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A Bachelor Vietnam Contestant Confessed To Falling For Her Fellow Competitor

Fans of the Bachelor and reality television will get a kick out of this one.

There are many different forms and variations of reality tv shows out there. The Bachelor is no different and has several iterations across the globe, but its The Bachelor Vietnam that’s currently got online commenters buzzing.

The tv series is currently airing and had a shocking scene at the last rose ceremony.

Female contestant Minh Thu was disappointed to see that she had not been given a rose (and thus was eliminated from the dating competition). That said, she then shared that she wasn’t too upset, because she had already found love somewhere else.

 “I went into this competition to find love, and I’ve found that love for myself,” she told Bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung, according to Next Shark. “But it isn’t you. It’s someone else.”

Minh Thu then approached fellow contestant Truc Nhu and asked her to walk of the show together.

Truc Nhu, looking conflicted, decided to follow Minh Thu, but only after momentarily speaking to Nguyen.

“I’m sorry, I really wanted to get to know you.”

Quoc Trung then tried to convince Truc Nhu to stay, but she left the room.

While all of that is amazing and the type of reality tv we could get into, the story doesn’t end there.

Later on in the episode, good ol’ Quoc Trung met up with Truc Nhu to convince her to stay. Truc Nhu then decided to listen to him and re-accepted his rose.

Let's be honest. This scene looks like it was faked and scripted for controversy and attention, at least to this writer.

That said, we can't rule out the possibility of this being a sincere moment of bisexual love and drama.

Fake or not, one thing is for sure. This certainly made exciting tv.

h/t: Next Shark

West Hollywood to Celebrate Nation’s First Bisexual Pride

The city of West Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA is pushing for a more progressive and inclusive future with their first annual Bi Pride. It is the first event of its kind in all of the US and will take place on the eve of Bi Visibility Day on September 22nd.

Bi Visibility Day first began in 1999 at the International Gay and Lesbian Association (ILGA) World Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, it has been a day recognized worldwide for reminding people that bisexuality is a valid sexual orientation. It is annually designated for September 23rd.

The City of West Hollywood, amBi LA, and HRC LA are organizing the first Bi Pride. The president of amBi, Ian Lawrence-Tourinho, said:

“While a small number of cities have issues proclamations recognizing Bi Visibility Day, this is a historic celebration hosted by any U.S. city.”

The event is set to kick off with a rally in front of the WeHo Park Auditorium, from there it will continue with a Bi Visibility Walk through the heard of West Hollywood, and then end with a party in the back. So far, guests include L.A Department of Cultural Affairs Artist in Residence Kai Hazelwood and Torrey Mercer.

Admission to the event is free with free parking available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the library parking structure.

In the meantime, Twitter has been consistent in reminding us of bisexuality and its relevance with tweets like the ones seen below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h/t: LGBTQNation, amBi

Drag Star Courtney Act To Host A British Reality Show About Bisexual Dating

Courtney Act is set to host a British dating show about LGBTQ people.

The famed drag star and Big Brother UK winner has been announced to be hosting a 10-part series titled The Bi Life.

The series will follow a group of bisexual, pansexual, and sexually fluid singles as they live in Barcelona, Spain.

The show is being mirrored like the popular dating show Love Island, according to QNews, as the series will watch the cast bonding, partying, and flirting their days away.

As for Courtney Act, she shared nothing but excitement for the series.

“As if this summer hasn’t been hot enough, we decided to crank it up another notch with The Bi Life on E!,” she said.

“It’s high time there was a dating show for the large number of young people today, like me, who are attracted to more than one gender. In 2018, we know that sexuality is fluid and sharing the stories and experiences, the laughter and the love making, of young bi people is so important.

“So get ready to see the true stories of bisexual singles, who are the largest part of the LGBTQ+ community, but the least known.”

The series will premiere on the E! channel in October in the UK and Ireland.

h/t: QNews

Rapper Taylor Bennett Talks LGBT Representation In the Hip Hop Industry

Last month, I shared with you two stories about toxic masculinity and LGBTQ acceptance in the rap/hiphop industry.

First, I shared the fact that rapper Wiz Khalifa thought any man who bites out of a banana is “sus,” which is basically a cry for a reality check.

Realizing the wrong message about the hip hop/rap industry might have come across, I then wrote up a list of 10 big name rappers/hiphop artists who are LGBTQ themselves or accepting of us. One of those rappers was Taylor Bennett.

Now, I’m happy to share with you that Bennett is being just as inclusive and representative as we hope all LGBTQ creatives would be.

While being interviewed on radio talk show The Breakfast Club (which is ironically the same talk show where Khalifa said his unfortunate statement), Bennett shared that the hip hop industry is more welcoming than people think. He aso said that its his wish to represent LGBTQ Black people who live in hostile environments where its dangerous to come out.

"Hip Hop is gay as f*ck,” the artist stated, “but also know that there's a lot of Black people that never had the opportunity like me to come out. That's what I want to do is I want those motherf*ckers to feel comfortable."

