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Charice Talks Gender, Sexuality with Oprah: 'My Soul is Male' — VIDEO

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Charice, a singer and actress (Sunshine Corazon on Glee) who rose to fame via YouTube and was the first Asian solo singer to land in the Billboard 200 Top ten album chart, made international headlines when she came out of the closet as a lesbian in 2013.

On a new episode of Oprah's Where Are They Now?, Charice talks more about coming out, saying she knew she was gay at age 6, and also talks about her gender identity:

"Basically my soul is a male. But I'm not going to go through that stage where I'm gonna change everything - not change my body. I would change like, this look, like cut my hair, and wear boy clothes, but that's all."

Charice has a prior relationship with Oprah, having debuted her 2010 single "Pyramid" on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Watch the interview along with an Oprah segment highlighting Charice's chance to sing with Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden in 2008, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Raven-Symoné: 'I Don't Want to be Labeled Gay, I Want to be Labeled a Human Who Loves Humans' - VIDEO

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On Sunday's Where Are They Now, Oprah sat down with Raven-Symonè and asked the Cosby Show actress whether her tweet last year about how she could "finally get married" following the Supreme Court's repeal of DOMA was her way of coming out as gay.

Rather than put a label on her sexuality, Raven told Oprah she'd prefer to be known as a "human who loves humans" 

Raven2"That was my way of saying I'm proud of the country, but I will say I'm in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner - a woman. And on the other side, my mother and people in my family they've taught me to keep my personal life to myself as much as possible. So I try my best to hold the fence where I can, but I'm proud to be who I am and what I am."

Check out the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Oprah Producing Docu-Series on the Life of Michael Sam

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Oprah Winfrey's OWN network today announced a multi-part documentary series on the life of gay St. Louis Rams player Michael Sam. OWN is partnering with Emmy-winning producer Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Rice for "The Untitled Michael Sam Project” (working title) which spotlights the former University of Missouri football player and his historic journey as he prepares to enter the biggest professional sports league in America, according to a press release:

This special documentary series will feature a deeply personal, up-close look at the remarkable man at the center of this groundbreaking moment in professional sports, as the All-American defensive end and SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year enters the competitive world of professional football.  Cameras will follow Sam as he works to earn his spot on the St. Louis Rams all while under the intense scrutiny of being the first openly gay player in the NFL.

OprahSaid Oprah: “We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it foreve. I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format.  The next real-life story we follow in ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today.  Acceptance and illumination start here."

Sam added: "Like every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability. I am determined. And if seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, that’s great.  I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together."

 “The Untitled Michael Sam Project” is produced with OWN by Pilgrim Studios and is executive produced by Craig Piligian, Nicholas Caprio and Johnny Gould.  Amy Rice, Ralph Wikke and Mitch Rosa are co-executive producers.  Cameron Weiss, Joe Barkett and Howard Bragman are producers.


Oprah and Starbucks Celebrate Gay Moms in New Mother's Day Ad: VIDEO

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Starbucks and Oprah have rolled out a new ad for Mother’s Day that celebrates moms of all stripes and sorts – gay moms included.

Check out the heartwarming ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Good As You]

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Pharrell Does a 'Happy' Cry Over His Song's Success: VIDEO

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Pharrell, who has been making the talk show rounds (and declaring his belief in equality) this week, made a stop on Oprah Prime where Oprah pulled some grateful tears out of him by playing videos of regular peeps dancing to his track "Happy" on YouTube.

Watch the emotional moment, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via gawker)

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Rob Lowe Tells Oprah the Unforgettable Lesson Madonna Taught Him: VIDEO

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Actor Rob Lowe tells Oprah that he once went on a date with Madonna to a New York City nightclub where throngs of her fans had gathered to celebrate the release of her new album.

"I thought, 'This is it. This is the night. It's happening tonight. I'm the boy toy. I - am the boy toy.'"

When she invited him onto the dance floor with her, he refused, thinking her insane. She then turned around and told him something that has stayed with him to this day.

Hear Madonna's advice AFTER THE JUMP...

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