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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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Dating Site OkCupid Blocks Firefox over CEO's Gay Marriage Opposition

UpdatePosted 04/01/2014 05:30PM

Dating Site OkCupid Blocks Firefox Browser over CEO's Gay Marriage Opposition

Originally posted 04/01/2014 10:00AM

The appointment of a new CEO by the company that makes the Firefox Web browser has prompted board members to quit, a Twitter frenzy and a push back from a leading dating website because he supported California's former gay marriage ban.

Mozilla, the nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser, infuriated many employees and users last week by hiring co-founder Brendan Eich to lead the Mountain View company. In 2008, Eich gave $1,000 to the campaign to pass California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages in California until the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling striking it down.

The contribution was publicly reported and drew some negative attention two years ago, when Eich was Mozilla's chief technology officer. But when he was promoted to CEO last week, his support of the ban took on more gravitas.

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Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Coming Out: Music Never Let Me Lie

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees Discusses His Decision to Come Out

Originally posted 03/25/2014 07:00PM

Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn, who grew up in the Mormon church, is talking openly about his decision to come out as gay.

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Game of Thrones's Kristian Nairn Is Happy to Fight Gay Stereotypes

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Game of Thrones's Kristian Nairn Is Happy to Fight Gay Stereotypes

Originally posted 03/24/2014 03:30PM

His character Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones is a gentle giant who lives and serves in the shadows. But after revealing that he's gay, actor Kristian Nairn has been catapulted into the spotlight.

"It's been everywhere, PEOPLE, CNN, all the way down to the little local paper in Belfast," the Irish actor, 38, told PEOPLE on March 18 at the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones at New York's Lincoln Theater. "I don't want to be a figurehead or anything, but if I can help one person, I'll be happy."

What he seems to be helping with most is combating stereotypes.

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'Dear Abby' Gives Blunt Response to Couple Unhappy About Gay Neighbors

UpdatePosted 02/20/2014 06:30PM

'Dear Abby' Gives Blunt Response to Couple Unhappy About Gay Neighbors

Originally posted 02/20/2014 03:00PM

Since 1956, "Dear Abby" has helped newspaper readers sort out life's trickiest social situations. The advice column, currently written by Jeanne Phillips, often handles the lovesick, confused and envious with a gentle touch. But this week, the column's advice to a homophobic couple was quite blunt.

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Inside Ellen Page's Decision to Come Out

Ellen Page Comes Out: Inside Her Motivation – and Her Audience's Reaction

Originally posted 02/20/2014 11:20AM

Ellen Page may have surprised those in the audience at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to THRIVE conference on Friday when she came out as gay, but for Page, the decision was well thought-out.

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Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed by British Paper in Ellen Page Coverage | Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed by British Paper in Ellen Page Coverage

Originally posted 02/19/2014 01:05PM

Patrick Stewart was mistakenly outed as gay by the British newspaper The Guardian on Monday in a commentary addressing Ellen Page's coming out – but the Star Trek captain handled the snafu by taking to Twitter with warp speed and great humor.

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Jane Lynch: Ellen Page Didn't Lie About Her Sexuality

Ellen Page Didn't Lie About Her Sexuality: Jane Lynch

Originally posted 02/16/2014 10:10AM

Ellen Page may have been keeping her sexuality private prior to her coming out on Friday, but actress Jane Lynch believes now is not the time to dwell on the past.

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Ellen Page Comes Out: See Her Moving Speech

Ellen Page Comes Out: 'I Am Gay'

Originally posted 02/14/2014 10:35PM

Ellen Page has come out as a lesbian.

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Mizzou Star and NFL Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out as 'Openly, Proud Gay Man'

Michael Sam, College Football Star and NFL Prospect, Comes Out as Gay

Originally posted 02/09/2014 09:00PM

Michael Sam, a star defensive player for the University of Missouri who may soon play in the NFL, said Sunday: "I am an openly, proud gay man."

The All-American lineman, who spoke to ESPN and the New York Times, is eligible for the NFL draft in May and, assuming he is selected, would become the first openly gay player in the league's history.

"I understand how big this is," he tells ESPN. "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be. ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."

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