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Report: Hollywood is less gay-friendly off-screen

Most actors surveyed think directors and producers are biased against them, study finds.

By Associated_Press Sep 30, 2013 3:17PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.

Christian Adams/Getty ImagesThe Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists commissioned the survey released Friday showing that more than half of the actors who identify as gay, bisexual and transgender say they think directors and producers are biased against them.

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More than one-third of the actors who don't fall into any of those categories agreed with that perception.

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The online survey of 5,700 SAG/AFTRA members also found that more than half of the gay, transgender and bisexual respondents had heard producers and directors make anti-gay comments.

The study was conducted by the Williams Institute, a think tank based at UCLA.

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Oct 6, 2013 4:13AM
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"Gay" members of AFTRA and SAG will have plenty of work as soon as the homosexual lobby convinces the right folks that science films showing how daddies do it to daddies and mommies do it to mommies to be shown in public schools, is not only OK but great fun.

Oct 5, 2013 11:06PM
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Who cares, this topic is old as sin.  Boreing topic.  When I watch a show I want entertainment.  I may be in the majority.  But I want to  emerse myself in a show.  I am not straight and watching two opposite sex people hugging and kissing is not entertaining.  I prefer any type of show JUST entertain.  I do not see any problem having straights make films that bring in opposite sex people just worn the viewers so we have a choice. That is the big part of the subject , let the customers choose what is entertaining, and if something like this is always a subject of conterversal, why not try something new, just warn the viewer of content, most times they slip things in hoping the shock with become the norm
Oct 5, 2013 10:55PM
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They would flip out if someone tried to organize a heterosexual caucasian  parade
Oct 5, 2013 4:55PM
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o.k. in this scene i want you to beat up the bad guy , i want anger , be aggressive ..o.k.? sure you got Mr. director!!!......well here goes ....hiiiiiiiiii !....oh my your a big one!...just look at those sweaty arms ! you do know i have to beat that tight butt of yours !?!?...and that bulge.......CUT! CUT! CUT!
Oct 5, 2013 4:15PM
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another mandatory gay story for the day from MSNBC
Oct 5, 2013 4:10PM
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Who cares, this topic is old as sin.  Boreing topic.  When I watch a show I want entertainment.  I may be in the minority.  But I want to  emerse myself in a show.  I am not gay and watching two same sex people hugging and kissing is not entertaining.  I prefer any type of show JUST entertain.  I do not see any problem having gays make films that bring in same sex people just worn the viewers so we have a choice. That is the big part of the subject , let the customers choose what is entertaining, and if something like this is always a subject of conterversal, why not try something new, just warn the viewer of content, most times they slip things in hoping the shock with become the norm
Oct 5, 2013 3:08PM
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First they wanted equal treatment, then they wanted special protection, now they want special privileges. What next? Guaranteed employment anywhere they go? Get a normal life and you'll be accepted much easier. If you can't be normal, at least act that way, after all, these weirdo's are supposed to be actors, aren't they???

 

I agree with many of the posters on here. I too am sick of seeing some queer in EVERY movie, sitcom and series and will start voicing my displeasure with the practice by turning the channel to the history channel or someplace that doesn't have this social agenda affecting their programming. Lucky for me I am a Nielson household.

 

But "programming" is what it is all about anyway, isn't it???? Program acceptance, especially in our youth, to further an agenda of the Socialist Elitists because of their Gay Guilt. Personally, I think most of those pushing the agenda that are supposedly straight, are probably closet queers, so their opinion matters not to me.

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