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August 19, 2014

Orange Is The New Black star opens up about how she tried to commit suicide in the sixth grade

Trans star, advocate and actress Laverne Cox has said she is so thankful she survived her suicide attempt in the sixth grade.

The Orange Is The New Black actress opened up about when she was being heavily bullied at school.

She speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the state of trans rights in America, and the impact discrimination had on her childhood.

‘I was bullied and I internalized a lot of shame about who I was as a child,’ Cox said.

August 13, 2014

The two were able to reconcile before his dad's death in 2012

Weather Channel anchor Sam Champion insists he was never really in the closet but it wasn’t until his final year on ABC’s Good Morning America that he shared the news with viewers.

Champion, who turns 53 today, had good reason for wanting to be more open: He had become engaged to marry husband Rubem Robierb.

August 7, 2014

Adam Joseph is popular with viewers of ABC affilate in Philadelphia and has appeared on Good Morning America

Adam Joseph, a weatherman for the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia since 2005, shared some big news on his Facebook page Wednesday (6 August): He's a new father - and he's gay.

He wrote: 'The action news team has grown again! I am ecstatic to introduce Jacob, the newest love of our lives. My partner Karl and I welcomed him into our world on August 5th at 1:41am.

'He tipped the scales at 9lbs 1oz and was over 21 inches long! He was a bit stubborn to arrive, but once he did he's been mellow, attentive, and constantly looking around.

July 24, 2014

Modern Family star says fans are 'generally disappointed' when they meet him because he's 'not as fun' as Cam

Eric Stonestreet describes his TV alter-ego on Modern Family as ‘bossy, fussy bottom.’

The actor, who is straight in real life, says people are so used to seeing him as the flamboyant gay character of Cam on the ABC comedy that they become concerned when they encounter Stonestreet in public.

'I get a lot of questions like, "Are you not feeling well?"' the actor tells HuffPost Live.

July 23, 2014

Says her wife will be part of 'top secret' story arc on political drama

Portia de Rossi has landed a role on the hit political drama Scandal.

The news was broken not by ABC or by a publicist but by the famous wife of the actress.

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted to her nearly 30 million followers: 'So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on Scandal. Oops.'

The show's writers later confirmed the news with their own tweet saying: 'We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season.'

July 22, 2014

Outgoing co-host of The Vew says: 'Well, maybe ... she has her girlfriends. You never know'

Jenny McCarthy is suggesting that presumptive Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is a lesbian.

On Tuesday's episode of ABC's The View, McCarthy was part of a panel discussion about a new book about the 'hidden lives of presidents' which includes an allegation that former President Bill Clinton currently has a mistress.

Said McCarthy: 'Well, maybe he has his girlfriends and she has her girlfriends. You never know. Maybe they have an arrangement.'

July 21, 2014

'I was like, "Maybe I shouldn't have done what I did"' and come out

Michael Sam, one of the final picks during this year's NFL draft, began to doubt whether or not he'd make the pros.

He also began to doubt whether or not he should have come out publicly as a gay man before the draft.

'I was second guessing myself that maybe football would turn its back on me,' Sam said in an interview that aired today on ABC's Good Morning America.

July 16, 2014

Remembers being told: 'This is really going to hurt your career. You have a chance to be a movie star, and you can’t do that'

Even decades before he began portraying scandalous US President Fitzgerald Grant III on ABC's Scandal, Tony Goldwyn was determined to call the shots in his career.

Back in 1990, the same year he had a lead role in the box office smash Ghost, Goldwyn said he was advised not to keep the role of a gay man in the play The Sum of Us when it moved off-Broadway.

July 15, 2014

‘Even though I was playing an openly gay character, we thought we might want to keep the mystery of what I do behind closed doors'

Michael Urie, currently on a national tour of his smash Off-Broadway play Buyer and Cellar, has had no shortage of work since coming out publicly as a gay man towards the end of the four-year run of ABC’s Ugly Betty.

The openly gay actor played conniving Marc St. James, the assistant to diva magazine editor Wilhelmina Slater played by Vanessa Williams.

But back in 2006, when he began on the show, the actor says he was encouraged to stay in the closet.

July 10, 2014

Former co-host Joy Behar defends O'Donnell against blistering attack by nemesis Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Seven years after her fiery exit from The View, ABC officially confirmed today that Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the show - and the fireworks have already begun.

'ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18,' the network tweeted without further comment.

O'Donnell also has not yet commented on the news but two of her former co-hosts, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar are engaged in a war of words over her return.

July 9, 2014

'Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck may no longer be on ABC's The View but that didn't stop her today from slamming the prospect of Rosie O'Donnell returning to the morning chatfest.

July 8, 2014

Former co-host is reportedly in talks to rejoin ABC talk show seven years after her very fiery exit

ABC's The View is reportedly in talks with Rosie O'Donnell, the most controversial host in the show's history, to return to the fold.

According to TMZ, O’Donnell is in 'active negotiations' to rejoin. She is the only lesbian to have been a permanent host on the show since its debut in 1997.

July 2, 2014

The out actor enjoys working with 'very handsome' straight co-star Brendan Fehr who plays his semi-closeted boyfriend

Luke Macfarlane, who came to fame as Scotty on ABC's Brothers & Sisters, is back on US network television.

