GLAAD shows LGBTQ+ characters are at record highs across broadcast, streaming and cable, and for the first time ever, there are more QPOC than white LGBTQ+ characters on broadcast!
The statistics on acceptance of LGBT people were generally staying the same or improving, until last year — when, as GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis puts it, “the acceptance pendulum abruptly stopped and swung in the opposite direction.”
GLAAD Award nominations were announced today and Autostraddle got a fifth nomination!
The colorful tees, sweatshirts, jewelry, and bags look — and do — good.
At least one-third of the lesbian and bisexual female characters in major studio films last year appeared on-screen for under ten seconds, which is only one of many problems revealed by GLAAD’s 2016 Studio Responsibility Index.
In the past week, two standout reports have been released: Unerased by Mic, and the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality.
GLAAD has released its annual Where We Are On TV Report. The cold, hard stats prove that it’s been a bleak year for queer women on television.
“I truly believe in story, I think the stories we see and the ones we choose to engage with are one of life’s most vital elements, it’s right up there with food and shelter. This has always been true.”
Kristene has struggled to overcome the loss of her girlfriend, physical and mental health challenges, and financial barriers to receiving the care she needs. Today, her dream is to spread a message of hope to other trauma victims and the LGBT community.
It was an exciting night full of laughter and tears and Ketel One White Cosmopolitans.
“Yep, that’s right. Out of 314 major Hollywood film releases, one single film — Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy — passed the Vito Russo test with queer female characters.”
The 26th Annual GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles was a fantastic and star-studded evening of joy and magic laughter!
Lumberjanes got a nod, too! And for the first time ever, nine out of ten nominated TV dramas feature queer women!
So, this article about the GLAAD “Where We Are on TV” report basically turned into an encyclopedia of LGBTQ female characters we’re gonna see in 2014-2015.
LGBT characters may no longer be a big deal in mainstream films but good, nuanced portrayals that actually drive the plot most certainly are.
Oh, is OINTB’s second season premiering? Let’s talk about that time when Autostraddle sent me and AS Fashion Editor Lizz to the GLAAD Media Awards in New York to do some red carpet interviews and we ended up cuddling with the cast of Orange is the New Black.
We are very popular and good at our jobs.
In my mind, to fail at LGBT inclusion in fiction is to have a failure of imagination, a lazy lack of understanding concerning the world outside of one’s self. To intentionally choose to tell a story about a real LGBT person and then exclude their queer identity is a failure on an entirely different level.
“Where We Are On TV” has some promising and not-so-promising numbers for queer women on the teevee, and also raises some questions about how we quantify “representation” in the first place for all groups.
“Of the 101 films released last year by the six major studios, only five films contained any semblance of queer lady representation.”