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In a video uploaded by Instagram user grantadamd, Britney Spearswas caught calling some of her fans “fucking assholes” while performing on stage last night for her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. The pop icon, apparently, didn’t know her mic was on. Oops. No idea yet why Spears was annoyed with fans at the time. Watch below.   ...

  The Vatican has been embroiled in two separate, highly embarrassing, scandals. In one, a north Italian priest has been removed from office after allegations emerged that he had been surfing the internet to find gay lovers and had been involved in gay orgies. The other, which has generated – if possible – even more lurid press coverage in Italy, alleges a priest in the south of the country is under investigation on suspicion of murdering one of his parishioners. Father Gratien Alabi, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is...

California’s system of direct democracy — the voter initiative process — has produced landmark laws reducing property taxes, banning affirmative action and legalizing medical marijuana. Now there’s a bid to declare that “the people of California wisely command” that gays and lesbians can be killed. You read that right. The “Sodomite Suppression Act,” as proposed, calls sodomy “a monstrous evil” that should be punishable “by bullets to the head or any other convenient method.” The...

Despite intensifying criticism from business leaders both within and outside of Arkansas, the state legislature on Tuesday passed its version of a measure billed as a religious freedom law, joining Indiana in a swirl of controversy that shows little sign of calming. The Arkansas bill, passed when the General Assembly concurred on three amendments from the State Senate, now goes to the state’s Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, who expressed reservations about an earlier bill but more recently said he would sign the measure if it “reaches...

Angie’s List, the website that publishes reviews of local businesses and service workers, announced on Saturday it had suspended plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters following the passage of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The new law makes it legal for businesses in the state to turn away gays and lesbians for religious reasons. “Angie’s List is open to all and discriminates against none and we are hugely disappointed in what this bill represents,” Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle...

Mike Pence’s decision to sign into law a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of “religious freedom” has left the NCAA fretting ahead of next week’s men’s basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. “We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement Thursday afternoon. He said the NCAA will “work diligently” to ensure competitors and visitors...

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning. Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director. However he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and series of films. Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering chronic lung disease COPD, despite stopping smoking 30 years ago. It...

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies investigate the scene of a collision involving three vehicles in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo Bruce Jenner expressed his sympathies to the family of the woman killed in a four-car crash, calling the accident in which he was involved a “devastating tragedy.” “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident,” Jenner said via a statement...

Over 30,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org demanding TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting,” claiming that the show’s cast promotes anti-gay sentiments. Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, first created the petition in August. In his letter to The Learning Channel TV station, he asks: “End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars. The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel...

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly confirmed he is gay in an opinion piece published Thursday, making him the highest-profile chief executive to come out. In an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek advocating for human rights and equality, Cook says he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King to set aside his desire for privacy to do something “more important.” “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” writes Cook. “So let me be clear: I’m proud...

A new US poll has found that LGBT people rate lower on a well-being index than straight individuals. The Gallup Poll found US LGBT people had an average score of 58 on a Well-Being Index. For straight people, the average score was a 62. Researchers said that this difference was true even after factors like gender, age, race, and state of residence were taken into account. LGBT people living in the US are 10 percent less likely to be thriving financially – the biggest gap found in the poll. The study also found LGBT adults are less...

Members of the controversial Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church are planning a protest at tragic actor Robin Williams’ funeral over his portrayal of a gay man in the movie The Birdcage. The Good Will Hunting star passed away on Monday and while details of his funeral have not been made public, members of the church have already announced plans to picket the memorial. A message posted on the group’s official Twitter.com page reads: ‘Westboro Baptist Church Hopes To Preach In Lawful Proximity To Robin Williams’...

Facebook has made a $10,000 donation to Utah Republican Sean Reyes, who is currently fighting against same-sex marriage in court. ...

You go girl! A 99-year-old woman has set a 100 metre sprint world record at the Gay Games in Cleveland. Ida Keeling, who is a great-great-grandmother, became the first person to complete an internationally certified 100 metre sprint in the 95-99 age category. Wearing lyrca running pants and trainers, Ida Keeling finished the race in a 59.8 seconds – a little bit shy of Usain Bolt’s global world record of 9.58 seconds, but still setting the barrier for her age group. It was Keeling’s first appearance at the Gay Games event, which...