F*** The Haters: On Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, Leslie Jones and Internet Criticism

From an improved trailer to Dan Aykroyd’s promise that it’ll have “more laughs and more scares than the first two films,” the most recent marketing wave for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot may almost make you forget the wild controversy that’s … Continue reading F*** The Haters: On Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, Leslie Jones and Internet Criticism

Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz On “Malec” and Writing Authentic LGBT Characters

In a medium that’s steadily diversifying, it’s not surprising the TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments prominently features LGBT characters. What is surprising is how fantasy-based teen drama Shadowhunters is doing more than the bare minimum with these … Continue reading Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz On “Malec” and Writing Authentic LGBT Characters

President Obama Appoints Trans Staffer as Primary LGBT Liaison

President Barack Obama has just named Raffi Freedman-Gurspan as the White House’s official LGBT liaison, marking the first time a transgender person has filled the role. The position, officially titled Outreach and Recruitment Director of Presidential Personnel and Associate Director … Continue reading President Obama Appoints Trans Staffer as Primary LGBT Liaison

What the Winter TCA’s and Birth of a Nation Revealed About Netflix and the Future of Television

To say that NBC’s Television Critics Association winter panel kicked up some dirt between the standard and digital TV giants would be a gross understatement. A debate that had largely remained behind closed doors punched its way to the forefront … Continue reading What the Winter TCA’s and Birth of a Nation Revealed About Netflix and the Future of Television

Channing Dungey, the New Entertainment President at ABC, is the first African American Woman to Lead a Major Network

ABC Network has named Channing Dungey as its newest entertainment president, replacing Paul Lee, who is officially resigning. The change is not only abrupt but also marks the first time an African American has held the position in the industry’s … Continue reading Channing Dungey, the New Entertainment President at ABC, is the first African American Woman to Lead a Major Network

Five Great, Recent LGBT Films that Are Unconventional (by Being Conventional)

Our media’s cultural mirror has rapidly evolved during the last half-decade to reflect a more realistic myriad of non-heterosexual experiences. From asexual to pansexual, it’s refreshing to see those often kept in the dark given the spotlight. What’s more, we’re … Continue reading Five Great, Recent LGBT Films that Are Unconventional (by Being Conventional)

The Olympic Committee Has Modified Its Guidelines Regarding Trans Athletes

Transgender athletes are able to compete in The Olympics without sexual reassignment surgery, as of Monday. The International Olympic Committee officially updated its guidelines for trans athletes, stating, “It is necessary … that trans athletes are not excluded from the … Continue reading The Olympic Committee Has Modified Its Guidelines Regarding Trans Athletes