Study finds LGBTQ characters on network TV hit a record high

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LOS ANGELES (AP) | A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season’s prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD.

The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Oct. 25 also found an increase in the characters’ ethnic diversity, with slightly more LGBTQ people of color than white for the first time.

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Trans of Thought: May I ‘Pose’ a question?

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“Pose” on the FX channel recently completed its inaugural season run and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Every week we were treated to the largest cast of transgender women ever assembled in one show, strutting across our screens with their improvised catwalks, to the beat of glorious 80s music.

We dove into the lives of their characters and saw their struggles with poverty, family, the men who fetishize them, sex work and living with HIV. We felt their hurt at yet another rejection and relished their triumphs in the face of adversity. In a way not too often seen on television, we were centered in the story and humanized.

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Come Out With Pride announces its week-long schedule of events for Pride 2018

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ORLANDO | Come Out With Pride (COWP) announced its schedule of events at its 2018 Big Reveal at Tin Roof Orlando July 30. COWP will extend its official events from the traditional three-day weekend to a full week of events.

COWP’s week-long series of events will take place throughout Orlando Oct. 8-14. Several community leaders took the stage at the Big Reveal to make the announcements.

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Janet Mock becomes first trans woman of color to direct and write a TV episode

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janet Mock has made history as the first transgender woman of color to write and direct an episode of TV with the recent “Pose” episode “Love is the Message.”

Mock posted a throwback photo from the episode’s filming in honor of the episode airing on Sunday.

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Rotten Tomatoes releases the Top 10 LGBTQ TV shows for Pride month

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In celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes has released a list with the highest-rated LGBTQ movies and TV shows from the 2010’s. Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer” determined the top 10 for each category. The list curated showcases the best TV shows and films that tell the stories of the LGBTQ community.

For those unfamiliar, the Tomatometer score is based on “the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. For each movie or show individually, a minimum of five reviews need to be done before an official Tomatometer score can be determined. A rating can be considered “Fresh” or “Certified Fresh.” “Fresh” means that at least 60 percent of reviews are positive, and “Certified Fresh” means the movie or TV show needs a steady score of at least 75 percent. However, to be “Certified Fresh” a film with wide release needs a minimum of 80 reviews, films with limited release need a minimum of 40 reviews and individual seasons of a TV show need to have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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Ryan Murphy says he will donate all ‘Pose’ profits to LGBTQ charities

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Ryan Murphy will be donating all profits from his FX series “Pose” to LGBTQ charities.

The showrunner made the announcement on Twitter stating that he will be tweeting about a specific LGBTQ organization every day for the next 14 days.

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Ryan Murphy planning #MeToo anthology series on Spacey, Weinstein

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Ryan Murphy is considering turning the #MeToo movement into an anthology series.

In a profile for the New Yorker by Emily Nussbaum, Murphy revealed he’s been thinking about a project titled “Consent.”

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Watch: official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s history-making series ‘Pose’

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FX has released the first official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s latest series “Pose.”

Set in the ’80s, the series “looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world,” according to the show’s description.

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Watch: Ryan Murphy’s history-making LGBTQ series ‘Pose’ drops trailer

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The first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s history-making new FX series “Pose” has dropped.

“Pose” follows the lives of New Yorkers in the ’80s varying from the downtown social and literary scene, the luxury Trump era and ball culture.

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FX orders Ryan Murphy LGBTQ dance musical series ‘Pose’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FX channel says it’s ordered a scripted dance musical series starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek.

FX said Wednesday that the series, titled “Pose,” will include what it called an unprecedented number of LGBTQ and transgender actors in ongoing roles.

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Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’ has largest cast of trans actors ever

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ryan Murphy’s new series “Pose” has cast the largest amount of transgender actors in history for a scripted TV show.

“Pose,” co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, examines the various lives of people living in New York City in 1986 including the luxury Trump era, the social and literary scene and the ball culture scene.

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Obama first U.S. president to pose for the cover of LGBT publication

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ObamaOutCoverBarack Obama has become the first sitting U.S. president to be photographed for the cover of an LGBT publication.

Obama was named by Out Magazine as the LGBT “Ally of the Year” for the annual Out100 list. He appears on the cover with the headline, “Our President. Ally. Hero. Icon.”

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