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Russia Has a Beef With Beauty and the Beast

Bans kids under 16 from seeing the movie over its gay character

(Newser) - Sorry, kids: Children under age 16 won't be able to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Russia because it includes a gay character, the Russian Culture Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry told the AP that its decision for the 16-plus rating followed petitions by ultraconservative lawmaker Vitaly... More »

Disney's First Openly Gay Character Has Arrived

LeFou gets 'exclusively gay moment' in 'Beauty and the Beast'

(Newser) - If trailer views are any indication , moviegoers will be flocking to Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast this month. But they may find the "tale as old as time" isn't quite how they remember it. For one thing, the remake features Disney's first openly... More »

George Takei Is Not Happy With Star Trek's First Gay Character

'It's a twisting of Gene's creation'

(Newser) - John Cho of Star Trek Beyond drops a bomb in a new interview with the Herald Sun : His character—Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise—(spoiler alert) will be revealed as a gay man who has a daughter with his partner. "I liked the approach, which was not... More »

Will and Grace Enters the Smithsonian

Items from TV show part of a larger LGBT history collection

(Newser) - Hundreds of photographs, papers, and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection today, including items from the popular TV show Will and Grace. Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, along with NBC, are donating objects... More »

Disney Channel Shows 1st Gay Couple

But not everyone is impressed

(Newser) - The Disney Channel rather quietly debuted its first gay couple on Sunday night, a lesbian couple who appeared on an episode of the sitcom Good Luck Charlie. The storyline was played for laughs, Us reports, with main characters Amy and Bob confused about the identity of their daughter's friend'... More »

Archie Celebrates Gay Wedding

Kevin Keller marries in January issue

(Newser) - The Archie gay wedding is here. Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie’s hometown of Riverdale, is getting married as promised in the January issue of Life With Archie. Kevin, who serves in the US military, and his African-American partner, Clay Walker, met in a military hospital.... More »

Is Sesame Street Going Gay?

Bert may have finally come out, plus more evidence

(Newser) - Are Bert and Ernie gay? Sesame Street fans have long suspected as much, considering the male puppets live together and sleep side-by-side on the children’s show, but a tweet sent by Bert in June added even more fuel to the fire: “Ever notice how similar my hair is... More »

Archie Comics Gets First Gay Character

Archie and Jughead get a new pal

(Newser) - Archie and Jughead will be roaming the halls of Riverdale High with the comic book series' first gay character. "Kevin Keller" makes his debut in issue No. 202 of the Veronica comic book, reports the Daily News . The storyline has Veronica falling for the hunky new guy, only to... More »

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