‘The Fosters’ Shocker: Peter Paige Explains Last Night’s Surprise

[Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead unless you have watched the third season premiere of “The Fosters.”] “Nobody dies.” That’s the first thing “The Fosters” co-creator/executive producer Peter Paige told me when I asked about last night’s third season premiere. As you may remember, the second season finale ended with a car crash involving Mariana […]

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On the Red Carpet…GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles! ‘The Fosters!’ ‘HTGAWM!’ ‘Looking!’

The 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards were held Saturday night in Beverly Hills and the stars turned out to support and celebrate the LGBT messages we see in our  media today. Tig Notaro was at the helm as host, and there was some definite star power during the event with film star Channing Tatum presenting the Stephen […]

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Paley Center Of Media Honors TV For LGBT Equality; Norman Lear Honored

On Wednesday night here in Los Angeles, The Paley Center for Media hosted its annual Los Angeles gala, celebrating the important role that television has played over the past six decades in the issue of LGBT equality. Besides having influential persons from past and present at the event, the gala also marked the launch of […]

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The TV Showrunners: Sexuality, Mistakes and Audience Perceptions (Part Two)

In the first part of the TV Showrunners feature, I talked with both gay and straight showrunners to find out how they approach creating LGBT characters and writing LGBT stories. What they shared was that while we have definitely made strides towards more and better representation, there’s still some room to grow in many areas. […]

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The TV Showrunners: Creating LGBT Characters, Telling LGBT Stories (Part One)

The year was 1977 and even without the Internet to spread the word on controversy I knew that there was something freaking people out about with this new sitcom called “Soap.” The show was supposedly racy, sexual and bawdy like no other show had been before and among its regular cast, it also had a […]

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