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  1. The Mary Sue Interview: Talking LGBTQ+ Representation, Genre TV, and Fandom With the Cast of Orphan Black

    "Just don't be a dick!'

    "I think there's a lot of mythology about what a man or a woman is supposed to be, a lot of mythology about what gay men and gay women are supposed to be. There's just a lot of storytelling surrounding human beings and what sexuality and gender identity means to your value. It's all a lie. And it's a lie we've been told for many many years, and it's destructive and exclusionary and I resent it. "

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  2. Video Shows Producer on Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six Telling Native American Actors to Leave “If You Are Overly Sensitive”

    "Here's the thing, if you are overly sensitive about it...then you should probably leave." <-----ACTUAL THING THEY SAID

    "You're trying to tell us what's disrespectful to us? You try to call us names, and we say it's disrespectful and you say it's not?"

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  3. Meryl Streep Continues to Be One BAMF, Calls Hollywood Men Out on Lack of Empathy for Women

    That's all.

    Meryl Streep is having a banner week (as one does, when one is Meryl flipping Streep). After announcing at the Tribeca Film Fest earlier this month that she and New York Women in Film and Television have established a Writer's Lab for female screenwriters over 40, the actress also attended the Women In The World Summit and talked representational issues alongside Selma's Ava DuVernay, Pakistani documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Jon Stewart.

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  4. Netflix Defends Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six After Native American Actors Walk Off Set in Protest of Horribly Offensive Script

    Whitesplaining Six, more like

    Approximately a dozen Native American actors have walked off the set of Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six in protest of the film's offensive depiction of Native women and elders and its misrepresentation of Apache culture.

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  5. Brian Michael Bendis Unconvincingly Denies Bi-Erasure In All-New X-Men

    :/

    Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men #40 just came out today, but it's already been the subject of intense scrutiny after pages leaked to Tumblr earlier this week revealed a scene in which Jean Grey forces Iceman (Bobby Drake) to admit he's gay.

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  6. Hilarious #MakeItFair Video Highlights Gender Disparity In Film

    "We won't relent 'til it's 100%..."

    You know, in all my years writing from a feminist perspective, I had no idea how bad men actually have it. For example, did you know that they only get to direct 93% of all Hollywood films? What about the other seven percent? WHAT ABOUT THEM?! Thankfully, this video brings together top female talent to bring awareness to their plight.

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  7. Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief Explains Why One of the Original X-Men Just Came Out of the Closet

    Spoilers ahead for All-New X-Men #40!

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  8. Today in Imperfect Representation: One of the Original X-Men Just Came Out as Gay

    Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men #40 won't be released until tomorrow, but leaked pages uploaded to Tumblr show that this issue contains a huge reveal for one of the original mutants. Spoilers to follow.

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  9. 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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  10. The Flash Cast and Creative Team Talk Diversity and the Importance of Representation

    "When we met Jesse Martin (who plays Detective Joe West) in New York to convince him to be a part of this show, he said he always loved comics but never saw his face in them. Now he can. Now there's a whole generation of kids who can watch these shows (and see his face, too)."

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  11. Furious 7‘s Record-Breaking First Weekend Fueled By 75% POC and Nearly 50% Female Ticket Buyers

    Daddy went to work.

    Although some of the film's success can likely be attributed to fans turning out to see the late Paul Walker on the big screen in his final movie, opening weekend statistics also show that the Fast franchises' awesome representation is paying off big time.

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  12. Michelle Rodriguez Talks Representation, Fridging, and Hollywood’s Problem With Female Characters

    "Would you do that to a male character?"

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  13. Anthony Mackie Talks Marvel’s Diversity: “I Think it’s Very Important That Little Girls Have Representation”

    Seconded.

    Anthony Mackie broken our hearts earlier this year when he said on the Wendy show that women should "make daddy a sandwich" (cue incoherent rage yelling), but during an ECCC panel over the weekend, the actor's remarks were way more positive.

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  14. Best Rumor Alert: First Canon LGBTQ+ Star Wars Character May Feature in Rogue One

    Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

    If she and Felicity Jones get together, I will probably die of happiness.

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  15. Bojack Horseman Creative Team Talk Comedy’s “Male as Default” Problem on NPR

    "If we can normalize the idea of women existing, that's the least we can do."

    Back in January, a Tumblr post from Bojack Horseman series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg gained a lot of attention for its discussion of comedy's tendency to automatically use male, white characters as the norm.

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  16. J.K. Rowling Responds to Fan Who “Can’t See” Dumbledore as Gay

    Perhaps you've been the victim of a Blinding Jinx?

    It's been almost eight years since Deathly Hallows was released, but homophobia and heteronormativity know no statute of limitations. J.K. Rowling still fields questions about Dumbledore's sexuality and any potential LGBTQ students at Hogwarts fairly regularly, answering a since-deleted tweet from a fan yesterday with aplomb.

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  17. 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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  18. A Simple Reminder of How Much Representation Can Mean

    THE CUTE... IT BURNNNNNS!

    We've been anticipating Dreamworks' Home (starring Rihanna and Jim Parsons) for a while now. It looks adorable but it also stars a female protagonist of color and if you don't understand how important that is, just look at this picture.

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  19. Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Gets a Release Date and an Emma Thompson

    I bet Angela Lansbury is stoked.

    Two years and a day, everyone! Start your transmogrified ottomans!

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  20. Shonda Rhimes Talks Representation & The Need For Normalization

    The queen speaks

    Shonda Rhimes has built something for herself, and for the rest of us, that is quite the sight to see. There's really no question who the queen of network television is right now — it's her, and she's populated the small but powerful melodramatic prime time world she reigns over with such a variety of characters and stories that she is often cited in the (many) arguments over representation in our popular narratives. So let's listen to her talk normalization.

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