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Logo network to air annual ‘Trailblazers’ broadcast to salute gay rights pioneers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Craig Ruttle, APEdith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits, smiles as she cools herself with a fan showing her image during the gay pride march in New York Sunday, June 30, 2013.
NEW YORK -- The Logo network next month will launch what it hopes will become an annual televised event saluting pioneers in the gay rights movement, with the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage act as the first ...

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Don Lemon has opinions, and CNN is rewarding him with more airtime

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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NEW YORK -- CNN's Don Lemon, the 48-year-old openly gay news anchor, has attracted attention by adding his opinion to stories he's telling. His bosses are rewarding him with more airtime, and his visibility has increased this spring through coverage ...

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Oprah Winfrey Network postpones Michael Sam documentary

Friday, May 16, 2014
St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam takes part in a drill during the team's NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 16, 2014, in St. Louis.
The planned documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed. ...

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Dallas host: ESPN airing Michael Sam kiss ‘shocking,’ strippers OK for a.m. TV

Friday, May 16, 2014
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After the internet exploded earlier this week with video of Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir storming off the set amid a heated debate over ESPN’s broadcast of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend, Kushnir took to Fox News on Thursday ...

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Oprah Winfrey Network plans series on NFL’s Michael Sam

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. ...

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Dallas morning show anchor storms off set during Michael Sam kiss discussion

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir stormed off the set of KTXD-TV's "The Broadcast" on Tuesday following a heated discussion of whether ESPN should have broadcast Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on hearing the news he had been drafted by ...

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Report: Benham brothers likely to land new show at ‘traditional values’ network

Monday, May 12, 2014
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David and Jason Benham, whose real estate reality show was canceled by HGTV last week following a report that David Benham is an anti-gay activist, could land at the "traditional values" network INSP TV. ...

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‘One Big Happy’ cast credits executive producer Ellen DeGeneres for ‘warm up’

Monday, May 12, 2014
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NEW YORK -- When Ellen DeGeneres decided to executive produce a new comedy for NBC, she clearly didn't take the job lightly. In fact, the cast said Monday at NBC's presentation to advertisers that she warmed up the audience before ...

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Former Ole Miss guard calls Michael Sam TV coverage ‘nasty ass shit’

Monday, May 12, 2014
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OXFORD, Miss. -- Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was "nasty ass shit" and that he is boycotting SportsCenter. ...

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No hesitation for networks airing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend

Monday, May 12, 2014
Michael Sam shares a kiss with his boyfriend, former Missouri varsity swimmer Vito Cammisano, on learning the news that Sam had been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts a feel-good video clip. It's a scene that plays out for dozens of draft picks... ...

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