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Focus FeaturesThis film image shows the animated character Mitch, voiced by Casey Affleck, in a scene from "ParaNorman." The character was revealed at the end to be gay.

GLAAD finds movie industry lags well behind TV in featuring LGBT roles

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
NEW YORK -- We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, according to media watchdog group GLAAD. [ Read more → ]

NBC tells LGBT employees it will keep them safe during Sochi Olympics

Friday, August 9, 2013
NEW YORK -- NBC is assuring its gay and lesbian employees who may cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi that it will do everything possible to keep them safe following Russia's passage of anti-gay law. [ Read more → ]
Sean Sasser

AIDS activist Sean Sasser dies

Thursday, August 8, 2013
AIDS activist and educator Sean Sasser has died, according to an announcement Wednesday evening by longtime friends. [ Read more → ]
B. Scott

TV, internet personality B. Scott suing BET for discrimination

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Television and internet personality and fashion blogger B. Scott said Wednesday he is suing BET, claiming the network humiliated him during the recent BET Awards by yanking him off the show because he was wearing women's clothes. [ Read more → ]
Ellen DeGeneres

Is Ellen DeGeneres part of motion picture academy’s push for diversity?

Sunday, August 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn't as much of an old-boys' club as it used to be. The group named two women to prominent positions this week, including Friday's announcement that Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Oscar show. [ Read more → ]

An Interview with ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star Laverne Cox

Sunday, August 4, 2013
Laverne Cox carries a powerful presence. Tall, long flowing hair, pouting lips, and a gaze that looks both daunting and welcoming at the same time. But don’t her looks fool you, Alabama born, this girl is a sweet-southerner at heart -- and, Laverne is transgender. [ Read more → ]

‘Cosby’ kid, ‘That’s so Raven’ star Raven-Symone comes out on Twitter

Friday, August 2, 2013
Raven-Symone, who played 3-year-old Olivia on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," and later starred in the Disney Channel sitcom "That's so Raven," indicated publicly for the first time on Friday that she is a lesbian. [ Read more → ]
Sonja Flemming, CBS/AP"Big Brother" house guest Aaryn Gries.

CBS defends handling of ‘Big Brother’ house guests’ racist, anti-gay remarks

Monday, July 29, 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The "social experiment" that is CBS' "Big Brother" included appalling behavior this season but the network has responded appropriately, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said Monday. [ Read more → ]

‘The View’ takes shots at Ken Cuccinelli over support for sodomy law

Monday, July 22, 2013
The ladies of ABC's "The View" took their shots at Virgina Attorney General and GOP candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli on Monday for his campaign pledge to reinstate Virginia's “crimes against nature” sodomy law that bans oral and anal sex among all consenting adults. [ Read more → ]
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APJustin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita marry in New York

Sunday, July 21, 2013
NEW YORK -- "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his partner, attorney Justin Mikita in New York City on Saturday. [ Read more → ]
Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press/APCory Monteith

Producer: ‘Glee’ plans tribute to Cory Monteith, followed by hiatus

Saturday, July 20, 2013
NEW YORK — "Glee" executive producer Ryan Murphy is planning a tribute episode to honor the series' deceased star, Cory Monteith. [ Read more → ]
Janet Porter

Faith2Action: Disney Channel unsafe for kids because of lesbian moms

Friday, July 19, 2013
First the gays ruined the Food Network, now they have come for the Disney Channel. That's according to a warning by Janet Porter of Faith2Action in a radio commentary Friday. [ Read more → ]
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APCory Monteith

‘Glee’ cast member Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room

Sunday, July 14, 2013
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series "Glee" but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver police said. He was 31. [ Read more → ]

CBS, ‘Big Brother’ airs contestants’ racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs

Monday, July 8, 2013
LOS ANGELES — CBS' “Big Brother” tackled the growing controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday’s episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show’s online live stream. [ Read more → ]
Brandon Scott Sessoms, known publicly as B. Scott

Gay fashion blogger rejects BET’s ‘half-hearted’ apology over wardrobe clash

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
NEW YORK — BET is apologizing to a fashion blogger who says it made him tone down his feminine look to appear on the network's pre-awards show. [ Read more → ]
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, APProposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry, left, and her partner Sandy Stier, right, speak to reporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013.

