04:27 PM EDT 02/21/2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 02/14/2014 10:35PM
Ellen Page has come out as a lesbian.
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."
Originally posted 01/26/2014 11:45PM
var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3110337415001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; In a moving Grammys first, 33 couples proved they all share the "Same Love."
Originally posted 12/16/2013 10:15AM
Biggest Loser contestant Bobby Saleem had lived with the stigma of obesity for years but it was another stigma – his shame over his sexual orientation – that weighed him down the most.
"I came from a background where for years I felt very ashamed about my sexuality," Saleem told reporters Wednesday. "I never really had a role model to look up to in my life."
But thanks to the mentoring he received on the ranch from trainer Bob Harper – who recently spoke publicly about his homosexuality – Saleem has not only lost 135 lbs. but has become more comfortable about living his life as an openly gay man.
Originally posted 11/16/2013 10:30AM
Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter.
The cable channel didn't specify the reason it yanked Friday night's Up Late with Alec Baldwin from its schedule this week and next, but the decision came the day after the Thursday run-in.
In a statement on MSNBC's website, Baldwin wrote that he "did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry."
Originally posted 11/05/2013 04:20PM
Kids can usually be counted on for candor. And in a new video from the Fine Bros., children ages 5 to 13 weigh in on same-sex marriage, offering perceptive and sometimes hilarious commentary.
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