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‘Boy wonder,’ scientist and inventor Jack Andraka profiled on ‘60 Minutes’

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old “boy wonder” inventor, scientist, and cancer researcher who was profiled by LGBTQ Nation last month, was the subject of a new “60 Minutes” feature that aired on CBS Sunday night. [ Read more → ]
Sonja Flemming, CBS/AP"Big Brother" house guest Aaryn Gries.

CBS defends handling of ‘Big Brother’ house guests’ racist, anti-gay remarks

Monday, July 29, 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The "social experiment" that is CBS' "Big Brother" included appalling behavior this season but the network has responded appropriately, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said Monday. [ Read more → ]

CBS, ‘Big Brother’ airs contestants’ racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs

Monday, July 8, 2013
LOS ANGELES — CBS' “Big Brother” tackled the growing controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday’s episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show’s online live stream. [ Read more → ]

GLAAD calls out CBS for anti-transgender joke on ‘Mike & Molly’

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has denounced the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" for what it called an "offensive scene predicated on the hateful notion that transgender people are inherently disgusting." [ Read more → ]
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell celebrate their "Amazing Race" victory, while host Phil Keoghan looks on.CBS

Beekman Boys celebrate ‘Amazing Race’ victory with big primetime kiss

Monday, December 10, 2012
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge, known to television audiences as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," took home the $1 million prize as they crossed the finish line on CBS' "The Amazing Race" season finale on Sunday night, and celebrated with a big, primetime TV kiss. [ 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 → ]

Jason Alexander apologizes for perceived homophobic joke on CBS’ ‘Late, Late Show’

Sunday, June 3, 2012
Actor Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") has issued an apology after joking that the game of cricket was a “gay sport” as opposed to a “manly” one. Alexander made the comments after repeatedly joking with host Craig Ferguson during a segment on the May 25 episode of "The Late Late Show on CBS." [ Read more → ]

Preview: Domestic Partners to compete in new season of ‘Amazing Race’

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Domestic partners Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith will be the lone gay couple competing for the chance to win the $1 million dollar grand prize during this season's "The Amazing Race." [ Read more → ]

CBS employees share adversity, coming out stories in ‘It Gets Better’ video

Monday, June 20, 2011
CBS on Monday released their official "It Gets Better" video, featuring CBS employees sharing their personal and poignant stories of adversity and coming out. [ Read more → ]

Neil Patrick Harris at People’s Choice Awards: Out, proud and ‘awesome’

Saturday, January 8, 2011
There will come a day when this isn't necessarily newsworthy... But upon winning the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor earlier this week, Neil Patrick Harris took a moment to plant a kiss on the cheek of his partner and "better half", David Burtka -- on national television. [ Read more → ]

‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons celebrates Emmy win by proposing to partner

Friday, September 10, 2010
"Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons has reportedly celebrated his recent Emmy award victory by proposing marriage to longtime partner Todd Spiewak. [ Read more → ]

CBS plans more gay characters since receiving ‘failing’ score from GLAAD

Sunday, August 1, 2010
CBS has announced plans to add more gay characters to its fall line-up after receiving a "failing" grade in the annual media survey by GLAAD that monitors the portrayal of gay, lesbian and transgender people on television. [ Read more → ]

Potential Supreme Court nominee target of gay ‘whisper’ campaign

Friday, April 16, 2010
[caption id="attachment_7679" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Kagan"][/caption] Leading gay rights group are accusing Republicans of trying to rile up their conservative base by launching a whisper campaign against potential Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan -- suggesting the current Solicitor General is a closeted lesbian, reports the Huffington... [ Read more → ]

New poll: More than half U.S. voters would support openly gay President

Monday, March 29, 2010
A new poll says more than half of U.S. voters would support an openly gay president, or an openly gay person in a top government position. [caption id="attachment_7473" align="aligncenter" width="495" caption="Image: CBS/Vanity Fair"][/caption] The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey found more Americans accepting of gays and... [ Read more → ]

CBS rejects gay-themed Super Bowl ads; GLAAD calls for explanation

Friday, January 29, 2010
The gay dating website is crying foul on CBS for rejecting a commercial that it had hoped would run during the Super Bowl on February 7. In a letter to, CBS Standards and Practices said it had reviewed the proposed ad, which would... [ Read more → ]

‘Amazing Race’ cast includes lesbian couple, gay/straight brothers

Friday, January 22, 2010
A gay/straight brother team and a lesbian couple are among the 11 teams competing in the upcoming 16th season of CBS' The Amazing Race. Daniel and Jordan Pious are brothers from from Barrington, Rhode Island [...] [ Read more → ]

First daytime soap to feature gay kiss ending after 54 years

Saturday, December 12, 2009
CBS confirmed this week they are canceling the long-running daytime drama As The World Turns. The show has been a favorite of LTBTQ viewers recently, who have closely followed the love story of Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer. The characters Luke and Noah (or “Nuke,”... [ Read more → ]

Double standard? CBS blurs Lambert’s kiss, but not the girl-on-girl action

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
CBS gave Adam Lambert a platform to address what he has said is a "double standard," and in doing so they propagated one of their own. Appearing on CBS' "Early Show" Wednesday morning to discuss his controversial performance at Sunday's American Music Awards, where he... [ Read more → ]

Lambert offers no apologies on ‘Early Show’ appearance (videos)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Adam Lambert appeared on CBS’s “The Early Show” Wednesday morning to respond to critics of his risque performance on this weekend’s American Music Awards. Lambert said he understands why some people were offended by his sexually charged performance, but he offered no apology. The "American... [ Read more → ]
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