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Host Ellen DeGeneres is ready to dance on the Oscars stage once again

| Sunday, March 2, 2014
Mark J. Terrill, AP (File)In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007.
Seven years after her Oscar debut, Ellen DeGeneres is back. The 56-year-old TV personality talked with The Associated Press about her plans and preparations for hosting her second Academy Awards on Sunday.

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‘Case Against 8’ documents five-year effort to overturn Calif. gay marriage ban

| Sunday, January 26, 2014
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP (File)Attorneys David Boies, left, and Theodore Olson, address members of the media outside the Supreme Court in Washington on March 26, 2013.
PARK CITY, Utah — Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies once argued the Bush v. Gore case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they say fighting California's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is the most significant thing they've done.

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Bass documentary ‘Kidnapped for Christ’ spotlights abusive boarding schools

| Monday, January 20, 2014
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Lance Bass is hoping his new documentary, "Kidnapped for Christ," will put the spotlight on unscrupulous boarding schools that abuse children in the name of rehabilitating them.

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HBO holds reception for gay couples at ‘The Case Against 8’ Sundance premiere

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
The "Case Against 8" is behind the scenes documentary of the high-profile trial that overturned California's Proposition 8, the state's controversial ban on same-sex marriage. Pictured: Plaintiffs Kris Perry,  Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo.
PARK CITY, Utah -- Though they are not considered legally married in Utah, several gay and lesbian couples were feted with a wedding celebration as part of HBO's promotion of its upcoming documentary on gay marriage, "The Case Against 8."

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Award-winning LGBT Book ‘Missing’ becomes the Indie movie ‘He is Gone’

| Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Having read and enjoyed the LGBT novel Missing, by Drake Braxton, which I found to be a fun and unique romance/mystery, I wasnít surprised when the book went on to win several awards, including Best Gay Fiction for the New England Book Festival. Now, two...

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Bomb threat disrupts opening of St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival

| Thursday, November 21, 2013
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ST. PETERBURG, Russia — Queer Russia is reporting that a bomb threat has delayed the opening of the St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival.

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‘Ender’s Game’ tops weekend box office receipts despite calls for LGBT boycott

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Harrison Ford (left) and Asa Butterfield in a scene from “Ender’s Game.”
LOS ANGELES -- Despite calls for a nationwide boycott due to the anti-gay views of the author on whose novel the film was based, "Ender's Game" scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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McConaughey is magnificently ‘cringe worthy’ in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Anne Marie Fox, Focus FeaturesMatthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in a scene from the film, "Dallas Buyers Club."
LOS ANGELES -- In 1986, Texan Ron Woodroof was diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live. When receiving the news, the rodeo-lover argued with the doctor, saying only homosexuals got such a disease-and he was as straight as they came.

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For all these reasons and for every season… equality matters: ‘Bridegroom’

| Saturday, October 26, 2013
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The year was 2005. It was a modern twist to the age-old fairy tales: boy meets boy and they fall in love. But unlike the fairy tales of old, this story had a very tragic ending...

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Out filmmaker: Growing up gay motivates his success

| Sunday, September 29, 2013
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Sean Robinson, an openly gay up-and-coming film director, admits that growing up as the youngest child in a family of five — in a “very loving but eccentric Christian household” — in the town alongside the North Carolina-Virginia border, left him with a sense of urgency to make his mark on the world.

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