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Michael Sam says he heard from other gay NFL players after he was drafted

Friday, December 26, 2014
After becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, Michael Sam says he has been contacted by other gay players in the NFL who aren't public. [...]

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Oprah Winfrey Network postpones Michael Sam documentary

Friday, May 16, 2014
St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam takes part in a drill during the team's NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 16, 2014, in St. Louis.
The planned documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed. [...]

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Oprah Winfrey Network plans series on NFL’s Michael Sam

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Michael Sam
NEW YORK -- The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. [...]

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Designers Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent marry at iconic NYC public library

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
NEW YORK -- Designer and American Dream Builders host and author Nate Berkus, 42, married designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent, 29, Saturday at the New York Public Library, reports People magazine. [...]

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Obama honors Bayard Rustin, Sally Ride with Medal of Freedom

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride (left) and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday posthumously honored LGBT and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and Dr. Sally Ride, the first known LGBT astronaut, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. [...]

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Same-sex marriage: Social revolution or cultural shift?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Oprah Winfrey asks her panelists, the Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser and Mark Nepo, "Is (same-sex marriage) a social revolution or a cultural shift?" Find out what they think—and why gay marriage could enrich traditional marriage. [...]

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Jason Collins opens up to Oprah on coming out, stigmas, family acceptance

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Oprah Winfrey sat down with the Jason Collins and his family for a candid discussion about the NBA's player's announcement this week that he is gay. [...]

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Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka survive awkward questions from Oprah (Video)

Monday, June 4, 2012
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka sat down with Oprah Winfrey last night on OWN’s Next Chapter series, and opened up about what life has been like since they had twins Gideon and Harper. [...]

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Lady Gaga launches ‘Born this Way’ youth empowerment foundation

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Cultural singing icon, Lady Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, along with her mother Cynthia Germanotta and media magnate Oprah Winfrey officially launched the pop diva's "Born this Way" foundation Wednesday on the campus of Harvard University. [...]

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The Oprah Winfrey Network’s great shame: Lisa Ling’s ‘Our America’

Sunday, March 20, 2011
Lisa Ling
The Oprah Winfrey Network’s "Our America" with Lisa Ling has produced an indulgent puff-piece on “ex-gay” programs, “Pray the Gay Away”, that included gross factual inaccuracies resulting from a lack of research and lazy reporting. [...]

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