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Following outreach from GLAAD and outrage from LGBT community members, press, and allies on blogs and social media, James Gunn has released a statement of apology regarding a blog post from February of 2011, in which the Guardians of the Galaxy director made anti-gay and sexist comments about characters on a list called “The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With.”
This Tuesday, the nominees for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards were announced, recognizing accomplishments by indie filmmakers’ during the past year. Several LGBT inclusive films received nods, including Ira Sachs’ Keep the Lights On which was nominated in four categories.
Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo is exploring her family history and finding LGBT people weren't discussed in her family. In her film, Memories of a Penitent Heart, she explores the relationship between her gay uncle, her devoutly Roman Catholic grandmother, Puerto Rican culture, and a world that was waking up to the reality of AIDS.
In recognition of Transgender Awareness week, GLAAD presents some of the most groundbreaking representations of transgender people that have raised awareness of the community in mainstream audiences.