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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 […]

GENERAL MILLS DENIES IT CAVED TO ANTI-GAY GROUP

August 22, 2011 by · 13 Comments 

General Mills appears caught in a “damned if it does; damned if it doesn’t” dilemma. After the Florida Family Association targeted General Mills and other advertisers of ABC Family Channel’s Pretty Little Liars following the coming out of a female character, General Mills became one of two advertisers — the other was the Remax realty […]

PROMOS FOR U.K. LESBIAN REALITY SHOW TO BE INVESTIGATED

June 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British TV regulator OFCOM is investigating complaints about promos for a new Channel 5 reality series set in a lesbian bar in London’s West End, the London Sun reported today (Thursday). The newspaper said that the promos for Candy Bar Girls “featured close-up images suggesting sexual activity.” In one, for example, a woman is seen […]

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 […]

LESBIAN DRAMA WINS AT GAY FILM FESTIVAL

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The lesbian drama A Marine Story was named Best U.S. Feature at this year’s Outfest film festival. The film, directed by Ned Farr, also received the Feature Audience Award, and its star, Dreya Weber, received the Best Actress award. Stephen Guarino won the Best Actor award for his performance in BearCity. Outfest ended an 11-day […]