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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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‘The New Normal’ star Justin Bartha: An unexpected activist

| Monday, April 1, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — Justin Bartha never set out to make a political statement when signing on to play a gay, expectant father on NBC's "The New Normal." "It's interesting that television really has swayed the conversation," Bartha said of the same-sex marriage debate. "You're just trying to make entertainment."

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Amazon releases new Kindle television ad with a gay twist (Video)

| Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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Online retailer Amazon has released a new television ad for its Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, this time with a gay twist.

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Accuser retracts claim he had underage sex with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

| Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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The man who accused "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash of having a sexual encounter with him when he was 16, has retracted his statements.

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Sesame Street’s ‘voice of Elmo’ accused of sexual relationship with minor

| Monday, November 12, 2012
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Kevin Clash -- the openly gay actor who voices Sesame Street's Muppet character Elmo -- has taken a leave of absence to fight accusations that he had a sexual relationship with an underage male.

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Hal Sparks, from ‘Queer As Folk’ to real-life role as comedian, straight ally

| Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Hal Sparks burst into stardom while playing the role of Michael Novotney in “Queer As Folk” (QAF), the controversial but popular series that ran on Showtime from 2000 to 2005. He was one of the straight guys to be cast as a key gay character on QAF, and playing the role gave him a huge public platform to discuss why he is an outspoken straight ally of the LGBT community.

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