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We’ve created a place where a black woman can be at the front of the show, but a lot of our success is in how strong of an ensemble it is, and so many people can see themselves in it. We have a lead male who’s Latin. We have two black men. There’s a strong gay character. I look forward to the day when a show like Scandal is a success and it’s not newsworthy. We’re not there yet, but we’ll get there.

Kerry Washington, who stars as Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal, talking about diversity on the show in the 6/5/13 issue of AwardsLine

Honey Boo Boo on gay people


Modern Family Producer Invites Ann Romney to Officiate at Gay Wedding

She said it was her favorite show, so Steve Levitan invited her to take a role in a Mitch/Cam ceremony. Hahaha


A Utah NBC affiliate is refusing to air Ryan Murphy’s new show because (*GASP*) there is a gay family. This petition is protesting that decision.

A Utah NBC affiliate is refusing to air Ryan Murphy’s new show because (*GASP*) there is a gay family. This petition is protesting that decision.


First look at Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his boyfriend, from Steven Soderbergh’s film Behind the Candelabra. (Image from Bleeding Cool)

First look at Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his boyfriend, from Steven Soderbergh’s film Behind the Candelabra. (Image from Bleeding Cool)


Chick-fil-A Gay Marriage Flap Highlights Hollywood's Place in Culture Wars

This Hollywood Reporter article includes a variety of entertainment industry responses to the Chick-fil-A brouhaha, such as Conan introducing “Chaz the Intolerant Chicken.”


Ocean’s public statement about having loved a man definitely contributes to the cause of greater visibility for LGBTQ artists and people; but in his music, he’s not so much pioneering as finding his place in a rich, if far from simple, history.

NPR on R&B star Frank Ocean’s coming out letter. Read more here.

I still consider myself a reserved person and I hope this doesn’t mean an end to a small amount of personal space. But I do think visibility is important, more important than preserving my reporter’s shield of privacy.

Anderson Cooper on coming out. Read his full comments here.

Celebrities, Hollywood Power Players Attend Obama Gay-Lesbian Fundraisers

(Hollywood Reporter)


Finally! David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the team behind Will & Grace, have a new TV show that has been in the works for a while. It’s called “Partners” and is based on their relationship — a gay man and a straight man who are close friends and business partners.
Back in 2008, I attended a taping of the pilot when Josh Cooke, Alan Tudyk, Sarah Lafleur and Ty Burrell had the lead roles. (A year prior, Jay Mohr, Brian Austin Green, Jessica Capshaw, and Vanessa Lengies were attached.) It now features Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh, David Krumholtz and Michael Urie. I don’t care who’s in it, I’m just glad it is officially going on the air this fall. Thanks, CBS!

Finally! David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the team behind Will & Grace, have a new TV show that has been in the works for a while. It’s called “Partners” and is based on their relationship — a gay man and a straight man who are close friends and business partners.

Back in 2008, I attended a taping of the pilot when Josh Cooke, Alan Tudyk, Sarah Lafleur and Ty Burrell had the lead roles. (A year prior, Jay Mohr, Brian Austin Green, Jessica Capshaw, and Vanessa Lengies were attached.) It now features Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh, David Krumholtz and Michael Urie. I don’t care who’s in it, I’m just glad it is officially going on the air this fall. Thanks, CBS!


So ridic excited for Ryan Murphy’s newest: “The New Normal” THIS FALL! Co-created with lesbian writer Ali Adler, it features an awesome single mom and a gay couple looking to become parents.


Gay on TV: It’s All in the Family

Great piece from the NY Times about TV as a cultural battlefield for LGBT issues, and how far we’ve come in the past 15 years.


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.


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