Many LGBT gamers felt suddenly unwelcome following the screening of an expletive and anti-gay slur filled video at the closing show of the annual BlizzCon convention last weekend. Following a week of fan and user outcry, the company's own president has stepped up to take responsibility and offer an apology.
During an event for the Elton John AIDS Foundation on Wednesday, John praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and thanked him for "taking a stand in New York and making the dream of marriage equality a reality in the state."
MTV's O Music Awards are hosting a dance party in Los Angeles this Sunday, October 30, to Monday, October 31, in hopes of setting the Guinness World Record for the Longest Choreographed Dance, which will hopefully amount to a full 24 hours. In the process of setting a new record, the O Music Awards are taking a stand against bullying by raising funds for several LGBT organizations in lieu of National Bullying Prevention Month.
The Nielsen Company is regarded as the world's most trusted source of television ratings statistics, and in a new report utilizing GLAAD's own work in television, they've turned their attention towards how LGBT inclusive programming stacks up in terms of both viewership and ad dollars. Some of the findings come as a pleasant surprise.