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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kristian Nairn comes out as gay

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Kristian Nairn, the Irish actor best known for his portrayal of “Hodor” on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” said Tuesday that he is gay, telling an interviewer for WinterIsComing.net that he’s been waiting for someone to ask the question, because “it’s not something you just blurt out.”

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7 years after calling co-star a ‘faggot,’ Isaiah Washington returns to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Sunday, March 9, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- ABC says Isaiah Washington will return to "Grey's Anatomy" for a guest appearance in May, seven years after he was fired from the medical drama amid fallout over his use of the word "faggot."

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Host Ellen DeGeneres is ready to dance on the Oscars stage once again

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Mark J. Terrill, AP (File)In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007.
Seven years after her Oscar debut, Ellen DeGeneres is back. The 56-year-old TV personality talked with The Associated Press about her plans and preparations for hosting her second Academy Awards on Sunday.

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Neil Patrick Harris accepts ‘Hasty Pudding’ award from Harvard drama troupe

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Elise Amendola, APActor Neil Patrick Harris is dressed in a bra and wig during his roast as Man of The Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Neil Patrick Harris, dressed in a wig, lingerie and red heels, took the stage at Harvard University on Friday to accept the 2014 Man of the Year Award from America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

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The Olympics: Why I’m Tuning Out

Friday, February 7, 2014
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For months, President Vladimir Putin and leaders of the International Olympic Committee have been dismissing world concerns over Russia’s anti-gay laws and violence with assurances that LGBT athletes and spectators will be safe in Sochi. They’ve offered no such peace of mind to LGBT Russians, who won’t have the luxury of leaving the host country after the Olympics are over. Behind the facade of a nation sanitized for TV, gay Russians have become prey to hate-filled fellow citizens who call their anti-gay hunts “safaris.” I refuse to be one more TV viewer...

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Chevrolet plans Olympics TV ads featuring diverse cast, gay families

Friday, February 7, 2014
New television ads for Chevrolet featuring same-sex couples aired during Friday and Saturday's  Olympics coverage.
During the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, Chevrolet will join Coca-Cola in in running television advertisements with diverse casts that include gay families.

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Gay Games TV ad offers contrast during Olympics broadcast

Friday, February 7, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Organizers of the 2014 Gay Games will give viewers of tonight’s Winter Olympics opening ceremonies a subtle reminder of the anti-LGBT atmosphere in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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WATCH: British TV documentary reports on brutal attacks on LGBT Russians

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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LONDON – Just days ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a new documentary airing Wednesday on Britain's Channel 4 sheds new light on the violent, homophobic attacks on LGBT Russians.

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Coca-Cola airs first ever Super Bowl ad featuring gay parents

Sunday, February 2, 2014
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Coca-Cola on Sunday became the first advertiser to show a gay family in a Super Bowl television commercial.

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Gabourey Sidibe apologizes for repeatedly saying ‘tranny’ on ‘Arsenio’

Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Actress Gabourey Sidibe is apologizing after coming under fire for repeatedly used a transphobic slur during a recent appearance on the "The Arsenio Hall Show," saying she was unaware that it was a slur.

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