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OITNB Writer Divorces Husband, Dating Show's Female Star

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UpdatePosted 09/15/2014 07:50AM

Orange Is the New Black Writer Divorces Husband, Dating Show's Female Star

Originally posted 09/14/2014 08:10PM

Lauren Morelli, a writer for Orange Is the New Black, and her husband of two years, Steve Basilone, have split – and she's finding love with one of the show's female stars, Samira Wiley.

Morelli and Basilone filed for divorce jointly and split amicably, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

In May, the writer penned an essay on Identities.Mic about how she realized she was gay while writing for OITNB.

"I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set," wrote Morelli.

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Orange Is the New Black, Macklemore, Demi Lovato & More Join LGBT Pride Festivities | Orange Is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black (Season 2), Macklemore

UpdatePosted 06/30/2014 12:35PM

Orange Is the New Black, Macklemore, Demi Lovato and More Join LGBT Pride Festivities Worldwide

Originally posted 06/30/2014 12:05PM

Last weekend, members of the LGBT community – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – and their supporters celebrated Pride Month with parades, parties, marches and festivals. The celebrations occur every June in commemoration of New York City's Stonewall riots which occurred on June 28, 1969, and are regarded as a pivotal moment in the LGBT social rights movements.

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Lance Bass: My Fiancé and I Are 'In Synch with Each Other' | Lance Bass

Lance Bass: My Fiancé and I Are 'In Synch with Each Other'

Originally posted 06/26/2014 05:05PM

Lance Bass is quite sure that he's finally found The One.

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Demi Lovato: My Grandfather Was Gay

Demi Lovato Reveals Her Grandfather Was Gay

Originally posted 06/25/2014 02:15PM

Demi Lovato has revealed for the first time that her grandfather was gay, saying, "I feel a lot of my spirit has come from him."

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WWE Icon Pat Patterson Comes Out as Gay

WWE Icon Pat Patterson Comes Out: I 'Survived' the Industry Being Gay

Originally posted 06/14/2014 12:25PM

Pat Patterson, the WWE icon who was the first intercontinental champion, is gay.

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Robert De Niro Shares Memories of His Gay Father

Robert De Niro Shares Memories of His Gay Father

Originally posted 05/27/2014 04:15PM

Artistic talent runs in Robert De Niro's family.

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Michael Sam's Documentary Series on Hold

Michael Sam's Documentary Series on Hold

Originally posted 05/17/2014 01:05PM

A documentary series on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed, according to reps for Sam and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Sam, 24, recently made history after being selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft. The 6'2" defensive end for Missouri celebrated the good news in Las Vegas with boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. The documentary series was announced soon afterward.

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Who Is Melissa McCarthy's Girl Crush?

Melissa McCarthy on Lena Dunham: 'She's My Girl Crush'

Originally posted 05/16/2014 07:00AM

Melissa McCarthy knows what she likes in a woman – and apparently, Lena Dunham is the embodiment of all that.

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Ellen Page: 'I Felt Awkward AroundGay People'

Ellen Page: 'I Felt Awkward Around Gay People'

Originally posted 04/30/2014 10:50AM

When Ellen Page came out as a lesbian in February, she had given her decision a lot of thought, and she was more than ready, even eager, to tell the truth about her sexuality.

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Lena Dunham: Not Being Gay Is 'A Huge Disappointment for Me'

Lena Dunham: My Sister's Coming Out 'Was a Huge Turning Point for Me'

Originally posted 04/10/2014 04:00PM

While accepting an award for her advocacy work with LGBTQ youth, Girls star Lena Dunham revealed why the cause hits so close to home.

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