Posts by Matt Kane

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

August 1, 2013
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.Read More

July 18, 2013

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.

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July 2, 2013

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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May 16, 2013

RomCom with Trans Lead 'Boy Meets Girl' Raising Funds

Writer-director Eric Schaeffer is probably best known for the 1996 Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy If Lucy Fell, but now he's prepping a new film about a young transgender woman and her search for love called "Boy Meets Girl."Read More

May 6, 2013

Mel B to present Adam Lambert with GLAAD Media Award in San Francisco

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.Read More

April 26, 2013

'The Lavender Scare' to Document Dark Chapter in LGBT History; Launches Kickstarter to Raise Final Editing Funds

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.Read More

April 18, 2013

Edge Premieres New 'Coming Out for Equality' PSA and Interview Featuring Kristen Johnston

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.

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April 18, 2013

Ebony.com Premieres 'Coming Out for Equality' PSA Featuring Tamala Jones

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.

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