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September 17, 2014

They were always there for each other. But were they there for you?

Friends is 20 years old. And it is still as popular as ever. On one TV channel, somewhere in the world, people are probably going commando, drinking coffee and asking 'How you doing?'

But while the hugely successful NBC sitcom is loved by many all over the world, it has its critics - especially LGBTI critics.

One video editor, Tijana Mamula, watched all 10 seasons of Friends to compile all of the gay jokes into one 50 minute video. And, to an extent, it does show how much homophobia and transphobia is in the show.

October 17, 2013

Fox musical comedy drama, with one of the most highest level of diverse characters on television, will finish on its sixth season

Glee is to end after its next season.

The Fox musical comedy, with one of the most diverse cast of characters on US television, will end next year after its sixth run of episodes.

Gay showrunner Ryan Murphy confirmed the show, which was picked up for a fifth and sixth season in April, will not be renewed.

Speaking at a Paley Centre event, Murphy explained how Glee’s finale was meant to finish with the late actor Cory Monteith’s character Finn and lead female Rachel.

August 1, 2013

Truth Wins Out: 'Adding her to NBC’s coverage won’t fly in the face of the Olympic spirit, but rather enhance it'

A petition has been launched demanding that NBC add lesbian journalist Rachel Maddow to its broadcast team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as 'human rights correspondent.'

Truth Wins Out, a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT extremism, wants Maddow on hand to deliver 'hard-hitting pieces exposing the reality of what LGBT people, political dissidents and other minorities face every day under the Putin regime.'

April 28, 2013

Comic Conan O'Brien makes a joke about a Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper date at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

The White House Correspondents' Dinner is often called an adult prom for nerds. Political journalists wear tuxedoes and evening gowns while drinking with high powered politicians, including the president of the United States.

November 15, 2012

Tricia Macke had been suspended for two days for Facebook post

Tricia Macke, a news anchor for the Fox affiliate in Cincinatti, Ohio, has returned to the air following a two-day suspension for referring to Rachel Maddow as an 'angry young man.'

Macke made the comment about the MSNBC anchor, who is a lesbian, on her Facebook page last month. When Facebook followers pointed out that the remark was offensive, Macke refused to back down writing defiantly: 'I knew what I was saying.'

November 10, 2012

Tricia Macke: admits her comments were 'insensitive and inappropriate'

A news anchor for the Fox affiliate in Cincinatti, Ohio apologized late Friday (9 November) for calling MSNBC's lesbian anchor Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man.'

Hours after the Gay Alliance Against Defamation started a petition demanding that Tricia Macke apologize for comments she posted on her Facebook page last month, she did so.

November 9, 2012

GLAAD and Equality Ohio have started petition against Tricia Macke

Tricia Macke, a news anchor for the Fox affiliate in Cincinatti, Ohio, is under fire for calling MSNBC's lesbian anchor Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man.'

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and Equality Ohio have launched a petition calling on Fox 19 to condemn comments made last month by Macke on her her Facebook page.

May 30, 2012

With South Africa facing a flood of gay and trans refugees, a creaking asylum system is exposing them to corruption, homophobia and the risk of attack

A little over a week ago, Rachel, a 28 year-old asylum seeker from Uganda had her room in a home in a township by Cape Town, broken into and vandalized.

The burglary on 21 May, saw her lose almost all her belongings.

The police filed a report and sent Rachel (whose real name we are withholding for safety reasons) her crime number by text, but so far she’s heard nothing further from them.

‘People have been pointing a finger at my neighbor, who works night shifts and stays in the home all day long’, she tells me.