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Frank Micelotta, Invision (AP)Isaiah Washington

7 years after calling co-star a ‘faggot,’ Isaiah Washington returns to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Sunday, March 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- ABC says Isaiah Washington will return to "Grey's Anatomy" for a guest appearance in May, seven years after he was fired from the medical drama amid fallout over his use of the word "faggot." [ Read more → ]
Juan Pablo Galavis

‘Bachelor’ star apologizes for calling gays perverts, ABC issues swift rebuke

Saturday, January 18, 2014
The star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” has made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself. [ Read more → ]
Juan Pablo Galavis

‘The Bachelor:’ I respect gay people, but they’re not a good example for kids

Saturday, January 18, 2014
ABC's "The Bachelor" -- Juan Pablo Galavis -- says he's not interested in seeing a gay version of the popular reality series because gay people are not a good example for kids. [ Read more → ]
APRobin Roberts

‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts comes out as lesbian

Sunday, December 29, 2013
Robin Roberts, the popular host of "Good Morning America" who for years has struggled with breast cancer and bone marrow disease, revealed Sunday that she is in a long term relationship with another woman. [ Read more → ]
APSam Champion

Sam Champion leaving ABC News for The Weather Channel

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NEW YORK — "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is leaving ABC News to join The Weather Channel. [ Read more → ]
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Eric Stonestreet, from ABC's sitcom "Modern Family."Photo: Peter "Hopper" Stone, Courtesy ABC

ACLU: Time for TV’s ‘Modern Family’ gay couple to get married

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union is lobbying for the most prominent gay parents on U.S. television to get married. The campaign aimed at ABC's "Modern Family" comes as momentum for gay marriage builds in parts of the country. [ Read more → ]
Rubem Robierd (left) and Sam Champion, in a photo Tweeted by Robierd.

‘Good Morning America’ weatherman Sam Champion weds partner

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
ABC's Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion married his partner, artist Rubem Robierb on Friday, in an intimate ceremony in Champion's New York City apartment. [ Read more → ]

Eric Stonestreet captures second Emmy for playing gay in ‘Modern Family’

Sunday, September 23, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Eric Stonestreet and ABC's "Modern Family" made Emmy night look easy, capturing awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Best Comedy series, respectively, at the annual awards ceremony at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. [ Read more → ]

‘Work It’ didn’t work — ABC cancels sitcom after only two episodes

Saturday, January 14, 2012
“Work It” just didn’t work. ABC has cancelled the series “Work It” after only two episodes. The series debuted on January 3, 2012 to low ratings, and, according to Entertainment Weekly, dropped another 20 percent this week. [ Read more → ]

Former VP Dick Cheney, wife Lynne, reaffirm support for same-sex marriage

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wie Lynne appeared on ABC's "The View" on Tuesday, and eventually the conversation turned to same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Chaz Bono

Criticism, support precede Chaz Bono’s appearance on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Chaz Bono -- the transgender son of entertainer Cher and the late Sonny Bono -- who recently announced he will be contestant this season on ABC’s hit show "Dancing With the Stars," has set off both a firestorm of criticism, and a groundswell of support. [ Read more → ]

‘The View’ talks NY gay marriage; Hasselbeck condemns anti-gay protesters

Monday, July 25, 2011
The ladies of ABC's "The View" on Monday talked marriage equality, sending out their congratulations to New York gay and lesbian couples who married on Sunday, the first day in which gay unions became legal. [ Read more → ]

Joe Biden: ‘National consensus’ on gay marriage inevitable (Video)

Saturday, December 25, 2010
Vice President Joe Biden, appearing Friday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," compared the nation's changing views on gay marriage to changes in the military's acceptance of gays and lesbians serving openly. [ Read more → ]

GLAAD pressures ‘The View’ to correct statements on HIV, African Americans

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Refusing to be ignored, GLAAD has teamed with the Black AIDS Institute and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), and is calling on ABC's "The View," to correct misleading statements about the spread of HIV among African Americans. [ Read more → ]

ABC: ‘One Life to Live’ ending gay storyline

Friday, March 12, 2010
The ABC daytime drama One Life to Live is pulling the plug on its gay couple, Kyle and Fish, or better know to gay fans as "Kish." The network confirmed this week that the couple, played by Brett Claywell (as Kyle Lewis) and Scott Evans... [ Read more → ]
Brett Claywell, left, and Scott Evans

ABC makes history with first gay sex scene on daytime television (Video)

Friday, January 1, 2010
[caption id="attachment_4593" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Brett Claywell, left, and Scott Evans"][/caption] ABC made history this week by airing the first-ever gay sex scene on daytime television. One Life to Live characters Oliver and Kyle (portrayed by Scott Evans and Brett Claywell) engaged in an onscreen love... [ Read more → ]

ABC books Lambert on ‘The View’ following fan protests over cancellations

Saturday, December 5, 2009
After taking heat from Adam Lambert's fans and gay advocates for a week, ABC on Friday extended an olive branch of sorts to the "American Idol" runner-up, reports the Los Angeles Times. ABC canceled Lambert's scheduled appearances on "Good Morning America" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live"... [ Read more → ]

GLAAD criticizes ABC over cancellation of Lambert appearances

Friday, December 4, 2009
In the third statement released in two days about the ABC v. Adam Lambert controversy, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Friday explicitly criticized the network for using a "double standard" against the "American Idol" runner-up and called on the community to... [ Read more → ]

Lambert’s performance draws complaints, ABC cancels GMA concert, CBS steps in…

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Updated: 3:30 pm ET. Two days after Adam Lambert's hip thrusting, man-on-man make-out, show-closing performance on the "American Music Awards," people are still talking. More than 1,500 complaints were leveled at ABC, according to The Associated Press. ABC officials deemed that a "moderate" response when... [ Read more → ]
Modern Family

ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ to include Gay Couple with child

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
ABC will introduce an ordinary gay male couple raising a Vietnamese baby they have just adopted on Modern Family, a new half hour sitcom premiering this fall on ABC. The show revolves around three families each with a different structure. First there is Phil and... [ Read more → ]
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