As the entertainment industry continues to grow in the age of streaming services and on-demand video, so to do the subjects of movies and shows within the industry continue to diversify. To keep up with this expansion, and as more and more queer stories permeate into the mainstream, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has begun a little expansion of its own.
According to Deadline, the organization has added some members to its Entertainment Advocacy Team. Jeremy Blacklow will be joining on as the Director of Entertainment Media, Anthony Ramos, formerly of Access Hollywood, will be the Director of Talent Engagement, and Megan Townsend has been promoted from within to the role of Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis. The three will operate within the entertainment arm of the group and work directly with TV networks, film studios, and talent.
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"At a time when our culture is growing hostile towards LGBTQ people, the entertainment industry is more important than ever to accelerate acceptance of marginalized communities," GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told Deadline. "We need to harness the energy that exists in Hollywood and use it fight back and create a better world for LGBTQ youth."
During this vital time of growth in the entertainment industry GLAAD and its new team members will make it their mission to ensure quality representation of the LGBTQ community.