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Married to Michelle Agnew and mother to two children, Bold and the Beautiful star Joanna Johnson has officially come out.
The actress (50) debuted as Caroline Spencer on the CBS soap in 1987 and went on to play Caroline’s identical twin Karen. The actress said she hopes to inspire future generations by openly stating her sexual orientation.
Brisbane couple Melissa Keevers (27) and Rosemary Nolan (22) welcomed 5 new lives into their family in January. They immediately contacted Australian Multiple Birth Volunteer Support Program consultant Lynne Dunoon for help. She's searching for 50-60 volunteers to help with their daily parenting operation. Volunteers who pass police checks will chip in with tasks such as settling, feeding and washing baby clothes, between 8am and 10pm daily. Ms Keevers was artificially inseminated with sperm from an anonymous American donor.
In a 2007 interview, Elizabeth Edwards (pictured) described herself as “completely comfortable with gay marriage,” so the hate group from Westboro Baptist Church picketed her funeral. But the haters were overwhelmed by a “human buffer” of people who quietly stood in the rain singing Christmas carols and carrying signs reading “God loves Elizabeth Edwards” or simply “Grace” and “Hope.” The tiny church is notorious for its homophobic protests outside funerals for those who served in the military. The U.S.
Singer/songwriter Jewel expresses her sorrow and support for young people being bullied at school because of their sexual orientation. Her first love was a gay boy, who was made to leave home at an early age by his parents after he came out to them. She says, "Nobody should feel bad about themselves because of the way they were born". And she says her gay and lesbian friends are some of the most genuine because of what they've had to endure. Jewel says, "Be loud and be proud! It gets better."
Actress Kelly McGillis (53), and sales executive Melanie Leis (42) were joined in a civil union on Wednesday morning in Collingswood, NJ. McGillis has two children with from a previous marriage - Kelsey Laure (20) and Sonora Ashl (17). Judge Robert T. Zane III, the municipal presiding judge for Camden County, N.J., officiated at the Collingswood Municipal Court. The couple met in 2000.
Kelly McGillis comes out as a lesbian mom
Linda Stay, a Utah mother of two gay kids, is calling on other parents with GLBT children to join her in fighting for equality for their sons and daughters. Stay advises on her website, "Share who your children are with your friends, your co-workers, your siblings, with everyone. When you hear derogatory comments about gay or lesbian people ... all you need to say is, ‘I have a gay son or a lesbian daughter.