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Anderson Cooper Is A Single Man

Get your bussys ready ONTD, Anderson Cooper is a single man.
The 50-year old journalist has split from longtime beau, 45-year old Benjamin Maisani.

'Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much,' said Cooper in a statement.

'We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.'

Don't get your hopes up though as Anderson has been spotted hanging out with 33-year old radiologist Victor Lopez over the past several weekends. It is no surprise as Cooper is known to like uncut cock.


Polyamorous Couple Nico Tortorella & Bethany Meyers get Married!

The queer, polyamorous couple wrote about their wedding day and their love, exclusively for them.

- Nico Tortorella, the sexually fluid actor married relationship with Bethany Meyers, a fitness and lifestyle entrepreneur, who identifies as a gay woman.

- Although they have tied the knot, they are both polyamorous and a queer couple.

- Bethany says "If you had to label it, Nico and I are in a queer polyamorous relationship. Labels that help people understand, but not labels that define us. Most think we planned this and one day decided we would be multiple-love kind of people. We didn’t. It’s just the way our relationship developed over 12 years. We became polyamorous without ever really trying, and we let each other go so often; I guess we finally realized it’s the reason we are impenetrable. It’s hard to break something that bends."


Cory Michael Smith Identifies As Queer

Cory Michael Smith, who is known for his role of The Riddler on Gotham, talks about his new drama '1985' and how it hit close to home.

The movie is set durign the first wave of AIDS crisis and Smith plays a closeted gay man with AIDS heading home for Christmas to say his last goodbye to the family.

The source states that Smith identifies as queer as he says There’s something special about telling a story that feels closer to home".

I’m from Middle America, I’m from Ohio. I’ve been living here [in New York] for a while, and there are stretches when I don’t see my family often. Going home and that whole charade is very familiar. The first family dinner after a while. Coming out to a family, the fear of that.

He adds that his family "handled his coming out with a lot of love".


Aaron Hernandez Was, Allegedly, Gay; Feared For His Life Over Secret

  • In the upcoming 2 part documentary "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered", airing on Oxygen this weekend, it is revealed by family members, two ex-girlfriends and friends that Aaron Hernandez was gay and struggled with his sexuality for over a decade.

  • His college girlfriend Alyssa Anderson said Aaron had a boyfriend who attended the U of F with him and while he denied it for two years, he eventually came clean to her and she helped him keep up appearances as he feared he would be targeted if the secret ever came out.

  • Another one of Aaron's closest friends said he knew and kept the secret for 15 years and that Aaron, who had gang ties, was afraid he would killed by members if tey found out his secret.

  • A member of Aaron's defense team said Aaron also confided in him because he was openly gay and would understand the struggle.

  • The same attorney says Aaron admitted Odin Lloyd knew Aaron was gay and was going to publicly out him and that law enforcement officials believe this was the real reason why Aaron murdered him.

  • The documentary also covers just how bad Aaron's case of CTE was and that the NFL was notified about the possibility and didn't seem to care.


And who did Aaron play football with in College?[you knew this was coming]

I rest my case. *hair flip*

New film 'Martyr' explores masculinity, homoeroticism and Islam

The movie is set in Beirut and centers around a group of men coming to term's with their friend's drowning. His funeral becomes a "a heartfelt farewell not only to their beloved friend, but to the beauty and sensuality of life, youth, friendship, and love". In Islamic tradition drowning is a form of martyrdom (hence the title). The film has been making waves at SXSW while it was also nominated for the Queer Lion award at last year's Venice Film Festival.

Source 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rwI_vwyzjg
Source 2: https://www.queerty.com/watch-new-film-martyr-explores-masculinity-homoeroticism-islam-intersect-20180314

Christians beat gays (at the box office)

Despite all the billboards, inspirational coming out stories involving the cast, and an avalanche of posts about it on ONTD, "Love, Simon", it's taking a bible-thumping at the box office at the praying hands of another low budget, non-tentpole release that's also making its debut this weekend: the Christian film "I Can Only Imagine". Despite being released in 800 less theaters than "Simon", "Imagine" is set to make at least 2 million more than the gay romantic comedy this weekend, congregating to an estimated $14 million+ over the weekend!

So what's all the holy fuss about? "I Can Only Imagine" is about the immaculate conception of the similarly titled 2003 hit song by Christian rock band MercyMe. The lead vocalist of the band, Bart Millard, wrote the song about his father, who had recently passed away at that point.

And right now, Millard may very well be gloating about his movie's triumph over the sodomites: He once felt the need to clarify in an interview, that despite saying something nice about Ellen DeGeneres once, he still firmly believes that gays are going to hell unless they repent.

But there's still hope for the sodomites, at least at the box office. "Love, Simon" achieved a rare A+ cinemascore, which bodes extremely well for its long term prospects. And next week, as we get closer to Easter, will see the release of a couple of other Christian films, "
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness" and "Paul, Apostle of Christ", which will be splitting the attention and wallets of evangelicals. Meanwhile, "Simon" will continue enjoying having its own niche of being the first mainstream gay rom-com, with no other gay-themed movie in wide release. After all, to quote Sartre, hell is other people.

Sources: Variety's article, Millard interview

To make it clear: "Love, Simon" is doing fine at the box office, it's just that its "low/mid budget breakout hit of the week" tiara got snatched by Jesus, who knows a thing or two about wearing crowns! Although, his came with thorns. Welp, fashion is suffering.

Courtney Act & Andrew Brady reunite for Gay Times Magazine photoshoot

-CBB Winner and her knight in metrosexual armor come together again for a fun photoshoot for Gay Times Magazine.

-Andrew has started watching RPDR, starting with S6 of course! Bianca is his fave thus far (he's on 6x05)

-If Andrew had to Lip Sync for his life he'd choose to do it to 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor.

-Courtney believes that Ru would let a straight man compete in Drag Race and discusses the controversy surrounding Ru's comment on not allowing transgender contestants on the show.

-Andrew is Courtneys first real straight guy friend who she sees eye to eye with.

-Courtney has been watching CBB back while Andrew isn't interested in watching it back.

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Mike Posner Comes Out As Bisexual

Mike Posner released a spoken word album this month and in the song "A Song With Pitbull"
he included this lyric:

I got an email this morning
It’s from a record label ANR
They want me to do a song with Pitbull
My part is already written
They are sure it will be a big hit

Who makes art this way?
I want to move to the mountains
I want to throw frisbees in places I haven't been yet
I want to have sex with men and women I haven't met yet


In Delusional News: Troye Sivan Asks That You Stop Calling Him a "Gay Icon"

In an interview with Wonderland magazine, the 22-year-old "My My My!" singer, expressed his disinterest with assuming the label "gay icon", saying:

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ONTD, are you a gay icon?

Evan Rachel Wood defends movie Allure against complaints that it plays into the psycho lesbian trope

What is Evan Rachel Wood's new movie Allure about, exactly?
Although Laura works as a house cleaner for her father's company, her personal life is not so pristine. Rough around the edges, looking for love in all the wrong places, her behavior points to hardships of the past. One day Laura meets Eva, a quiet teenager who is unhappy with her disciplined life. In Eva, Laura rediscovers an innocent tenderness. In Laura, Eva finds a thrilling rebel who can bring her into unknown territories. Their mutual attraction soon morphs into obsession.

Some people are complaining that Laura, ERW's character, is a psycho/depraved lesbian stereotype. ERW disagrees:
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ETA: in case you're not familiar with the psycho lesbian trope, let TV Tropes educate you!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

ontd, are you going to watch this lifetime motw?