Posts by Matt Kane

Rapper Azealia Banks Defends Use of "Fa**ot" on Twitter

In the midst of a twitter feud last night, rapper Azealia Banks called blogger Perez Hilton “a messy fa**ot” after a heated back and forth, and defended herself by saying she has a different definition of the word. Unfortunately her personal definition doesn't negate the damage the word causes.

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2012: Reviewing the Year in Gayming

As the video game medium continues to mature and diversify, so too has it become an increasingly progressive and LGBT-inclusive one with a growing influence on culture and increasingly mainstream audience. 2012 turned out to be quite an interesting year in regards to LGBT representation and video games, from the communities that exist around them, to the companies that produce them, and into games themselves.

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Director James Gunn Apologizes for Anti-Gay and Sexist Comments on Blog Post

Following outreach from GLAAD and outrage from LGBT community members, press, and allies on blogs and social media, James Gunn has released a statement of apology regarding a blog post from February of 2011, in which the Guardians of the Galaxy director made anti-gay and sexist comments about characters on a list called “The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With.”

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GLAAD Examines Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television; More than Half Were Negative or Defamatory

GLAAD's new study of transgender images on television in the past ten years revealed that nearly half of all catalogued episodes contained negative messages and stereotypes. Additionally, transgender characters were cast as victims or villains more often than not, while anti-trans language found to be present in at least half of all episodes.

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