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VIDEO: GLAAD's What To Watch on Thursday

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Tonight catch the documentaries "No Look Pass," "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" and "Orchids: My Intersex Adventure" all back to back on Showtime.

7 pm: Orchids: My Intersex Adventure on Showtime (1 hr) NEW

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THEATER REVIEW: Moxie stages “Coming Attractions”

Ah, Hollywood in the 1950s where, as one character puts it, “the goddesses of the silver screen frolic in tasteful two-pieces: lavender ladies, far from the glare of Eisenhower America. At dusk, they mix dry martinis and rhumba beside the turquoise pool.”

Those “lavender ladies” were gay and closeted, unwelcome in polite ‘50s society, so they hung out at the Desert Knight Hotel in Palm Springs, where they could cavort beyond the glare of the anti-gay ’50s spotlight.

VIDEO: GLAAD's What To Watch on Wednesday

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Jay comes out to his parents on tonight's all new "White Heat;" the "Around the World in 80 Plates" chefs visit Tuscany; and Fran is forced to make a tough choice on the season finale of "Happily Divorced."

10 pm: White Heat, BBC America (1 hr) NEW

Jay confronts his fear and comes out to his parents. Back in 1979 the flatmates gather to celebrate a wedding; Jack's political career is put on hold when Victor gets arrested.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Brilliant Mistake” makes world premiere in Carlsbad

New Village Arts Theatre concludes its 11th season, an “Ensemble Project” year, with the world premiere of Suzanne Bachner’s “Brilliant Mistake,” written specifically for this group of actors.

Bachner also directs this sprawling comedy, which plays through June 24 and gives 15 ensemble members (some not usually onstage) a chance to shine.

As playwright, Bachner’s approach was to interview each actor to learn a little personal and performance history; then to fashion character for each, and finally to concoct a story to connect them all.

"Good As You" blogger Jeremy Hooper pens book on LGBT life, fight for equality

NEW YORK — Veteran blogger and LGBT advocate Jeremy Hooper, on Tuesday released his new book, “If It’s a Choice, My Zygote Chose Balls: Making Sense of Senseless Controversy,” a unique mix of memoir and social commentary on the debate between the LGBTQ community and its detractors.

Hooper leads readers through his own life story, revealing the positive and unnecessarily encumbered aspects of growing up gay in contemporary society.

Janet Jackson to produce film on transgender lives, struggles for equality

NEW YORK — Grammy award winning artist Janet Jackson has signed on to be executive producer of a documentary covering the lives and struggles of transgender people around the world.

New York’s Brainchild Films announced that Jackson, 46, agreed to executive produce the documentary entitled “Truth,” as well as work behind-the-scenes.

Jackson is expected to sit for some on-camera interviews when the filming starts later this summer.

VIDEO: GLAAD's What To Watch on Tuesday

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Tonight catch a new episode of "Jane by Design;" a shocking event rocks Rosewood on the season premiere of "Pretty Little Liars;" and Lea Michele guest stars on "The Glee Project" season premiere.

8 pm: Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family (1 hr) SEASON PREMIERE

Music Choice celebrates equality during Gay Pride Month | VIDEO

NEW YORK – Music Choice said today that it will celebrate Gay Pride Month this June in support of LGBT equality.

A special category titled “Celebrate Equality” will appear on MC On Demand from June 4 through July 1 and feature videos from artists who promote self-confidence and inner pride including Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Katy Perry and more.

Also in the category will be Music Choice’s latest new original program titled The FWord, which will feature Adam Lambert (see video below). The show will appear June 11 in the folder.

VIDEO: GLAAD's What To Watch on Monday

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Tonight watch as Anne reveals some important news on the "Secret Life of the American Teenager" season finale; the back-to-back series premiere of "Push Girls;" and a new episode of "Lost Girl."

8 pm: The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family (1 hr) SEASON FINALE

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VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Betty White photo shoot with Mike Ruiz

LOS ANGELES -- The Lifeline Program is releasing behind-the-scenes video footage on YouTube of the company’s recent photo shoot with entertainment icon Betty White.

Photos as captured by the eye of celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz will soon be seen in Lifeline print and electronic advertising as well as online promotions. White posed with one of her favorite four-legged friends, a golden retriever named Cooper along with a number of fun and interesting props including a putting green, a floating bubble chair and a faux lawn mower.