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First annual Studio Responsibility Index finds lack of substantial LGBT characters in mainstream films

GLAAD released its first annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by six major motion picture studios during the 2012 calendar year. Those studios are 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Columbia, Universal Pictures, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers.

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POLL: Who is your favorite LGBT film character of all time? Vote now!

This Wednesday, GLAAD will release its first annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) mapping the quantity, quality and diversity of LGBT people in films released by the six major motion pictures during the 2012 calendar year. Before we look back at the year that was, now is your chance to tell us who is your favorite LGBT film character of all time!

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A word that haunts us all

In 1962 boxer Emile Griffith was in the ring against Benny Paret, when he seemed to explode with anger and pummeled his opponent with such force that, after getting knocked out, Paret died of his injuries. It was eventually revealed that before that some time before the fight Paret had called Griffith a "maricón."

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