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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.
SFist
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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."
Joe. My. God.
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March 29, 2012
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Outfest to Take Over Newfest

Los Angeles-based LGBT film festival Outfest today announced it would take over programming duties for the New York City-based Newfest, effectively combining the two into "one national arts organization."

Indiewire
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March 26, 2012
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