07:26 AM EDT 04/17/2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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