Iowa’s Zach Wahls On Ellen DeGeneres

After his passionate speech defending his two moms to the Iowa legislature went viral, 18 year old Zach Wahls has become a media sensation. Today he appeared on Ellen.

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A snowball’s chance in Ell’: Lou Engle hopes to convert Degeneres

Today on “Oprah,” the host is looking back at seminal gay moments, like when Ellen DeGeneres came out on the show. One man will try his best to rewind something other than his Tivo:



Lou Engle Prays that Ellen DeGeneres Will Be “Converted” [Right Wing Watch]

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*REMINDER: This guy is a darling with mainstream rightwing figures like Tony Perkins:

He also appears at events alongside commentators like Maggie Gallagher:

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Oh, and even alongside some sitting members of Congress:




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Why Isn’t Ellen DeGeneres Turning Straight Like Lou Engle Asked?

At last month's Winter Ramp spirit fest event in Tennessee, Pastor Lou Engle — who has so much spirit in him he can bend the ear of Republicans and call for Uganda's gays to be removed — prayed with his congregation to banish gay marriage, and for the "mighty conversion" of Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen DeGeneres, meanwhile, was at home praying Anderson Cooper won't steal her audience. [via Right Wing Watch]


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Graeme Taylor On Ellen DeGeneres

Openly gay 14 year-old Graeme Taylor appeared on Ellen today to talk about his impassioned speech in defense of a teacher who was suspended for kicking out a student for anti-gay remarks. This kid is amazing.

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Portia DeGeneres Takes on Australian PM

PORTIA DE ROSSI ELLEN DEGENERES X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMActress Portia DeGeneres is taking on Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for her refusal to push marriage equality.
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Portia DeGeneres: Stress Over Sexuality Had Me Eating 300 Calories, Dropping To 82 Pounds

"It wasn't that I was proud of it," the newly renamed Portia DeGeneres (nee de Rossi) tells Oprah in an interview airing Monday about her anorexia. "But it was certainly a recognition for my self control. I definitely had some pretty amazing willpower to get down to 82 pounds. And that's what I was holding on to. I didn't think about anything else." It required dropping her food intake down to a frightening 300 calories — part of which she blames on feelings of depression while struggling to come to terms with her sexuality.

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It Took An Ellen DeGeneres Runway Cameo to Remember Richie Rich Still Makes Clothes

OH SNAP — Richie Rich, one-half of the now defunct Heatherette, yesterday shows off his New York Fashion Week runway model, who's clearly enjoying her time in New York.

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Portia to Become a DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi has filed a petition to legally change her name to
Portia Lee James DeGeneres, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
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Portia De Rossi to Take Ellen DeGeneres’ Name

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Portia de Rossi will soon be Portia Lee James DeGeneres, TMZ reports:

"Portia has filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. She filed the papers in L.A. County Superior Court last Friday.

As for why … the petition says, 'Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse.'"

The couple married in August 2008.


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