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Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Engaged to Boyfriend

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Lee Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle) is engaged to his boyfriend Alan, he announced on Twitter and Facebook last week.

Tweeted Thompson along with the above pic:

"To answer questions about this pic YES! Alan and I fact Engaged! I proposed to him this past weekend and he said YES!"

Since becoming well-known on his precocious niece's reality show, Thompson has spoken out for gay rights and against bullying and also came out as HIV-positive.

Said Thompson, who has been married to a man at least once before, in 2012:

"I’m gay, but I’m as redneck as I can get. If you want people to accept you, you have to show you don’t have a problem with yourself and just be up front about who you are. If you do, you earn people’s respect. If everybody would just go on and do that, ignorant people couldn’t cause so many problems. I know this is how I was born and I don’t need to explain it to anybody. I live my life for who I am. That’s why ‘Born This Way’ is gonna be my next tattoo."

Thompson spread the news on the same day that Honey Boo Boo's Mama June and Sugar Bear announced their decision to split.


Lance Bass Proposes To Fiancé Michael Turchin Again

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The former N*Sync-er celebrated the one year anniversary of his proposal to boyfriend Michael Turchin by popping the question a second time, with what appears to be a new engagement ring. Turchin posted a picture of the ring on Instagram with the caption, "Who gets proposed to a second time on the first anniversary of the first proposal?? This guy!!!"

Though the couple have been taking their time in getting down the aisle, People Magazine reports that the couple may be planning to tie the knot in early 2015: "'I literally called Michael last night and said, 'Babe, we have to plan something. I'm tired of telling everyone we haven't done anything yet!' [Bass] said." 


Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Reveals Engagement to Boyfriend Saul Carrasco

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Speed skater Blake Skjellerup took some time out of his busy schedule at the Gay Games in Cleveland to show off his new fiancé - stylist Saul Carrasco.

Wrote Skjellerup:   

The Plain Dealer adds that the duo have have tentative plans to marry next year in Hawaii.

Skjellerup, who was a torch bearer at the Gay Games Opening Ceremony on Sunday, will be competing in the 23 mile cycling circuit road course tomorrow. 

Congrats boys and best of luck to Skjellerup in tomorrow's race!

[photo via Instagram]


Melissa Etheridge Marries Partner Linda Wallem

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Melissa Etheridge wed her partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California on Saturday, People reports.

Tweeted Etheridge on Sunday morning:

True love...so blessed. "By the power invested in me by the state of California..." Thanks

Etheridge's four children participated in the wedding, which was attended by Jane Lynch, Chelsea Handler, Rosie O’Donnell, Whitney Cummings, Peter Facinelli and recording artist Sia, according to the magazine.

Etheridge and Wallem began dating in 2010.

Congrats!

(image via twitter)


Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to Divorce

Gay Episocopal Bishop Gene Robinson is divorcing his husband of more than two decades, he announced today in a statement to the Diocese of New Hampshire and an accompany piece in The Daily Beast.

RobinsonSaid Robinson in a statement:

“As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for us — not a decision entered into lightly or without much counseling,” Robinson wrote in a letter. “We ask for your prayers, that the love and care for each other that has characterized our relationship for a quarter century will continue in the difficult days ahead.”

He added, in the Daily Beast:

As my marriage to Mark ends, I believe him to be one of the kindest, most generous and loyal human beings on earth. There is no way I could ever repay the debt I owe him for his standing by me through the challenges of the last decade. I will be forever grateful to him, and as I tell couples in pre-marital counseling, “Marriage is forever, and your relationship will endure—whether positively or negatively—even if the marriage formally ends.”

Robinson adds that marriages face many difficulties, and both parties shoulder the burdens:

It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage equality advocate, to know that like any marriage, gay and lesbian couples are subject to the same complications and hardships that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples. All of us sincerely intend, when we take our wedding vows, to live up to the ideal of “til death do us part.” But not all of us are able to see this through until death indeed parts us.

My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time, and will continue to love even as we separate. Love can endure, even if a marriage cannot. It will take a lot of work, a lot of grieving, and a large measure of hope to see it through. And that’s where my faith comes in.


Jodie Foster Married Alexandra Hedison Over the Weekend

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Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, E! News' Marc Malkin reports:

HedisonI can exclusively reveal that the Oscar winner and her photographer girlfriend of almost a year got married this past weekend. A rep for Foster confirms the happy news.

Hedison, a photographer, dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years in a relationship which ended in 2004. She also played Dylan Moreland on Showtime's The L Word.

Congratulations!


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