Bennett also shared a few words for homophobic parents and people who make Black teens feel the need to remain in the closet.

"I want your kids to feel comfortable. N*gga, you can hate on me but Imma put this out and make sure that when your kid is in school that he gets to be whoever the f*ck he wanna be."

For those who don’t know who Taylor Bennett is, he first got attention for being the younger brother of Grammy winning artist Chance the Rapper. Bennett then came out with his own music.

On top of that, Bennett came out as bisexual last year to honor his 21st birthday. In a tweet, Bennett share with the world that he’s grown to accept his sexuality enough to be open about it.

Bennett’s older brother Chance, real name Chancelor, then shared that he didn’t know about his brother’s sexuality beforehand but he’s honored to know now.

“We honestly didn’t talk about it until after he put it out on Twitter… so I think it’s cool he could tell everyone via the Internet and kind of blunt the impact,” said Chance to Inquirer.net, “I think what he did was stronger than most people.”

He added, “I kinda just stepped back and… admired him.”

We need more rappers like Taylor Bennett.

And again, you can check out this list of nine other rappers like him.

Tessa Thompson Opens Up About Her Sexuality And Her Relationship With Janelle Monáe

Tessa Thompson says she's dated men and women before.

While talking to PORTEREdit, Thompson says she’s not only with dating men or women, but that she thanks her family for that fact.

"I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion.”

Specifically, the actor shared that her open and accepting family is part of the reason for that.

"I can take things for granted because of my family – it’s so free and you can be anything that you want to be,’ she said

In addition, Thompson spoke on her close relationship with singer Janelle Monáe. Thompson starred as several of Monáe’s music videos including Make Me Feel, Pynk, and all throughout Monáe’s visual album Dirty Computer.

Thompson says she understands where people are coming from with their curiosity around the subject but that the two also want to keep some of their relationship private.

“We love each other deeply,’ she added. ‘We’re so close, we vibrate on the same frequency.”

“That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself,” Thompson said.

“But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about that? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?”

“It’s tricky, because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space, and also wanting to use your platform and influence,” she said.

Its also important to add that Thompson plays the bisexual superhero Valkryie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Although her character is currently M.I.A. after the Avengers: Infinity War, recent comments from Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige have us thinking her character will be back for more in upcoming films.

Did Jason Mraz Just Come Out?

For Pride Month, Billboard asked several artists and other figures in pop culture to write “love letters” to the LGBTQ+ community.

Here’s one by “I’m Yours” singer-songwriter Jason Mraz:

   


                        

Dear You,

Thank You.

You have inspired me.
Re-wired me.
You showed me what strength is.
You demonstrated courage over and over again.
You risked so much for love.
You never compromised your expression
Even when
Your rights and freedoms were being compromised.
You stood up for me.
You stood up for the world.
And now the world is better because of you.
We still have a long way to go
But know
I am bi your side.
All ways.

Jason Mraz


It’s a lovely, touching poem… and those last lines have some of us wondering—did Jason Mraz just come out? Is Jason Mraz bi?

In 2005, the musician told now-defunct Genre:

"I have a bisexually open mind, but I have never been in a sexual relationship with a man. If the right one came along, then sure." 

Now 40, Mraz married a woman, Christina Carano, in 2015. He was previously engaged [to a woman] in 2010 for about six months before the two called it quits.

Mraz has won two Grammys and sold seven million albums. Last fall, he made his Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress, starring in a 10-week run.

Billboardhttps://www.billboard.com/articles/news/pride/8460900/jason-mraz-gay-pride-love-letter-lgbt

h/t: https://www.eonline.com/au/news/944186/jason-mraz-pens-love-poem-to-lgbtq-community-i-am-bi-your-side

A Virginia Grandmother Goes Viral After Ironing Her Grandchild's Bisexual Pride Flag

A Virginia grandmother went viral after her granddaughter shared the image of a loving gesture.

This past weekend, a woman named Lexie tweeted out a picture of her grandmother ironing her bisexual pride flag before she headed out to Washington, D.C.’s Pride.

In the tweet, which now has 34,300 comments, 239,000 likes, and 33,000 retweets, she wrote:

“I got up this morning to get ready for #DCPride. My grandma walked into my room, looked at my bi flag, and said, ‘Oh, this needs to be pressed out!’ Such a simple gesture, but it holds so much love and meaning for me.”

After she noticed that the original tweet was going viral, she sent out a second tweet explaining that she once was afraid to come out to her grandmother. That makes this gesture all the more meaningful.

Then finally, she tweeted out a third time to share a selfie with her grandmother while saying, “here’s another picture of my grandma because I want the world to see how beautiful she is! Show her some love! Happy pride y’all.”

h/t: NewNowNext

Go Behind-The-Scenes In Upcoming Documentary "Whitney"

Miramax and Roadside Attractions shares a “first-look” at some of the rare footage included in the upcoming documentary Whitney, which uses never-before-seen archival video, demo recordings, interviews and rare performances to unravel the mystery behind “The Voice.”

