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ABC’s Gay Wednesdays

If you tuned in to ABC’s 9-10 p.m. EST comedy lineup last night, you saw a story about pumpkin hurling (“Modern Family”), followed by one about scavenger hunting (“Happy Endings”).

You saw something else, too: a tandem example of how much things have changed when it comes to network television’s incorporation of gay characters.

Frank Bruni (The New York Times)
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March 9, 2012

Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics

“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”

ABCNews.com
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March 6, 2012

Tracey Gold, More Stars Slam Kirk Cameron for Anti-Gay Remarks

Several celebrities, including Tracey Gold, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Roseanne Barr, this week criticized actor Kirk Cameron for anti-gay comments he made during an interview with Piers Morgan. Cameron’s comments angered many Hollywood stars, including his Growing Pains costar Tracey Gold, 42. “I am a strong supporter of the LGBT community and I believe in equal rights for all,” the actress tweeted Sunday.

USMagazine.com
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March 6, 2012

Brandon Routh and Michael Urie, and Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells to Play Gay in Pilots from 'Will & Grace', 'Glee' Creators

Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells is starring in the new sitcom pilot The New Normal by Glee creator Ryan Murphy, and Michael Ausiello reports that Murphy has now found Rannels a husband:

The Glee boss has tapped Hangover actor Justin Bartha to play Rannells’ better half in The New Normal, his single-camera sitcom pilot about a blended family made up of a gay couple and the surrogate helping them have a baby of their own.

Georgia King has been cast as their surrogate, Goldie, and, as previously reported, Ellen Barkin co-stars as her glamorous grandma.

Towleroad
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February 23, 2012

'Days of Our Lives': First Gay Kiss

A first gay kiss is no longer much of a milestone on broadcast TV, but for Days of our Lives it represents the latest effort to remain relevant at a time when soaps are desperately losing their luster. On Thursday’s episode of the NBC serial, Will (Chandler Massey) will lock lips with a stranger named Neil (Jesse Kristofferson) at a party.

Inside TV (Entertainment Tonight)
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February 23, 2012

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