Perez Hilton apologizes ... sorta

Perezhilton After Perez Hilton's anger over a gay rights' group calling him out after he used a homophobic slur against Will.I.Am, the gossip blogger is saying he's sorry.

But not to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

"I am sorry," Hilton writes on his blog. "I am NOT apologizing to GLAAD. I could care less about them, my former employers. I am apologizing to the gay community."

In a tussle Sunday, June 21, Hilton had told Will.I.Am,  "you're not a f***ing artist, you're a f***ing f*ggot."

The blog continues: "I am sorry that any good work I have done for promoting equality may be tainted by me reclaiming a hurtful word -- that's been personally used against me and the gay community -- to hurt someone that was verbally attacking me. It was stupid ...

"I have reached out to Isaiah Washington, someone I incorrectly labeled a homophobe in the past, despite his own public statements that he was not."

Washington, the former "Grey's Anatomy" star, famously used the same gay slur against gay castmate T.R. Knight.

Hilton recently filed a lawsuit against Will.I.Am's manager Polo Molina, the man who allegedly punched Hilton in Sunday's fracas. The blogger plans to donate any money won in the suit to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

He also adds that he will continue to speak out for and support LGBT organizations, even listing a few as examples ... except for GLAAD.

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