Gay lead character straight-washed in NBC drama ‘Rise’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli in ‘Rise.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

NBC drama “Rise” is based on the true story of closeted high school teacher Lou Volpe but in the upcoming TV series, Lou will be straight.

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Hundreds remember father of gay teen, killed on cross-country walk

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La Grande, Ore. (AP) – More than 300 people turned out in La Grande to remember a man whose son’s suicide inspired him to start a cross-country walk, a journey cut short by a fatal accident.

Joe Bell’s son, Jadin, hanged himself earlier this year in a schoolyard. He didn’t leave a note, but those close to him believe that the bullying of the gay teen led to his death.

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