Tag Archive | GLAAD
Americans are more likely to accept LGBT+ people if they see them portrayed in film, television and advertisements, said a survey released on Wednesday, findings that supporters say illustrate the benefits of visibility to the LGBT+ community. Nearly half of those who saw LGBT+ images in the media were more receptive of gay, lesbian, bisexual […]
(Reuters) – Shows like Batwoman, Pose, and Euphoria have brought the number of LGBT+ characters on US television to a record high, helping to accelerate acceptance of sexual diversity in wider society, according to a report issued on Thursday. Advocacy group GLAAD said that LGBTQ characters made up 10.2% of prime-time series regulars on traditional […]
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 […]
(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.
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.
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 […]
(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, […]
(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 […]
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 […]
GLAAD: Over 140 entertainers, including Lady GaGa and Amy Poehler, against anti-LGBTQ bills, support #TXtogether
GLAAD, in partnership with Equality Texas, The Ally Coalition, and leading artists, entertainers, and influencers, have released an open letter with more than 140 signatures, opposing bills that threaten harm to the LGBTQ community in the Lone Star State. The diverse range of signatories addressed the letter to leaders in Texas, urging they oppose Senate Bill 6 (SB […]