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October 8, 2013

Out actor has been nominated for two Emmys for role of Pepper Saltzman

Don't worry Mitch and Cam, Pepper Saltzman is here to help you with your upcoming wedding on Modern Family.

Or maybe start worrying.

The hilariously overbearing character, played by Nathan Lane, will appear in an upcoming episode when Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) allow him to help in the planning of their big day.

October 8, 2013

Out actor has been nominated for two Emmys for role of Pepper Saltzman

Don't worry Mitch and Cam, Pepper Saltzman is here to help you with your upcoming wedding on Modern Family.

Or maybe start worrying.

The hilariously overbearing character, played by Nathan Lane, will appear in an upcoming episode when Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) allow him to help in the planning of their big day.

September 26, 2013

Show is fresh off winning fourth consecutive Emmy for outstanding comedy

Cam and Mitch are getting married.

On the fifth season premiere of ABC's Modern Family Wednesday (25 September), Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) propose to each other and both say 'yes' in unison.

The couple, who have an adopted daughter, Lily, found out early in the episode that they could finally legally marry. The plot then involved planning their respective proposals to each other.

Ferguson live tweeted during the telecast with the newly married gay actor writing at one point: 'Yay gay marriage!'

September 23, 2013

ABC sitcom features gay couple raising a child among main characters

Modern Family was shut out in the acting categories but won its fourth consecutive outstanding comedy Emmy on Sunday (22 September).

The popular ABC show prominently features a gay couple raising a young child portrayed by two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet, who was not nominated this year, and three-time nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson who suffered another Emmy loss.

The show's creator, Steve Levitan, was flanked by the show's large cast as he took to the stage to accept yet another best comedy Emmy.

May 16, 2013

'I’m basically doing no acting at all. We’re all clichés of ourselves'

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is aware there are those who think that his character of Mitch and TV husband Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) aren't a positive representation of LGBT people.

He begs to differ.

May 16, 2013

'I’m basically doing no acting at all. We’re all clichés of ourselves'

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is aware there are those who think that his character of Mitch and TV husband Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) aren't a positive representation of LGBT people.

He begs to differ.

March 26, 2013

Steve Levitan often told show has 'opened the door for conversation and acceptance'

Gay couple Cam and Mitch have been an intregal part of ABC's comedy hit Modern Family since it debuted in 2009 - a year after California voters passed Proposition 8.

The show is such a big hit that it's even the favorite of Ann Romney, wife of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who is strongly opposed to gay marriage.

The show's co-creator, Steve Levitan, told TheWrap on Monday (25 March) that he hopes the show has helped to change public opinion when it comes to marriage equality.

January 5, 2013

Says he can't imagine a fan of Modern Family would want to deny Mitchell and Cameron the chance to get married

As the Illinois state legislature ponders whether to pass a marriage equality bill next week, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is in the state trying to drum up public support for Illinois to become the 10th state in the US to allow gay marriage.

On the ABC sitcom, Ferguson portrays Mitchell Pritchett who is raising a young daughter with his spouse Cameron Tucker who is played by Eric Stonestreet.

January 5, 2013

Says he can't imagine a fan of Modern Family would want to deny Mitchell and Cameron the chance to get married

As the Illinois state legislature ponders whether to pass a marriage equality bill next week, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is in the state trying to drum up public support for Illinois to become the 10th state in the US to allow gay marriage.

On the ABC sitcom, Ferguson portrays Mitchell Pritchett who is raising a young daughter with his spouse Cameron Tucker who is played by Eric Stonestreet.

December 13, 2012

James Parsons gets nod for Big Bang Theory, Sarah Paulson for Game Change, Tony Kushner nominated for writing screenplay for Lincoln

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the nominations for its Golden Globe Awards on Thursday (13 December) and they included some nods for LGBT artists and characters.

Among them are Jim Parsons, the openly gay actor who stars on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Parsons was nominated for best actor in a comedy or musical television series. 

Parsons won the Globe in 2011 and has also won two Emmys for his portrayal of the straight character of Sheldon Cooper.

December 13, 2012

James Parsons gets nod for Big Bang Theory, Sarah Paulson for Game Change, Tony Kushner nominated for writing screenplay for Lincoln

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the nominations for its Golden Globe Awards on Thursday (13 December) and they included some nods for LGBT artists and characters.

Among them are Jim Parsons, the openly gay actor who stars on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Parsons was nominated for best actor in a comedy or musical television series. 

Parsons won the Globe in 2011 and has also won two Emmys for his portrayal of the straight character of Sheldon Cooper.

October 4, 2012

Audience sees Mitch and Cam 'living the same lives as everybody else'

On ABC's Modern Family, Ty Burr's character of Phil Dunphy has a brother-in-law who is gay and is raising a young daughter with a male partner.

Those characters, Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) are among the show's most popular and Burr says that he believes they have helped the gay rights movement in some ways.

September 25, 2012

Egged on by Jimmy Kimmel, Ferguson goes after his Emmy-winning TV husband

At Sunday night's Emmy Awards, Jesse Tyler Ferguson appeared moved when Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet paid tribute to him after beating Ferguson for the supporting actor in a comedy prize.

But during an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday (24 September), Ferguson appeared to allow himself to be egged on to being a sore loser by the host.

September 25, 2012

Egged on by Jimmy Kimmel, Ferguson goes after his Emmy-winning TV husband

At Sunday night's Emmy Awards, Jesse Tyler Ferguson appeared moved when Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet paid tribute to him after beating Ferguson for the supporting actor in a comedy prize.

But during an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday (24 September), Ferguson appeared to allow himself to be egged on to being a sore loser by the host.

September 24, 2012

Sitcom featuring gay couple takes four Primetime Emmy awards last night

Modern Family, which features a gay couple as two of the central characters, has won four Emmys including outstanding comedy series.

This is the third year Modern Family have taken the outstanding comedy series prize, this time beating competition from 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls and Veep.

The show also took the comedy series awards for outstanding director (Steven Levitan), supporting actress (Julie Bowen) and supporting actor (Eric Stonestreet, who plays gay father Cameron Tucker).

September 24, 2012

Sitcom featuring gay couple takes four Primetime Emmy awards last night

Modern Family, which features a gay couple as two of the central characters, has won four Emmys including outstanding comedy series.

This is the third year Modern Family have taken the outstanding comedy series prize, this time beating competition from 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls and Veep.

The show also took the comedy series awards for outstanding director (Steven Levitan), supporting actress (Julie Bowen) and supporting actor (Eric Stonestreet, who plays gay father Cameron Tucker).

August 1, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'The minute it becomes our agenda, it loses some of what makes it perhaps special'

It was in the first episode of Modern Family in 2009 that gay couple Cam and Mitch introduced their adopted baby, Lily, to the world.

Since then, the couple - played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet - has been an integral part of the comedy's Emmy-winning formula.

Other US networks have taken notice.

This fall, Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells star as a gay couple having a baby with the help of a surrogate mother in the NBC comedy The New Normal. And over at CBS, Michael Urie and Brandon Routh play a couple in the sitcom Partners.

July 24, 2012

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet among those to reject offer

Cam and Mitch want more money.

Well, at least the actors who portray the gay couple on ABC's Modern Family do.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet have joined castmates Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara on Tuesday (24 July) in suing to void their contracts on the Emmy winning show.

July 24, 2012

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet among those to reject offer

Cam and Mitch want more money.

Well, at least the actors who portray the gay couple on ABC's Modern Family do.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet have joined castmates Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara on Tuesday (24 July) in suing to void their contracts on the Emmy winning show.

February 20, 2012

Writers honor ABC sitcom with prominent gay couple raising a child

ABC's sitcom Modern Family has won the best TV comedy prize at the Writers Guild of America Awards for the third consecutive year.

The critical and ratings hit prominently features gay couple Cam and Mitch (played by Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who are raising a young daughter.

After the Sunday (19 February) night awards ceremony in Hollywood, Stonestreet sent a humorous congratulations tweet out to the writers: 'The writers won! congrats to you all! again, without your words, we actors are just hot, sexy hunks of silky, supple flesh.'

February 16, 2012

Modern Family star tells Gay Star News marriage foes embrace Mitch & Cam

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was on the Los Angeles set of Modern Family last week when the 9th District U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Between shooting scenes as Mitch on the ABC comedy, Ferguson had taken a pen and made a sign that read: 'How could you not want to see us tie the knot?' and posed holding it with actor Eric Stonestreet who plays his husband, Cam, on the series.

February 14, 2012

Gay parents group raises more than $400,000 at weekend awards dinner

With Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet in attendance, the Family Equality Council raised more than $400,000 over the weekend at a gala dinner kicking off the group's 30th anniversary.

Ferguson, an openly gay actor who plays Mitchell on the ABC comedy, performed at the dinner while Stonestreet, who plays Cameron and is straight in real life, presented an award at the event held in the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

February 14, 2012

Gay parents group raises more than $400,000 at weekend awards dinner

With Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet in attendance, the Family Equality Council raised more than $400,000 over the weekend at a gala dinner kicking off the group's 30th anniversary.

Ferguson, an openly gay actor who plays Mitchell on the ABC comedy, performed at the dinner while Stonestreet, who plays Cameron and is straight in real life, presented an award at the event held in the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

February 8, 2012

Stars take to Twitter to express their support for gay marriage

Actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, who play gay couple Cam and Mitch on ABC's Modern Family, reacted in character when 9th District U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Stonestreet, who is straight, posted a photo that he took with the openly gay Ferguson in which they are holding a sign which reads: 'Wouldn't you like to see us get married?'