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Lily Tomlin to be first out lesbian recipient of Kennedy Center Honors

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin will be one of five recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the national awards for influencing American culture through the arts. Tomlin, 75, said she was astounded to learn she will receive the honors. The Detroit native originally went to college to study medicine. [...]

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Actor Daniel Franzese comes out as gay in letter to ‘Mean Girls’ alter-ego

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Actor Daniel Franzese, best known for his breakout role as Damian, the “too gay to function” high schooler he played in "Mean Girls," has himself come out as gay. [...]

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Ian McKellen says British government told him not to go to Russia

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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LONDON -- Actor Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law. [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Emmy, Tony award winning actor Nathan Lane

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane is an award-winning film, television and theater actor. He has received three Emmys, two Tony Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. [...]

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In heels and pounds lighter, Jared Leto plays transgender in new role

Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Jared Leto’s return to acting started, as so many things do, with a flirtation. But the possibility of playing Rayon, a transgender person dying of AIDS for the film “Dallas Buyers Club,” came to him while he was on tour in Europe. [...]

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Radcliffe evolves with bold new roles, adult themes, murder, homosexuality

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Chris Pizzello, Invision/APDaniel Radcliffe at the premiere of "The F Word" at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Toronto.
TORONTO — Not long ago, Daniel Radcliffe traded in his black-rimmed Harry Potter glasses for a bold acting choice. And he has never looked back. Now the 24-year-old actor’s at the Toronto International Film Festival with three new films, each unique in its own way, and far more mature than [...]

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British actor Ben Whishaw comes out as gay, in civil partnership

Monday, August 5, 2013
Ben Whishaw
LONDON -- British actor Ben Whishaw, who played the role of Q in the 2012 James Bond film "Skyfall," has revealed that he is gay, and in a civil partnership. [...]

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Surprise? Jodie Foster’s casual coming out at the Golden Globes

Sunday, January 13, 2013
Jodie Foster
In a rambling speech at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, actress Jodie Foster appeared to end years of speculation by casually coming out of the closet while accepting the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award. Foster took the stage for an acceptance speech that was anything but predictable. [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Billy Haines, popular 1930s film star

Friday, October 19, 2012
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William “Billy” Haines was one of the most popular silent and talking film stars of the 1930’s. He left show business when he refused to deny his homosexuality. [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Celebrated actor, director, producer Jodie Foster

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster is a celebrated actor, director and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award. [...]

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