PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — GLAAD is honoring video games for the first time during its 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group Friday announced 151 nominees in 27 categories for what the group says are fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. GLAAD says it added […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 LGBTQ people of color than white […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “This Is Us” was named outstanding television drama Thursday at the GLAAD Media Awards at a ceremony that buzzed with excitement for honoree Britney Spears. The 29th annual ceremony held Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel also recognized “Master of None” for an episode in which Lena Waithe’s character comes […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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, the group’s annual Where We Are on TV study […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Debra Messing will be honored May 6 at the GLAAD Media Awards as a champion against discrimination. The media LGBTQ advocacy organization announced Monday it will give the “Will & Grace” actress the Excellence in Media award at its 28th annual ceremony, to be hosted by Ross Mathews. Previous winners include […]
Phil Robertson’s religious beliefs are of no interest to me or to a great many other Americans, I should think. I have no idea why GQ magazine, which is aimed at fashionable men, took an interest in a scruffy guy with a beard. Now, however, the host of A&E’s Duck Dynasty has become a rallying point for those who oppose the aims of GLAAD, after the civil rights group called attention to his anti-gay remarks in the magazine. Great. That’s just what gay rights need, a popular spokesman for homophobia. If GLAAD had not called attention to Robertson’s GQ interview, it probably would have got all the attention it deserves, which is to say almost none.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season following a record-setting year, while cable depictions continued to increase, according to a new study from a media advocacy group. GLAAD’s 18th annual “Where We Are on TV” report released Friday says 3.3 percent of 796 regularly appearing […]
NEW YORK (AP) — We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports. In its first study of LGBT roles in major studio releases, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation found that compared with TV, where […]
Traditionally lagging behind TV and film content in terms of LGBT inclusion, advertisers in the U.S. are facing considerably less trouble than they used to when taking on gay themes.
NEW YORK (AP) — The advocacy group GLAAD says the number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast TV shows is at its highest-ever level in the season ahead. The 17th-annual “Where We Are on TV” report released Friday by GLAAD found that 4.4 percent of actors appearing regularly on prime-time network drama and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The advocacy group GLAAD has given the CW network high marks among broadcasters for its portrayal of gay and lesbian characters. The group also gave a favorable rating to cable networks Showtime, ABC Family, TNT and HBO. The study tracked gay-and-lesbian-inclusive hours in prime-time programming on 10 major cable networks as […]
Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler’s new NBC comedy, which tells the story of a single mother who becomes a surrogate for a same-sex couple, was deemed “inappropriate” by the Bonneville International Salt Lake City affiliate.
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has dipped slightly this season to 19 out of nearly 650 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The 16th annual “Where We Are on TV” report released Wednesday by GLAAD found that 2.9 percent of […]