Rosie O’Donnell in the running to replace Julie Chen on ‘The Talk’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Rosie O’Donnell could be headed toward a permanent seat at “The Talk.”

O’Donnell guest hosted on the talk show Sept. 28 alongside “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba. According to Deadline, O’Donnell is being considered to join “The Talk” for good.

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‘Big Brother’ contestant JC Mounduix uses n-word on live feeds

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“Big Brother” contestant JC Mounduix was captured using the n-word in conversation on the reality competition’s live feeds on Tuesday.

Mounduix was speaking with fellow contestant Bayleigh Dayton about his height. Dayton asks Mounduix, who is 4-foot-8, whether he is a dwarf.

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GLAAD Media Awards 2018 releases nominees

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The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards announced its 2018 nominees at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday via Trace Lysette (“Transparent”) and Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”).

Netflix raked in the most nominations for television with seven nominations. ABC, CBS and NBC came in at a close second with six nominations. This was also the first time the category Outstanding Kids & Family Programming was introduced which recognizes “Andi Mack,” and “Doc McStuffins,” among others, for their LGBT inclusion.

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Cumming: important to portray gay character in time of Trump

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actor Alan Cumming will portray what is believed to be the first gay lead character in a broadcast network drama and he says it’s particularly important that the milestone is happening during President Donald Trump’s administration.

His crime procedural “Instinct” arrives at a time when Cumming said “the president is actively condoning, by his silence, violence and persecution against the LBGT community.”

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GLAAD TV report shows LGBT characters more likely to be white, gay males

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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LGBT characters on TV are becoming closer to the norm but odds are they are white, according to the latest study released from GLAAD.

GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” diversity report shows that TV has made advances in LGBT inclusion with more LGBT characters appearing on shows than ever before.

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The new fall season brings back ‘Will & Grace,’ and a plethora of LGBTQ characters, to the small screen

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At the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

The Emmy was awarded for an episode of Netflix’s show Master of None. She co-wrote the season two episode titled “Thanksgiving” with show co-creator Aziz Ansari, which chronicled her experience coming out as a lesbian to her family.

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Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp dish on ‘Star Trek’ gay romance

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Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp will portray the first gay couple onboard ship in the “Star Trek” franchise on ‘Star Trek: Discovery.”

Cruz will play medical officer Dr. Hugh Culber and Rapp will be starfleet officer Lt. Paul Stamets. The stars told CBS News that their relationship will be full of firsts for the series.

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‘Big Brother 19’ houseguests spark backlash with transphobic conversation

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Big Brother 19” contestants Jason Dent and Cody Nickson sparked a fan debate after they made transphobic comments captured on Sunday’s live feeds.

Dent and Nickson were in the hot tub with fellow contestants Jessica Graf and Matt Clines discussing season 17 of “Big Brother.” Graf mentions Audrey Middleton, the first transgender contestant in the show’s history, causing Dent to become confused about what that means.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ ‘Feud’ earn Emmy nominations

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were unveiled Thursday morning with both “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Feud: Bette and Joan” earning nominations.

“Westworld” and “Saturday Night Live” received the most with 22 nominations each. “Feud: Bette and Joan” received a nomination for Best Limited Series and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a contender for Best Reality Competition Program. RuPaul is up for Best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

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‘Big Brother 19’ contestant upsets fans with transphobic comments

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cody Nickson, a construction sales rep and Marine vet houseguest on “Big Brother 19,” has come under fire from fans offended by his transphobic comments.

Nickson, 32, was captured on “Big Brother” live feeds discussing tucking with another houseguest, Jessica Graf.

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Jim Parsons marries longtime partner Todd Spiewak

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Jim Parsons wed his longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York City on Saturday, Page Six reports.

“The Big Bang Theory” star, 44, posted a photo of the wedding on Instagram captioned, “5.13.17 Rainbow Room, NYC.” Parsons and Spiewak were together for 14 years before tying the knot. Parsons is usually quiet about his private life, but he celebrated the couple’s anniversary last November with an Instagram post.

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‘Survivor’ contestant outs fellow competitor as transgender

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“Survivor” contestant Zeke Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Jeff Varner on Wednesday night’s episode of the CBS reality competition. The move has prompted online criticism and condemnation by a major LGBT rights group.

Varner made accusations of “a deception” before revealing that Smith is transgender on the episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted out of the competition.

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