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Hotel kicks out Lesbian couple for kissing?

A lesbian couple says they were kicked out of a fancy restaurant on their anniversary after sharing a quick kiss. Were they really kicked out for being gay?

Filed under: Acceptance • Homosexuality
February 23rd, 2012
01:24 AM ET

'Glee' actor Max Adler talks homophobia

Actor Max Adler's character on "Glee" was introduced as a bullying jock who tormented gay classmate Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer.

However, fans of the show have since learned that his homophobia was perhaps fueled by his own inner turmoil.

It is revealed in the Never Been Kissed episode, that Dave Karofsky, Adler’s character, is gay after he passionately kisses Kurt. Karofsky later survives a suicide attempt when his father finds him hanging and resuscitates him.

“It really does mirror what`s happening now,” Adler told Dr. Drew Wednesday night. “To me, it`s an epidemic and it`s a disease ... I feel a lot of people aren't talking about it and are kind of afraid to discuss it. I know some school districts have told their teachers not to talk about it.”

He added, “What`s happening is that there`s this belief that if you`re gay, you`re doing something wrong, which in turn, leaves the bullies or the antagonists to believe that what they`re doing in bullying is right.”

Zac Toomay, a high school swim team captain who came out in high school, told Dr. Drew that publicizing the struggle that gay teens go through every day is helpful to every teen and parent who watches or hears about it.

“It just makes it known that there are so many issues behind being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, besides just the sexuality itself,” Toomay said.

Adler noted, “It`s really a matter of talking about it and opening up a national [dialogue], which in turn, will change people`s perspective and the perception of the whole thing. As long as people speak up and express how they want to be and what they believe - we’re OK."

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Filed under: Homosexuality
December 14th, 2011
11:11 PM ET

Homosexuality: Classroom controversy

Should homosexuality be discussed in your child's classroom? Dr. Drew and his guests discuss the issue.

Filed under: Homosexuality
September 8th, 2011
12:28 PM ET

Teacher recalls shooting of gay student

The teacher who witnessed the killing of Lawrence King in 2008 looks back on the shooting and the trial.

Filed under: Homosexuality
August 30th, 2011
03:07 PM ET

Is shooting death of gay teen a hate crime?

It's a murder that stunned a Southern California community.

Fourteen-year-old Brandon McInerney is accused of killing 15-year-old openly gay classmate Lawrence King with two gunshots to the back of the head as horrified students looked on.

We're now waiting for the verdict in this tragic and highly debated case.

If convicted of first degree murder, McInerney, now 17, faces a sentence of 53 years to life in prison. A manslaughter charge could reduce the sentence to as few as 18 years.

Guest host Chris Jacobs from "Entertainment Tonight" discusses the issue in-depth.

Filed under: Homosexuality
August 29th, 2011
12:38 PM ET

Teacher still teaching after anti-gay comments

While millions of gay Americans and their supporters celebrating the recent passage of gay marriage legislation in New York, a Florida high school teacher opposed to same-sex marriage took his frustration to Facebook and posted this controversial message.

“I'm watching the news, eating dinner, when the story about New York okaying same sex unions came out and I almost threw up."

Watch as guest host Chris Jacobs and guests discuss the issue in-depth.

Filed under: Dr. Drew • Homosexuality

Follow-up: Can prayer be used to turn a gay person straight?

We asked last week and then again today on our follow-up show: Can a person pray the gay away?

Dr. Drew’s panel of guests attempted to answer that question to provide more insight on this hot debate.

You can get more information from our guests KC and Larry Jansson by clicking here.

Filed under: Heterosexuality • Homosexuality • Spirituality
Can you pray the gay away? Viewers React

Can you pray the gay away? Viewers React

After receiving an overwhelming amount of feedback from Friday’s show, we will again be discussing whether a gay/lesbian person can transform themselves through prayer ... and more importantly, we'll be hearing from you, the viewer, through comments, questions and calls.

Join Dr. Drew tonight for this special follow-up program at 9 p.m. on HLN.

Filed under: Heterosexuality • Homosexuality • Spirituality

Can you pray the gay away?

Dr. Drew addressed a polarizing topic on Friday's show – a question pondered by many: Can a homosexual person transform themselves through prayer?

Alan Chambers thinks so, and joined Drew to explain his position. He’s president of a group that seeks to lead gays and lesbians into heterosexual lifestyles.

But one gay couple who joined a program like Exodus actually met and fell in love.

They are now married, and went on the show to speak express their opposition to the approach.

Filed under: Heterosexuality • Homosexuality • Spirituality