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Reza Farahan of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ on reality TV fame, ‘Bravolebrity’ status

Saturday, December 29, 2012
In its second season, Bravo had a clear hit with The Shahs of Sunset -- a series about a group of Persian-American friends living in Los Angeles that has managed to double its audience since its debut last spring, thanks to a mix of lavish real estate, glimpses at Persian-American culture and a group of compelling personalities that included openly gay realtor Reza Farahan. [ Read more → ]
Rubem Robierd (left) and Sam Champion, in a photo Tweeted by Robierd.

‘Good Morning America’ weatherman Sam Champion weds partner

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
ABC's Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion married his partner, artist Rubem Robierb on Friday, in an intimate ceremony in Champion's New York City apartment. [ Read more → ]
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Beekman Boys celebrate ‘Amazing Race’ victory with big primetime kiss

Monday, December 10, 2012
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge, known to television audiences as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," took home the $1 million prize as they crossed the finish line on CBS' "The Amazing Race" season finale on Sunday night, and celebrated with a big, primetime TV kiss. [ Read more → ]
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One Million Moms drops campaign against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres after 3 days

Friday, December 7, 2012
The anti-gay group that bills itself as "One Million Moms" -- who resurrected their fight against JC Penney earlier this week over a new ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres -- has dumped its latest protest after only three days. [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups denounce ‘Dr. Oz’ for debating merits of reparative therapy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Three of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organizations on Wednesday denounced the syndicated "Dr. Oz" television show for airing an episode debating the merits of so-called reparative therapy, and for positioning a representative of the discredited National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) as an “expert.” [ Read more → ]
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Ellen DeGeneres awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was presented with the 15th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Monday night, in a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Chris Colfer, actor, singer, novelist, and screenwriter

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Chris Colfer is an actor, singer, novelist, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing Kurt on “Glee.” He is one of the first openly gay teen actors to portray an out character on primetime television. [ Read more → ]
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‘One Million Moms’ launches attack on yet to be seen ABC Family series

Monday, October 8, 2012
The anti-gay group One Million Moms (rounding up from their actual 50,000 Facebook supporters) is now targeting the planned ABC Family channel's upcoming show, "The Fosters" -- even though the series does not even have a completed pilot episode. [ Read more → ]
"Glee" was found to be most inclusive program on broadcast television.Cast photo courtesy Fox Television.

GLAAD study: Highest percentage ever of LGBT series regulars on broadcast TV

Saturday, October 6, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, on Friday released its annual "Where We Are on TV" report, and found that the number of regular LGBT characters on broadcast networks has risen to the highest ever recorded, while the overall LGBT character count also increased on cable television. [ Read more → ]
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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Sahara Davenport dies at age 27

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
LOS ANGELES – Sahara Davenport, who made a name for herself on the second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and who recently released a single “Go Off,” has died. She was 27. [ Read more → ]
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Minnesota Catholics asked to donate money for anti-gay marriage TV ads

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's 400,000 Roman Catholic households are scheduled to receive a letter this week from all of the state's bishops, urging them to donate money for television ads asking voters to say yes to a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Eric Stonestreet captures second Emmy for playing gay in ‘Modern Family’

Sunday, September 23, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Eric Stonestreet and ABC's "Modern Family" made Emmy night look easy, capturing awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Best Comedy series, respectively, at the annual awards ceremony at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. [ Read more → ]
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Transgender advocacy group condemns planned ‘Anderson Live’ segment

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The National Center for Transgender Equality on Wednesday denounced plans by the syndicated talk show "Anderson Live" to air a controversial interview with a person who claims an anti-baldness drug made them transgender. [ Read more → ]
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High school football fans display their homophobia on national television

Thursday, September 6, 2012
During the game against Spanish Fort High School and its arch-rival Daphne High School, ESPN cameras captured students displaying a sign which read, "Purple? Man, that's GAY." The sign was a reference to Daphne High School colors, one of which is purple. [ Read more → ]
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PREVIEW: ‘The Amazing Race’ 21 — Meet the newest members of ‘team gay’

Thursday, August 30, 2012
"The Amazing Race 21," the 21st race-around-the-world for a million bucks, kicks off on CBS on Sunday, September 30, and in a welcome change from last season's gay-free Race, this installment sees mixed in among the usual dating couples, twins and... monster truck drivers? -- three known members of Team Gay. [ Read more → ]
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Sixth annual Network Responsibility Index finds LGBT stories central part of TV landscape

Thursday, August 30, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Thursday released its sixth annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) -- a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people on television -- and for the third year in a row, The CW was the top broadcast network with 29 percent of its prime time programming hours being LGBT-inclusive. [ Read more → ]
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Mormon-owned NBC affiliate refuses to air gay-themed sitcom

Sunday, August 26, 2012
The NBC television affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah -- which is owned by the Mormon Church -- said it will not air a new gay-themed sitcom, calling it "inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time." [ Read more → ]
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Actor, artist Ron Palillo of ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ fame dead at 63

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Ron Palillo, the actor who played Arnold Horshack on the 1970's sitcome "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday morning at his home in Palm Beach, Fla., from an apparent heart attack. He was 63. [ Read more → ]
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Margaret Cho on being ‘Lady Bodacious,’ her Mother Tour, dressing for the Emmys

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Whether she’s rocking out as a musician, making us laugh talking about her Mom in her stand-up, guest starring on 30 Rock (and scoring an Emmy nomination!) or playing Teri on the fourth season of the Lifetime hit series Drop Dead Diva, Margaret Cho always gives 110%. [ Read more → ]
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Chris Colfer: ‘I feel like you’ve seen me naked in a way’

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Look everywhere these days and Chris Colfer is probably there. His new children’s book, “The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell,” was just released in book stores and the film he wrote, produced and stars in, Struck By Lightning, was the closing film of Outfest in Los Angeles. [ Read more → ]
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One Million Mom’s last obsession: NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ is ‘not normal’

Friday, July 20, 2012
They're back. The latest target of the self-proclaimed "One Million Moms" -- whose supporters actually number around 48,000 -- is NBC's new fall series, "The New Normal," a comedy based on two gay dads and their surrogate mother. [ Read more → ]
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70′s sitcom star Jimmie Walker: I oppose marriage equality ‘on moral grounds’

Monday, July 16, 2012
Jimmie "J.J." Walker, best known as a former stand-up comedian who made famous the catchphrase "dyn-o-mite!" on the 1970's era sitcom "Good Times," said he is against marriage equality "on moral grounds." [ Read more → ]
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Days of Our Lives’ Chandler Massey on Emmy win: ‘It Was Crazy!’

Sunday, June 24, 2012
That Chandler Massey would win the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series seems likes a no-brainer to those of us who have closely followed his work this past year. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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CNN anchor: ‘Incest, pedophilia are often not by choice… homosexuality is a lifestyle choice’

Thursday, May 31, 2012
CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield on Thursday, claimed that, unlike pedophilia and incest, “homosexuality is a lifestyle choice by people. It is voluntary." [ Read more → ]
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