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PopUps :: Julianne Hough Accidentally Outs 'Mean Girls' Hunk

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 24
Dancer and "Dancing With the Stars" judge Julianne Hough apparently accidentally outed the reality show's contestant, "Mean Girls" hunk Jonathan Bennett, during an interview on "Extra" this week.

You’re Out!:: Noted Gay Journalist Removes Closet Door Of Anti-Gay GOP Representative

POLITICS | By EDGE | Jan 4
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, noted gay CBS journalist Itay Hod outed Illinois congressman Aaron Schock, calling out the two-term politician on the hypocrisy of an alleged recent sexual exploit in light of his anti-gay voting record.

Latifah, the New Queen of the Daytime Talk Show

TELEVISION | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 25
After years of making music, acting and skirting coming out, Queen Latifah is scoring big with her new daytime talk show.

J. Edgar: NOT A Gay American?

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 10
Was J. Edgar Hoover a closeted gay man driven to seek power and control out of terror and self-preseravtion? Or was his supposed homosexuality a Cold War-era invention of the KGB?

Pastor Accused of Luring Youths Into Sex Says Faith Is Strengthened

NATIONAL | By GREG BLUESTEIN | Oct 4
A megachurch pastor accused of luring four young men into sexual relationships said Sunday that he won’t be pulled into a street fight over the allegations and vowed that his faith has been strengthened.

Minn. pastor likely to keep job despite gay report

NATIONAL | By Patrick Condon | Jun 24
A Lutheran pastor ardently critical of allowing gays into the clergy is on leave from his Minneapolis church after a gay magazine reported his attendance at a support group for men struggling with same-sex attraction.

Major CEO: Being Outed Ruined My Career

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 9
With advanced degrees from Cambrige University, a position as CEO of a major firm, and a seat in the House of Lords (the British equivalent of the Senate), John Browne seemed a man of rare accomplishment. But his life was turned inside out when he was outed, Browne says in his new memoir, Beyond Business.

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