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‘Becoming Us’ captures a family’s journey when father comes out as transgender

Friday, June 12, 2015
From left: Sutton Crawford, Carly Lehwald, Ben Lehwald and Suzy Crawford from the ABC Family docu-series "Becoming Us." The series airs Monday at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.
The ABC Family docu-series "Becoming Us" follows a 16-year-old dealing with the usual challenges of high school and encroaching adulthood - plus the recent news that his father is becoming a woman. ...

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‘The Fosters’ makes television history with youngest same-sex kiss

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A kiss between two 13-year-old male characters on the ABC Family show "The Fosters" is making waves for reportedly being the youngest same-sex kiss in American television history.
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Ryan Seacrest to produce transgender documentary series for ABC Family

Friday, December 12, 2014
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"My Transparent Life," will follow Ben, a teenager who learns both that his parents are going to divorce and that his father, Charlie, is transitioning into Carly. ...

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‘The Fosters’ credits negative attention from One Million Moms for strong season

Friday, January 17, 2014
ABC FamilyStef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) in a scene from "The Fosters." The season finale, aired Aug. 5, 2013, featured the first gay characters to say “I do” since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
PASADENA, Calif. — The people behind the ABC Family show "The Fosters" say that criticism from the group One Million Moms contributed to it getting off to a strong start for the cable network. ...

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‘The Fosters’ brings TV a rare depiction of lesbian couple as heads of household

Monday, June 10, 2013
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"The Fosters" is a study in unlikely bedfellows. The new ABC Family drama pairs mainstream star Jennifer Lopez and Peter Paige, who played bubbly Emmett in the cult favorite series "Queer as Folk," as executive producers. It brings to television ...

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‘One Million Moms’ launches attack on yet to be seen ABC Family series

Monday, October 8, 2012
The anti-gay group One Million Moms (rounding up from their actual 50,000 Facebook supporters) is now targeting the planned ABC Family channel's upcoming show, "The Fosters" -- even though the series does not even have a completed pilot episode. ...

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GLAAD network study: ABC Family rates ‘Excellent’ for LGBT inclusiveness

Thursday, August 4, 2011
GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, on Wednesday released its fifth annual Network Responsibility Index, an evaluation of the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television, and ABC Family became the second network in ...

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Lesbian teen’s prom story to be subject of ABC Family channel made-for-TV movie

Friday, October 15, 2010
Constance McMillen
Constance McMillen, a Mississippi teen who sued her school for canceling the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend, will be the subject of a made-for-TV movie. “It is a project that is in the very early stages," ...

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