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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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NBC stops production on gay dad sitcom ‘Sean Saves the World’

| Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- NBC has stopped production on "Sean Saves the World," effectively canceling the freshman sitcom starring out actor Sean Hayes as a divorced gay father juggling a career, a 14-year-old daughter and an overbearing mother.

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Disney Channel debuts its first openly gay characters: ‘Taylor has two moms’

| Monday, January 27, 2014
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Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie" broke new ground on Sunday with the inclusion of a lesbian couple, the cable network's first openly gay characters in a series.

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Rosie O’Donnell coming back to ‘The View’ — at least for a day

| Monday, January 27, 2014
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NEW YORK — Proving nothing is impossible in the world of daytime television, Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to "The View," at least for a day.

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‘Bachelor’ star apologizes for calling gays perverts, ABC issues swift rebuke

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
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The star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” has made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself.

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