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The small screen. Talk shows, reality TV, sitcoms, soaps, prime-time drama, early-morning news, animation, etc.

'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.

March 29, 2012

Video: Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith Call for More Diversity on Television at the #glaadawards in New York

Last night Naya Rivera was joined by Glee co-star Cory Monteith to host the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Naya who is a GLAAD Media Awards hosting veteran started off the show by giving Cory a few pointers on how to work the crowd but also took the opportunity to thank her fans and call for more diversity on television.

Video: Cheyenne Jackson, Vinny Guadagnino Present GLAAD Media Award to Carson Kressley for Dancing with the Stars

Last night Dancing with the Stars contestant Carson Kressley brought home a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Reality Program Category. Broadway and television star Cheyenne Jackson along with The Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino took the stage to present the category.


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