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  1. GLAAD Releases Annual Report on LGBTQ+ Representation in Hollywood; Gives Failing Grades to Disney and Sony

    GLAAD released its third annual report on Hollywood's LGBTQ+ representation earlier today, and although this year saw some notable improvements, GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis notes that most major studios still have significant work to do.

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  2. GLAAD Media Winners Include Rat Queens, Dragon Age: Inquisition

    The 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards took place this weekend in Los Angeles, and after Kerry Washington's epic speech on intersectional feminism, we thought they couldn't get much better; but we were wrong, as some excellent TV, movies, and comics were recognized for their contribution to positive LGBTQA+ representation.

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  3. Listen To Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Media Awards Speech On Inclusive Storytelling

    "On Monday morning, people are going to click a link to hear what that woman from Scandal said at that awards show, and so, I think some stuff needs to be said." Kerry Washington knows what's up.

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  4. Kerry Washington To Be Honored With Vanguard Award At The GLAAD Media Awards

    This makes us very glaad.

    At this year's GLAAD Media Awards, Scandal's Kerry Washington will be receiving the Vanguard Award for making a significant difference in the promotion of equality, and because Kerry Washington is a BAMF. But mostly the first thing.

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  5. You Would Cry Too: Remembering LGBTQ Activist, Feminist Anthemist, and It’s My Party Singer Lesley Gore

    Renowned '60s girl-pop star, composer and actress Lesley Gore passed away yesterday in Manhattan at age 68 of lung cancer. The iconic singer is survived by her brother and mother as well as her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.

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  6. Games, Comics, and Genre TV Earn GLAAD Award Nominations

    The nominees for the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, which recognize works that have "fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." Because genre media can often be forward-thinking and groundbreaking in representation, it should come as no surprise that the things we love here on TMS are well-represented among the nominees.

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  7. GLAAD Records Gains in LGBTQ Representation in TV, While MPAA Rates the UK’s Pride NC-17

    Pros and cons.

    Some ups and downs for the state of queer representation in media. 

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  8. GLAAD Report Predictably Dour on Representation of LGBTQ Characters in Mainstream Film

    Oh, Hollywood.

    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have released their 2014 Studio Responsibility Index, finding that of the more than one hundred films released in 2013 by seven of the biggest mainstream movie studios in America, a mere seventeen contained any LGBTQ characters, even when counting the most minor of roles.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Super Captain Wolverine Man

    Things We Saw Today

    Quick! Get Hollywood on the phone! (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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  10. Supernatural, Batwoman, Orphan Black Snag GLAAD Award Nominations

    For great justice

    Yup. You read that right. Supernatural, a show outdone in sheer amount of queerbaiting only by Sherlock (yeah, I said it), got nominated for an award meant to honor the portrayal of LGBT persons in media. What's more, the reason for the nom actually makes sense! Thanks, Felicia Day. We owe you one or five.

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Patrick Stewart Explains How to Moo

    Things We Saw Today

    Apparently NPR has a show called How To Do Everything, and apparently Patrick Stewart was on it, and apparently he explained how to moo in various English and American accents. Happy New Year. (Pajiba)

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  12. Things We Saw Today: Teenage Disney Ninja Princesses

    Things We Saw Today

    You'l have to make up the lyrics of the new song in the comments. (Society 6)

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  13. And The GLAAD Award Goes to: Kevin Keller!

    and let it be known

    When the comics nominations of the 2012 GLAAD awards were announced, I found myself with a significant quandary to deal with. Not only were a mainstream superhero book written by a woman (Marjorie Liu's Astonishing X-Men), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and my favorite lady superhero Batwoman in the running, so was Kevin Keller, the sell-out-popular first gay character to appear in Archie Comics. My quandary was that I couldn't decide who to root for.

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  14. Batwoman, ParaNorman, True Blood get GLAAD Nominations!

    Great Hera!

    Yesterday the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation published the nominations for their annual awards honoring mainstream works of television, cinema, comics, and journalism that they consider to have done an outstanding job of depicting the LGBTQ community and the lives of those within it. Some of the nominees are, unsurprisingly, very close to our hearts.

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  15. Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn Apologizes

    James Gunn, the director tapped by Marvel Entertainment to bring the Guardians of the Galaxy to the big screen, has released a statement of apology through the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and you should all read it. It's gracious, sincere, and refreshing.

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  16. Detective Comics: Batwoman wins GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book

    The 21st GLAAD awards were held in last night, seeking as always to "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend

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  17. Xbox Live Takes Overdue Step to be More LGBT Inclusive

    Microsoft's Xbox Live service debuted a change to its Code of Conduct this morning.
    You may use the following terms to express your relationship orientation in your profile or Gamertag: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Straight. Other terms regarding relationship orientation are not allowed. In addition you may not use these terms or any other terms regarding relationship orientation to insult, harass, or any other pejorative use against other users.
    This is great and all, but, seriously? Way to keep up with the times, Microsoft. I'm glad you managed to do it before the US Military. That would have been really embarrassing.

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