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Why Glee Matters

(72) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 2:18 PM

Just as Kurt and Karofsky finally make amends, someone else is wreaking havoc at McKinley High. This time, it's not a homophobic high school football player, but anti-gay culture critic Dan Gainor who blasted this week's Glee episode and its groundbreaking storylines about gay teens.

Despite his commentary...

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For Leno, Gay People Continue to Be a Punchline

(15) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 5:33 PM

A mom shares a story about her empathetic 4-year-old son's reaction to the Jets-Patriots game last week. While watching the post-game press conference, the child goes up to the television where there is an image of a sad coach who just lost his playoff game. With the charming innocence of...

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CNN: America's Most Trusted News Source for Discredited Talking Heads?

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 5:00 PM

Earlier this week, California State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) filed legislation to update the California state code. Her goal was straightforward: to remove outdated and offensive language ordering the state Department of Mental Health to find the "causes and cures of homosexuality."

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Does Ricky Martin Coming Out Matter?

(4) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 2:51 PM

There's this magical elixir called "celebrity." We drink it in every time we watch the movies or read the gossip columns. It's intoxicating, this drink, making everyday people feel an emotional connection with the stars on the screen and in the papers.

Celebrity makes us feel these stars are...

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No Gold Medal for Homophobic Olympics Coverage

(64) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 11:42 AM

It was last week that MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Scarborough and co-host Willie Geist yukked it up about the Olympics, choosing to get their laugh lines in the area of Men's Figure Skating:

WILLIE GEIST: Joe, I know you're very, very excited about the uh Men's Figure Skating tonight. It...

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