Blogs by Matt Kane, Associate Director of Entertainment Media at GLAAD
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In a new video, Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man says he respects “each and every human being” regardless of their sexual orientation. The video is a response of sorts to the global protests against his music and concerts that resulted from years of the artist writing and performing songs calling for the murder of gay people.
This week in New York, the five major broadcast networks previewed their upcoming fall seasons for advertisers, and gave us all an idea of what the 2012-2013 broadcast television season will look like. Though it’s still early, we already know of several new shows LGBT viewers should definitely look forward to.
Following yesterday's show of support for ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, more celebrities have joined the call for the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, including Ricky Martin, Wendi McLendon Covey, Perez Hilton, Rita Wilson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa Lampanelli, and Darryl Stephens.
As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, celebrities like Julianne Moore, Fran Drescher, Jane Leeves, and Sean Maher have joined GLAAD and countless others in showing their support for ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, and asking the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
Much like President Obama's own position, the latest polls show the country on a whole continues to progressively evolve in its recognition of same-sex relationships, and as Vice President Joe Biden himself has admitted, television programs and popular culture can take quite a bit of the credit.
For millions of children and adults, Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are has long held an esteemed place on their bookshelf, though for much of the book’s life since it was first published in 1963, most didn’t know it had been written by a gay man.