Fall TV lineup presents positive portrayals of same-sex relationships

When the Fall 2012 television season starts up again in a few weeks, viewers will be treated to more prominent same-sex relationships than we've seen in most recent TV seasons. In addition to a number of returning strongholds on shows like Glee, Modern Family, and Grey's Anatomy, this season will introduce two new series - The New Normal and Partners - with leading characters in same-sex relationships.

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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to become the first openly gay news anchor to marry

In September, Thomas Roberts, one of the lead anchors on MSNBC, will tie the knot with Patrick Abner, his partner of 12 years. The wedding will make him the first television news anchor to marry a same-sex spouse.

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Tony Award-winning Freedom to Marry supporter Joan Stein passes away

Earlier today, Tony-awarding winning theatre producer Joan Stein passed away after a long battle with cancer. Stein was a longtime supporter of the freedom to marry, and in recent years, she worked hard to combine her commitment to the theatre with her advocacy for the LGBT community.

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The Top 12 pop culture freedom to marry moments in July

In the entertainment and pop culture world, the freedom to marry continues to gain traction and hit the mainstream. The month of July saw several pop culture moments where the freedom to marry faced significant visibility.

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Why a gay cupcake is worth a thousand words

These cupcakes may not be the official Freedom to Marry cupcake, but this simple display of rainbow baked goods and the Freedom to Marry logo was really significant for me. It represented how my family has become more open about discussing gay issues and how confidently my mother is willing to assert that her son is an advocate for marriage.

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper comes out

This morning, Andrew Sullivan of "The Daily Beast" published an email from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper where the star journalist says, "The fact is, I'm gay."

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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe supports the freedom to marry

Chris Kluwe, a punter for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, has started speaking out in opposition of a proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment that will go before Minnesota's voters in November. His advocacy shines out in the world of sports, where few players have publicly expressed their support for the freedom to marry.

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SLIDESHOW: Top pop culture freedom to marry moments in June

It's already been a huge summer for the freedom to marry, with President Obama's comments about marriage for same-sex couples and movement in states facing ballot initiatives. But in the entertainment and pop culture world, the freedom to marry has also been gaining significant visibility. Here, we look at nine marriage moments and applaud their positive media representation.

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Freedom to Marry board member Jordan Roth (and advocate Audra McDonald) win Tony Awards

Last night, at the 66th Annual Tony Awards, Freedom to Marry board member Jordan Roth took home one of the top awards for producing Clybourne Park. Fellow marriage supporter Audra McDonald won her fifth Tony for her moving and passionate performance in The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

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President Obama discusses marriage on ‘The View’

On Tuesday's episode of 'The View,' President Barack Obama spoke about his recent endorsement of the freedom to marry.

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