GLAAD report finds decline in LGBTQ representation in Hollywood

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ from Sony Pictures Classic is one of the few films with solid LGBTQ representation in 2017. Screenshot via YouTube.

Major film studios are severely lacking in LGBTQ representation, according to GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index.

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Watch: first official trailer for ‘Heathers’ reboot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Heathers” has dropped its first official trailer for the reboot series.

The remake gives the Heathers clique an LGBT-twist. Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is a black lesbian and Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell,) identifies as gender-queer. The group’s leader is Heather Chandler (Melanie Field), a plus-size woman.

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GLAAD study finds studio movies behind in LGBT roles

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New York (AP) — An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year.

Examining the 114 films released by the seven largest movie studios in 2014, the study found that 17.5 percent of them included characters identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. There were no identifiably transgender characters. The findings, released on April 15, are a slight uptick from the 16.7 percent of “inclusive” movies from 2013.

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