He is again playing a gay character but this time he is a military man on NBC's new hospital drama The Night Shift.

His character of Rick is involved with a semi-closeted doctor named Drew - a former military man - who is played by Brendan Fehr.

June 23, 2014

Comic made joke on ABC's The View because Rove has insinuated Hillary Clinton might have brain damage

Bill Maher shocked the audience of ABC's talk show The View today with a joke about conservative political strategist Karl Rove.

During a discussion about Hillary Clinton, the host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, the commentator and comedian said the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate has long been the target of innuendo by political opponents.

June 11, 2014

Sherri Shepherd takes exception when Will Cain makes statement while co-hosting ABC's The View

While co-hosting ABC's The View on Wednesday (11 June), conservative pundit Will Cain was asked point-blank by co-host Sherri Shepherd: 'Are you bisexual?'

Shepherd asked the question after Cain agreed with co-host Jenny McCarthy that everybody is a little bit bi.

'I am not,' Cain replied. 'That's fine, that's the risk I run when I say that. A guy that wears boots like this, you're either gay or extremely confident straight.'

June 4, 2014

A gay couple enters into a Mexican eatery in Mississippi and you will not believe what happens next

A gay couple enters into a restaurant, they kiss, and then they get harassed.

It’s a familiar story, if it wasn’t for it being filmed for ABC’s hidden camera show What Would You Do?

In the segment, it shows how Mississippi locals react to blatant homophobic discrimination at a Mexican eatery.

The two actors enter, and then an actress playing a customer becomes angry by the pair’s public displays of affection.

The cameras then watch as the legitimate customers react, and it is at times disappointing and then inspiring.

May 30, 2014

'If you call me ugly, you have only yourself to blame. I am beautiful in every way'

Anyone who has seen Margaret Cho's concert film I'm the One That I Want knows about the torment the bisexual actress and comic endured over her appearance while doing the ABC sitcom All-American Girl.

She famously starved herself for weeks - network executives thought her face was too round - and suffered kidney failure.

But that was 20 years ago and Cho has come a long way since then when it comes to her self-esteem and self-image.

This week on Facebook, Cho had this very direct message to any detractors when it comes to her physical appearance:

May 27, 2014

'I certainly felt shamed from both sides. You should be who you are and proud'

When Evan Rachel Wood showed up earlier this month to perform at a benefit for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, she reflected on why she decided to publicly declare herself bisexual in 2012.

'There's this weird stigma about it and I'm hoping to kind of end that because soooooooo many people are bisexual,' she told Gay Star News in an interview. 'There are many of them out there.'

The 26-year-old actress is married to British actor Jamie Bell and was previously engaged to rocker Marilyn Manson.

May 23, 2014

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet want to let these 'brave men and women step out of the tabloids'

Much has been made this week of how the Modern Family couple of Cam and Mitch, who got married this week on the ABC comedy, are role models that are helping people be more accepting of real-life gay couples.

The actors who play Cam and Mitch are straight Eric Stonestreet and gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson who appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week to use their platform to try and bring about even more positive social change.

May 22, 2014

Creator Steve Levitan: 'I think its got an abundance of heart but I also think that it's a really funny episode'

The characters of Mitch and Cam become legally married tonight in the second of a two-part episode focusing on their wedding.

The episode airs on the same week that same-sex marriage became legal in the US states of Oregon and Pennsylvania and the marriage equality debate rages on in courtrooms, on cable television and online message boards.

But the creators and cast members of the multiple-Emmy winning ABC comedy have stuck to their unofficial motto of ‘comedy first’ when it comes to their same-sex nuptials.

May 19, 2014

'What was he supposed to do? Shake his hand?'

Robin Roberts, the out host of ABC's Good Morning America, doesn't know what the big deal is with Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being selected by the NFL's St. Louis Rams.

May 16, 2014

Plays Army vet secretly dating Brendan Fehr's doctor character on NBC's The Night Shift

For four years, Luke Macfarlane played one-half of one of the most popular gay couples on US network television as part of the cast of ABC's Brothers & Sisters.

Starting 27 May, the actor will again be a part of a gay couple but in very different circumstances on NBC's summer series The Night Shift. The show is about as group of men and women who work at San Antonio Memorial Hospital.

May 13, 2014

Other performers included Margaret Cho, Evan Rachel Wood, Milla Jovovich and Rumer Willis

Linda Perry did it again - and this time she had her old band with her.

The rocker once again spearheaded An Evening With Women - one of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's two biggest annual fundraisers - and raised more than $600,000 for the organization.

Gay Star News attended Saturday's event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where such stars as Perry's wife Sara Gilbert and celebs including Sia, Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Rodriguez and Joely Fisher chowed on vegan food, bid on big ticket live auction items and enjoyed a live concert.

May 7, 2014

Co-founder of the Campaign Against Moral Persecution, founder of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and first president of the AIDS Council of NSW, Lex Watson passed away yesterday evening but will be remembered for his decades of activism in support of his community

Lex Watson, one of the most important gay rights activists in Australian history, passed away last night after his health declined in the last few weeks.

Lex had been instrumental in the foundation of most of the LGBTI rights groups in the state of New South Wales, beginning with the Campaign Against Moral Persecution (CAMP) in 1970, and was one of the first gay people to advocate openly for their rights on Australian television.