Tag Archive | GLAAD
Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe there is still stigma around HIV, while 59% think it is important to be careful around people who are HIV positive, a study published on Monday found. Half the 2,506 American adults questioned in the survey, for media advocacy group GLAAD and pharmaceutical company Gilead, felt knowledgeable about […]
(Reuters) – Hollywood increased the numbers of gay and bisexual characters in movies in 2019, but most of them had only fleeting screen-time, and there were no transgender characters at all, according to a survey released on Thursday. The Studio Responsibility Index, from LGBTQ media advocacy group, GLAAD, showed that of the 118 films released […]
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 […]