Ever Wonder Why There's No Gay Characters in Movies?
GLADD reports only a small percentage of Hollywood’s characters are gay, lesbian.
While it is more common now than ever before to see gay and lesbian characters on television shows, the movie industry is lagging behind.
That is what the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) found in its first study.
GLAAD found that compared with television, major movie studios are unwilling to include gay and lesbian characters in prominent roles in their films.
Out of the 101 releases from Hollywood’s six major studios in 2012, just 14 included characters identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, found the advocacy group. Even then, most of these 14 characters were no more than cameos or minor roles.
Why do you think Hollywood is reluctant to have prominent gay and lesbian characters in their films?
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