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ANDERSON COOPER TWEETS THAT HE IS GAY, SETTING OF A TWITTER STORM

July 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Anderson Cooper’s admission that he is gay quickly became one of the hottest topics on Facebook and Twitter today (Friday), with numerous celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Joan Rivers, Kelly Ripa, Lance Bass, LeAnn Rimes, and Mia Farrow tweeting their congratulations. Cooper himself responded. “I appreciate all the nice tweets. I am in […]

SHOWS WITH GAY CHARACTERS DRAW VIEWERS, ADS

October 27, 2011 by · 14 Comments 

Television shows featuring gay and lesbian characters accounted for 24 percent of all primetime network programming last season, attracting 28 percent of the total audience and 22 percent of the money spent on primetime advertising, Nielsen said today (Thursday), citing data from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Those shows were particularly appealing […]

CNN ANCHOR REVEALS HE’S GAY

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a new book titled Transparent, CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon has revealed that he is gay, and in interviews promoting the book, he has expressed concern that his disclosure may cost him his job. In an interview with NPR’s David Folkenflik, Lemon said, “My livelihood is on the line. … I don’t know if […]

GLAAD CLAIMS BIG INCREASE IN GAY TV CHARACTERS

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest “Where We Are on TV” report, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said Wednesday that more gay and lesbian characters are being featured during the new TV season than ever before. The study found that 3.9 percent of all characters on network primetime television are gay or lesbian — 35 […]

ISLAMIC PROTESTERS DISRUPT GAY FILM FESTIVAL IN JAKARTA

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Islamic protesters have succeeded in shutting down several venues screening films at a gay film festival in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Wednesday) that the protesters threatened to burn down one of the venues if the screening was not canceled. Organizers of the Q! festival conceded that they had been […]

CBS PRESIDENT VOWS TO ADD MORE GAY CHARACTERS

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS President Nina Tassler conceded Wednesday that she is “very disappointed” with her network’s progress in incorporating gay characters into its scripted shows. Asked about the failing grade that CBS received from the gay activist group GLAAD, Tassler told television critics meeting at their annual “tour” in Beverly Hills, CA, “We know, and we will […]

BRITAIN RELAXING BROADCAST RULES ON INDECENT SPEECH

June 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The British public has become “more willing to tolerate mild swearing and offensive language” on television any time during the day before 9:00 p.m., but several words, including the notorious f- and c-words should only be used after the watershed hour, the media watchdog OFCOM said today (Thursday). OFCOM said that it had commissioned research […]

GAY MAG “THE ADVOCATE” TO LAUNCH NIGHTLY CABLE NEWSCAST

March 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The pioneering but relatively moderate gay-oriented magazine The Advocate, which in recent years has found itself on the outs (no pun intended) with more militant gay activists, plans to launch a cable and Internet news program focusing on gay events and issues, Mediaite.com reported on Monday. The program will also use content from NBC News […]