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GLAAD DENOUNCES REMARKS ABOUT GAYS BY KIRK CAMERON

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former child star-turned evangelist Kirk Cameron was slammed by the gay-rights group GLAAD over the weekend after he denounced homosexuality as “unnatural … detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Appearing on Piers Morgan’s CNN talk show Friday, Cameron, who costarred in the 1980s on the sitcom Growing Pains, also […]

TWEETS MAY COST CNN’S MARTIN HIS JOB

February 9, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

CNN’s Roland Martin may lose his job on the cable news network as a result of comments he made on Twitter during the Super Bowl game. After a commercial in which soccer star David Beckham appeared in a commercial for H&M department stores, Martin tweeted, “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped […]

ABC’S WORK IT OUT OF WORK

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After airing only two episodes, ABC has axed Work It, a show that had drawn fire from GLAAD, the gay-rights group, and from virtually every TV critic. TV Guide critic Matt Roush called it “atrocious” and “an instant early candidate for Worst Show of 2012.” Robert Lloyd in the Los Angeles Times remarked: “If you […]

SHOWS WITH GAY CHARACTERS DRAW VIEWERS, ADS

October 27, 2011 by · 14 Comments 

Television shows featuring gay and lesbian characters accounted for 24 percent of all primetime network programming last season, attracting 28 percent of the total audience and 22 percent of the money spent on primetime advertising, Nielsen said today (Thursday), citing data from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Those shows were particularly appealing […]

FEWER GAY CHARACTERS IN TV SHOWS THIS SEASON, SAYS GLAAD

September 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

GLAAD, the gay-rights organization, said on Monday that the percentage of gay, lesbian or bisexual characters included in the 91 scripted TV series during the new television series has dropped — from 3.9 percent last season to 2.9 percent this season. The group noted that Fox had the highest percentage — eight regular gay characters […]

GLAAD CONDEMNS FOX STATION’S “IS TV TOO GAY?” DISCUSSION

May 4, 2011 by · 8 Comments 

GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has come to the defense of Fox’s hit Glee after the show was attacked by the anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer on the Fox-owned TV station in Houston. During a segment titled “Is TV Too Gay?” of the KRIV newscast that followed a Glee episode dealing with bullying, […]

AFTER GAY PROTEST, UNIVERSAL YANKS THE DILEMMA TRAILER

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal has quickly yanked the trailer for its comedy The Dilemma after protests by the gay activist group GLAAD over a scene in which star Vince Vaughn says, “Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars… are gay. I mean, not ‘homosexual’ gay, but, you know, ‘my parents are chaperoning the dance’ gay.” The line was also denounced […]

GLAAD CLAIMS BIG INCREASE IN GAY TV CHARACTERS

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest “Where We Are on TV” report, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said Wednesday that more gay and lesbian characters are being featured during the new TV season than ever before. The study found that 3.9 percent of all characters on network primetime television are gay or lesbian — 35 […]

CBS PRESIDENT VOWS TO ADD MORE GAY CHARACTERS

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS President Nina Tassler conceded Wednesday that she is “very disappointed” with her network’s progress in incorporating gay characters into its scripted shows. Asked about the failing grade that CBS received from the gay activist group GLAAD, Tassler told television critics meeting at their annual “tour” in Beverly Hills, CA, “We know, and we will […]

GLAAD CAMPAIGN AGAINST “TODAY” SUCCEEDS

July 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The gay activist group GLAAD, which had threatened a massive protest campaign against NBC’s Today show for excluding gay couples from its annual wedding contest, was taking credit on Thursday for NBC’s decision to reverse its position and allow gay and lesbian couples to participate. The network also announced that it would extend its deadline […]

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