In the first interview with his family since his coming out, NBA player Jason Collins will be speaking with Oprah on a special episode of Oprah's Next Chapter airing Sunday, May 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT on OWN. Collins made history this week when he became the first out gay active male pro athlete in America's major leagues.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this Wednesday the nominees for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Among the nominees are many LGBT-inclusive shows, which feature some of the most prominent out characters and personalities in daytime television.
This morning Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sutton Foster announced the 67th Annual Tony Award nominations from The New York Public Library for Performing Arts. Playwright and civil rights advocate Larry Kramer will receive the Isabelle Stevenson award at this year's Tony Awards to be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 8:00pm ET. Several LGBT-inclusive plays and musicals were also nominated for Tony honors, with Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's Kinky Boots leading the pack with 13 nominations.