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‘Face the Nation’ introduces Tony Perkins as ‘hate group leader’ who ‘doesn’t speak for Christians’

Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, branded an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, says most Americans would not be comfortable with a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. [...]

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Jonathan Knight on being outed and how ‘The Amazing Race’ helped his anxiety

Sunday, March 1, 2015
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New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight, who appears on CBS' "The Amazing Race" with his partner Harley Rodriguez, opens up about how hiding his sexual orientation led to his struggle with stage fright and panic attacks. [...]

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Laverne Cox cast as transgender lawyer in CBS legal drama pilot

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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“Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox, who was the first openly transgender actor to be nominated for an Emmy in 2014, has been cast in CBS’s legal drama pilot “Doubt.” [...]

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Report: Parsons, ‘Big Bang’ co-stars to earn $1M per episode in new 3-year deal

Monday, August 4, 2014
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Jim Parsons, one of the highest profile openly gay actors on television today, has signed a new three-year contract to continue on CBS' "Big Bang Theory," and the reported $1 million per episode paycheck makes him one of the highest paid performers on network television. [...]

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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, [...]

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Is a gay ‘showmance’ blossoming in the Big Brother house?

Monday, July 7, 2014
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Is a gay "showmance" finally blossoming in the Big Brother house? This year’s very “politically correct” season of CBS’ Big Brother is a far cry from last year’s edition, in which viewers were treated to a seemingly endless display of racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs that resulted in reports of at [...]

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Gay ‘Survivor’ contestant dies in Alabama railway accident

Saturday, June 28, 2014
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Caleb Bankston, a former contestant on the "Survivor" reality show, has died in a railway accident in Alabama. He was 27. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bill Yates says Bankston, who was working at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham, was thrown from a train in a partial [...]

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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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. [...]

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

Monday, July 29, 2013
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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. [...]

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

Monday, July 8, 2013
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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. [...]

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