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50 Cent blames Empire’s ratings plunge on too much “gay stuff”

Monday, October 5, 2015
50 Cent
He criticizes the show regularly, since he executive produces the rival drama Power. ...

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Meet Val the bartender: Hillary Clinton does an ‘SNL’ skit

Sunday, October 4, 2015
In this Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, photo, provided by NBC, Kate McKinnon, left, portraying Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, portraying Val, appear during the "Bar Talk" sketch on "Saturday Night Live," in New York. Most political candidates play themselves on "SNL," often for just a cameo in a sketch or to declare the show's famous tag line, "Live from New York, it's Saturday night!" Seldom do they play a character in a sketch, as did Clinton.
The sketch poked gentle fun at Clinton's late-arriving support of gay marriage and her inability to take a vacation. ...

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Tambor, Cox honored for advocacy ahead of Emmys

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Jeffrey Tambor attends The Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala at Sunset Tower Hotel on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Before they strut down the red carpet at the Emmys, Jeffrey Tambor and Laverne Cox were among the honorees at the first-ever Television Industry Advocacy Awards. ...

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Jill Soloway based Emmy-nominated ‘Transparent’ on real life

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In this Tuesday, June 16, 2015 file photo, Jill Soloway arrives at the Women in Film 2015 Crystal And Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, in Los Angeles. Like the characters in her Emmy-nominated show “Transparent,” Soloway understands the challenges of having a transgender parent: She based the show on personal experiences. 'I was really thinking about a personal love letter to my parents to try and shift the world ever so slightly," Soloway said.
"I think back about three years ago when my parents came out to me, and the rush of feelings that come with that," Soloway said in a recent interview. ...

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Zachary Quinto: Coming out was great for my career

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Zachary Quinto
"I work more now than I ever did when I was in the closet." ...

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TLC finally cancels ’19 Kids and Counting,’ and schedules an ‘education push’ instead

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Michelle Duggar, left, is surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, second from left, after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark.
TLC is not moving forward with an 11th season of "19 Kids" featuring the Duggars, whose show "will no longer appear on the air," the network told The Associated Press on Thursday. ...

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Caitlyn Jenner to write weekly column on LGBT issues

Monday, July 6, 2015
This image, provided by courtesy of E!, shows Caitlyn Jenner in the first official promotional trailer for the new documentary series, "I Am Cait," in Southern California. The show premieres Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 9 p.m. PDT on E!
Jenner’s spokesman said the columns on the celebrity content website WhoSay are part of Jenner’s effort to explore matters of concern to the LGBT community. ...

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PBS documentary ‘Growing Up Trans’ explores possibilities, unknowns facing transgender youth

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This image released by PBS shows transgender teen Ariel in a scene from "Growing Up Trans", from the "Frontline" series airing on PBS on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. “Growing Up Trans” explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever and their parents are now experiencing it.
"Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices. ...

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‘Big Brother’ casts first openly transgender houseguest

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Audrey Middleton
CBS has revealed the cast of "Big Brother 17, which includes the first-ever openly transgender contestant on the U.S. version of the popular summer series. ...

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‘Becoming Us’ captures a family’s journey when father comes out as transgender

Friday, June 12, 2015
From left: Sutton Crawford, Carly Lehwald, Ben Lehwald and Suzy Crawford from the ABC Family docu-series "Becoming Us." The series airs Monday at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.
The ABC Family docu-series "Becoming Us" follows a 16-year-old dealing with the usual challenges of high school and encroaching adulthood - plus the recent news that his father is becoming a woman. ...

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