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'General Hospital' Introduces Lipstick-Wielding Gay Male Nurse


General Hospital debuted a new character this week, a gay nurse played by actor Marc Anthony Samuel. To establish his character as gay, his first scenes involved him pulling out a tube of lipstick and offering to touch up a heterosexual woman. Oy.

UPDATE: A follow-up to this post.

Matthew Broderick and Ty Burrell Have a Nipple-to-Nipple Moment and a Kiss on 'Modern Family': VIDEO


Matthew Broderick guest-starred on Wednesday's Modern Family as a gay friend of Cam's who met Phil, a fellow Bulldog alum, at the gym and mistakenly thought he had been invited over for a date. Phil, of course, had just invited him over thinking they were just going to have a few drinks and watch some football.


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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Launches Attack Ad on Eric Stonestreet for Stealing Acting Jobs from Gay Americans: VIDEO


Jesse Tyler Ferguson is not taking Eric Stonestreet's Emmy win sitting down, labeling him a lying, ass-kissing clown in a new attack ad, and accusing him of stealing jobs from gay Americans.

Watch the ad and Ferguson's full interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Zac Efron Says 'There's No Doubt' He'll Play a Gay Character

(image from a recent ad campaign for John John denim)

Zac Efron gives an interview to The Advocate in which he talks about his gay following and the roles he'll play in the future:

I’d never take a role just for the sake of playing gay, but I’m always looking for a role that’s challenging, different, and entails some risk, so there’s no doubt in my mind that one of those characters will be gay at some point in the future. It’s always interesting to delve into unexplored territory, and that would be a new avenue for me. I definitely wouldn’t be afraid.

Efron also talks about the Details interview for which he received much praise from our readers when he said, “Honestly, if the worst he can say about me is that I'm gay, then I think I'll be fine. I can handle it.”

Added Efron in reflection: "I don’t like to live in fear about things like rumors and backlash to begin with — that’s the way I was raised — but I just can’t see what’s so wrong about being gay."

Jonathan Groff Says 'Playing Gay' is in the Eye of the Beholder

Glee actor Jonathan Groff says he was not fazed by Ramin Satoodeh's article saying he was unconvincing as a straight character, in a new interview with the L.A. Times:

GroffTo be honest, I feel the same way now as I did then. Here's the deal — I go to my auditions and plug away and try and do my best. People are going to say whatever they're going to say about your performance, and at the end of the day, you can't let that stuff affect you. Everyone is entitled to his opinion, and it started a lot of good conversations probably. All I can do is laugh and keep moving forward. Sexuality is such an interesting thing. Unless you're playing a very effeminate person, a stereotypical queen, it's hard to say what it means to play gay.

Groff also says he's fine with actors staying in the closet if that makes them more confortable:

Ultimately everyone has their own journey. The more people that come out the better, because it makes it easier for the next generation of people coming out, and it makes [straight] people more comfortable with it, the more people they know. But at the end of the day, if people don't want to come out, it's their personal choice. I feel really blessed to be living in 2012. Certainly there's a long way to go, but I feel really positive about how, even in the last 10 years, being gay has become more accepted.

Groff is starring alongside Alfred Molina in the play 'Red' and Kelsey Grammer in the TV series 'Boss'.

Lenny Kravitz Discusses Cinna's Sexuality in 'The Hunger Games'


Lenny Kravitz was asked by Movieline whether he thinks his character Cinna, who serves as stylist for Hunger Games tribute Katniss, is gay:

"I have no idea. I have no idea. I played him right in the middle, and one of the inspirations is a friend of mine, actually, who I grew up with. He’s bisexual and you could think he’s gay, you could think he’s straight, you’re not really sure. It’s very subtle. You wouldn’t know it, but Cinna’s speech patterns and the way he enunciates was kind of based on this person that’s just a friend of mine, who I thought was a good example."

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