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...

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019

The Tribeca Film Festival will continue its tradition of celebrating activism in the arts with the inaugural Tribeca Celebrates Pride, a day-long event on Saturday, May 4, at the Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios. The day will honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, including one...

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD.

The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Thursday also found an increase in the characters' ethnic diversity, with slightly more...

Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

Despite high-profile Oscar wins for art house films like "Call Me By Your Name" and "A Fantastic Woman," LGBTQ representation in films from the seven biggest Hollywood studios fell significantly in 2017 according to a study released Tuesday by the advocacy organization GLAAD.

GLAAD said...

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

TV series are including more LGBTQ characters and adding gender-nonconforming ones, but there's a need for richer, more complex stories about them, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD.

LGBTQ depictions increased in the current season across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms...

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