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"Star Wars: The Old Republic" video game to soon offer same-sex romances

In an open letter on the game’s website, "Star Wars: The Old Republic" Executive Producer Jeff Hickman has announced that long awaited same-sex romance options will soon be available to players soon via game updates coming this spring. This should come as good news for the legions of TOR users who have lobbied for the addition of same-sex romances since before the game was even released.

GLAAD's What To Watch This Weekend

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This weekend catch the season premieres of Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best, Downton Abbey and The Biggest Loser. Plus all new episodes of Underemployed, Say Yes to the Dress, Undercover Boss, Revenge and The Good Wife.

Friday, Jan. 4

8 pm: Undercover Boss on CBS (1 hr) NEW

GLAAD's What To Watch on Thursday

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Tonight catch a showing of the biographical drama "J. Edgar."

9 pm: J. Edgar, HBO Signature (2 hrs) REPEAT

This biographical drama focuses on the life and career of 50-year FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.

"Hot Guys Dancing" comes to Diversionary Cabaret from Jan. 11-13

SAN DIEGO -- Six noted choreographers will be showcased in "Hot Guys Dancing," a new dance series presented at Diversionary Cabaret.

Yes, there are guys, and yes, they are hot, and yes, they will be dancing up a storm from January 11-13, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.

This new dance series is conceived and directed by Michael Mizerany and will feature a restaging of his Lester Horton Award-winning solo "Tin Soldier," performed by Malashock Dance's Justin Viernes.

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REVIEW: Appreciating "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard" | VIDEO

Why do we write poetry? Is it for ourselves as much as for others, a way to confront, explore, capture a fragment of enlightenment? Do we write poetry to cleanse us of corruption, remind us of our limitations, celebrate our vision, our diversity, to reveal a human tragedy in art?*

GLAAD's What To Watch On Wednesday

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Tonight catch brand new episodes of "Top Chef" and "Happily Divorced."

10 pm: Top Chef on Bravo (1 hr) NEW

The quickfire challenge has the chefs putting their cutting, dicing and chopping skills to the test. In the elimination challenge, the contestants pay tribute to the most memorable Top Chef moments, but sabotage may be afoot.

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Openly gay "Shahs Of Sunset" star discusses reality TV fame

In its second season, Bravo had a clear hit with "The Shahs Of Sunset." The series about a group of Persian-American friends living in Los Angeles has managed to double its audience since its debut last spring, thanks to a mix of lavish real estate, glimpses at Persian-American culture and a group of compelling personalities that included openly gay realtor Reza Farahan.

GLAAD's What To Watch This Weekend

(This post was originally published by SDGLN content partner GLAAD.)

Tonight catch Joan Rivers on the season premiere of "Say Yes to the Dress," followed by another new episode. Plus a new "Shahs of Sunset" sees Reza and MJ working to repair their friendship.

Friday, Dec. 28

9 pm: Say Yes to the Dress on TLC (30 mins) SEASON PREMIERE

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Reviewing the year in "gayming"

As the video game medium continues to mature and diversify, so too has it become an increasingly progressive and LGBT-inclusive one with a growing influence on culture and increasingly mainstream audience. 2012 turned out to be quite an interesting year in regards to LGBT representation and video games, from the communities that exist around them, to the companies that produce them, and into games themselves.

VIDEO: GLAAD's What To Watch on Thursday

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Tonight catch a showing of GLAAD Media Award recipient film "Beginners."

9 pm: Beginners on HBO Signature (2 hrs) REPEAT