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GLAAD Hollywood Scores (AUDIO)

By Charlotte Robinson, May 24, 2019
GLAAD has released its seventh annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) that maps the quantity, quality & diversity of LGBTQ people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios & their subsidiaries during the 2018 calendar year. They found that of the 110 releases from major studios in 2018, 20 (18.2%) included characters that were (LGBTQ. This is an improvement from year’s report which was an all-time low at 12.8%, 14 out of 109 films. The SRI also revealed the second highest percentage of inclusive films found in the 7 year history of the report just behind 18.4 percent of films (23 of 125) in 2016. Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO stated, “The successful releases of films including Love, Simon, Deadpool 2 & Blockers, brought fresh LGBTQ stories to audiences around the world & have raised the bar for LGBTQ inclusion in film. While the film industry should include more stories of LGBTQ people of color & transgender people, studios are finally addressing the calls from LGBTQ people & allies around the world who want to see more diversity in films.” The SRI also showed that though there was a major improvement of gay, lesbian & bisexual characters, for the second year in a row transgender characters were entirely absent from the 110 major studio releases. Recently we talked to Zeke Stokes, GLAAD Chief Programs Officer about the Studio Responsibility Index in this exclusive audio byte who stated though this year’s report does show an improvement of LGBTQ inclusion we still have a long way to go. READ FULL SRI…
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