Miley Cyrus is getting very serious about supporting gay rights. On Tuesday, Miley tweeted, “The only thing that should matter in marriage is love, why should it matter what gender you are? #LegalizeGayMarriage.”
Miley has also joined the NOH8 Campaign, the silent protest which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California’s 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
NOH8 was founded by activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. The pair photograph celebrities and regular people with mouths duct taped and the campaign’s familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.
Ke$ha has teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate National Coming Out Day.
The singer created a t-shirt which says “We R Who We R,” which sell for $35 a piece. Proceeds go to the LGBT community, and only 1000 shirts will be produced.
“We’re the only minority worldwide that’s not taught history at home, in school or religious institutions,” said Malcolm Lazin, Equality Forum’s founder and executive director. “Like every group that’s been marginalized, it really helps to make the case why we should take real pride in ourselves and our community.”
Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of gay and lesbian activists about his run-in with Lady Gaga.
Obama said, “I held some productive bilateral talks with your leader. She was wearing 16-inch heels. She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating.”
The You And I singer tweeted: “I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it.”
Radar Online is reporting that actress Amber Heard came out of the closet this weekend at the GLAAD 25th anniversary bash.
The Zombieland actress walked down the red carpet with her partner of two years, Tasya van Ree, in their first public appearance together as an openly gay couple. Van Ree is a well-known photographer and artist.
“I think GLAAD is one of the many reasons that I, as a 24-year-old, can come out,” Amber explained. She was inspired to come out after the recent political turmoil involving LGBT Americans.
When asked about van Ree, Amber said. “She is beautiful. I mean, you’d have to be crazy not to want to go out with her!”
They certainly look like a happy couple! Congrats!
Rosie O’Donnell will be dusting off the mic this April as she returns back to where she launched her career: stand-up comedy. Since she exited the stage in 1995, Rosie has been filling her time with a hodge-podge of entertainment gigs. These acts include her long-running talk show The Rosie O’Donnell Show, a role in Grease on Broadway, and a short-lived stint on the View.
It must be love: little by little, Lindsay Lohan isn’t really hiding her relationship with Samantha Ronson any more.
The New York Post reports that Lohan and the celebrity DJ – who is openly gay – are moving in together.
This news comes after Lohan and Ronson have been on a romantic European getaway, and were even caught on camera in a sweet embrace on Sean Combs’ yacht in Cannes. Lohan has also been seen sporting a diamond encrusted ring on her left ring finger, sparking rumours that the two are engaged.
Both Lohan’s mother and her younger sister, Aliana, have released a statement claiming that Lindsay is not a lesbian.
Several magazines are apparently offering Lohan a huge check if she will come out to them exclusively.
Missy Elliott took home two awards including Best Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, but the news that will be making the water cooler conversations concerns the open-mouthed kisses that Madonna planted on Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
The awards started with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera performing Madonna’s “Like A Virgin,” dressed in white wedding dresses, similar to what the Material Girl wore at the awards 20 years ago. Madonna then joined the girls to perform her new song, “Hollywood.” Right before Elliott performed her verses in the song, Madonna gave a “lesbian kiss” to Spears, and then to Aguilera.
Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, and Beyonce Knowles each won three awards, but there was no clear-cut big winner.
Chris Rock hosted the show, and his jokes were controversial at times. “(American Idol judge) Paula Abdul judging singers is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest. That ain’t right,” he said, receiving a mixed reaction of laughter and shock.
He poked fun at R. Kelly, who is being charged with sexual relations with an underage girl. Rock suggested they separate the teenaged Olsen Twins and Kelly as far as they can go. And when introducing basketball rookie LeBron James and Ashanti, he joked about Kobe Bryant, who has been charged with rape. “He’s tying not to be the next Kobe and she’s trying not be the next victim.”
You can view photos from the awards in our gallery.