Karine Jean-Pierre
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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.

The Boys in the Band star weighs in on a casting controversy.

January 06 2021 1:32 PM

“Maybe I am, maybe I’m not," the Falling actor said after questions of gayface.

December 02 2020 2:40 PM

However, many on the list are renowned for gay roles.

November 25 2020 2:27 PM

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