More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Celebrate Pride Month with Comcast's Xfinity TV and Catch Your Favorite LGBT Inclusive Films and Series On Demand
To kick-off Pride Month, starting today Comcast’s Xfinity TV will showcase LGBT inclusive content for its users as part of a special collection that will be available all year. Xfinity TV customers will be able to access inclusive films, documentaries, TV series, specials and more through Xfinity On Demand, XfinityTV.com, Xfinity TV on Xbox 360 and Xfinity.com.
Among the large library of LGBT inclusive content available to Xfinity TV customers are many GLAAD Media Awards nominated and winning project including: J. Edgar, Pariah, Boys Don’t Cry, Brokeback Mountain, Milk, The Kids Are All Right, A Single Man, Modern Family and Will & Grace. Additionally, users will have access to original content from here! and Logo.
“Our LGBT Pride collection celebrates work that has been recognized by GLAAD for outstanding content for and about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community,” said Klayton Fennell, Vice President of Government Affairs and member of Comcast’s Internal Diversity Council. "With diverse TV line-ups and special programming, we offer the best multicultural video experience across screens and devices, and we plan to bring our customers even more choices and ways to watch throughout the coming year.”
Comcast has been a longstanding supporter of the LGBT community and diversity in general. The company has supported the GLAAD Media Awards for the past ten years but also made strong efforts to help spread the word about Spirit Day by educating employees on the event, encouraging them to wear purple and take a stand against bullying. Comcast also served as a leading media partner for the “Amplify Your Voice!” PSA campaign, contributing $3 million in national airtime and bringing its important message to more than 20 million homes.