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John Cena Has A Gay Brother: VIDEO

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On a recent episode of E!'s reality show Total Divas viewers learned that WWE Superstar John Cena has a gay brother. The show follows the lives of twin female wrestlers Nikki and Brie Bella, a.k.a. The Bella Twins. On the episode in question, Nikki, who has been dating John Cena since at least November 2012 according to TMZ, joined Cena for a rare gathering of his entire family. Among the clan come to break bread were John Cena's brother Steve and his partner Darlando. Other than providing a screen caption introducing Steve and Darlando, the episode of Divas did not provide any additional focus on them or their relationship with Cena.

Cena landed in hot water back in 2011 over homophobic jokes and comments he directed at The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson) which prompted the WWE to form a partnership with GLAAD in an effort to "ensure that [their] fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." However, last month, after fellow WWE Superstar Darren Young unexpectedly came out to TMZ at LAX, Cena offered his congratulations.

Check out a video of Cena congratulating Young and talking about his gay brother along with a clip from Total Divas that shows Steven and Darlando AFTER THE JUMP...

Steven does a killer impression of Stewie from Family Guy that's not to be missed.

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WWE Superstar Darren Young Comes Out: VIDEO

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As mentioned yesterday, when arriving at LAX, WWE superstar Darren Young was asked by TMZ whether a gay man could succeed in the WWE to which Young responded, “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and, to be honest with you, I’m gay." The confession caught the camera-man off guard, as CNN notes:

"Man, that's in ... that's ... sorry. I'm kinda' of flabbergasted man. I think ... I didn't know and obviously I think that's just ... I commend your bravery," the cameraman said.

"I don't think it matters. Does it matter? Does it matter to you?...Does it change what you think about me?" Young rhetorically asked after making the statement.

"Not an iota," TMZ's cameraman said. "In fact I commend you even more that you would share something so beautiful and personal with me."

"We're all adults. All sports are physical. When I come to work, I come to work," Young said. "Business is business...Some people might not like it, and some people will like it."

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. offered its support of Young following his statement: "[The] WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar." HRC notes that fellow WWE superstar John Cena has since congratulated Young on coming out.

Young seems to be focused on the impact his actions can have on others, telling TMZ, "I’m hoping to be able to make a difference...It’s very important to me that people understand that someone’s sexual preference doesn’t really matter. It’s about the person." The WWE also commented that Young was planning to spend Thursday at an anti-bullying event "to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation."

Young is only the second professional wrestler to come out, following former wrestler Chris Kanyon who tragically took his own life in 2010.

Check out Young's conversation with TMZ along with a clip of him in action AFTER THE JUMP...

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WWE Commentator Tweets Then Deletes Anti-Gay Slur

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It was just over a week ago that the WWE issued this statement to the LGBT community: "We are taking steps and working with GLAAD to ensure that our fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." Their fresh partnership with GLAAD came out of wrestler John Cena's laundry list of homophobic language.

But it seems like the association between the two organizations isn't going as planned. Earlier today, WWE commentator, Michael Cole tweeted one word to fellow commentator Matthews: "faggot."

TweetThe tweet was deleted from Cole's account soon after and he followed it up with an apology: “I apologize to any and all who were offended by my tweet toward young Josh Mathews,” Cole wrote. “It was obviously not meant the way it was taken.”

The WWE responded to TMZ about the incident: "WWE has alerted GLAAD to the situation and spoken to Michael Cole about his post. He has removed it and apologized for using hateful language. Michael will be included in the training session being done by GLAAD. WWE takes this very seriously and is against discrimination of any kind based on sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or other."

No statement from GLAAD as of yet.

[Above photo: Josh Matthews (L), Michael Cole (R). Twitter photo courtesy of TMZ.]


News: Libya, Knut, John Cena, GLAAD, Malaysia

 road Officers in the Atlanta Police Department are going through training for LGBT issues.

Lybia  road American and European forces launch air strikes against Libya government: "...about 110 Tomahawk missiles, fired from American warships and submarines and one British submarine struck 20 air-defense targets around Tripoli, the capital, and the western city of Misurata."

 road The WWE apolgizes for John Cena's homophobic comments directed at The Rock: “WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents. We are taking steps and working with GLAAD to ensure that our fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. We strongly value our fans in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and apologize to them for these incidents.”

 road Ann Coulter unconvincingly extols the benefits of radiation.

 road Just in time for the release of his new movie, Bradley Cooper is a single man.

Knut  road RIP: Knut the polar bear has died suddenly of unknown causes at the Berlin Zoo.

 road Sneak peek at the upcoming Charlie's Angels network show.

 road Possible spoiler alert: Is this the villain in the new Spider-man movie?

 road The Guardian publishes its findings related to a survey about stereotypes in cinema: "Two in three of respondents agree that gay characters are too often portrayed with sexual orientation as their main trait. Three in five say they are too often shown as being "camp". Among the gay, lesbian and bisexual population, those views are held by four out of five people."

 road Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher is dead at 85.

 road Malaysia's new LGBT film, … Dalam Botol, certainly isn't that country's Brokeback Mountain. Says one activist: "It presents LGBT people as depressed and confused."


Orlando Orders Male Nipples Erased from WWE Billboard

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WWE wrestlers John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, Big Show, and boxer Floyd Mayweather appear over Orlando in a billboard for WrestleMania XXIV — but their nipples don't.

When asked about the nipple-less billboard, Orlando's mayor Buddy Dyer seemed to think it was because of city law. Said Dyer: "Apparently there's an ordinance that prohibits them from being displayed."

Turns out that's not the case:

"What happened, said a similarly uncomfortable city spokesman, Carson Chandler, was that city staffers asked the WWE and folks to create banners that weren't too provocative. And somewhere along the way, the nipples were airbrushed out before the giant sign reached Orlando."

WrestleMania's lead-in: 'Nipplegate' [orlando sentinel]


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