AfterElton Briefs: San Francisco in the 1970’s, “Gary And Tony Have a Baby,” The Oprah Network Brings the Gay, and More!

Plus DADT will force America to discuss G-A-Y-S, an Emmy roundtable with Jane Lynch and Wanda Sykes, and guess the hunk!

Hello! I am an AfterElton Hot 100 Mainstay. I am best known for my primetime role of the long-suffering, infinitely patient partner of a high-strung poodle-head who doesn’t deserve me. Who am I? (answer below)

  • Oprah Winfrey’s TV network launches in January, and both Cat Cora and Carson Kressley are filming makeover pilots for the lifestyle channel.

  • Below you can see an Emmy roundtable with Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, Sofia Vergara, Patricia Heaton, Courtney Cox and Felicity Huffman discussing comedy, and the confidence it takes to somtimes look foolish.

  • Below you can see Rachel Maddow talk with Congressman Joe Sestak about Congressman Ike Skelton’s comments that DADT shouldn’t be repealed because it will force the country to discuss … the gay.

Chris Colfer and Amber Riley attend the Glee premiere in Madrid, Spain

  • Gay rights activist Jerry Pritikin’s photography exhibit San Francisco in the 1970’s is showing until August 13th at the Gage Gallery in Chicago.

Soledad O’Brien, Meredith Baxter, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Wilson Cruz

  • Did you guess correctly? It’s … Luke Macfarlane! Here he is from the Monte Carlo TV Festival (and lest you think the crotch shot we used at the top was our doing, it was an actual publicity shot. I guess the photographer really liked Luke’s … belt.)

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