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‘Star Trek’ star George Takei calls for Indiana boycott over anti-LGBT law

Friday, March 27, 2015
George Takei
The "Star Trek" actor also known for his gay and civil rights activism said on his popular Facebook page he wants "socially responsible companies (to) withdraw their business, conferences and support" from Indiana. [...]

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Vanguard Award recipient Kerry Washington fires up GLAAD audience

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Kerry Washington
"We can't say that we believe in each others' fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others existence and the truth of each others hearts." [...]

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Celebrities join Elton John’s call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro fertilization. [...]

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‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett on gay whispers: ‘I’ve never been in the closet’

Monday, March 9, 2015
Jussie Smollett (left) and Rafael de la Fuente in a scene from Fox's "Empire."
In a back stage interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Jussie Smollett said he has never been "in the closet," but stopped short of actually declaring himself to be gay. [...]

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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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Eddie Redmayne’s latest transformation: Transgender pioneer Lili Elbe

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is currently in production.
Fresh from his Oscar win for Lead Actor for his performance as famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” British actor Eddie Redmayne is taking on another project that involves a drastic physical transformation. [...]

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‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars ceremony punctuated by politics

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Host Neil Patrick Harris at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. [...]

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‘It’s My Party’ singer‑songwriter Lesley Gore dies at age 68

Monday, February 16, 2015
Lesley Gore hugs a flowered record at her 18th birthday party celebrated at the Delmonico Hotel in New York on May 5, 1964. Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and "You Don't Own Me," died of cancer, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hit "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday at age 68. [...]

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Rosie O’Donnell says goodbye to ‘The View’ – again

Friday, February 13, 2015
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has ended her second stint on "The View" Thursday, her goodbye about as short as her tenure. Holding her toddler daughter, O'Donnell made her exit Thursday in a segment that lasted barely 40 seconds. [...]

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Rosie O’Donnell explains why she didn’t address her departure from ‘The View’

Monday, February 9, 2015
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Rosie O'Donnell opened up Monday afternoon about her planned departure from ABC's "The View" this week after being tight lipped on the subject during today's broadcast. [...]

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