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GLAAD set to grade film studios over their political donations

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GLAAD has announced that they will be grading film studios on their political donations. Over the last few years, the influential LGBTQ+ organisation has conducted their annual Studio Responsibility Index.

The report, which is released every summer, evaluates LGBTQ+ representation in movies from the eight major film studios, including Lionsgate, Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros, United Artists, STX and Disney.

On 10 March, GLAAD revealed that they would be adding new evaluations in response to the numerous anti-LGBTQ+ bills circulating across the US. “No company that chooses silence over allyship should receive high scores from LGBTQ organisations while nearly 200 anti-LGBTQ bills advance in states around the country, often targeting transgender youth,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. “Corporations need to be held accountable for funding politicians that harm LGBTQ people, including their own employees, and for inaction on legislation that they can help defeat.” Ellis also highlighted the ongoing controversy surrounding Disney and Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill. “The Walt Disney Company and other media companies need to take immediate action in Florida and other states.

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