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Meshach Taylor, the actor best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier in Designing Women, passed away in his Los Angeles home late Saturday.

June 29 2014 1:17 PM

During a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune, the right-wing host asked a gay contestant about the woman he plans to marry.

12:47 PM

The legendary actor speaks with The Advocate about playing gay in the groundbreaking new sitcom Vicious and how coming out of the closet helps change the world.

June 27 2014 6:00 AM

The actor apologized for defending Mel Gibson but made no reference to defending Alec Baldwin

June 25 2014 3:42 PM

He shared a video that he says should help end "the ick factor" in public discourse.

June 16 2014 1:40 PM

The 73-year-old wrestling legend revealed he’s been living in the closet more than 50 years.

June 13 2014 11:59 AM

The hosts of the popular YouTube series AsapSCIENCE come out as both gay and a couple.

June 12 2014 8:38 PM

La Toya Jackson on the joy of witnessing a same-sex wedding for the first time and inspiring others by sharing her story as a survivor of domestic abuse.

June 05 2014 6:30 AM

'I'm happy to take the heat for using this disgusting word,' Hill said after telling a photographer, 'Suck my d*ck, you f*ggot.'

June 03 2014 1:46 PM