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GLAAD applauds Hulu for launching LGBT genre category offering nearly 100 LGBT films

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Rich Ferraro
Director of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8011
ferraro@glaad.org

April 25, 2012

Read and share our blog post here: http://www.glaad.org/blog/hulu-announces-new-lgbt-genre-category

Los Angeles, April 25, 2012 — GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today applauded Hulu for this week’s launch of its new LGBT category heading on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus. Implemented as a navigational tool to facilitate easier access to Hulu’s substantial offerings of LGBT films, this new category heading arises out of an initiative spearheaded by LGBT film distributor Wolfe Video. Hulu.com’s LGBT genre category can be accessed here.

The new Hulu category highlights LGBT content much more prominently on the platform, helping users locate that content more efficiently, including dozens of new titles from an array of content partners. Visitors can currently access nearly 100 films in the LGBT category with new titles being added weekly. Notable movies include last year’s acclaimed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell drama A Marine Story and the anti-bullying musical Were The World Mine, as well as LGBT classics such as the documentary Paris Is Burning (winner of a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary in 1992) and the acclaimed independent drama Frida (a 2003 GLAAD Media Award nominee). See below for a sample list of titles.

“Wolfe has been working with content providers and retailers for more than twenty years on this simple but important distinction. Creating a visible category for gay and lesbian films continues to be a vitally important reflection of LGBT equality in our culture,” said Wolfe VP, Linda Voutour. "We're extremely grateful to our colleagues at Hulu for taking such leadership in the digital delivery space.”

“Making such groundbreaking and popular LGBT films available and accessible to a wider audience can have a tremendous impact on LGBT people longing to see relatable stories onscreen,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “We applaud Hulu and Wolfe for their leadership in bringing stories that can touch, inspire and entertain so many.”

A sample of available and upcoming LGBT titles on Hulu:

2008 GLAAD Awards
A Change of Heart

A Marine Story

Adam and Steve
Another Gay Movie
Anyone But Me

Ballad of the Sad Café

Behind the Bar
Between Two Women

Bloomington

Boy
Boy Culture
Chasing Amy

Children of God

Coffee Date
Come Undone

David’s Birthday

Emporte-Moi (Set Me Free)

Endless Love

Equality U

Exes & Ohs

Fagbug

Farewell My Concubine

Food Fetish
For & Against
Frida

Fruit Fly
Gay Sex in the 70s
Gaytown

Harvest
Heavenly Creatures

Hellbent
I've Heard The Mermaids Singing

Is It Just Me?
It Came from Kuchar

It's a Brad, Brad World

It's Pat

je tu il elle

Jitters
Jubilee

Judas Kiss

Just Josh
Latter Days
Leading Ladies

Let's Come Out: Gay & Lesbian

Little Man
Longhorns
Mala Noche

Mangus!

Maybe… Maybe Not
My Normal

My Summer of Love
Nine Lives
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom

Paris is Burning

Party Monster

Plan B
Pornography A Thriller
Priest

Queer as Folk

Queer Eye

Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in the World

Role/Play

Saint of 9/11
Secret Things

Sex Monster

She's Living for This
Tales of the City

The Big Gay Sketch Show

The Brandon Teena Story

The Crying Game

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Fish Child

The Lost Coast

The Naked Civil Servant

The One
The Times of Harvey Milk

Thintervention with Jackie Warner

This Is What Love & Action Looks Like
Training Rules

Trembling Before God

The Trip
Unhappy Birthday

Velvet Goldmine
Victim

Violet Tendencies

War Requiem

Were the World Mine

What Happens Next
Wilby Wonderful
        
Work Out       
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About Wolfe: Serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Best Buy, Amazon.com and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu and iTunes. Recent major Wolfe titles include: Sundance Audience Award winner, Undertow (Peru’s submission for the Academy Awards); the wildly popular Berlinale Teddy Award winner, Tomboy and 2012 Sundance hit Mosquita y Mari. Wolfe is also well known for the DVD releases of such beloved classics as Desert Hearts, Big Eden, Were The World Mine and A Marine Story.

Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com