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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 13, 2014

'It's what the audience deserves and what Mitch and Cam deserve and I'm just glad we're getting to do it'

Modern Family's harried gay dads Mitch and Cam are tying the knot in a two-part wedding season finale that begins airing this week.

Eric Stonestreet, who has won two Emmys over five seasons for his portrayal of Cam, told Ellen DeGeneres this week on her daytime talk show that it's a culmination for the characters and for fans.

'It's a great journey that Mitch and Cam have been on,' he said. 'It's what the audience deserves and what Mitch and Cam deserve and I'm just glad we're getting to do it.'

April 30, 2014

Stonestreet: 'This just feels really great to know that at the end of 5 years Mitch and Cam are having a little bit of completion of their relationship'

For five years, they have played the fictional couple of Cam and Mitch on ABC's Modern Family.

But when it came time to shoot the upcoming two-part wedding episode featuring their characters as the grooms, the emotions got unexpectedly real.

'I have great affection for this man,' Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitch, said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week.

April 10, 2014

'My younger siblings aren't married so (my mom) was so excited to buy a son-in-law card'

In the time since Jesse Tyler Ferguson got married to lawyer Justin Mikita last summer, the Modern Family star has been constantly surprised by the things that make him feel like a husband.

'It doesn't make a difference on the day to day but it's the little things like going into the doctor's office and getting to check "married" in the box and all those little things I never thought about,' he told Gay Star News in a recent interview.

Ferguson and Mitka had been together for two years before tying the knot in New York City last July.

April 10, 2014

'My younger siblings aren't married so (my mom) was so excited to buy a son-in-law card'

In the time since Jesse Tyler Ferguson got married to lawyer Justin Mikita last summer, the Modern Family star has been constantly surprised by the things that make him feel like a husband.

'It doesn't make a difference on the day to day but it's the little things like going into the doctor's office and getting to check "married" in the box and all those little things I never thought about,' he told Gay Star News in a recent interview.

Ferguson and Mitka had been together for two years before tying the knot in New York City last July.

March 24, 2014

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, George Takei, Meredith Baxter and others thrilled with recent court rulings

The Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles took place over the weekend just hours after hundreds of same-sex couples had gotten married in Michigan.

A federal judge had overturned the state's gay marriage ban on Friday (21 March) leading to an immediate rush of marriages.

Even though the marriages were halted mid-day by an appeals court, that did not dampen the enthusiasm of celebrities as they arrived at the gala and chatted with Gay Star News about the latest legal victory.

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.

January 10, 2014

Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson says he is looking forward to shooting a special episode of the show in Australia and has pledged to donate $10,000 to the campaign for same-sex marriage in the South Pacific Nation

ABC TV’s Modern Family has announced it will be shooting an episode in Australia during 2014 with the cast and crew planning to shoot for two weeks in a few months time.

The announcement was made yesterday, but actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson earlier today announced he plans to donate $10,000 towards the fight towards marriage equality in Australia on his blog.

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 6, 2013

Glee couple, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons and more among the nominees

The Glee couple of Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, played by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, received multiple People's Choice Award nominations on Wednesday (6 November).

Blaine proposed marriage to Kurt in a recent episode and the couple seems to have weathered some hard times three episodes in to the show's fifth season.

They are clearly fan favorites with both Colfer and Criss being nominated for Favorite Comedic TV Actor as well as a nod for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry.

October 25, 2013

'That doesn't threaten the sanctity of marriage, but my love for my spouse of 21 years, and our two kids, is going to ruin families? It's maddening'

Emmy winning actor Dan Bucatinsky wonders how people who watch shows like The Bachelor can think it is gays who are a threat to marriage.

'The sanctity of marriage is that you can be on a contest and at the end of 12 weeks, you're going to marry - for life - or at least say vows to, a person from a reality show that you just met. And that doesn't threaten the sanctity of marriage? Are you kidding me?'

October 24, 2013

Tells Oprah Winfrey his dad 'had this whole idea of what his son was going to be'

Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays a gay man on television's Modern Family and is famously gay off screen as well.

But there was a time when his father refused to believe his son was anything but straight.

So much so that the recently-married three-time Emmy nominee had to come out to his father three separate times before the news finally set in.

'He would like conveniently forget,' Ferguson says in the next episode of Oprah's Next Chapter airing on Sunday (27 October) on OWN that also features Wanda Sykes and Dan Bukatinsky.

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.

August 19, 2013

Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau become first same-sex couple to marry in the skies as gay marriage becomes legal in New Zealand

Modern Family actor and marriage equality campaigner Jesse Tyler Ferguson joined a New Zealand couple as they celebrated gay marriage becoming law in their country by tying the knot in the skies today (19 August).

Kiwi couple Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau said ‘I do’ in front of their friends and family, including their four children, onboard a special Air New Zealand flight from Queenstown to Auckland.

Ferguson attended with his husband Justin Mikita.

July 21, 2013

Over 200 guests attend the New York City wedding of Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Emmy nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson married Justin Mikita yesterday (20 June) in New York City.

According to US magazine, Ferguson's representative verified the details of the ceremony with a statement.

Writer Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, officiated the wedding.

July 21, 2013

Over 200 guests attend the New York City wedding of Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Emmy nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson married Justin Mikita yesterday (20 June) in New York City.

According to US magazine, Ferguson's representative verified the details of the ceremony with a statement.

Writer Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, officiated the wedding.

July 18, 2013

Jim Parsons, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Lily Tomlin, Tim Gunn, and John Benjamin Hickey also nominated

Zachary Quinto, fresh off his split from Jonathan Groff, is going to need a date to the Emmys.

The actor is among the several openly gay performers who received Emmy Award nominations this morning.

The others include Jane Lynch, Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Tim Gunn, Lily Tomlin, and John Benjamin Hickey.

July 18, 2013

Jim Parsons, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Lily Tomlin, Tim Gunn, and John Benjamin Hickey also nominated

Zachary Quinto, fresh off his split from Jonathan Groff, is going to need a date to the Emmys.

The actor is among the several openly gay performers who received Emmy Award nominations this morning.

The others include Jane Lynch, Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, Sarah Paulson, Dan Bucatinsky, Tim Gunn, Lily Tomlin, and John Benjamin Hickey.

July 17, 2013

Modern Family star will be aboard flight between Queenstown and Auckland for ceremony next month

Gay marriage in New Zealand will get a high flying start next month with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosting a wedding aboard an Air New Zealand flight.

The Modern Family star will be aboard a flight between Queenstown and Auckland on 21 August, the day the country's gay marriage law goes into effect. The ceremony for a still-to-be-determined couple will take place during the flight.

The country's national airline says it recruited Ferguson to participate in the festivities to attract worldwide media interest in the event.

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.