The Advocate
February 22, 2013

How many times have you heard a talk show host, comedian, or friend who thought they were being funny refer to the Academy Awards as "the gay Superbowl?" Old stereotypes aside, the annual televised event certainly has the reputation of being a much-beloved communal viewing tradition within the LGBT community, but the Oscars' own history with LGBT subject matter is a little more complicated. While the Oscars have helped champion some truly memorable LGBT-themed films, there are still a few benchmarks of LGBT inclusion the Academy has yet to reach.