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Marriage equality champion Chris Kluwe: ‘Everything a role model should be’

Monday, January 21, 2013
Now that his season is over, Chris Kluwe is making the rounds of the national media he so richly deserved last fall when he became a champion of equality. He already conquered Colbert, and now he dances out to Ellen, presenting her with a game-worn... [ Read more → ]

Matt Damon on HBO’s ‘Behind the Candelabra:’ ‘We took it very seriously’

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
When Matt Damon gazed at Michael Douglas in full Liberace regalia during production of the HBO bio-pic Behind The Candelabra, did he find him attractive? “Very, very attractive,” said Damon, who plays Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson. While the actor may be speaking somewhat tongue in cheek, the film is full-on drama. [ Read more → ]

Reza Farahan of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ on reality TV fame, ‘Bravolebrity’ status

Saturday, December 29, 2012
In its second season, Bravo had a clear hit with The Shahs of Sunset -- a series about a group of Persian-American friends living in Los Angeles that has managed to double its audience since its debut last spring, thanks to a mix of lavish real estate, glimpses at Persian-American culture and a group of compelling personalities that included openly gay realtor Reza Farahan. [ Read more → ]

Jamie Kuntz speaks out about kiss that got him kicked off football team (Video)

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Jamie Kuntz was dropped from the North Dakota State College of Sciences football team less than two weeks ago after he was caught kissing his 65-year-old boyfriend in the press box. [ Read more → ]

PREVIEW: ‘The Amazing Race’ 21 — Meet the newest members of ‘team gay’

Thursday, August 30, 2012
"The Amazing Race 21," the 21st race-around-the-world for a million bucks, kicks off on CBS on Sunday, September 30, and in a welcome change from last season's gay-free Race, this installment sees mixed in among the usual dating couples, twins and... monster truck drivers? -- three known members of Team Gay. [ Read more → ]

Presidential election poll: LGBT issues see historic political shift

Thursday, August 23, 2012
According to a new poll conducted by Harris Interactive for Logo TV, all political candidates could greatly benefit by supporting equal rights for LGBT Americans. [ Read more → ]

Margaret Cho on being ‘Lady Bodacious,’ her Mother Tour, dressing for the Emmys

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Whether she’s rocking out as a musician, making us laugh talking about her Mom in her stand-up, guest starring on 30 Rock (and scoring an Emmy nomination!) or playing Teri on the fourth season of the Lifetime hit series Drop Dead Diva, Margaret Cho always gives 110%. [ Read more → ]
Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer: ‘I feel like you’ve seen me naked in a way’

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Look everywhere these days and Chris Colfer is probably there. His new children’s book, “The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” was just released in book stores and the film he wrote, produced and stars in, Struck By Lightning, was the closing film of Outfest in Los Angeles. [ Read more → ]
Maggie Gallagher

An Open Letter to Maggie Gallagher

Thursday, July 12, 2012
I’ve been really understanding of Maggie Gallagher since meeting her. I may vehemently disagree with her on every point, but I did think the rhetoric could become more civil. Less name calling, more substance. But honestly, her latest just ticks me off to no end. “A society that is serious about marriage would gently stand up to gay people and say ‘not this, not now.’ Changes in law are hard to undo, once they are institutionalized. I did not decide to debate gay marriage, gay-marriage advocates did. I responded to the challenge.” [ Read more → ]

Days of Our Lives’ Chandler Massey on Emmy win: ‘It Was Crazy!’

Sunday, June 24, 2012
That Chandler Massey would win the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series seems likes a no-brainer to those of us who have closely followed his work this past year. [ Read more → ]

New York Observer takes on media outing of gay celebrities

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The New York Observer has a very interesting piece on Wednesday called “Outward Bound: Celebs Struggle To Keep Sexuality Secret(ish), But Media Make Mischief," and in it, author Daniel D’Addario rounds up the usual glass closet suspects... [ Read more → ]

In My Tribe, Part 2: Gay culture, traditionalists and ‘the new wave’

Sunday, June 10, 2012
One of the biggest issues and sources of controversy in the gay community today is the very nature of our community moving forward. Society is changing as a new generation comes of age, and the gay tribe is beginning to change as well. Those changes have resulted in a good deal of tension between what I’ll call “traditionalists” and the “new wave.” [ Read more → ]

In My Tribe: Gay culture, traditionalists and ‘the new wave’

Saturday, June 9, 2012
The gay community has joined together into a tribe because we share something basic and important that non-gays don’t share. We understand each other, our joys, our fears, and our very natures. In a world that has historically been unwelcoming, the gay tribe provides comfort, camaraderie, and the ability to relax and be ourselves. On a group level, it gives us the opportunity to band together to seek and demand respect and equal rights. For many of us, it has provided the key component of our very identity... [ Read more → ]

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka survive awkward questions from Oprah (Video)

Monday, June 4, 2012
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka sat down with Oprah Winfrey last night on OWN’s Next Chapter series, and opened up about what life has been like since they had twins Gideon and Harper. [ Read more → ]

Lambert makes music history, first out performer to debut #1 album on Billboard

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Adam Lambert fans can rejoice, because Trespassing is officially the #1 album in the country. His PR reps were the first to break the happy news this morning. [ Read more → ]

Television: NBC, Ryan Murphy (‘Glee’) unveil ‘The New Normal’

Saturday, May 19, 2012
One of the most anticipated shows for the fall 2012 season will be The New Normal, from Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler. The show features Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) and Justin Bartha (National Treasure) as a gay couple trying to have a child via surrogate. [ Read more → ]

Donna Summer dead at 63

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Donna Summer. She was disco's biggest star. From the orgiastic "Love to Love You Baby," to the bittersweet "Last Dance" and "On The Radio," she could claim some of the most enduring hits of the era. Sadly, TMZ is reporting that the 63-year-old Summer died today, quietly, in Florida, after a battle with lung cancer. [ Read more → ]

In Defense of the Immoral ‘Glee’

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Is Glee immoral? So immoral that progressives should stop watching it? That’s the contention of Alyssa Rosenberg at, whose manifesto about the show’s immorality has been flying around the Internet, aided in part by 5,468 of my closest friends who emailed, Facebooked, and Tweeted me the link, asking what I thought... [ Read more → ]
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