Posts by Matt Kane

Sam Smith wows with MTV VMA Performance

August 25, 2014

Though he didn't end up taking home any awards, out singer/songwriter Sam Smith left his mark on the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with a performance of "Stay With Me" that had the crowd and social media buzzing afterwards.

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August 6, 2014

Adam Lambert talks with GLAAD about the Live Proud campaign, cultural change, and touring with Queen

Since publicly coming out following his appearance on American Idol, singer Adam Lambert has been one of pop music's most visible LGBT figures, and earned himself a loyal and passionate fanbase in the process. Now he's once again partnered with AT&T on their "Live Proud" campaign and sweepstakes, which asks users to share memes expressing why they're proud for a chance to meet Lambert himself.

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July 11, 2014

FOX and GLAAD host panel on LGBT Media Representation

Last night on the FOX Studios Lot, GLAAD and FOX Audience Strategy hosted a panel discussion addressing LGBT media representations, and their importance in bringing about culture change.

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July 3, 2014

UPDATE: 'America's Got Talent' airs song mocking trans women

Last night, NBC's reality competition show America's Got Talent ended its final audition episode with a musical performance from an 84-year-old man singing an original song about not wanting to date a woman because she had "male genitalia," and which included lyrics like "there's always some failure, always some flaw." As the song's "joke" dawned on the audience and judges, they erupted in laughter and the contestant was unanimously voted onto the next round.

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June 30, 2014

New gay character announced for upcoming 'Dragon Age' game

The lead writer of the highly anticipated, upcoming video game Dragon Age 3: Inquisition has revealed that one of the playable companions available in the game will also be the series' first established gay character.

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June 27, 2014

Upcoming film 'State and Union' aims to shed light on lesbian families living the 'Deep South'

Most media images of LGBT people seen by the general public fall into similar categories.

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June 10, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV Will Allow Same-Sex Marriage After All

The Japanese developers of one of video gaming's most beloved and long-running franchises has announced that they will soon allow marriage between same-sex couples in the game.

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May 8, 2014

Nintendo releases statement saying same-sex relationship options will not be included in 'Tomodachi Life'

Following outcry from fans that upcoming game Tomodachi Life would allow opposite-sex characters to date and marry one another, but not same-sex characters, publisher Nintendo released a statement saying they were “not trying to provide social commentary.” Unfortunately by continuing to limit the options available to players, Nintendo is doing just that.Read More
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