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April 15, 2015

Said he was 'annoyed' at the teacher and wanted to change his background to something 'gross'

A classroom prank backfired for an eighth grade student when he was charged with a felony for playing around with his teacher's computer.

Domanik Green, 14, was charged with a cybercrime after changing the background image on his teacher's laptop to one showing two men kissing.

The Paul R Smith Middle School student was then sent to a detention centre for 'hacking' and received a 10-day suspension from class.

'I wasn't really thinking, I was just really annoyed at the teacher that day,' Green told ABC Action News.

April 12, 2015

The Media Research Center and Family Research Council said more than 21,000 postcards have been sent and over 4,000 telephone calls have been made to get ABC to abandon the series

Anti-gay conservative groups are trying to get ABC to kill a new sitcom which features a teenage son who comes out as gay, and his family life.

The sitcom is said to be marginally based on the life of sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage who is also an executive producer of the series, tentatively titled 'The Real O’Neals.'

Savage is the author of the wide known internationally syndicated 'Savage Love' relationship and sex advice column, and co-founder of the It Gets Better Project.

April 8, 2015

TMZ reports reality star will not dress in female clothing for interview or reveal a name change

New details have emerged about Bruce Jenner's highly-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer set to air on 24 April on ABC's 20/20.

Jenner reportedly sees the occasion as a 'farewell to Bruce' and is expected to present as a woman for the first time publicly.

But Jenner is not expected to wear female clothing or announce a name change, according to TMZ which cites sources close to Jenner and to the production.

April 8, 2015

KTLA's Sam Rubin: 'I don't care if Bruce Jenner is transitioning from one gender to another, one political party to another, one religion to another'

Longtime Los Angeles entertainment anchor Sam Rubin took to the air Tuesday (7 April) to blast ABC News for its plans to air a two-hour interview with Bruce Jenner later this month.

'You know what? I don't care if Bruce Jenner is transitioning from one gender to another, one political party to another, one religion to another,' Rubin said on the KTLA Morning News. 

April 7, 2015

'I had a great time; an awesome experience'

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was eliminated from ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Monday (6 April) evening.

Sam and partner Peta Murgatroyd received their highest marks yet from the judges for their week four dance but did not garner enough votes from the public to remain in contention.

'I had a great time; an awesome experience,' Sam said after the elimination. 'I want to thank Dancing With the Stars and everyone here who came out and supported.'

April 2, 2015

Tells GSN he wants to see law student Connor Walsh 'vacationing on a sailboat in The Mediterranean'

Gay law student Connor Walsh must be exhausted.

During the first season of the breakout ABC hit How to Get Away With Murder, Connor participated in covering up the killing of his law professor's husband, had some steamy hook-ups with various hot guys, and found out the one guy he has actual feelings for is HIV-positive.

So what does actor Jack Falahee, whose portrayal of Connor has made him an instant star, want for his character next season?

April 1, 2015

NCAA under pressure to move national college basketball championship out of the state

Greg Louganis and Jason Collins and other gay athletes are planning to protest Indiana's 'religious freedom' law during the NCAA Final Four, despite Gov Mike Pence’s promise to 'fix' the law before the national college basketball championship begins on Saturday.

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows businesses to turn away LGBTI customers on religious grounds.

Olympic diving legend Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins will travel to the state this week for press conferences or other public events.

March 23, 2015

Is confident he'll be playing football somewhere this year in US or Canada

Michael Sam may be returning to the dance floor tonight on ABC's Dancing With the Stars but his weekend was all about football.

The first openly gay man to be drafted by an NFL team only to be later cut is giving it another try. Sam participated in the NFL's first Veteran's Combine on Sunday (22 March) in Tempe, Arizona.

Sam was one of 105 free agents who did drills in front of scouts from NFL teams.

March 23, 2015

ABC Family show about lesbian couple and their large brood has season finale tonight

When the characters of Jude and Connor shared a kiss on an episode of ABC Family's The Fosters earlier this month, they made television history.

Theirs is believed to have been the youngest same-sex kiss on the small screen and these two best friends continue to explore their feelings for each other.

The series follows the lives of the Foster family which is headed by an interracial lesbian couple who are raising a blended family of biological, adopted and foster children.

March 17, 2015

Football player and partner Peta Murgatroyd score 26 out of possible 40 dance the Cha-Cha to Uptown Funk

Michael Sam made his debut on ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Monday and scored in the middle of the pack of contenders.

While Sam's footwork was characterized as sloppy by the judges, he and partner Peta Murgatroyd scored 26 out of a possible 40 points for their Cha-Cha dance.

'That butt is a work of art,' openly gay judge Bruno Tonioli said to Sam after the dance.

Said judge Julianne Hough:'Your feet were a little sloppy but overall, you have a groove within you that is so fun to watch and infectious.'

March 13, 2015

'When he touched me, I literally got chills down my spine. I loved it.'

A curious once-straight guy has realised he's gay after watching an episode of How To Get Away With Murder.

Posting on Reddit, the 24-year-old straight thought all of his life he was straight.

'I liked girls. I dated girls. The whole shabang. I had been in a relationship with a girl for a little over two and a half years until we broke up around September of 2014,' he said.

March 13, 2015

'We should be able to read, smoke weed, swim and drink naked'

Partrons of a gay club in New Orleans are fighting for their right to drink and smoke naked.

