GLAAD report shows LGBTQ inclusion on television at record high

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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A look back at some of the biggest LGBTQ pop culture moments over the last quarter century

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Pop culture has always been ahead of the game when it comes to opening the hearts and minds of society. Long before the majority of the U.S. supported marriage equality, believed LGBTQ rights were human rights and accepted that we were born this way, the LGBTQ community was being acknowledged in movies, music, TV shows, books and more.

We have gathered the ABC’s of LGBTQ pop culture moments from over the last quarter century on this page to remind you of a few of those times that made us feel like we were being seen.

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Watch: Showtime releases first ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ trailer

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ABOVE, L-R: Returning cast members Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig. Photo via “The L Word on Showtime” Facebook page.

Showtime has released the first trailer for “The L Word: Generation Q,” the sequel to the network’s groundbreaking LGBTQ series that ran for six seasons until 2009.

The original series, which premiered in from 2004, followed a group of friends in Los Angeles, California. It was the first dramatic series exclusively about lesbian characters, detailing their sexuality and relationships.

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Showtime sets ‘The L Word’ sequel with Jennifer Beals

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) | Showtime will air a sequel to its groundbreaking drama series “The L Word,” which explored lesbian and bisexual life in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, stars of the original 2004-09 series, will reprise their roles, Showtime said Jan 31.

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‘The L Word’ reboot gets an update from Showtime

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Showtime announced it would be rebooting “The L Word” in 2017 but the network has been quiet about any news on the revival of the classic lesbian TV show.

During a TCA panel, Showtime president of programming Gary Levine finally gave an update on the series.

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The Bookworm Sez: ‘Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out’

By : Terri Schlichenmeyer
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You’re late! Oops, you overslept, got caught in traffic, the elevator was slow. Phone lines were down, email was down. You forgot, and you’re late, sorry. Or, as in the new book “Would You Rather?” by Katie Heaney, your understanding was just a bit delayed.

Where do you go when you’re looking for love?

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‘The L Word’ lives on: Groundbreaking series to return to Showtime

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They lived, laughed, loved, fought, caused unimaginable amounts of drama…and they’re BACK! A revival of the award-winning 2004 Showtime series, The L Word, is currently in production.

Ilene Chaiken’s groundbreaking series about a group of friends in Los Angeles, California changed the face of television by being the first ever dramatic series exclusively about lesbian characters who were complex and open about their sexuality and relationships.

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