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Biden ‘comfortable’ with gay marriage, cites ‘Will & Grace’

(Washington Times)


Did you know Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson on Parks & Rec) and Megan Mullally are married? Did you also know they just made a great PSA supporting marriage equality? Check it out.


Kate will be the first ever out lesbian on Saturday Night Live in its 37 years on air. The show has had its fair share of lesbian skits, kisses and jokes, but the addition of a real live lesbian comic is really something to celebrate. Some blogs are bemoaning SNL’s choice to add another white woman to the cast instead of a desperately needed woman of color, but this is a landmark of its own.

AfterEllen on the announcement that Kate McKinnon will be joining SNL

Positive images of LGBT people in the media help foster acceptance among fellow Americans. According to […] a GLAAD-commissioned study, 34 percent of respondents had a greater acceptance of gays and lesbians over the past five years because of their portrayals in television and 29 percent said they had a greater acceptance because of movies.

Daryl C. Hannah, associate director of news and field media for GLAAD, in an article about the need for more ethnicity diversity in entertainment media reps of LGBT people


Bully | Hollywood Dailies | Movie Trailer | Review

Reelz talks to Katy Butler about her Bully rating petition


Tonight’s episode of Whitney will feature the coming out of Neal, a series regular character. This makes him the 3rd LGBT series regular on NBC. Played by actor Maulik Pancholy (from Weeds and 30 Rock), Neal also contributes to the greater ethnic diversity of LGBT characters currently on-screen! Visit GLAAD for more details on this news.

Tonight’s episode of Whitney will feature the coming out of Neal, a series regular character. This makes him the 3rd LGBT series regular on NBC. Played by actor Maulik Pancholy (from Weeds and 30 Rock), Neal also contributes to the greater ethnic diversity of LGBT characters currently on-screen! Visit GLAAD for more details on this news.


Katy Butler delivers the “Bully” petition to the MPAA, asking them to drop the R rating to PG-13 so that the target audience can watch the film. Read more here.

Katy Butler delivers the “Bully” petition to the MPAA, asking them to drop the R rating to PG-13 so that the target audience can watch the film. Read more here.


Did you catch the live streamed, star-studded reading of “8” this weekend? If not, here’s the recording. Clips begin at the 18 min mark, play at 30 min.


On Feb 28, the newest Dancing with the Stars cast was announced — and it includes openly gay tennis superstar Martina Navratilova! Unfortunately, she was paired with a male dancer.
Tell DWTS producers that the time has come for equality on the dance floor. Sign and share the petition, and read more here.
And if you’re feeling a bit old-fashioned, visit The Stir for a breakdown of arguments against same-sex pairs.

On Feb 28, the newest Dancing with the Stars cast was announced — and it includes openly gay tennis superstar Martina Navratilova! Unfortunately, she was paired with a male dancer.

Tell DWTS producers that the time has come for equality on the dance floor. Sign and share the petition, and read more here.

And if you’re feeling a bit old-fashioned, visit The Stir for a breakdown of arguments against same-sex pairs.


DWTS: Bring equality to the dance floor

Sign the new petition to allow same-sex pairs on Dancing with the Stars! Then share it with your networks! The new cast is being announced NEXT WEEK. If they have an openly gay contestant, they should be given the option of dancing with a same-sex partner!

(1) Need I remind you how hot the Brittango was?

(2) Greg Louganis has been lobbying for a spot on the season, so let’s not Carson Kressley him (aka disappoint by not providing a male option)!

(3) Last season they broke the trans barrier. This season it’s time for full equality.

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE.


George [Takei] recounted his personal experience as a child in the internment camps of America, and we immediately recognized that what we had just heard was the seed of a profoundly human, great American story that had yet to be told on the Broadway stage.

Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, co-creators of Allegiance, a new musical that follows a family placed in a Japanese American internment camp during WWII. For more, visit the Allegiance website.

From Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, on day of the 9th Circuit Prop 8 decision:

Mitch & Cam have a question for you. @AFER #prop8 #MarriageEquality

From Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, on day of the 9th Circuit Prop 8 decision:

Mitch & Cam have a question for you. @AFER #prop8 #MarriageEquality


Survey reveals effect of being openly gay on actors’ careers

"Almost half of all gay performers have not come out to their agents, with more than a third admitting they have experienced homophobia in the industry." (The Stage)


Nominees for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards just announced. List here.


What if RuPaul moderated a Republican debate?