of the Christian patriarchy movement.’

November 13, 2014

Make like Rihanna and reside at the jewel in Ireland's hotel crown

An oasis of light, calm and five-star style – The Merrion Hotel is undoubtedly Dublin's leading blockbuster stopover.

This 142-room colossus (which, from the outside, resembles an unassuming townhouse) is a favourite of Diamonds singer Rihanna when she's touring the Green Isle.

It's also played host to the likes of US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, who stayed here during their visit to the country in 2011. Rock god Bruce Springsteen is also known to drop by.

December 30, 2013

Tweets to Good Morning America anchor: 'You continue to make us all proud'

First Lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter today to publicly congratulate Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts for coming out publicly as a lesbian over the weekend.

'I'm so happy for you and Amber!' Obama tweeted, referring to Roberts' partner of 10 years Amber Laign.

'You continue to make us all proud,' Obama added.

When President Barack Obama decided to go public with his support of gay marriage last year after many years of 'evolving' on the issue, he gave the exclusive interview to Roberts.

October 1, 2013

'I've gone both ways. I do as I please ... Men are intriguing. So are chicks'

After years of speculation about her sexuality, actress Michelle Rodriguez says she has 'gone both ways' and is bisexual.

But instead of a big announcement, she casually mentions this in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

'I do as I please,' she says. 'I am too f---ing curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.'

May 20, 2013

Morehouse College speech calls on grads to have empathy for all minority groups

During a commencement speech at the all-male Morehouse College on Sunday (19 May), President Barack Obama encouraged students - straight or gay - to be good spouses and parents.

'... That’s what I’m asking all of you to do: Keep setting an example for what it means to be a man. Be the best husband to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner. Be the best father you can be to your children. Because nothing is more important.'

March 29, 2013

Singer engages in silent protest outside nightclub in Santa Cruz

Singer Michelle Shocked showed up at the club Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, California, on Thursday (28 March) but instead of performing on stage, she sat outside with tape over her mouth.

Moe's was one of nearly a dozen USA venues that canceled Shocked's appearance after she shocked an audience at a club in San Francisco earlier this month by going on an anti-gay marriage rant.

January 7, 2013

'I love her as deeply as I love almost anyone. But we don’t do it'

When Michelle Williams attended last year's Academy Awards as a best actress nominee for My Week With Marilyn, her 'date' for the evening was her former Dawson's Creek co-star Busy Phillips.

In fact, Phillips was seen with Williams so much throughout awards season that some began speculating about whether or not the two women were more than friends.

December 6, 2012

Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow and Janis Ian all nominated in Best Spoken Word Album category

R&B and Hip-Hop singer Frank Ocean may have got the most attention of the openly gay Grammy nominees announced on Thursday (5 November) evening.

But he's not the only LGBT nominee this year.

Gay musician Dave Koz was nominated in the Best Pop Instrumental Album for his Live at the Blue Note Tokyo album and bisexual actress and comedienne Margaret Cho is a nominee in the Best Comedy Album category for Cho Dependent: Live in Concert.

September 5, 2012

Anderson Coooper: 'I’ve never heard such a well delivered speech by a first lady ever'

Michelle Obama made quite an impression on gay celebrities who were filled with praise for the US First Lady after her widely-praised speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday (4 September).

'I’ve never heard such a well delivered speech by a first lady ever,' tweeted Anderson Cooper who is anchoring convention coverage for CNN.