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#HollywoodSoStraight is a series of op-eds and interviews examining how the entertainment industry both advances and undermines LGBT rights. Directors, actors, producers, writers, and showrunners discuss real and perceived bias at every level, from the casting room to box-office representation. Other topics include the glass closet, “transface,” and the erasure of queer people of color.

Is this just Finding Dory all over again?

December 27 2018 11:33 AM

The outraged reactions to the casting of a straight actor, Jack Whitehall, in Disney's first clearly gay role mark a turning point in what's tolerated.

August 13 2018 8:57 PM

Being an actor may be the only time playing LGBT pays off.

April 05 2018 8:00 AM

The bisexual writer of World of Wakanda reflects on queer erasure, representation, and the media reaction to her lack of invitation to the Black Panther premiere.

February 15 2018 7:11 AM

The bisexual Westworld actress had a strong response to the Oscar winner's claim that kissing another man is the world's greatest thespian feat.

July 19 2017 2:46 PM

At Outfest, the gay writer and producer discussed how shows like Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls had been “hetwashed” over the course of his career.

July 08 2017 1:26 PM

Trace Lysette, Ian Harvie, Alexandra Billings, and more implore the entertainment industry to "make us real people" in film and television.

June 20 2017 3:07 PM