MICHAEL SAM SHOWER SEGMENT SPARKS CONTROVERSY

ST. LOUIS — LGBT rights advocates have criticized an ESPN reporter for discussing whether gay St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam has showered with his teammates during the preseason. Josina Anderson said during an August 26 segment that a defense player told her “Sam is respecting our space and that from his perspective he…

HBOs ‘THE NORMAL HEART’ WINS EMMY AWARD FOR BEST TV MOVIE

HBO’s “The Normal Heart” has won the Emmy Award for best made-for-television movie. The critically acclaimed film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks (played by Mark Ruffalo), the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. “The Normal Heart,” directed by Ryan…

DOUG LOCKE DEBUTS ‘#THISCOULDBEUS’ VIDEO

#ThisCouldBeUs… But you playin’. This viral (and hilarious) Internet meme takes on a whole new meaning in Doug Locke’s new song and video, titled #ThisCouldBeUs. In this touching video Locke’s character reconnects with a long lost love, while simultaneously reliving the days of their youth together. “We all have those former loves that, while life may have…

LAVERNE COX ‘SO THANKFUL’ SHE SURVIVED SUICIDE ATTEMPT

Trans star, advocate and actress Laverne Cox has said she is so thankful she survived her suicide attempt in the sixth grade. The Orange Is The New Black actress opened up about when she was being heavily bullied at school. She speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the state of trans…