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In the new issue of Gay Times, Jonathan Knight Jonathan Knighttalks about being “outed” by Tiffany in 2011 for the first time in detail. And he finds the whole thing ridiculous. “I felt stupid having to make a public statement. Even when the band got back together in 2008, New Kids fans knew I was gay. Everyone did.” Uh, no. Not everyone, Jonathan. But he saves the harsh words for Perez Hilton, who had been chasing him ever since an ex had sold private pictures to the National Enquirer. “Perez tried to out me many times and I hate that guy for doing that. I was already gay and living a gay lifestyle but he wanted me to talk about it. Why? My brother and the rest of the guys don’t go on interviews saying ‘I’m straight” etc. so why do I need to just because I’m gay? People like him want me to talk about it to make themselves feel better. They think ‘I’m gay so I want to make sure everybody knows I’m not the only one out there.’ I hate that.” Um…

When former Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts announced he was gay, he had the backing of the NBA, the team, and Nike, who wanted him to deliver a message to out athletes. “They made it clear to me Nike would embrace it. The player who does it, they’re going to be amazed at the additional opportunities that are put on the table, not the ones that are taken off.” Nike Chairman Phil Knight said this weekend at The Masters that a gay athlete would not be an issue for Nike’s sponsorship. “If it was the right athlete at the right time. That’s what the game Happy Endingshas always been about for us. It doesn’t matter if the athlete is gay or not.”

The ratings for Happy Endings took a tumble from last week’s high, dipping to a .8 for the first episode, and a .6 for the second. I hope that’s enough for USA to rescue them.

A gay man in West Hollywood is brain dead from a deadly meningitis infection. Tests are underway to see if it’s the same strain that has caused health officials in New York City to encourage vaccinations for gay men.

France is speeding up finalizing their marriage equality and adoption bill, with a final vote likely Wednesday. Opponents are screaming about the tactic, warning the government is headed towards “a violent confrontation with the French people.”

Did the Missouri hospital accused of violently handcuffing the partner of a gay man admit to violating federal Medicare guidelines in their statement defending their actions? It sure looks like it.

Surprising no one, the Republican National Committee unanimously affirmed their opposition to marriage equality.Jackee harry

Which may have had something to do with social conservatives like Tony Perkins telling their followers to stop giving any money to the party, and instead donate to individual candidates willing to keep up the social wars.

In a casting decision that I didn’t see coming, Jackée Harry has joined the cast of Girl Meets World, bringing about a reunion of TGIF worlds that never met.

A new study says that southerners aren’t actually more obese than the rest of the country, they’re just more likely to be honest about themselves than other regions. The title for the most obese actually goes to the West North Central, places like Minnesota, Kansas, and the Dakotas, where 41% of the population is obese, compared to 31% in the south.

Kristen ChenowethKristen Chenoweth has joined the untitled Matthew Broderick comedy at CBS. She’ll be playing recent widower Broderick’s judgmental sister who works at a nice restaurant. Let’s be honest, nobody delivers sweet judgment like Chenoweth, and if there isn’t a musical aspect to this show (singing waitresses!), there is something seriously wrong with the world.

GLAAD is really bringing the starpower for their Los Angeles awards show honoring President Bill Clinton. Currently on the guest list are Leonardo Di Caprio, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Drew Barrymore, Tobey McGuire, Elle Fanning, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Betty White, Johnny Galecki and Ellen Barkin.

Portia de Rossi says that she and Ellen DeGeneres will never have children. “There comes some pressure in your mid-30s, and you think, ‘Am I going to have kids so I don’t miss out on something that other people really seem to love? Or is it that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart? I didn’t feel that my response was ‘yes’ to the latter. You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did. So it’s just going to be me and Ellen and no babies — but we’re the best of friends and married life is blissful, it really is.”

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