New CEO rebuffs homophobia, doubles down on inclusion at Disney shareholder meeting

By : John Paul King of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Above: Disney CEO Bob Chapek (R) with former CEO Robert Iger (L) (Photo courtesy of Disney)

An anti-LGBTQ activist got shut down at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting by none other than the company’s new CEO himself.

Caroline Farrow, who was representing the British conservative advocacy group CitizenGo, came to the March 11 event to pressure the entertainment giant over its promotion of “LGBT ideology” in its films and television programming. It was the first shareholder meeting to be presided over by Bob Chapek, a 27-year Disney veteran who replaced former company CEO Bob Iger at the end of February.

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Netflix’s ‘The Dragon Prince’ releases third season, adds even more LGBTQ characters

By : Lora Korpar
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ABOVE: “The Dragon Prince” main characters princes Ezran and Callum, elf Rayla, glow toad Bait and dragon Zym (from Facebook).

Netflix’s original animated series “The Dragon Prince” released its third season Nov. 22, promising viewers more backstory and even more LGBTQ representation.

Co-created by one of the minds behind the massively popular Nickelodeon show “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “The Dragon Prince” tells the story of two princes and brothers who team up with an assassin who was supposed to kill them after discovering a secret that can unite the human realm and the magical realm called Xadia.

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GLAAD report finds decline in LGBTQ representation in Hollywood

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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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