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Elton John, Lady Gaga lead GLAAD Media Award nominees

Elton John, Lady Gaga and the movie Dallas Buyers Club are among the nominees for awards presented by the gay advocacy group GLAAD.

The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards honor outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in areas including music, movies, TV and journalism.

On Thursday, GLAAD announced 93 nominees in the English-language categories, with cable channels earning 28 bids and broadcast networks receiving 11. Netflix earned its first nomination for the series Orange Is the New Black.

There are 37 Spanish-language nominees, including a stand-alone bid in the novella category for Univision’s Amores Verdaderos, which included the wedding of a gay couple.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be presented in Los Angeles and New York this spring.

GLAAD finds movies lag behind TV in LGBT roles

We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports.

In its first study of LGBT roles in major studio releases, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation found that compared with TV, where there has been a significant shift over the past decade, “Major studios appear reluctant to include LGBT characters in significant roles or franchises.” READ FULL STORY

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