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April 30, 2014

When show debuted in 1998, Messing says such cluelessness 'was considered a good thing for the show'

The landmark NBC sitcom Will & Grace didn't want to be in your face when it premiered back in 1998 - a year after Ellen DeGeneres came out and more than a decade before the premiere of Modern Family.

Debra Messing, the actress who won an Emmy for her performance as the best friend of a gay man (played by Eric McCormack), remembers that the subject of Will's sexuality had to be introduced delicately.

March 29, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden had credited same show with shifting public opinion

Will & Grace ended its run in 2006, but the sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend is still be very much in the current conversation about gay marriage.

Gay marriage foe Rick Santorum, the former US senator who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, discussed the show's impact on gay marriage during the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month.

August 13, 2012

Will play a TV and movie star making Broadway debut

Sean Hayes, an Emmy winning sensation on NBC's Will & Grace for eight years, is returning to the network this fall for a short-term role on the musical-drama Smash.

July 12, 2012

'I may come in fourth behind Joe Manganiello, Alex Skarsgård, and Ryan Kwanten, if I’m really honest'

Ever since he played a homeless surfer who has an affair with Debra Messing on the miniseries The Starter Wife, Stephen Moyer has been aware that he has a lot of gay fans.

But he has been feeling a little upstaged in that area lately by some of his fellow hunky co-stars on HBO's vampire series True Blood.

June 26, 2012

Eric McCormack and Debra Messing makes statements at Trevor Project event

It's been six years since Will & Grace left the air but the NBC sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend became front page news again when US Vice President Joe Biden referenced it when going public with his support of gay marriage.

The show's stars, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing headlined the Trevor Live event Monday (25 June) and talked about their hopes for their children:

'I pray to God my son grows up gay,' McCormack said as the crowd at Chelsea Piers cheered.

June 26, 2012

Eric McCormack and Debra Messing makes statements at Trevor Project event

It's been six years since Will & Grace left the air but the NBC sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend became front page news again when US Vice President Joe Biden referenced it when going public with his support of gay marriage.

The show's stars, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing headlined the Trevor Live event Monday (25 June) and talked about their hopes for their children:

'I pray to God my son grows up gay,' McCormack said as the crowd at Chelsea Piers cheered.

May 7, 2012

US Vice President said sitcom had 'probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything'

US Vice President Joe Biden has made headlines by saying on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday (6 May) that he supports gay marriage.

What hasn't gotten as much attention is that Biden gave credit to the sitcom Will & Grace for the shifting views of an increasing number of Americans who now favor same-sex unions.

May 7, 2012

US Vice President said sitcom had 'probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything'

US Vice President Joe Biden has made headlines by saying on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday (6 May) that he supports gay marriage.

What hasn't gotten as much attention is that Biden gave credit to the sitcom Will & Grace for the shifting views of an increasing number of Americans who now favor same-sex unions.

March 12, 2012

Actor talks to Gay Star News about his character on NBC's musical hit

Christian Borle brought along a lot of first-hand experience when he was cast as composer Tom Levitt on NBC's Smash, a television show about the making of a Broadway musical.

Borle, 38, was nominated for a Tony Award for Legally Blonde and has  appeared in the Broadway musicals Mary Poppins, Spamalot and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

'This is my first TV experience and I'm excited and I'm very happy,' the actor tells Gay Star News. 'We are lucky.'