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June 28, 2014

US rapper Angel Haze has spoken about the perceptions of her lesbian relationship with US model Ireland Baldwin, saying America prefers to see them as just two friends

US rapper Angel Haze has spoken about her relationship with US model Ireland Baldwin, saying because they are two women in a lesbian relationship the media treats them differently. 

22-year-old Haze, a rapper best known for her song Battle Cry with Australian pop star Sia, spoke about perceptions of her and Baldwin, and the boundaries they come up against.

‘It’s funny. It’s rad in some ways, it sucks in others,’ she said.

June 26, 2014

'Once I had seen it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed'

Calling himself an 'a-hole,' actor Gary Oldman has apologized for defending Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur and Mel Gibson's infamous anti-Semitic rant.

June 24, 2014

'Alec calling someone an F-A-G in the street while he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone. I don’t blame him'

Actor Gary Oldman thinks much too much was made of Alec Baldwin calling a photographer a 'cocksucking fag' last November.

In a lengthy rant against political correctness during an upcoming interview with Playboy Magazine, Oldman said: 'Alec calling someone an F-A-G in the street while he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone. I don’t blame him. So they persecute.'

June 10, 2014

'Love is love, family is family, and discriminating against anyone’s love, against anyone’s family, is just plain wrong'

There may be uncertainty in Wisconsin right now over who can get married in which county but one of the state's senators is celebrating the legal ruling that struck down the gay marriage ban.

Tammy Baldwin, the first openly lesbian member of the US Senate, issued a statement Monday (9 June) saying: 'Love is love, family is family, and discriminating against anyone’s love, against anyone’s family, is just plain wrong.'

April 21, 2014

‘Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,’ will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this month and executive producer Alec Baldwin will host a Q&A session with the retired openly gay lawmaker at the screening

‘Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,’ a documentary about the life and times of the first openly gay US congressman to get legally married will premier at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on 27 April.

The film has been executive produced by actor Alec Baldwin who has called the retired Democratic Representative from Massachusetts ‘a personal hero of mine.’

‘His legacy in Congress – and his historic importance as the first openly gay and married Congressman – is important for our country,’ Baldwin said in a statement.

February 24, 2014

Embattled actor also rips Rachel Maddow and Harvey Levin and laments being thought of as a homophobe

Alec Baldwin has penned a blistering magazine piece in which he says goodbye to public life asd laments being thought of as homophobic following a run-in with a photographer last November.

Despite the incident being captured by a TMZ camera, Baldwin denies calling the photographer a 'cocksucking fag.'

In a New York Magazine piece scheduled to be published Monday and posted early online by Gawker, Baldwin tries to explain himself - exhaustively.

February 24, 2014

US actor Adam Baldwin has taken to twitter to oppose same-sex couples’ right to marry – asking why sons and fathers shouldn’t now marry to avoid higher taxes

Adam Baldwin, most famous for his roles in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket and Joss Whedon science fiction series Firefly, has turned to Twitter to attack same-sex marriage – suggesting that fathers and sons will use it to get out of paying higher taxes.

‘What's wrong, now, with a father marrying his son for love & to avoid tax penalties?’ Baldwin tweeted 21 February.

Baldwin had just prior tweeted a link to an article in which a Republican vying to replace Senate Republican Party leader Mitch McConnell in GOP primary runoffs had made similar arguments.

February 13, 2014

Two disgusted parents sent in the alleged response from a mother about their child's birthday party, with her saying she did not agree with the dads' lifestyle

A mother will not let her little boy attend a 7th birthday party because his friend’s parents are two gay dads.

The two disgusted parents from Baldwin, New York, astounded by the woman’s bigotry, sent in the invite to their local Long Island radio station.

On their official Facebook page, K-98.3 said: ‘Steve and Leeana got this from a set of dads in Baldwin who were really upset over how one mom, Beth, chose to respond to their daughter’s birthday party invite.

November 27, 2013

Still insists that ‘faggot is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know'

Alec Baldwin is spreading the blame around for the demise of his MSNBC talk show including on 'the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy.'

Earlier today (26 November), Baldwin and MSNBC said in a joint statement that they had mutually agreed to stop making Up Late With Alec Baldwin. The show was already struggling in the ratings before Baldwin was caught by TMZ cameras calling a photographer a 'cocksucking fag.'

Baldwin continues to deny he used the word 'fag' and claims he did not know 'cocksucker' was an anti-gay slur.

November 26, 2013

Weekly talk show had only aired twice before it was yanked

Alec Baldwin is out of a job.

The low-rated Up Late With Alec Baldwin has been canceled in the aftermath of an incident in which an angry Baldwin was caught on video calling a photographer a 'cocksucking fag' because he got too close to his wife and baby.

'We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC,” Baldwin and the network said in a statement.

MSNBC added: 'This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.'

The weekly talk show that had aired just twice and initially was yanked from the air for two weeks.

November 22, 2013

Modern Family star says incident has 'brought to attention that that's not to be said'

While Anderson Cooper and others have taken Alec Baldwin to task for calling a photographer a 'cocksucking fag' last week, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is trying to be diplomatic.

November 21, 2013

30 Rock star has continued his campaign to apologize for what he refers to as 'offensive and unacceptable' behavior

Alec Baldwin has come up with a unique way of stopping the backlash over his alleged use of a gay slur, by ‘coming out’ himself.

The 30 Rock star jokingly professed his love for a member of his entourage in front of a large crowd.

