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Web Filter Lifts Block On Gay Rights Sites

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

09/16/2014

Actor Chris Colfer plays gay character Kurt Hummel in television’s smash hit “Glee,” and Colfer himself is also openly gay. Colfer told “Access Hollywood” that he was often bullied in school, and hopes that “Glee” can help prevent more bullying from tormenting kids. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

GLAAD Says Movies Trail TV In LGBT Roles

We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports.

08/21/2013

Madonna speaks on stage at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 16, 2013 in New York City. (creidt: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Madonna Urges Boy Scouts To Lift Ban On Gays

Wearing a replica of one of the organization’s uniforms, pop singer Madonna called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays. “I think they should change their stupid rules,” she said.

03/18/2013

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen performs at The Staples Center on October 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jepsen Drops Boy Scouts Event Over Gay Rights

Carly Rae Jepsen is canceling her performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the organization’s exclusion of gays.

03/06/2013

U.S. boy scouts salute while listening to the National Anthem. (credit: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

No-Gay Scout Policy Debated As Petitions For Change Delivered

Just as leaders with the Boy Scouts of America sit down for meetings in Irving, to discuss removing the national membership restriction on sexual orientation, gay scouts and leaders will deliver signed petitions supporting an end to the ban.

CBSDFW.COM–02/04/2013

Actress Leisha Hailey of the television show "The L Word" attends the Showtime portion of the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“The L Word” Star Kicked Off Plane After Lesbian Kiss

A lesbian actress who starred in “The L Word” said she kissed a girl — and got escorted off of a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday for doing it.

09/27/2011