GLAAD report shows LGBTQ inclusion on television at record high

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ABOVE: Daniel Levy of “Schitt’s Creek,” Ruby Rose of “Batwoman,” MJ Rodriguez of “Pose.” Photos courtesy “Schitt’s Creek,” “Batwoman” and “Pose” Facebook pages.

The mood was light and spirits were high at the offices of United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills Nov. 7, as GLAAD held the presentation of its “Where We Are On TV” report for 2019-2020

The report was authored by GLAAD Director of Entertainment Research and Analysis Megan Townsend, who told the gathered crowd of journalists and industry professionals that the percentage of regular LGBTQ characters on broadcast television reached an all-time high in 2019 – exceeding last year’s challenge by the organization to reach 10 percent inclusion on primetime scripted series by 2020.

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Aussie actress Ruby Rose suits up as ‘Batwoman’ in new CW series

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ABOVE: Ruby Rose as Batwoman. Photo courtesy the CW.

As the Gotham City crime fighter Kate Kane in “Batwomam,” Ruby Rose’s character is one for the history books, as the first lesbian superhero in a leading television role. It’s been a fast-moving ride to the top for the young Australian actress/model, who caught everyone’s eye back in 2014 when she created “Break Free,” a short film on gender fluidity.

The YouTube video has been viewed more than 51 million times. Rose had no idea the impact it would make on her career.

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Ruby Rose addresses criticism for identifying as gender-fluid and a lesbian

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Actress Ruby Rose opened up about the backlash she received for being cast as the title character and lesbian superhero in “Batwoman.”

Rose, who identifies as a gender-fluid woman and a lesbian, told Entertainment Weekly for the publication’s LGBTQ special issue that people have reacted negatively to her two identities.

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Australian pop duo The Veronicas talk love, music and body glitter ahead of Girls In Wonderland

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For better or worse, Australian identical twin sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso—aka progressive pop act The Veronicas—give new meaning to the idea of exposure.

They were the first Australian artists ever to have a single be certified Platinum in the U.S. with over 1 million paid downloads of their 2007 single “Untouched.” Their relationships—with their partners and with each other—not only frequently fuel tabloids across the globe, they’ll likely be on display on their upcoming MTV reality series. And then there was that time they played a nationally-broadcast awards show topless.

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Watch the first trailer for CW’s ‘Batwoman’ starring Ruby Rose

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The CW released the first full trailer for its new series “Batwoman,” starring Ruby Rose.

Rose, who identifies as a lesbian and gender-fluid, portrays Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin. In the trailer, Kate is distressed when her love interest Sophie (Megan Tandy) is kidnapped. Kate finds Bruce’s secret lair and decides to suit up in his batsuit to rescue Sophie and save Gotham.

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Watch: first teaser for CW’s ‘Batwoman’

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CW released a teaser trailer for its new series “Batwoman,” starring Ruby Rose as the title character.

The clip shows Batwoman standing on a rooftop with her cape flowing behind her and the Bat Signal lighting up the sky. She turns around and audiences get the first frontal view of Batwoman in her costume.

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Ruby Rose’s ‘Batwoman’ series gets pilot, to be helmed by ‘Game of Thrones’ director

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After making a big splash in The CW’s DC-crossover event “Elseworlds” last month, out superhero Batwoman could be getting her own series.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the network has ordered a pilot for “Batwoman,” starring Ruby Rose. Rose portrayed the title superhero in last month’s “Elseworlds.” The pilot will be directed by Emmy Award-winning director David Nutter. Nutter is best known for directing several episodes of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” including the infamous Red Wedding episode.

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The LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018

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From groundbreaking television to record-setting events, this year in LGBTQ pop culture has been explosive. Legends were remembered, new icons were formed and history was made—one certain gay athlete even became America’s new sweetheart.

Here we have compiled just a snippet of the LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018 with our annual LGBTQ Pop Culture, A-Z.

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Ruby Rose quits Twitter after ‘Batwoman’ backlash about her sexuality

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Ruby Rose has quit Twitter amid backlash for her casting as “Batwoman” in the new CW series.

Rose, who identifies as a lesbian and gender-fluid, reportedly was facing criticism from people questioning her sexuality.

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Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman

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“Orange is the New Black” star Ruby Rose will play the lesbian superhero Batwoman in the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event on The CW network this fall.

Rose — who identifies as gender fluid — will make her debut as the DC Comics heroine guest starring on the series “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl” in December. The CW is also working on developing a standalone series for the character, written by “The Vampire Diaries” Caroline Dries and executive produced by Dries, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.

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Ruby Rose called ‘disgusting human being’ for donating to Houston LGBT center

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Ruby Rose’s contribution to an LGBT center in Houston for Hurricane Harvey relief was met with harsh criticism.

Musician Jack Antonoff announced he would be donating $10,000 to the Montrose LGBT Center which spurned Rose to announce she would match the donation.

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