Blogs by Matt Kane, Associate Director of Entertainment Media at GLAAD
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The 65th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, with at least eight different out performers receiving nominations, as well as a number of LGBT-inclusive programs and films. Among this year's first-time nominees are Dan Bucatinsky, Zachary Quinto, HBO's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, and the Chely Wright documentary Wish Me Away.
The new Showtime series Ray Donovan premiered this past Sunday night, and unfortunately started things off with several scenes exploiting transgender people for "shock value" and a cheap laugh. What's worse, anti-trans material is becoming a pattern on Showtime, which is also one of the most LGB-inclusive networks on television.
International pop icon Mel B (Melanie Brown) of America's Got Talent and the Spice Girls will appear at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May 11, to present Adam Lambert with the Davidson/Valentini award for his efforts to promote LGBT equality as an out performer.
A new documentary based on David Johnson's book, The Lavender Scare, aims to shed light on the firing of thousands of LGBT employees in the 1950s by executive order under President Eisenhower. A period in our history worth revisiting as ENDA is reintroduced in Congress.
GLAAD officially launched the Brett Ratner-directed "Coming Out for Equality" PSA series today, with a spot and interview featuring actress Kristen Johnston making its premiere on Edge on the Net.com. Visit glaad.org/ally to join the #AllyNetwork and take action for LGBT equality, and watch featured PSAs.
GLAAD officially launched the Brett Ratner-directed "Coming Out for Equality" PSA series today, with a spot featuring actress Tamala Jones making its premiere on Ebony.com. Visit glaad.org/ally to join the #AllyNetwork and take action for LGBT equality, and watch featured PSAs.
When it was first announced in 2011 that DC Comics would be relaunching its entire line, writer Gail Simone told GLAAD that she planned to feature LGBT characters in the new books she was heading, including what would be "a first for mainstream comics." With the new issue of her ongoing hit series Batgirl, Simone made good on her word by revealing that Barbara Gordon's roommate Alysia is transgender.