Thursday, Jul. 15, 2021

The year 2020 saw welcome growth in racial diversity of LGBTQ characters in films released by major studios, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. But for the fourth year in a row there were no transgender or non-binary characters in those films.

The study, released...

Friday, May. 14, 2021

Procter & Gamble (P&G) and GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, have announced The Visibility Project, a campaign to drive and to sustain LGBTQ inclusion in ads and marketing and to leverage the power of these...

Sunday, May. 2, 2021

The big flashy red carpet has made its return to New York City — albeit in a massive socially distant manner — with the premiere of the third and final season of the FX series, "Pose."

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy considers the energy of his inclusive cast perfect for celebrating a...

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study out Thursday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on streaming as well as...

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2020

Last year saw record representation of LGBTQ characters in the 118 films released by major studios, according to a new study by GLAAD. But for the third straight year, the racial diversity of LGBTQ characters has waned and transgender characters again went unseen.

GLAAD called the...

Friday, Jun. 19, 2020

The 2018 film, "Love, Simon," brought a fresh perspective to the first love, coming-of-age genre through the eyes of a gay teen.

Exploring love's innocence, isolation, and fear of rejection, the film showed that a story about an LGBTQ character could transcend and be included in the...

Friday, May. 29, 2020

In Steven Clay Hunter's 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, "Out." 

Hunter wrote and directed the nine-minute Pixar...

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

"Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD.

The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on prime-time broadcast TV this season reached an all-time high of 10....

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019

Perhaps the overriding message of Pride Month is that pride shouldn’t be confined to just one month. With the 30 days of June about to come to a close, several of the initiatives and developments that have unfolded in recent weeks cast a watchful eye to the months and years ahead. For example,...

Thursday, May. 23, 2019

The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters.

Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low...

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