Posts by LJ Beckenstein

Reflecting reality: Hollywood should represent LGBT people in every community

May 9, 2014

"LGBT characters would make it unrealistic." I've heard this countless times from my friends and peers talking about their own writing or defending their favorite shows, but many shows, both past and present, have reminded viewers that LGBT people exist in all walks of life and that it's actually less realistic to erase our presence from the diverse communities that make up our world.

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April 22, 2014

Alison Bechdel and Kate Bornstein to be honored by the Lambda Literary Foundation

The Lambda Literary Awards ("The Lammys") celebrate excellence in LGBT literature.

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April 18, 2014

The GLAAD Wrap: Billy Porter releases an album, B.D. Wong returns to "Law & Order: SVU," and "Phobos" needs your help

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

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April 11, 2014

Australia's biggest professional sports unite to eliminate homophobia

Each of Australia's five major sports has not only pledged to end homophobia, they've set out a timeline to implement policies and programs which will ensure that they do so.

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April 4, 2014

The GLAAD Wrap: Frank Ocean releases new single, Cheyenne Jackson live in LA, and more!

Every week, the GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related recent news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

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lavender country
March 28, 2014

First gay country album -- "Lavender Country" -- gets new reissue

"Lavender Country", the first country album with openly gay themes, has finally been rereleased.

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March 25, 2014

Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn comes out in Rolling Stone, posts statement to Facebook

Following his coming out as gay in the newest issue of Rolling Stone, Tyler Glenn, lead singer of the Utah New Wave pop band Neon Trees, has released a long form statement on the band's Facebook page.

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March 21, 2014

The GLAAD Wrap: Sia releases new single, Jane Lynch to make concert debut, and more!

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

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