There's nothing that can compare to a mother's love.
As we reported, My So-Called Life actor Wilson Cruz revealed that his mother's stepsister Brenda Lee Marquez McCool was one of the 49 victims who died in the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL.
The two-time cancer survivor went with her 21-year-old openly gay son, Isaiah Henderson.
According to the Brooklyn native's sister-in-law Ada Pressley, McCool actually stepped in front of gunman Omar Mateen to protect Isaiah.
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Wilson Cruz is just one of many people mourning the loss of a loved one as a result of the tragic Orlando shooting on Sunday.
On Monday, the My So-Called Life actor revealed that his mother's stepsister Brenda Lee Marquez McCool was one of the 49 victims who died in the massacre at a gay nightclub called Pulse.
The 42-year-old, who is openly gay himself, told Entertainment Tonight that McCool was a mother of 11 and a two-time cancer survivor — and went to the club that night with her 21-year-old openly gay son, Isaiah.
Related: Orlando Survivor Pens Powerful Letter To Shooter: 'We Are Stronger Than Your Hate'
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This guy has some SERIOUS explaining to do!
The boys of Duck Dynasty recently did an interview with GQ that was published online, and a few comments by Phil Robertson are rubbing people the wrong way!
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Earlier today, we heard the BIG news that Darren Young had come out to become the first openly gay wrestler in WWE history, and since then he's received TONS of support!!
Of course, one of the first organizations to stand behind him was the WWE itself!
They released a statement, saying:
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This is certainly disappointing news.
Josh Duggar, the eldest son of the super-sized Duggar Family from 19 Kids And Counting has accepted a job with the Family Research Council, an organization that has been called an anti-gay hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center.
The company as well as FRC President Tim Perkins have been very vocal towards the LGBT community over the years and they have even compared homosexuality to criminal activities.
GLAAD Spokesperson Wilson Cruz voiced his opinion on the move, saying:
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Is Bill Clinton an angel in disguise??!
Probably not, but he is our hero!!!
The former president will be honored with GLAAD's first ever Advocate for Change Award.
Good ole' Bill was chosen for the prestigious award because of his past and present advocacy for equal rights.
Let's just say he has gone above and BEYOND the call of duty for the LGBT community.
Not only was he the FIRST U.S. president to appoint ANY openly gay and lesbian people to government positions, but he appointed more than 150 of us!!!
Not to mention how he lobbied for marriage equality in New York and North Carolina, and that time he publicly call out the head honchos in the Supreme Court to abandon the Defense of Marriage Act.
GLAAD's Wilson Cruz explained:
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A congratulations is in order!
Actor and LGBT advocate Wilson Cruz will join GLAAD's staff as the Strategic Giving Officer. He will help the esteemed organization build support within the community.
Here's what Cruz said:
"For more than two decades GLAAD has combatted anti-LGBT images in the media and changed the national conversation about LGBT people. Today, GLAAD is also using its media expertise to create a culture that is accepting and safe for all young people. From Spanish-language media to sports, Hollywood to the newsroom, GLAAD shares the stories and sparks the discussions that make the world a better place for LGBT people everywhere. I am proud and excited to grow this culture-changing work. ”
Seems like a solid choice for the job! Not to mention - extremely humble!
Here's what the GLAAD prez said:
"Throughout his career, Wilson Cruz has been a strong advocate for LGBT Americans. His work in film and television, as well as his commitment to supporting local and national LGBT organizations exemplifies GLAAD's mission to move LGBT equality forward."
Bravo on a pick well done!
And if U wanna catch up on some classic Wilson, check out Party Monster or He's Just Not That Into You!
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