At a time when gay rights are re-emerging as an election year issue — in part because of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s stated support for gay marriage on Sunday — activists and academics say that depictions of gay characters on television play a big role in making viewers more comfortable with their gay, lesbian and transgender neighbors.
Following almost an entire school year of bullying, Dynasty Young was suspended from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 16 after shooting into the air an electrical self-protection device.
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler-created pilot, The New Normal, has recieved a series order from NBC. The show centers around a gay couple played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, and the woman who agrees to become their surrogate (Georgia King) and help them start a family.
Following GLAAD media training, Dynasty Young and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, have shared their story on Good Morning America, CNN and MSNBC. GLAAD staff have also been working closely with local and national media outlets to ensure that this story is told in an accurate and thoughtful way.
Having endured severe bullying for the entire school year, on April 16 Dynasty Young of Indianapolis, Indiana used an electrical self-protection device to ward off bullies. Neither Dynasty, nor the bullying perpetrators were injured, but Dynasty was arrested for protecting himself. He was also suspended from school and is now facing expulsion. On Sunday evening, Dynasty and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, sat down for a live interview with CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon.
In an interview with with Zooey magazine, 29 year-old actress Anna Paquin discussed the ignorance that still exists regarding the bisexual community, and made some admirably definitive statements on the subject.