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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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Easy chemistry between James Franco, Zachary Quinto in ‘I am Michael’

Sunday, January 25, 2015
James Franco and Zachary Quinto in a scene from "I am Michael."
The film, which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, is a sensitive, complicated and provocative story about a prominent gay activist who, in just a few years, denounces his homosexuality. ...

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Annie Proulx: ‘I wish I’d never written’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Monday, December 29, 2014
Proulx says that ever since her 1997 short story was adapted into a film, too many people misunderstand its message. ...

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Eminem ‘comes out’ as gay in controversial new film ‘The Interview’

Friday, December 26, 2014
“When I say things about gay people, or people think my lyrics are homophobic — it’s because I’m gay,” he says while appearing as himself in a scripted interview in "The Interview." ...

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Review: Cumberbatch shines as gay wartime codebreaker Alan Turing

Friday, November 28, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch, center, appears in a scene from "The Imitation Game."
'Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had "The Theory of Everything," starring Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. ...

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The ‘enigma’ Alan Turing, chronicled in new film ‘The Imitation Game’

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Alan Turing
Germany's top-secret World War II code was called "Enigma," and the gay Englishman who played a key role in breaking that code -- Alan Turing -- was very much an enigma himself. CBS News’ Anthony Mason reports on Turing’s ...

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Award show veteran Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars in 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris
LOS ANGELES -- Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year. The actor and author announced his latest gig online Wednesday. He posted a video on Twitter of him on the phone saying, "I'm in," showing a ...

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Catholic university suspends plans for screening of Harvey Milk film

Friday, October 3, 2014
Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in a scene from "Milk."
WASHINGTON -- A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month. A chapter of the College ...

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HRC awards grants to four schools for documentary promoting LGBT inclusion

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Scene from "The New Black"
WASHINGTON -- The educational arm of the nation's largest LGBT rights group is seeking to advance LGBT inclusion on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has teamed up with Promised Land Film to ...

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‘Until We Could,’ a video poem by inaugural poet Richard Blanco

Sunday, September 21, 2014
To mark the 10th anniversary since Massachusetts because the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, advocacy group Freedom to Marry commissioned Richard Blanco, the poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2012, to write a poem commemorating the decade. ...

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