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Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In Liberalism: The Life of an Idea, Fawcett draws on the experiences and ideas of dozen of thinkers and politicians in an informative, lively, and provocative history of a political tradition he deems "worth standing up for."

It's Still Not Easy Being Seen

Guy Branum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Guy Branum

Isn't it a fascinating irony of being underrepresented in media that when your group is finally represented, your response is a sharp, shocking sense of "that is not like me"?

What My '90s Childhood and Popular LGBT Idols Have in Common

Kim Hoffman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Hoffman

I used to glorify what it must feel like to be a teenager -- what magazines they read, what music they listen to, how lust and rebellion, or flirtation and innocence caused for daydreaming, leaving me with pangs of curiosity.

Pam Grier Talks 'Dining Out for Life' HIV/AIDS Event and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with actor Pam Grier -- legendary for her starring roles in Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, and for her role as Kit Porter on The L Word -- about Dining Out for Life, being a spokesperson for this fabulous event and her spin on LGBT issues.

Why "The L Word" Still Matters 10 Years After It Debuted

Laura Jayne Martin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Laura Jayne Martin

Have you ever involuntarily rolled your eyes at something, yet kind of wanted to hug it? If so, then you understand how I feel about this show.

Queer Women in TV: Angela Robinson

Natalia Leite | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Natalia Leite

Blatantly advocating for anything inside the mainstream Hollywood paradigm is no easy task, so Angela Robinson (True Blood, D.E.B.S., The L Word, Hung), who champions gay rights while also charming audiences who enjoy pure entertainment, is like a superhero.

Queer Women in TV: Jamie Babbit

Alexandra Roxo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Roxo

As two queer female filmmakers, we were interested in doing a series of interviews with queer women in the TV world. Over the next month we will be chatting with amazing women who have penned and directed your favorite shows. We decided to start with writer/director Jamie Babbit.

Forthcoming Documentary To Examine Being LGBT In Middle America

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The woman responsible for introducing us to Bette Porter, Tina Kennard, Shane McCutcheon, Alice Pieszecki, Jenny Schecter and the rest of the sexy Los...

A Personal History Of Gay TV

www.nerve.com | JAMES BRADY RYAN | Posted 10.27.2012 | Gay Voices

When I used to chronicle my TV habits for Nerve, I maintained that I wasn't raised by TV — I would say it was more of a nanny. But in truth, there w...

Noah Michelson

Ilene Chaiken Discusses 'The L Word,' 'The Real L Word,' Gay Marriage, Bisexuality And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Writer, producer and director Ilene Chaiken is best known and beloved for gifting the world with "The L Word." The wildly popular, groundbreaking l...

Top Five Misconceptions About Lesbians, As Told By 'Real L Word' Cast Member

Posted 07.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The season three premiere of "The Real L Word" might still be a week away, but Showtime is offering The Huffington Post a sneak peek with this exclusi...

PHOTOS: Pam Grier's Style Evolution

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices

Pam Grier, the famous blaxploitation films' femme fatale, turns 63 this Saturday, May 26. From "Foxy Brown" to "Jackie Brown" and playing a sexy ...

Celebrating Our Favorite Gay TV Couples

HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 02.08.2012 | TV

On Tuesday, February 7, a federal appeals court ruled California's same-sex marriage ban -- Prop 8 -- unconstitutional. This tremendous victory for ga...

PDA Hullabaloo: 'L Word' Actress Urges Fans to Boycott Southwest Airlines

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles

-- A lesbian actress who starred in the Showtime cable show "The L Word" says she was escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing a woman, w...

'L Word' Actress Kicked Off Airplane For Kissing Girlfriend

TMZ | Posted 11.26.2011 | Celebrity

Actress Leisha Hailey -- who starred in "The L-Word" -- says Southwest Airlines hates gay people ... and claims that's the reason she got kicked off a...

HuffPost Review: Making 'The Boys'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crayton Robey's documentary Making 'The Boys' chronicles changes in both gay culture and its acceptance by mainstream America, reminding us that 40 years ago, gays and lesbians had fewer civil rights than black people or women.

Jennifer Beals Tackles Recycling and a New Show on Fox

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

In real life Beals is also fighting City Hall in Chicago. "Chicago doesn't recycle," she says emphatically.

PHOTOS: 'L Word' Star Sarah Shahi In Bra, Panties

Egotastic! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sarah Shahi in her underwear, all nipple poking and hot bodied and curvy and tight and... well, damn near perfection. ...

Pam Grier Makes Shocking Claim About Ex-Boyfriend's Coke Use In New Memoir

advocate.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Could a man use cocaine so excessively that it causes a toxic build up in his sexual partner's vagina? That's what L Word star Pam Grier alleges about...

The L Word Creator Launches The Real L Word

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tanya Jo Miller

In this interview, The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken talks about her journey from discounting fans' online chatter to understanding how integral that online activity was to the show's success.

Jennifer Beals: What a Feeling!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Jennifer Beals is the iconic symbol of the 1980s -- big hair, leg warmers and a feline body, star of Flashdance. But the Jennifer Beals of 2010 has morphed into an activist.

The L Word Gets Real

Jamie Wetherbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jamie Wetherbe

It's slim pickings when it comes to lesbians on reality TV. But come June, Ilene Chaiken, executive producer of The L Word, is making her scripted show a reality.

An Open Letter to Tiger Woods: Please, Share Your Dating Secrets

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Elizabeth Tannen

Don't you have like eight different ethnicities in your background? You'd think at least one of them would have a guilt tradition.

Showtime's a Big Hit on YouTube... and The L Word Has a Life Online

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

Showtime is the third most viewed entertainment channel of all-time on YouTube and the premium network relies heavily on the viral video site as a marketing platform.

Gay Iowans: We Never Were Ironic

Johnathan Wilber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Johnathan Wilber

It's certainly a funny day to be a gay Iowan. When you leave the Midwest, you'd better be prepared to renounce your allegiance to your home state.