Clientele of The Country Club launched a petition calling for the reinstatement its clothing-optional policy, which was scrapped after a woman alleged she was sexually assaulted there last summer.

But patron Dillon Henderson said the reasons why the policy went away were 'irrelevant' to him.

'We should be able to read, smoke weed, swim and drink naked,' he told WGNO TV station.

March 12, 2015

Not known if incident played in to O'Donnell's decision to suddenly leave show

Rosie O'Donnell left The View last month but fallout from her brief return to the show continues.

A top producer on the show who berated O'Donnell in front of other staff members during a production meeting has been fired, according to Page Six .

Jennifer Shepard-Brookman, a senior producer who has worked at the ABC daytime show for over eight years, was 'profoundly and publicly disrespectful' to O’Donnell who complained to ABC’s human resources department.

March 3, 2015

Characters played by Hayden Byerly, 14, and Gavin MacIntosh, 15, lock lips in sweet scene

Fans of the ABC Family drama The Fosters have seen this coming for awhile.

The characters of Jude and Connor finally kissed on this week's episode of the series about a lesbian couple raising their mix of biological, foster, and adopted children.

Jude is the youngest son in the family and he is played by Hayden Byerly, 14. Connor, the school friend who stood up for Jude when he was bullied, is played by 15 year old Gavin MacIntosh.

February 27, 2015

'I hope he doesn't drop his partner. I wish him the best of luck'

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the history of the NBA, is voicing his support of Michael Sam competing on this season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

Sam is the first openly gay player to ever be drafted by an NFL team but has been cut twice and is yet to play a regular season game in the league.

While he continues to train and hopes to be signed to a team for next season, his celebrity landed him the DWTS gig during what is the NFL off-season.

February 27, 2015

Lesbian actress continues her TV comeback in the ABC comedy

Raven-Symoné has landed a guest-starring role on ABC comedy Black-ish.

The openly gay actress and singer will play Rhonda, Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) lesbian sister, who is just as uncomfortable talking about her sexuality as he is.

'The two have a playful rivalry in which they jockey for position in their mother’s (recurring guest star Jenifer Lewis) rankings that are released every December,' EW reports.

February 26, 2015

How to Get Away With Murder star steadfastly refuses to say if he is gay or straight

Jack Falahee knows people want to know how much he is like his very sexually active gay character on ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.

They just really want to know if he's gay in real life too.

He's still not telling.

February 24, 2015

He tweets: 'While I continue to train and stay ready, I am ecstatic to participate in a fun, athletic competition'

Michael Sam will be focusing on the Rumba, the Tango and the Fox Trot in the coming weeks as he prepares to compete on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

But the first openly gay man drafted by the NFL - now a free agent - took to Twitter today to make clear that returning to the league is biggest priority.

'Football remains my unquestioned number 1 priority,' he tweeted. 'However, while I continue to train and stay ready, I am ecstatic to participate in a fun, athletic competition like so many players before me have done,'

February 24, 2015

Unable to compete in NFL last season, Sam will compete for Mirror Ball Trophy

Michael Sam has been chosen to appear on ABC's Dancing With the stars.

The first openly gay player ever drafted by a National Football League team will be among the celebrities competing when the season's roster is unveiled Tuesday (24 February) on ABC's Good Morning America, according to TMZ.

Sam made the cover of Sports Illustrated when he came out publicly just after completing his stellar college career at the University of Missouri.

February 9, 2015

But co-host cited health concerns during weekend appearance at film festival

Rosie O'Donnell returned to ABC's The View on Monday without mentioning that this is expected to be her final week as a regular co-host.

News of O'Donnell's impending departure broke late Friday when her rep and ABC both confirmed that she would be leaving the show to focus on her family. It was also confirmed that O'Donnell had split from wife Michelle Rounds.

O'Donnell was given an opening to address the developments when moderator Whoopi Goldberg noted that she had had a big weekend.

February 7, 2015

Rep states: 'This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first'

Rosie O'Donnell is leaving The View next week.

Her departure comes less that six months after rejoining the ABC daytime talk show which she moderated during the 2006-07 season.

This development comes at the same time as an announcement that O'Donnell has split from wife Michelle Rounds.

The mother of five children wants off the morning grind to focus on her family.

February 5, 2015

NBC News anchor falsely claimed he was in a helicopter forced down during US invasion of Iraq

Rosie O'Donnell is buying none of NBC News anchor Brian Williams' explanation for why he falsely claimed to be on a helicopter that was forced down by rocket-propelled grenade fire during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003.

'It’s a blatant lie. It’s a Lance Armstrong lie,' O'Donnell said on Thursday's edition of ABC's The View.

Armstrong is the disgraced former Tour de France champion who for years denied using performance enhancing drugs only to later admit he had.

January 31, 2015

Cabbie: 'You can't do that in here, get out and get another taxi if you want to do that!'

A gay couple in Chicago has filed a disrimination complaint after they were allegedly kicked out of a taxi by a driver upset that they had shared a kiss.

One of the men, Stephen Murphy, says boyfriend Daniel Costa reached over 'and just gave me a close peck kiss on the cheek. ... obviously we were shocked.'

Costa tells ABC 7 Chicago: 'The taxi cab driver said to us we could not do that in his cab.'

January 28, 2015

LGBTI activist will also co-produce the show

ABC is making a pilot a new sitcom based on the life of It Get's Better founder Dan Savage.

The as yet untitled show will be 'a single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist's life,' according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'It centers on a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet.