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What Growing Up Without Gay Role Models Taught Me About Empathy

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I wish I could remember the first gay person I was aware of. My own realization didn’t start to form until I was a teenager, and as someone born in the early ‘80s, there weren’t many gay people on my radar in terms of movie and TV characters. Sure, as an adult I can look back at some of the movies I loved as a kid and see some fairly queer characters, although they’re mostly Disney villains. One doesn’t automatically relate to a fey, evil, slightly British tiger, after all.
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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Rob Lowe Remembers the ’90s, Andy Samberg Returns to ‘SNL’

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The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, Meg Ryan joins How I Met Your Dad, Andy Samberg returns to Saturday Night Live, and Ellen DeGeneres gets a design show.
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The 12 Oscars 2014 Moments Everyone Is Talking About

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Seeing as how they clocked in at a back-breaking three hours and 34 minutes, you could be forgiven for checking out of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony early (or frankly, passing on it altogether—I mean, how about that episode of True Detective?). But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered; your Flavorwire sat through the whole damn thing, and put together the dozen moments that blew up the Twittersphere, burned down our Oscar parties, and will be on everyone’s tongues for a good, oh, 12 hours… Read More