behind the rise of transgender TV
Hollywood Reporter, September 25, 2014
Television viewers looking for transgender characters traditionally had
to settle for periphery prostitutes or psychopathic serial killers. But
with the Sept. 26 premiere of Transparent, Amazon Studios is betting that
audiences are ready to watch a transgender character take center stage.
shows LGBT viewers can't miss this fall
Advocate, September 23, 2014
The Advocate staff picks our favorite inclusive shows that make up fall
2014’s must-see LGBT TV.
Bushwig, pushing the boundaries of drag
New York Times, September 18, 2014
In Bushwick, the Bushwig festival embraces the shocking, the subversive
... and the wigs.
San Francisco, drag queens challenge Facebook on stage-name ban
The Globe and Mail, September 18, 2014
San Francisco drag queens and a city lawmaker met with Facebook on Wednesday
demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases
online, but said they were rebuffed.
Tomlin is first lesbian recipient of Kennedy Center honors
Advocate, September 11, 2014
Lily Tomlin will be one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors
this year, the first out lesbian to be chosen.
This love dares to speak its name, explicitly
New York Time, September 11, 2014
"Bootycandy," Robert O'Hara's searing and sensationally funny
comedy, looks at attitudes toward gays in black culture.
TV show ‘Gotham’ to feature lesbian detective
PinkNews.co.uk, September 11, 2014
The creators of the upcoming Gotham TV series have revealed that the show
will feature a prominent lesbian character.
surgery clinic, rush to save Joan Rivers's life
New York Times, September 10, 2014
New York City officials said 10 emergency medical workers had arrived
at a medical center in Manhattan after receiving a call that Ms. Rivers
had gone into cardiac arrest.
kicks off the NFL season with an ad featuring gay couple
Adweek.com, September 8, 2014
A same-sex couple locked in an embrace (or is it a tackle?) smash through
their home in slow-motion in a surprisingly inclusive spot for DirecTV's
NFL Sunday Ticket.
Wolf cast weighs in on LGBT inclusion
Advocate.com, September 8, 2014
Teen Wolf cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin,
Holland Roden, and more weigh in on the LGBT characters who run with the
Normal Heart' wins Emmy for television movie
Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2014
“The Normal Heart” won the Emmy on Monday for television movie.
The HBO telepic had been widely considered the front-runner in the category.
theme park refuses to hire gays, pretty much anyone else
PinkNews.co.uk, August 19, 2014
A Creationist theme park in Kentucky is refusing to hire gay people, or
anyone who doesn’t agree that the Earth is 6000 years old.
character is gay in Expendables 3
PinkNews.co.uk, August 18, 2014
he director of The Expendables 3 has hinted that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s
character in the film is in a relationship with Jet Li’s.
Walking Dead main character could have a gay storyline
PinkNews.co.uk, August 15, 2014
The creator of The Walking Dead says fans of the show shouldn’t
rule out a same-sex love interest for one of the show’s main characters,
shelves law to ban bareback porn
PinkNews.co.uk, August 15, 2014
The California Senate has shelved a law that would have banned the filming
of bareback porn in the state. The measure would have made condom use
mandatory for all pornographic studios.
Fox anchor calls Robin Williams ‘coward’
Washington Blade, August 13, 2014
A closeted Fox News host on Aug. 11 suggested Robin Williams was a “coward”
for taking his own life. “Something inside you is so horrible, or
you’re such a coward or whatever the reason that you decide you
have to end it,” Shepard Smith said on the air shortly after news
of Williams’ death broke.
about lesbian sexual awakening to open on Broadway
PinkNews.co.uk, August 14, 2014
A new musical based on a graphic novel by lesbian author Alison Bechdel
will get its Broadway debut in time for next year’s Tony Awards.
paints a Disney world of LGBT characters
PinkNews.co.uk, August 8, 2014
From a Disney character filled Grindr to Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck making
out, contemporary artist José Rodolfo Loaiza has created a world
of alternative Disney characters for his exhibition Profanity Pop.
Cox shoots down host who claimed she was ‘born a boy’
PinkNews.co.uk, August 5, 2014
The Orange is the New Black star was appearing on This Morning on CBS,
when host Gayle King was interviewing her. King had said: “Let’s
let people know about you, Laverne, because you were born a boy.”