Black Panther: Wakanda Forever joins Avengers: Endgame among the Marvel Studios films with LGBTQ representation problems. The following contains spoilers for the recently released sequel. If you haven’t seen the new film yet, please stop reading now. Here we go again. They always remove quick moments in countries that do not allow LGBTQ representation. It happened in Avengers: Endgame during the first scene after the cutaway to 2023. What is happening in Black Panther: Wakanda…"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Has A LGBTQ Representation Problem"
Ted Sarandos continues to make it harder for Netflix’s LGBTQ employees customers by continuing to justify hate speech as comedy. The Netflix executive never seems to miss an opportunity to defend the likes of Dave Chappelle or Ricky Gervais. This time, his comments come during a “Future of Entertainment” panel at the Cannes Lion advertising conference. “Part of the art form is to cross the line, and part of the art form means you only…"Ted Sarandos Wants Comedians to “Cross the Line”"
Warner Bros. recently removed six seconds of LGBTQ content in Fantastic Beasts 3 in order to appease censors and release the film. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is just the latest film. Six seconds in a film that is 143-minutes long! Sure, they might be removing six seconds but it tells me that LGBTQ people are disposable in the studio’s eyes. You cannot tell me that you support LGBTQ rights in one statement while…"Warner Bros.: Please Stop Removing LGBTQ Content"
Today is the Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV for short, in 2022 and the state of things in America could not be any worse. I am an Orthodox Jewish transgender woman and frequently use these pages to write about film and television. Sometimes, my words are on other outlets like Below the Line or elsewhere. But right now, I cannot stay silent even though I would prefer nothing more than to just discuss film…"Transgender Day of Visibility – TDOV 2022"
The Walt Disney Company is very public in their response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signing the Don’t Say Gay bill into law. It’s an about face from Bob Chapek’s initial comments about being behind the scenes. There was a company-wide LGBTQ walkout in response to Disney not doing enough to stand up against hatred in Florida. “Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never…"Disney Responds To Don’t Say Gay Law"
Because of the Utah transgender athlete ban, I will have no choice but to boycott the future editions of the Sundance Film Festival. An increasing number of states have decided to ban transgender athletes from playing sports. This is certainly unacceptable. As a transgender American, I cannot in good conscience spend money in any of these states where anti-trans hate is on the books. Moreover, I cannot in good conscience cover film festivals within these…"Sundance 2023: I’m Boycotting Due to Utah Trans Athlete Ban"
I am standing in solidarity with all of the Disney LGBTQ employees who are walking out in response to the recent comments from Bob Chapek. What this means is that I will certainly not be doing watching any of the following today: Anything owned by The Walt Disney Company Disney+ Hulu ABC ABC owned-and-operated stations Disney Channel Disney XD Freeform FX Networks Marvel Lucasfilm Pixar 20th Century Studios National Geographic ESPN The list goes on…"Disney: I Stand In Solidarity With LGBTQ Walkout"
Marvel Studios recently denounced the Florida Don’t Say Gay bill in a statement on social media but the studio needs to go further. I’m happy to see Marvel Studios denouncing the legislation. However, it isn’t enough for the studio to simply denounce the bill. No, they need to go further and make a principled effort in LGBTQ content appearing on the screen. We know that there are LGBTQ characters in the comics. In recent years,…"Marvel Studios Denounces Don’t Say Gay Bill But…"
LGBTQ employees of The Walt Disney Company are staging walkouts in response to recent actions by Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The first of several mini-walkouts during breaks start on March 14. They will all be leading up to a full-stage Disney LGBTQ employee walkout from 8 AM-6 PM on Tuesday, March 22. If you wish to show solidarity, do not watch any feature films or anything on a Disney-owned TV network or streaming service during…"Disney LGBTQ Employees Stage Walkouts"