Posts by Matt Kane, Director of Entertainment Media at GLAAD

Results: Your Favorite LGBT Film Characters, and who passed the Russo Test

With the release of GLAAD's first Studio Responsibility Index last week, we asked you to tell us who your all-time favorite LGBT film characters were. The hundreds of replies we received contained a wide and diverse range of answers which demonstrated two very important points: (a) these film characters make a profound and lasting impact on us, and (b) almost none of them come from movies made by the major Hollywood studios.

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Gaymer X - the first LGBT video game convention - taking place in San Francisco this weekend

This weekend, the highly anticipated Gaymer X convention will finally take place in San Francisco; just under a year since it made headlines for a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that brought in nearly four times its original goal. Gaymer X will be the first LGBT gaming convention focused on queer gamer culture, and is being staged in SF's Japan Town district on August 3rd and 4th.

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Comedian Josh Thomas speaks with GLAAD about 'Please Like Me' and his US debut

Though he's still relatively unknown in America, comedian Josh Thomas has already made quite a name for himself back in his home country of Australia for his award-winning standup and acclaimed TV comedy series 'Please Like Me.' Now thanks to the newly-launched Pivot TV network, American audiences will get a chance to check out Josh's brand of clever/awkward comedy for themselves starting tonight. GLAAD spoke with Josh in advance of his show's premiere.

Out performers score big in 65th Primetime Emmy Nominations

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.

Premiere of 'Ray Donovan' continues disrespectful portrayals of the transgender community on Showtime

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.

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