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Procter & Gamble Comes Out In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage - VIDEO

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For the first time in its history, Cincinnati-based consumer products group Procter & Gamble (P&G) is openly supporting same-sex marriage, reports Cincinnati.com.

This may not be great news for right wing anti-gay zealots. Tony Perkins, the leader of listed hate group Family Research Council, last week hinted at a possible boycott of Apple after CEO Tim Cook came out.

Procter & Gamble says that it has embraced LGBT employees for more than 20 years and same-sex marriage has become an important enough issue to its workers that it is taking a public stand.

Deborah P. Majoras, P&G's chief legal officer and executive sponsor to GABLE, the company's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-allied employee group, said:

"We have always supported our employees and fostered a culture of inclusion and respect – this includes the right to marry whomever they choose and to have that union legally recognized.”

William Gipson, P&G's chief global diversity officer, added that being LGBT-inclusive is “not a political statement, but a statement of support for our employees."

P&G’s announcement of its support for same-sex marriage comes a week after the city of Cincinnati won top score for inclusion by Human Rights Campaign (HRC). P&G also received a perfect score this year from HRC for its inclusion policies.

Terry Kelly, principal and investment adviser at Cincinnati-based investment management firm Bartlett, said that although P&G's latest stand could anger some consumers, the company has already weighed those risks.

Back in 2007, P&G supported the first kiss between two same-sex teenagers on soap As The World Turnswhich you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...

Back in August, advocacy group the Bilerico Project called on people to boycott P&G, the biggest television advertiser in Russia. P&G was also a Worldwide Olympic Partner and a sponsor of the controversial 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

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Watch Will and Sonny Marry on 'Days of Our Lives' in Daytime TV's First Gay Male Wedding: VIDEO

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Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis tied the knot yesterday on Days of Our Lives in daytime TV's first gay wedding between two men (the first for two women was in 2009 on All My Children, when Tamara and Eden married).

The wedding took place over a three-day arc, but an industrious YouTuber has clipped together the couple's entire wedding day.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Note: The actual ceremony begins at around 22:00.

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'Days of Our Lives' Gay Couple Will and Sonny to Finally Tie the Knot: VIDEO

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Fans of NBC’s longest running daytime drama Days of our Lives who have waited years for gay couple Sonny and Will to get hitched won't have to for much longer. 

TV Source Magazine is reporting that “[s]tarting on April 1, three consecutive episodes, the fan-favorite couple Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis (affectionately deemed “WilSon”) will tie the knot in a beautiful ceremony presided by a surprise officiant."

The magazine is also reporting that this will be the first marriage between two men in soap history, so bring out another round of champagne!

Check out a preview of history in the making, AFTER THE JUMP

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Here's the Drunken Gay 'EastEnders' Kiss That's Ruffling a Few Feathers: VIDEO

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A drunken gay kiss on the British soap Eastenders between characters Johnny Carter and Gary Pennant (Sam Strike and Gary Lucy) is causing a bit of controversy after dozens aired homophobic reactions on Twitter following the episode. The BBC, however, has confirmed that it only received a couple of complaints about the kiss.

Watch the kiss, AFTER THE JUMP...

Meanwhile, tonight's episode has Johnny (Strike) coming out to his father played by Danny Dyer.

Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in the BBC One soap, will showcase his previously unseen emotional side when his on-screen son Johnny (Sam Strike) reveals he is gay.

Carter had been badgering his son to make a move on Whitney, not knowing that he had shared a drunken kiss with Gary Lucy’s character Danny Pennant.

Check out a couple preview photos of the episode here:

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Watch the kiss, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Russian Series 'Moonlight People' Covers Plight Of Gays In Russia: VIDEO

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Director Catherine Polyanskaya made a bold move and has begun filming the first Russian gay soap opera, "Moonlight People." (Russian language link) The first season is planned to be eight episodes long and the stories are inspired by real-life events for gays in Russia. Since it is unlikely that the series will be picked up in Russia as it would easily fall under the nation's ban on gay "propaganda," the trailer was released with English subtitles in hopes, according to Polyanskaya (Russian language link), that a Western studio will pick up the series for production. 

You can see the trailer for "Moonlight People" AFTER THE JUMP...

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Richard Simmons Releases 'Hair Do' Single, Crashes Wedding on 'General Hospital': VIDEOS

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Via dlisted, it's the most flamboyant song about hair since RuPaul's "Back to My Roots".

In addition to making music videos, Simmons is also appearing on General Hospital. This week he crashed a wedding with a glitter gun.

Watch both clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

Seriously, what a career.

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