Blogs by Matt Kane, Director of Entertainment Media at GLAAD
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Last night, NBC's reality competition show America's Got Talent ended its final audition episode with a musical performance from an 84-year-old man singing an original song about not wanting to date a woman because she had "male genitalia," and which included lyrics like "there's always some failure, always some flaw." As the song's "joke" dawned on the audience and judges, they erupted in laughter and the contestant was unanimously voted onto the next round.
The lead writer of the highly anticipated, upcoming video game Dragon Age 3: Inquisition has revealed that one of the playable companions available in the game will also be the series' first established gay character.
Following outcry from fans that upcoming game Tomodachi Life would allow opposite-sex characters to date and marry one another, but not same-sex characters, publisher Nintendo released a statement saying they were “not trying to provide social commentary.” Unfortunately by continuing to limit the options available to players, Nintendo is doing just that.
As a growing number of US States legalize marriage for same sex couples with the support of the majority of US citizens, it's important to remember the trailblazers that helped change both the law and public opinion. Aiming to preserve exactly this chapter is the new film 'The State of Marriage' from co-producers Jeff Kaufman (also the film's director) and Marcia Ross.
Marvel released a statement of congratulations to the creators of the most recent series of "Young Avengers" on receiving the award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.