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December 25, 2014

And guest speaker compares gay marriage opponents to ISIS

The December 23 edition of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC was a joyful one to watch.

Comedian guest Sam Seder brought up the topic of gay marriage by saying how difficult it must have been for an Iowa lesbian couple to have to wait for 72 years before they got married over the summer.

Hayes and his guests then expressed one after another how the US has already reached a tipping point and built a supportive consensus.

September 6, 2013

'I think it's important that people know who I am and the background that I come from. That's the whole point of being out'

When he filmed a cameo role, as himself, in last year's blockbuster hit The Avengers, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts would have no idea that he would be the only LGBT representation in any Disney film in 2012.

That distinction was brought to light last month when GLAAD released its first annual Studio Responsibility Index which showed a dwindling number of LGBT characters in movies released by Hollywood studios last year.

July 27, 2013

HRC's Chad Griffin says 'verbal assurances from the Russian government ... are not enough'

The International Olympic Committee is saying gay athletes and visitors apparently have nothing to fear come the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

The IOC says it has received ‘assurances from the highest level’ from Russia’s government that athletes and visitors would be exempt from the country’s anti-gay laws.

But not everyone is so sure.

Fred Sainz, vice president for communications of leading US organization Human Rights Campaign, says: ‘Unfortunately platitudes won’t do away with these heinous laws that are an abomination to LGBT people.

July 25, 2013

Chad Griffin says network has 'unique opportunity and a responsibility to expose this inhumane and unjust law to millions of American viewers'

With the Winter Olympics less than six months away and Russia now enforcing a series of new anti-gay laws, the president of the Human Rights Campaign sees an opportunity to expose what is happening there.

Chad Griffin is calling on NBC Universal, the exclusive US broadcaster of the games, to cover more than the popular skating, skiing and sledding competitions when competition begins in Sochi, a Russian town on the Black Sea.

March 28, 2012

Host of NBC's The Voice made comment during LA morning radio show

Carson Daly, host of NBC's The Voice, said on his LA morning radio show Wednesday (28 March) that gay people could not have subdued a JetBlue pilot who went berserk on a flight from New York to Las Vegas this week.