Pew study finds media coverage favors same-sex marriage

Monday, June 17, 2013
NEW YORK -- Around the time the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the same-sex marriage issue, news reports had more comments from supporters than opponents, a study released Monday concluded. [ Read more → ]

‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant disowned by family because he is gay

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Jonathan Allen, a 20-year-old aspiring singer from Lawrenceburg, Tenn., appearing Tuesday night on NBC's "America's Got Talent," captured the hearts of judges and viewers after learning that, at age 18, he was disowned by his family because he is gay. [ Read more → ]

‘The Out List’ – LGBT Americans share their personal, professional stories

Monday, June 10, 2013
A diverse cross-section of Americans share personal and professional stories, both heart-wrenching and triumphant, of the LGBTQ experience in the upcoming HBO documentary, "The Out List." [ Read more → ]
ABC Family

‘The Fosters’ brings TV a rare depiction of lesbian couple as heads of household

Monday, June 10, 2013
"The Fosters" is a study in unlikely bedfellows. The new ABC Family drama pairs mainstream star Jennifer Lopez and Peter Paige, who played bubbly Emmett in the cult favorite series "Queer as Folk," as executive producers. It brings to television a rare depiction of a lesbian couple as heads of a household. [ Read more → ]
HBOMichael Douglas, left, as Liberace, and Matt Damon, as Scott Thorson in a scene from HBO's "Behind the Candelabra."

Douglas, Damon dramatize Liberace’s steamy showbiz affair

Thursday, May 23, 2013
The idea of Michael Douglas playing Liberace might seem nearly as outrageous as Liberace himself. Liberace, forever hailed as Mr. Showmanship, was the excess-to-the-max pianist-personality whose onstage and offstage extravagance were legendary and who wowed audiences in Las Vegas and worldwide to become the best-paid entertainer on the planet... [ Read more → ]
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Eric Stonestreet, from ABC's sitcom "Modern Family."Photo: Peter "Hopper" Stone, Courtesy ABC

ACLU: Time for TV’s ‘Modern Family’ gay couple to get married

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union is lobbying for the most prominent gay parents on U.S. television to get married. The campaign aimed at ABC's "Modern Family" comes as momentum for gay marriage builds in parts of the country. [ Read more → ]

Sara Gilbert announces engagement to rock musician Linda Perry

Monday, April 8, 2013
Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene Connor in the 80's-90's sitcom "Roseanne," and now co-host of CBS' "The Talk," on Monday announced her engagement to rock musician Linda Perry. [ Read more → ]

‘Glee’ meets ‘Archie’ in TV-comic book crossover

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Blaine Anderson and Kevin Keller? Betty Cooper and Noah Puckerman? Things are not as they usually are in the halls of William McKinley and Riverdale high schools. [ Read more → ]

Tiny Ky. town with gay rights ordinance fielding reality TV offers

Friday, March 1, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A southeastern Kentucky town that attracted national attention when it adopted a gay rights ordinance is getting offers for a reality-based television show. [ Read more → ]
Dr. Phil McGraw (left) interviews Ronaiah Tuiasosopo during taping for the "Dr. Phil Show" in Los Angeles. The program, scheduled to air Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, will show the first on-air interview of Tuiasosopo, the man who allegedly concocted the girlfriend hoax that ensnared Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o. (AP Photo/CBS Television Distribution/Peteski Productions)

Dr. Phil interview: Manti Te’o was victim of girlfriend hoax by gay admirer

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dr. Phil McGraw says Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who masterminded the dead girlfriend hoax involving Manti Te'o, told him the Notre Dame linebacker was not involved in the scheme and that he ended up falling "deeply, romantically" in love with the football player. [ Read more → ]
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