Tag Archive | GLAAD

LGBT+ Rights Advocates call Trump’s pledge ‘a lie’

LGBT+ Rights Advocates call Trump’s pledge ‘a lie’

US President Donald Trump pledged this week to help end the criminalisation of homosexuality globally, but LGBT+ rights advocates took a dim view of his speech at the United Nations, accusing him of rolling back protections at home. Trump, in his address to world leaders on Tuesday, said: “We stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people […]

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters

(Reuters) – Movies like Bohemian Rhapsody, Love, Simon, and Deadpool 2, helped increase the numbers of gay and bisexual characters in Hollywood movies last year. But a study by LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD, on Thursday, found that transgender characters were entirely absent from films released in 2018, for the second year in a row.

Are LGBT+ actors left on the cutting room floor in Hollywood?

Are LGBT+ actors left on the cutting room floor in Hollywood?

Gay and bisexual actors aren’t getting a fair shot at playing LGBT+ roles made famous by their straight counterparts, industry insiders said ahead of Sunday’s Oscars ceremony. This year’s awards have seen both praise for the number LGBT-inclusive films short-listed, and criticism over the number of heterosexual actors nominated for playing gay or bisexual characters.

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

British Airways and Air New Zealand have joined a wave of major US airlines planning to introduce extra gender options for LGBT+ passengers, who don’t identify as either male or female. LGBT+ groups have welcomed the change, saying it would smooth the way for many trans, intersex, and non-binary passengers – or those who simply […]

TV’s rising LGBT presence critical to rights – GLAAD

TV’s rising LGBT presence critical to rights – GLAAD

(Reuters) – Drama series, Pose, and a new transgender superhero in Supergirl helped boost the number of LGBTQ characters to an all-time high on US television, according to a report released on Thursday, that said diversity programming was a crucial bulwark around attempts to undermine gay rights. GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBTQ people, […]

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character, following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community, who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor. Johansson, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, had agreed to take a role in […]

US: GLAAD President Calls out AG Jeff Sessions and US Department of Justice

US: GLAAD President Calls out AG Jeff Sessions and US Department of Justice

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, on Friday (27th October) denounced the US Department of Justice for requesting time in front of the US Supreme Court to argue on the side of the LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom during the upcoming oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights […]