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GLAAD film industry report card reveals lack of LGBT visibility

| Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- In its second annual report card on LGBT representation in motion pictures, media advocacy group GLAAD gives the film industry a mostly failing grade. GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the ...

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Nathan Lane: Gay actors shouldn’t have a monopoly on gay roles

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Nathan Lane speaks on stage during the Live from Lincoln Center, “The Nance” panel, at the the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said. Lane, who is gay and has played both straight and gay characters, was asked the question at a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. He was there to discuss PBS' presentation of the Broadway play "The Nance," in which he stars....

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Archie to be shot saving gay best friend in comic book series conclusion

| Monday, July 14, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews' death, which was first announced in April, will mark the...

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ABC confirms: Rosie O’Donnell returning to ‘The View’

| Thursday, July 10, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Rosie O'Donnell is back on "The View" for a most unexpected second act. ABC said Thursday that O'Donnell will return to the daytime chatfest, whose couch is nearly empty with the on-air retirement of show creator Barbara Walters and impending departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

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Laverne Cox becomes first transgender person nominated for an Emmy

| Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Laverne Cox has became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award in an acting category. Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." "Orange is the New Black" was also nominated for Best Comedy series, along ...

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Sean Hayes joins cast of CBS sitcom ‘The Millers’

| Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- CBS says popular sitcom star Sean Hayes is joining the cast of its comedy "The Millers" as a series regular. Hayes will play the new best friend of the character played by Margo Martindale and a new source of friction for her son, played by Will Arnett, CBS said on Tuesday.

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‘Kinky Boots’ star: From backup dancer to leading man in high-kicking tour

| Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man - but staying in 6-inch heels. The performer who has been in "Kinky Boots" since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into Billy Porter's formidable high heels as the star of the first national tour of "Kinky Boots," which kicks off in Las Vegas on Sept. 4.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Chandler Massey are Daytime Emmy Awards winners

| Monday, June 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Ellen DeGeneres captured another Emmy for best entertainment talk show at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and Chandler Massey took home his third consecutive Emmy for his portrayal of a gay character on a daytime soap opera. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" received its eighth trophy as outstanding entertainment ...

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‘Modern Family’ star Ty Burrell headlines same-sex marriage fundraiser in Utah

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
Modern Family's Ty Burrell, left, and co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson laugh during an interview Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Burrell is headlining a fundraiser in Salt Lake City on Thursday, an event staged by an organization that Ferguson and his real-life husband created to help pay for the legal costs of challenging same-sex marriage bans.
SALT LAKE CITY -- "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell says he sees same-sex marriage in the United States is a "tide that can't be turned." Burrell headlined a fundraiser Thursday evening in Salt Lake City to help cover legal costs for couples fighting Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, lending his celebrity to help a group backed by sitcom co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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David Levithan, author of ‘Boy Meets Boy,’ on LGBT books for the young

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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NEW YORK — Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his “Boy Meets Boy,” a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance. And there was Paul, who meets Noah...

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