‘I want you to be my lover, Matt,’ Baldwin said, according to USA Today. ‘I love you, Matt. I love you in that way.’

He was making an appearance at a major technology conference in San Francisco, where he later admitted he would never love a man in a sexual way.

November 19, 2013

If he 'had yelled the N word ... or yelled an anti-Jewish slur against that photographer, it would be over'

After using an anti-gay slur publicly for the second time this year, Alec Baldwin had his MSNBC show pulled from the air for two weeks.

Anderson Cooper, CNN's openly gay anchor, thinks he is getting off easy.

Baldwin called a photographer who got too close to his wife and child a 'cocksucking fag' last week in an incident caught by TMZ cameras.

'If Alec Baldwin had yelled the N word to that photographer or yelled an anti-Jewish slur against that photographer, it would be over,' Cooper said Monday (18 November) on his CNN show.

November 16, 2013

Alec Baldwin defends himself, his MSNBC show, and takes a shot at media culture

Actor Alec Baldwin insists he did not call a photographer a 'faggot' this past week.

In a Huffington Post editorial posted today (16 November), the star of 30 Rock doesn't know what he said, but is certain no anti-gay slur was uttered.

'...I never used the word faggot in the tape recording being offered as evidence against me,' Baldwin maintains.

November 16, 2013

Actor issues formal apology calling his behavior 'offensive and unacceptable'

Up Late With Alec Baldwin has been yanked from the MSNBC schedule for the next two weeks after the host was captured hurling anti-gay slurs at a photographer.

Baldwin called the photographer he felt had gotten too close to his wife and child a 'cocksucking fag' in New York City on Thursday. The incident was caught on camera by TMZ.

November 15, 2013

 Says 'there was probably a good reason behind why' Baldwin called photographer a 'cocksucking fag'

Alec Baldwin wants the world to know that he's no homophobe even if he called a photographer a 'cocksucking fag' this week.

To prove it, the former 30 Rock star brought out his gay hairdresser to vouch for him in front of a group of reporters this morning in New York City.

'Am I a homophobe?' Baldwin asked the man, who was not identified.

'Yes, bigtime,' the hairdresser jokingly replied.

November 15, 2013

Says Baldwin can't say he supports LGBTI equality 'while degrading gay people'

GLAAD is calling Alec Baldwin out on his 'pattern' of anti-gay slurs.

'Mr. Baldwin can’t lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice,' GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro said in a statement Thursday (14 November), hours after the actor could be seen and heard on video calling a photographer a 'cocksucking fag.'

November 14, 2013

Actor and talk show host has long history of trouble with paparazzi

Former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin hurled an anti-gay slur at a photographer this morning in New York City.

TMZ.com has released video of the MSNBC talk show host angrily taking off after the photographer who he called a 'cocksucking fag.'

The photographer was taking photos of Baldwin, his wife and child inside a car outside their Manhattan apartment. The actor felt he had gotten too close to them.

November 5, 2013

Lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin speaks passionately for bill before procedural vote

After nearly two decades of setbacks, the Employment Non-Discrimination Employment Act (ENDA) survived a key procedural vote in the US Senate on Monday (4 November) and appears assured of passage later this week.

ENDA passed what is known as a cloture vote by a 61-30 margin with all Democrats in support and three Republicans.

The nation's first lesbian senator, Tammy Baldwin, spoke passionately about ENDA's merits before the vote.

'I realize that for some, this is not an easy vote,' Baldwin told her fellow senators.

July 24, 2013

Spat between 30-Rock-star and gay news anchor continues with Baldwin saying Cooper is trying to 'reinforce his credibility in the gay community'

30-Rock-star Alec Baldwin lashed out at gay news anchor Anderson Cooper in an unrestrained radio rant.

Baldwin said on the Howard Stern radio show yesterday:

'Anderson Cooper has a job to do. And that job is to try to reinforce his credibility in the gay community after the fact that you couldn't get him out of the closet for 10 years with a canister of tear gas. Now he's the sheriff. Now he's running around writing everybody a ticket!'

June 28, 2013

Tirade comes after story claimed Baldwin's wife was tweeting from James Gandolfini's funeral

Alec Baldwin called a Daily Mail reporter a 'toxic little queen' in a Twitter rant after a story ran claiming Baldwin's pregnant wife was tweeting during actor James Gandolfini's funeral.

'I'm gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna fuck…you…up.' Baldwin said in one of a series of profanity-laden tweets.

June 28, 2013

'As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize'

Alec Baldwin wants everyone to know he is not homophobic.

The actor today issued an apology for language he used in a Twitter rant this week calling Daily Mail reporter George Stark a 'toxic little queen' after a story ran claiming Baldwin's pregnant wife was tweeting during actor James Gandolfini's funeral.

Another tweet stated: 'I'd put my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much.'

January 6, 2013

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is called the person of the year by The Advocate

The LGBT news magazine The Advocate picked Senator Tammy Baldwin as its person of the year. Considering she was sworn in last week as 'the first openly gay US. senator' very few will argue with her selection.

November 7, 2012

Democratic candidates defeats Republican Tommy Thompson

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin made history Tuesday (6 November) by becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to the US Senate.

Baldwin, who has represented Wisconsin in the US House of Representatives for seven terms, defeated Republican Tommy Thompson who is opposed to gay marriage. She replaces retiring Democrat Herb Kohl in the Senate.

'I am honored and humbled and grateful, and I am ready to get to work - ready to stand with Barack Obama, and ready to fight for Wisconsin's middle class,' Baldwin told supporters at her victory party.'