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Laverne Cox cast as transgender lawyer in CBS legal drama pilot

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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“Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox, who was the first openly transgender actor to be nominated for an Emmy in 2014, has been cast in CBS’s legal drama pilot “Doubt.” [...]

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Minnesota native who stars in hit Russian sitcom comes out as gay

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Odin Biron in the Russian sitcom, "Interns."
Odin Biron, the American-born star of the hit Russian sitcom "Interns," has come out as gay after four years on the show. [...]

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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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Rosie O’Donnell splits from second wife, quitting ABC’s ‘The View’

Friday, February 6, 2015
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Just six months after returning to ABC's "The View," Rosie O’Donnell is leaving the daytime talk show amid reports that she and her second wife, Michelle Rounds, have split. [...]

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Lea DeLaria announces engagement to longtime girlfriend Chelsea Fairless

Friday, February 6, 2015
Lea DeLaria and Chelsea Fairless, in a photo posted to Facebook and Instagram announcing their engagement.
"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is off the market. The actress, singer and comedienne made the announcement Friday that she is marrying longtime girlfriend Chelsea Fairless. [...]

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National marriage equality advocacy group launches TV campaign in Alabama

Monday, February 2, 2015
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The national marriage equality advocacy group "Freedom to Marry" has launched a new television ad campaign in Alabama to build public support for same-sex marriage. [...]

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Billy Crystal hopes TV shows don’t shove gay sex scenes ‘in our face’

Monday, January 19, 2015
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Actor Billy Crystal, who in the 1970's played the first openly gay character to regularly appear on a network television show, says gay sex scenes are "just pushing it a little too far for my taste." [...]

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Lee Daniels says he wants to expose homophobia in Fox’s ‘Empire’ storyline

Sunday, January 18, 2015
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The creator of Fox's prime-time soap "Empire" said he wants to "blow the lid off homophobia" in the African-American community with a depiction of the show's lead character's hostile relationship with his gay son. [...]

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‘Glee’ introduces transgender storyline in groundbreaking episode

Saturday, January 17, 2015
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Glee has introduced a new transgender storyline for Dot Marie Jones' character Shannon Beiste. In an emotional scene, the football coach reveals that she will be transitioning from a woman to a man. [...]

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Ellen responds to ‘Christian’ critic over her ‘gay agenda,’ celebrating ‘lesbianism’

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Ellen DeGeneres took a few moments at the start of her daily talk show on Wednesday to address a recent article in the Christian Post criticizing Hollywood for promoting a "gay agenda." [...]

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