Breaking records by every metric in the entertainment world, Whitney Houston’s career soared as she sold over 200 million albums worldwide, starred in blockbuster movies and became the only artist to have 7 consecutive #1 singles.

But along the way, cracks in the perfect veneer began to appear in the form of erratic behavior and behind-the-scenes scandals. Eventually, the unknowable pressures of superstardom were too much for Houston as she died at the young age of 48 in a Beverly Hills hotel suite on February 11, 2012.

The new documentary Whitney - which has the blessing of the Houston family - takes an intimate, unflinching look at the pop superstar and her family going beyond the tabloid headlines to shed new light on the amazing, spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.

An earlier, unauthorized documentary - Whitney: Can I Be Me - was roundly denounced by Houston's family in that it touched on Whitney's drug use and bisexuality. Houston’s mother Cissy Houston told Oprah in a 2013 interview she would “absolutely” have been disappointed if her daughter had come out to her as gay.

Check out rare rehearsal footage from the documentary of Houston in rehearsal as she readied for an awards show performance.

Whitney will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and land in theaters July 6.

 

 

A British Man Says His Pain Relief Medicine Turned Him Gay

Earlier this week, a British man made headlines for claiming that his medicine made him gay.

23-year-old Scott Purdy spoke to Daily Mail to say that his sexual orientation changed after taking Lyrica/Pregabalin. Purdy was taking the pain relief medicine after an accident, and then “four or five days later” he says he was no longer attracted to the opposite sex (which was awkward for his girlfriend).

“I had never been interested in men. When I was younger I was a little bit curious, but a couple of weeks after I started taking it I turned around and said I didn’t find her physically attractive anymore. “

“She knew I was taking Pregabalin.”

“I said to her, ‘I don’t really know what’s happening to me and I told her I like men and I just can’t be with you.’”

“She was relatively understanding, as understanding as you could possibly be.”

Due to the fact that Lyrica, or known professionally as Pregabalin, is also used to help with anxiety, our guess would be that the loss of anxiety helped Purdy come to terms with his bicurious sexuality. And, that’s exactly what experts, and Purdy’s father, believe.

After the news spread around online, Purdy appeared on ITV’s This Morning where an NHS professional, presenter, and author, named Dr. Ranj Singh, told him that “these feelings were probably already there.”

As the doctor added, “this has allowed you and given you permission to be who you are.”

On top of that, Purdy’s 57-year-old father, Nigel Purdy, told MailOnline that his son was always into men.

“I know my son and we have always just assumed he was bisexual; as it turns out he is gay. It’s just the way he was, even when he was younger,” claimed Nigel.

“It was his general mannerisms. A parent knows their child. I don’t know why he has waited to come out with all this. His whole life has been a lie.

“He has told me in the past that he admitted that he started experimenting with a lad when he was younger.”

Scott’s 56-year-old Stepmother Gail, also added that she’s known about his sexuality for years, “We’ve asked him for years if he likes men and he could have just admitted it to us.”

That said, Scott Purdy is adamant that this shift in his sexuality is totally based on the drug. In fact, he even brings up on This Morning the fact that he took pregabalin once before as a teenager going through cancer.

“They prescribed them for me after I had cancer to help me sleep.

“I have been on them for quite some while and I’m still straight.

“I saw that doctor on This Morning yesterday; how he managed to keep a straight face I don’t know.”

For now, Purdy insists that the medicine is what’s keeping him gay, and says that he’s happy that way.

Did Disney Remove A Bisexual Character From Mulan?

Did Disney Remove A Bisexual Character From Mulan?


The LGBTQ Community Continues To Get The Shaft!

It wasn't long ago when Disney was sticking up for the LGBTQ community by dismissing Malaysia for trying to edit out a *gay* moment from the live action Beauty and the Beast film. Low key, for as long as I can recall, Disney has been pretty progressive in their dedication towards their LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Like, Disney does have a Gay Days, so...who wouldn't believe they are so for us, you know?! Well, it turns out Disney is kind of being a brat surrounding their 2020 live action Mulan film...by removing a bisexual character!


According to Next Shark, a Twitter user is claiming original Mulan character, Li Shang - a fellow solider who crushes on Mulan when he believes she is a man - will not be in the live action film. Instead, his doppelganger will be a Commander who is Mulan's mentor. Hmm, that is just all too familiar, right? 


This very suspect rumor comes on the tail of Disney announcing their live action Mulan isn't going to be much like the original animated film. This includes the dismissal of any original songs - see ya later Christina Aguilera - and an entirely different plot. Now, a lot may go into this especially the would-be heavy-Game of Thrones style action sequences which could go over budget, yet I cannot help but wonder...is the real reason we're not seeing the original Mulan story because of the homoerotic themes? I mean, she did have a man falling in love with her...when he believed she was a man. While animated versions are deemed harmless by the society, I could imagine a lot of people being in an uproar of the whole idea of it. For what it's worth, we get an introduction to new characters such as a villainous Witch and Mulan's sister, so perhaps we have to let go of nostalgia and hope for an incredible film.

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