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Rosie O’Donnell Attended Secret Lesbian Parties?

Rosie O’Donnell was on, “Watch What Happens Live” and shared some pretty strange news. Rosie started to talk about the good ol’ days when she had her own daytime talk show and somehow the conversation made its way to Rosie talking about secret Hollywood lesbian parties.   When we were young there were lots of kind of big, secret lesbian parties when nobody was out. It would be like Melissa Etheridge would throw a party and K.D. [Lang] would be there, and I would be there, and Ellen would be there, But you know who would be there, was Sarah Gilbert and I was totally flipped out because she was like 19 at the time. And I would say to Ellen, ‘Get her out of here, it’s illegal,’ — not that there were like naked women and sex toys everywhere. But we were sort of a little bit more of a clique when we were younger.   How disappointing. You hear, “Secret Lesbian Parties” and you picture a bunch of college chicks having naked pillow fights. When in reality, it’s just Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell hanging out with other beefy looking lesbians. Gross. This is how I know the world is going downhill, when lesbian parties are not a turn on anymore. I just picture them all in this crowded room, eating baked beans and scratching their armpit hair. The room probably smelled like Fritos and ranch dressing…I feel sick. You can look at the pictures below, if you like torturing yourself.
 

A Look At Celeb Parents Who Are Gay & Transgendered

After two years of intense debate, Proposition 8 – a measure passed in November 2008 banning same-sex marriage in the state of California – was ruled unconstitutional earlier this month by a federal judge. Three cheers for equality!

And with the recent news that Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka are expecting twins later this year, we became inspired to take a look at celebrity parents who are gay and transgendered.

Read on and celebrate diversity with us....

 

Melissa Etheridge Accuses Ex Of Using Children As "Pawns"

Melissa Etheridge has accused her ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels of using their children as "pawns," reports People.

In new papers filed by Etheridge, she revealed that on July 6th she traveled to Boston to visit the couples' twins Johnnie and Miller, only to be served with papers by Michaels.

Another set of documents have revealed that Michaels has zero income, as she is a stay-at-home parent, while she estimates Etheridge makes somewhere between $600,000 and $750,000 per month.

Michaels, a former actress, details her expenses as follows; $6,000 per month for rent, $1,500 monthly on groceries and other household supplies, $50 for laundry/cleaning and $800 on dining out with the children. She also said that before the split, she budgeted $5000 for clothing monthly.

 

Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels Head To Court

Singer Melissa Etheridge and estranged partner Tammy Lynn Michaels headed to court on Monday to hammer out a plan for alimony.

Michaels has recently claimed that she is not receiving any funds from Etheridge, however, an attorney for Etheridge, Neal Hersh, says that the Come To My Window singer is providing her ex with $2,000 a month for "household bills including utilities and a car lease." Hersh told People,

[Tammy] is being completely supported by Melissa and has been since they separated. She’s being well-provided for and then some, as are the children, which are Melissa’s first priority."

While Michaels attorney, Steven Knowles acknowledged that "Melissa is paying various sundry expenses," he added that she is "desitute," and said, "It doesn’t put money in her wallet. Literally she has no cash."

The two announced their split in April, after splitting late last year. Michaels, who carried the couples' twins Johnnie and Miller and is attempting to be granted full custody, had been using her blog as an outlet to open up about her side of the split. She has since deleted all of her entries up until late May.

 

Melissa Etheridge’s Ex Seeks Full Custody

Rocker Melissa Etheridge's ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels has filed for full custody of the couples 3 1/2-year-old twins Miller, and Johnnie, reports TMZ. This news comes after Ethridge filed for dissolution of their domestic partnership, and requested that Michaels be denied spousal support.

Michaels been using her blog as an outlet, and in doing so she has been sharing the details of their split, saying that she was "blindsided" by the news, and claiming that has been left completely broke,

having no steady paycheck killed me for those years with her. and now it's really killing me. the other week i had to borrow money from a friend. two weeks ago i had to scrape together $1.25 to pay for gas. i know she doesn't want to give me money. trust. i'm borrowing cash left and right from people to get through this summer, and feed my kids, with a stomach full of ulcers, thank you. no stress here. :-)"

Michaels, who also requested spousal support, and Etheridge announced their split in April.

 

Melissa Etheridge Legally Ends Partnership

Melissa Etheridge went to court Friday to formally end her partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels, People reports. The 49-year-old Come To My Window singer is seeking joint custody of their 3 1/2-year-old twins.

In a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Melissa cited irreconcilable differences and asked that the court not award financial support to Tammy Lynn, 35.

The couple, who had registered as domestic partners in August 2005, split late last year after nearly nine years together. Tammy Lynn gave birth to son Miller and daughter Johnnie in October, 2006.

Tammy Lynn has since addressed Melissa's legal decision on her blog. She says that they had "promised, agreed, handshook, pinkyswore no filing until after tour in the fall." Tammy Lynn went on to describe how Melissa has left her financially destitute after she agreed to take the year off to be a stay at home mom.

 

Melissa Etheridge On Break-Up: “It’s Been A Long Time Coming”

After seven years of marriage, rocker Melissa Etheridge recently announced that she is calling it quits with her wife Tammy Lynn. The Come to my Window singer opened up to OK! about the break-up and raising their 3-year-old twins, daughter Johnnie and son Miller.

On the break-up: “It’s been a long time coming. It’s hard, as any of these things are. It’s hard to do it in public because there’s no easy sound bite to say, this is what happened and so this is what’s going on. And even if I did, the perspectives would always be different so there’s a lot of sadness. And yet, she’ll always be in my life because we have two children.”

On the kids: “They’re wonderful. There’s a lot of interaction because of the kids and we keep that going and that’s good. Being a mom takes up most of my time and most of my energy. I’m going to be touring all summer and the kids will come with me."

Head over to OK! for the rest of the interview...

 

Melissa Etheridge Opens Up About Parenting

Rocker Melissa Etheridge has been making headlines recently after splitting with partner of nine-years Tammy Etheridge. The two are parents to 3 1/2-year-old twins Miller and Johnnie Rose, while Melissa has two older children, Bailey, 13, and Beckett , 11, with ex Julie Cypher. The singer who has a new album out tomorrow, (April 27) sat down with Babble.com to dish on life as a parent to four.

On the kind of music her children listen to: They have pretty different tastes; they meet in the middle at about Nickelback (laughs). My son is very rock ’n roll; he’ll listen to Jimi Hendrix and Foo Fighters. He can barely stomach any of the pop stuff. My daughter has a sugary pop tooth — but not too much. She’s a big Taylor Swift fan; she likes Owl City.

On her parenting philosophy: Love and strong boundaries. As much love as you can possibly slather on — with a hold of your own sensibility.

On what shocked her most about being a parent? How much I love it, how it calls to a part of myself that I didn’t know I had. It’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me.

For the full interview check out Babble.com!

 

Melissa & Tammy Etheridge Call It Quits

After nearly nine years Melissa Etheridge and partner Tammy have decided to end their relationship.

“Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated,” a rep for the musician tells US Weekly.

In their own statement, the former couple add:

We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period.

In 2006, Tammy, 35, gave birth to the couple’s two children - son Miller and daughter Johnnie Rose, now 3 ½ - after Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.

Melissa, 48, is also mom to 13-year-old Bailey and 11-year-old Beckett with ex-partner Julie Cypher.