5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 26

1. The North Carolina Senate approved a bill that would allow officials to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages. The bill now heads to the House. 2. An anti-same-sex marriage group in Ireland is saying tha...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 23

1. "We're just beginning to see this, and we will see a lot more in the midterms. It will be an incredible shift by the time we get to the (presidential) election in 2016." The AP takes a look at how coming out...

New LGBT TV programming down from last year

This time last year, Hollywood – as well as the LGBT community – was all abuzz about the lofty number of LGBT programs that were coming to network TV. It was a record high.

A year later, that bubble has been burst. Most of those high-profile shows are now gone, having fallen one by one. CBS’s “Partners” with Michael Urie was canceled quickly. “The New Normal” lasted a little longer but still bit the dust at NBC, which also canned the acclaimed “Go On,” with Julie White in a supporting role as a lesbian.

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[Breaking] President Obama voices support for marriage equality


President Obama became the first sitting president to voice his support for same-sex unions today during an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts. ABC aired a short clip today at 3:00 p.m., where Obama laid out his reasons for his support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

I hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought civil unions would be sufficient. I was sensitive to the fact, for a lot of people, the word "marriage" invokes powerful religious traditions. Over the course of several years, as I've talked to friends and family, when I think about members of my own staff who are in committed monogamous relationships, raising kids together, when I think about soldiers, airmen and Marines out there fighting on my behalf who feel constrained because they're not able to commit themselves to marriage ... for me personally, it is important to affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.

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Guest editorial: Chaz Bono comes out dancing

Chaz Bono to appear on this season of Dancing with the Stars

The only child of world-renowned pop duo Sonny and Cher Bono, Chaz is remembered by many of us as their cherub-faced daughter Chastity, blowing kisses to the audience of her parents top-rated variety television show “Sonny & Cher.”

In 1995, Chaz was outed as a lesbian.

But this time Chaz is in control, and on his own volition has announced he’s legally a man, and will now appear on the 13th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” premiering Sept. 19.

But not everyone is cheering, and ABC is catching some of the fallout.