Posts by Matt Kane

'Batgirl' Comic Introduces Transgender Character

April 10, 2013

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.

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February 12, 2013

CBS' Mike & Molly Makes Anti-Trans Jokes; CBS Commits to Meeting with GLAAD

The CBS sitcom Mike & Molly went over the line last night with an offensive scene predicated on the hateful notion that transgender people a

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January 24, 2013

GLAAD Speaks with Roger Ross Williams About His New Sundance Film 'God Loves Uganda'

One of the standout documentaries at Sundance this year is the new film God Loves Uganda, which examines the relationship between American evangelical missionaries and the increasingly anti-gay Ugandan religious and political establishments. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams tells GLAAD about the challenges he faced in capturing the story, and why it's so important to tell.Read More

January 17, 2013

Lost Girl Producers Release Statement Following Outrage Over Offensive Scene

Despite being one of the most inclusive science fiction programs on television, the SyFy series Lost Girl unfortunately hurt and offended many of its fans with its most recent season premiere this week, which featured a shapeshifting villain that gets her comeuppance in a scene that was disturbingly evocative of real life anti-transgender violence. Following complaints from viewers and outreach from GLAAD, the producers of Lost Girl have now released a statement in response.

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January 10, 2013

ParaNorman Picks up Oscar Nod in an Awards Season Light on LGBT-Inclusive Films

In addition to a well-deserved nomination for the stirring documentary How to Survive a Plague, the only only LGBT-inclusive film to receive a substantial Oscar nomination this year was actually the animated family film, ParaNorman.

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January 10, 2013

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critic Assc. Announce Dorian Award Nominees

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announced the nominees for the 2012 Dorian Awards, which honor the best in film and television.

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January 10, 2013

Out Singer-Songwriter Janis Ian Speaks About Grammy Nomination

Out singer-songwriter Janis Ian, having just been nominated for a Grammy for the spoken word version of her 2008 autobiography, 'Society’s Child,' took a moment to answer a few of GLAAD's questions about coming out, her career, and what she’s planning next.

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January 7, 2013

Actor Matt Dallas Comes Out; Introduces New Fiance on Twitter

In a tweet sent last night, former Kyle XY star Matt Dallas announced he is now engaged to LA-based musician Blue Hamilton.Read More
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