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Thomas Roberts and Guests Talk Bruce Jenner, Billy Crystal, 'Looking', and SCOTUS: VIDEO

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Thomas Roberts is hosting a new weekly show at Shift by MSNBC (the network's digital venture) called Out There in which he and a changing panel of guests discuss newsmaking LGBT stories.

This week, Roberts was joined by actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson, country singer Chely Wright, filmmaker Kimberly Reed, NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino, and Advocate editor Matthew Breen.

Up for discussion were InTouch magazine's offensive cover featuring Bruce Jenner, Glee's transgender storyline, Billy Crystal's remarks on gay sex scenes, the sex on Looking, Kevin Hart's remarks this week that he wouldn't want to play a gay character because of his own insecurities, homophobia in Hollywood, marriage equality, SCOTUS, and "religious freedom".

Watch the show (in four segments), AFTER THE JUMP...

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Thomas Roberts Counts Down the Top 5 LGBT Stories of the Week: VIDEO

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MSNBC's Thomas Roberts counts down the 5 biggest LGBT stories of the week, including country music singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman coming out as gay and marriage equality arriving in Montana and South Carolina. 

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Thomas Roberts Counts Down the Top 5 LGBT Stories of the Week: VIDEO

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MSNBC's Thomas Roberts counts down the 5 biggest LGBT stories of the week, including the Sixth Circuit's anti-equality ruling and Orange is the New Black's Lea Delaria subway preacher smackdown. 

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Thomas Roberts Talks To Gay Former MLB Player Billy Bean About His Return to Baseball: VIDEO

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Former professional baseball player Billy Bean, who retired in 1995 before he could come out, recently spoke with Morning Joe's Thomas Roberts about his return to the sport - now as the MLB's first Ambassador of Inclusion.  

In his new role, Bean will develop educational training initiatives to combat homophobia and will help the league prepare for the reality of having a future gay player. To date, there are no openly gay MLB athletes. 

Check out the segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Thomas Roberts Counts Down 'The Week in Gay': VIDEO

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MSNBC's Thomas Roberts has launched a new web-only segment for his "Way Too Early" show which counts down the week's biggest LGBT stories.

Check out the first installment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Thomas Roberts Interviews New GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis: Video

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Thomas Roberts interviews Sarah Kate Ellis, the new head of GLAAD. Ellis reflects that her job is very personal and she also says that GLAAD itself is "an organization about cultural change so it is a very personal organization." Watch the profile, AFTER THE JUMP.

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