Sanjaya Malakar came out as bisexual, Tommy Dorfman announces her engagement in an interview, and Maybelle Blair, a lesbian, threw the first pitch before a game at Dodger Stadium.

'American Idol' Sanjaya Malakar Comes Out as Bisexual

Sanjaya Malakar came out publicly as bisexual 15 years after starring on “American Idol.”

“I identify as bisexual,” he stated in an interview on The Adam Sank Show podcast. “At the time, I did not know, which is why it was so weird to me. At the time of ‘American Idol,’ I had a serious, long-term girlfriend. I was exploring my life as a child. ‘American Idol’ happens and it’s like, ‘Oh, he’s gay,’ and now I have to say no, because they’re forcing me to make a decision and define myself.”

Malakar said he was pressured to hide his identity on the show.

“They’re like, ‘Tell everyone you’re single, be ambiguous, no one needs to know anything about anything because you don’t want to lose your fans,” he said. “I’m like, OK, why am I manipulating what I know about myself to figure out what kind of fans I’m going to get, because I’m still trying to figure out who I am?”

Malakar continued to open up about his experience but is proud to be living his truth. 

Trans Actress Tommy Dorfman Announces Engagement to Girlfriend

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Trans actress Tommy Dorfman announced her engagement in an interview on Rachel Bilson’s podcast Broad Ideas.

While she didn’t reveal the name of her fiancée, Dorfman described their romance as “very affirming” and said she is “the person I'm going to spend the rest of my life with."

She said her fiancée was supportive throughout her transition and helped her administer her estrogen shots and actually did it for her the first time.

This news comes only a few months after Dorfman filed for a divorce from her husband Peter Zurkuhlen following a five-year marriage.

“Being in love is so scary. So uncomfortable, so painful. All the universal feelings of being in love are probably the same,” Dorfman said. 

ALOTO Inspiration Maybelle Blair Throws 1st Pitch at Dodgers Game

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 Photo via Los Angeles Dodgers, Twitter.

Maybelle Blair had the chance to throw the ceremonial first pitch before a game at Dodger Stadium during the team’s Women’s Day celebration.

Blair is one of the inspirations for the 1992 movie and new series “A League of Their Own” and she recently came out publicly.

“I hid for 95 years, trying to hide my gayness,” Blair said in a panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival last June.

She continued, “I think it’s a great opportunity for these young girl ball players to come [to] realize that they’re not alone, and you don’t have to hide. I hid for 75, 85 years, and this is actually basically the first time I’ve ever come out.”

During the pitch she encouraged fans to donate to the International Women’s Baseball Center for the end goal of raising $1 million dollars to establish a Hall of Fame for women baseball players.

“It would be such a wonderful thing for women's baseball,” she told Hershiser and Davis, adding, “We need our own Hall of Fame.” 


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