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

Sunday, January 18, 2015
The cast of Empire (from left): Trai Byers, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett, and Bryshere Gray.
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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A gay dad sounds off on the lies and abuse of TLC’s ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Jeff Bennion and his wife Tanya kiss in front of their home near Salt Lake City. The couple are featured in the TLC special, "My Husband's Not Gay."
Reality TV is not an area in which I have much comfort. I don’t know what a Kardashian is, and I am not clear on the point of real housewives or bridezillas. There seems to be a pre-occupation in this “reality” world with the breadth of “traditional marriages” from [...]

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Matt Bomer wins Golden Globe award for ‘The Normal Heart’

Sunday, January 11, 2015
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Actor Matt Bomer has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV movie for his role in HBO's "The Normal Heart." [...]

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Big wins for ‘Transparent’ at Golden Globes, series creator dedicates award to Leelah Alcorn

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from "Transparent."
Jeffrey Tambor, who won Best Actor for his role in the series, thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for helping to put "Transparent" on the map and dedicated his award to the transgender community. [...]

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TLC’s ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ stars prominent conversion therapy proponent

Sunday, January 11, 2015
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TLC denies claims that its newest show, “My Husband’s Not Gay,” helps promote the discredited notion that gay men can choose to be heterosexual. But one of the show’s stars has a history of promoting “ex-gay” therapy. [...]

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Sara Gilbert: ‘It’s more important to let go of the idea that you have a son, than to lose your child’

Friday, January 9, 2015
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On Dec. 29, Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen from Ohio, stepped into the path of an oncoming semi truck on a interstate highway. Today, "The Talk" discusses transgender teen suicide. [...]

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Gay rights advocates assail TLC special ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Preston Dahlgren and Jeff Bennion are among the married men documented in the TLC show “My Husband's Not Gay."
GLAAD says the show sends the wrong message and is a sad reminder of so-called gay conversion therapy, often faith-based efforts designed to change sexual orientation that can be emotionally scarring. [...]

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Michael Sam: The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL has no regrets

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Former Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walking on the field before the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 7, 2014. Sam said in a TV documentary that aired Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, that coming out as gay was the right thing to do, although he'd have preferred the news come out after he informed the team that drafted him.
Michael Sam says the the reassuring hand of his partner Vito on his shoulder during the wait to get picked in the NFL draft affirmed his decision to reveal his sexual orientation to the nation. [...]

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