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Antoine Dodson Thinks Being Gay Can Be 'Lifted' and 5 Other Things We Learned Today

By Out.com Editors

1. Antoine Dodson, the Alabama resident who gained prominence after his outrage over an attempted rape was turned into a hit song, now says he is no longer gay and wants to find a wife. Being gay, he claims, can be "lifted:" "If you really want to change your life, and just get rid of it, then you can," says Dodson, pictured here, ringside at a UFC match. "And that's what I'm doing. I'm not saying I don't have the memories of my past, because I do, and I see it everyday in my mind. But I'm trying to move away from that and become a better person. That's all."

2. Republicans seem poised to block immigration reform over protections for binational couples.

3. Openly gay Republican Carl DeMaio appears to be gaining traction in California, where the former San Diego city councilman may run for office in the state's recently redrawn 52nd Congressional district.

4. Iron Man 3 has already passed $300 million overseas, and broke an opening day record in China.

5. Veteran journalist Howard Kurtz "parted company" with The Daily Beast after retracting a blog in which he claimed gay basketball player Jason Collins didn't disclose he had a long-time girlfriend prior to coming out. Collins of course did mention that partner, Carolyn Moos.

6. Speaking of Jason Collins, the NBA player sat down for an interview with Oprah. It airs this Sunday, but the big O released this clip.

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