December 30th, 2013
10:01 PM ET

Is "coming out" still a big deal?

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts revealed she was gay, expressing gratitude for her long-time girlfriend, Amber, in a Facebook post.

Don Lemon gives his take on the reveal and explains why it's still important for people to come out.

Filed under: LGBT • Television
December 30th, 2013
09:56 PM ET

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts reveals she's gay

In a surprise Facebook post Sunday, "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she's gay.

In the post, Roberts expressed gratitude for her long-time girlfriend, Amber, which was met with an outpouring of support from her fans.

Nischelle Turner reports on how the announcement has also opened a broader discussion about how celebrities speak about their sexual orientation.

CNN Contributor and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson, actor and GLAAD Spokesperson Omar Sharif Junior and radio host Stephanie Miller share their thoughts on Roberts' reveal.

Filed under: LGBT • Television
December 20th, 2013
09:17 PM ET

A&E: Talks with Duck Dynasty Family Resuming Soon

Is it the end of Duck Dynasty?

The hit reality show and an estimated 400 million dollar empire may be in jeopardy as controversy continues to surround the show's star, Phil Robertson.

A new video surfaced Friday of Robertson calling homosexuals "God haters" during a sermon he gave in 2010.

A&E suspended Robertson for making controversial comments about blacks and homosexuality, but his family is standing by him.

In a statement they say, "We cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty."

Tom Foreman has the story.

The Robertson Family Official Statement

Filed under: Business • Entertainment • LGBT • News • Television
December 19th, 2013
09:07 PM ET

'Duck Dynasty' fans outraged over Phil Robertson suspension for gay remarks

A national conversation has started after a popular 'Duck Dynasty' star was suspended by A&E for controversial comments about sexuality, religion and race.

Supporters of Phil Robertson have come out swinging.

They claim the self-proclaimed redneck is being unfairly targeted for speaking publicly about a divisive issue that a large percentage of the population still agrees with.

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas weighed in on TV reality star's forced leave from the series.

Palin, Cruz, Jindal: 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended over intolerance of politically correct

Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, also defended Robertson in a post to his Facebook page titled: "Free Speech Matters"

"The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith," Cruz said.

Does their argument add up?

CNN's Tom Foreman has more OutFront.

Filed under: Celebrity • Gay Marriage • LGBT • News • Religion • Same-sex marriage • Sex • Social Issues • Television
August 1st, 2013
10:43 PM ET

Olympians speak out on Russia's anti-gay laws

Russia's sports minister says the country won't suspend its anti-gay laws during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, despite growing international pressure.

Why dumping vodka to protest anti-gay laws might not work

It means gay athletes, coaches and fans could be arrested and deported.

Kyung Lah spoke to some athletes who are speaking out against the law.

Filed under: International • LGBT • News • Sports
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