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Tina Fey Wants Damian To Get His Own 'Mean Girls' Spin-Off

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.17.2015 | Gay Voices

If Tina Fey had it her away, there'd have been a spinoff to 2004's "Mean Girls" that would have focused exclusively on the film's memorable gay chara...

Johnny Depp: 'All My Characters Are Gay'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.10.2015 | Gay Voices

Twelve years ago, Johnny Depp claims he was almost fired from the first installment of what would become the hit "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.&n...

Here's Why Piers Morgan Doesn't Want James Bond To Be Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.28.2015 | Gay Voices

In Piers Morgan's mind, there's no way James Bond could ever be convincingly played as a gay character.  In a column for the Daily Mail, the out...

'Looking' Director Believes 'Fear' Prompted Gay HBO Show's Demise

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

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100 Queer Characters Of Color Who Show Why Media Should Diversify

Mic | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices

When we think of LGBTQ media representation, the examples we think of have one thing in common. Brokeback Mountain and Modern Family. Queer as Folk a...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Perfectly Explains How To Play Gay Without Stereotypes

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Andre Braugher's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" character, Capt. Raymond Holt, may be gay, but that's only "one facet of his development," the veteran actor tol...

'Empire' and 'Freakshow' Are More Similar Than You Think

David Toussaint | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
David Toussaint

If Freakshow ended with a too convenient mass-murder, Empire was just as much to blame for a reverse-illness scenario. When you're trapped in a script corner, erase those pesky plot traps. The audience won't care.

Why Scandal Is One of the Most Important Shows Ever for the Gay Rights Movement

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

Obviously, Scandal isn't the first show with a prominent gay character. But it is the first major network show to include a gay character -- chief of staff Cyrus Beene -- within a distinctly conservative framework.

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard, a coming-of-age story told virtually without dialogue, and now she's made her feature debut as an actress.

Is Arnold Schwarzenegger's Character In 'Expendables 3' Gay?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A recent interview with "Expendables 3" director Patrick Hughes has left the Internet wondering: does Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in the film sh...

'Scandal' Star Reveals What Happened When He Was Warned Not To Take Gay Role

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Sometimes ignoring bad advice is the best thing you could possibly do. Actor Tony Goldwyn learned that life lesson first-hand, when he took a role pla...

'How to Train Your Dragon' Character Will Come Out As Gay In Sequel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A beloved "How to Train Your Dragon" character will come out as gay in a sequel to the 2010 animated smash. Writer-director Dean DeBlois told E! N...

Weeklings!: Things No Gay Would Say (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-01-23-weeklingslookingvidsmall.pngI'm so excited for the first season of Looking, HBO's new series about gay pals in San Francisco, that I've decided to help the writers out. I'm offering some tips on gay dialogue -- namely, how not to write it.

James Franco Explains Why He Chooses So Many Gay Roles

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Heartthrob James Franco is one man we just can't get away from -- particularly since he is starring in ten films this year alone. He's also a cele...

Fine-tuning the Image of Gays in Hollywood: An Open Letter to Amy Pascal

Brad Bell | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Brad Bell

In your recent speech at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center you said, "We need to create an atmosphere that encourages people to speak up, so we get this right." This letter is me speaking up, with the hope that we can get this right.

'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Star Talks Playing Gay And Lesbian Following

Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices

"How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan spoke at length about her "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" days in an interview with HuffPost Live, recalling h...

Just My Type

Jake Silbermann | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Jake Silbermann

Am I afraid of being type cast as Gay? Depends what you mean. Am I afraid of pursuing roles where the characters challenge and fascinate me? Yes. I'm terrified. That's why I love what I do.

Jodie Foster May Be Out, But Is Oscar Hiding In The Closet?

Conor Gaughan | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

The gay story this Oscar season is the lack of gay stories. The Academy didn't nominate a single actor who had played an LGBT character this past year in any of the four acting categories -- a rare occurrence in the past decade, happening only in 2008.

Meet Hollywood's New Gay Villains

The Wrap | Tim Molloy | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Meet the new gay villains of television and film: If their wrists are bent, it's probably to cut someone's throat. Far from their limp-wristed, lis...

Is This 'The New Normal' for Family Sitcoms?

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.17.2012 | TV
Molly Fosco

Do these sitcoms have a hidden agenda to help rid America of homophobia? Or are these gay characters simply just funny to watch?

Invisible Men: Why It Matters That There Are No Black Male Couples On TV

Rob Stephenson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Stephenson

Gay couples on TV allow gay men to see themselves reflected in the larger culture, and normalize them to others. Where are the role models for African American gay male couples on TV?

We Need More Than 'Glee'

Amelia | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices

When my 7-year-old son announced to us that he is gay, the last thing I thought about was television. But as he has continued to hold firm to this identity, I have become aware of the lack of gay characters in the television shows and movies he likes to watch.

Adult Swim's 'Venture Bros.' Co-Creators Talk Gay Characters, The Upcoming Season And Gay Sex

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices

At San Diego's Comic Con 2012, which kicks off tomorrow, Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick, the co-creators of Adult Swim's "Venture Bros.", will be spea...

Comics Pride: 50 Comics And Characters That Resonate With LGBT Readers

Comics Alliance | Andrew Wheeler | Posted 07.07.2012 | Gay Voices

We are not the mainstream. That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. W...

In Honor Of The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, 10 LGBT Video Game Characters

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 06.07.2012 | Gay Voices

The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is underway this week, which means millions of gamers around the world are salivating over industry update...