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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...
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019
The Hallmark Channel will reinstate same-sex marriage commercials that it pulled from the network, according to a company statement sent Sunday.
An ad for wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar was pulled following a complaint from the conservative group One...
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...
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
"Crazy Rich Asians," "The Favourite," "Boy Erased," "Modern Family" Among GLAAD Media Award Nominees
Features such as Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2, Boy Erased, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and The Favourite are among the nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards. GLAAD removed “Bohemian Rhapsody” from consideration after an article in The Atlantic alleged predatory behavior...
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, Aug. 7, 2018
When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching non-trans stars win accolades — including Oscars —...
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.
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...