Nintendo, publisher of upcoming game Tomodachi Life, released a new statement today promising to make any future games in the series inclusive of same-sex relationships. "We will strive to design a game-play experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players," they said.
In the next few weeks Lifetime's GLAAD Media Award-winning series Drop Dead Diva, will air its final episode. The Advocate interviewed showrunner Josh Berman and took a look back at some of the LGBT-inclusive episodes.
Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.
Following outcry from fans that upcoming game Tomodachi Life would allow opposite-sex characters to date and marry one another, but not same-sex characters, publisher Nintendo released a statement saying they were “not trying to provide social commentary.” Unfortunately by continuing to limit the options available to players, Nintendo is doing just that.
Drop Dead Diva, the three-time GLAAD Media Award-nominated legal comedy, will air its penultimate episode on Sunday. Jane Bingum, portrayed by Brooke Elliott, will defend a transgender elementary school student in the episode "Identity Crisis."
"LGBT characters would make it unrealistic." I've heard this countless times from my friends and peers talking about their own writing or defending their favorite shows, but many shows, both past and present, have reminded viewers that LGBT people exist in all walks of life and that it's actually less realistic to erase our presence from the diverse communities that make up our world.