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March 29, 2012

VIDEO: Glee and Jersey Shore Stars, GLAAD, and The Weinstein Company Team Up for Anti-Bullying Videos

Glee stars Naya Rivera and Cory Montieth, along with the Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino, star in a new PSA series explaining what parents and kids can do to take a stand against bullying, and asking them to visit thebullyproject.com. The PSAs are being released in conjunction with the film Bully, which opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles tomorrow.
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'SNL' Hires Kate McKinnon, Show's First Out Lesbian Featured Player

Saturday Night Live recently hired a new female comic, Kate McKinnon, known for her work with Upright Citizens Brigade and the Big Gay Sketch Show. The latter hints at the fact that, yes, McKinnon is gay, which effectively makes her SNL's first openly lesbian featured player. (Terry Sweeney, who appeared in the disastrous 1985-86 season, was the show's first openly gay guy.) She makes her debut this Saturday when Sofia Vergara hosts.
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March 29, 2012

Mark Bingham's Mom Fires Back

TMZ interviews Alice Hoagland, the mother of openly gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham. "Yes, my gay son was known in our family for bringing me flowers on my birthday and Mother’s Day. He also was known for careening down the rugby pitch, and, on the morning of September 11, 2001, for charging unarmed down the aisle of a doomed Boeing 757 to face knife-wielding Islamist thugs in a hijacked cockpit."
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March 29, 2012
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March 28, 2012

Carson Daly Releases Statement Following Discussion With GLAAD

Following comments he made earlier in the day on his radio show, GLAAD has been in dialogue with Carson Daly and his team, who have now provided us with the following statement:

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March 28, 2012

Carson Daly Makes Homophobic Jokes About Jet Blue Incident; Apologizes

On his morning radio show in Los Angeles, TV personality Carson Daly made several homophobic jokes about a recent incident aboard a Jet Blue flight. Daly has since issued an apology.
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March 28, 2012

Martina Navratilova Eliminated from Dancing with the Stars

Following a second week of performances, openly lesbian tennis legend Martina Navratilova became the first contestant eliminated from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
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March 27, 2012

The Weinstein Company Decides to Release Documentary 'Bully' as Unrated

After weeks of struggle with the Motion Picture Association of America over the rating of the upcoming documentary Bully, The Weinstein Company has decided to release the film as unrated rather than with the “R” rating the MPAA had originally assigned it. Bully will open in select theaters this weekend, on March 30.

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March 27, 2012

Anti-Gay activists looking for glamorous, unintelligent celebrities to advance their cause

Strategy documents uncovered yesterday, from the nation's most prominent anti-gay marriage group, the National Organization for Marriage, reveal a novel approach to convincing Americans to vote against marriage equality: recruit glamorous but unintelligent celebrities.
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