Interview: Raul Castillo Talks Villainy on ‘Gotham’ & Saying Goodbye to ‘Looking’

It’s not every actor who can go from playing a gay hairdresser on one show and then an off-the-charts violent villain on another. Raul Castillo made it look easy last week when he abandoned the laid back, vulnerable demeanor he brings to the character of Richie on the beloved HBO gay-centric drama, “Looking” and took on the […]

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Who Scored Excellent? Who Didn’t? GLAAD Releases 9th Annual Network Responsibility Index

It’s that time of year again when GLAAD releases its annual Network Responsibility Index (its ninth) looking at how television is doing representing the LGBT community. The report looks at original primetime programming on the five broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, FOX) and 10 cable networks (HBO, MTV, Showtime, ABC Family, TLC, History, A&E, TNT, […]

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2015 Emmy Watch: The LGBT-ness Of The Nominees

The Emmy nominations came out last week and it was impossible to get very far in the list of nominees without finding representatives of the LGBT community both in fictional representation and the bona fide real thing. Seeing LGBT performers and shows that you might call LGBT-centric is not a new thing since awareness and […]

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Tika Sumpter on Playing Bessie Smith’s Lover in HBO Film: “People Are More Than Who They Sleep With”

This Saturday, HBO will be airing the bio pic, “Bessie,” which stars Queen Latifah (aka Dana Owens) as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. The film, directed by Dee Rees (“Pariah“), not only focuses on Bessie’s rise to prominence in the jazz and blues world but also her bisexuality and many romances with both men and […]

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