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LGBT Characters in Movies Hit Record Low Last Year

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An annual survey of movies done by GLAAD found that movies featuring LGBTQ characters dropped 40 percent in the year 2017. According to the study, of the 109 movies that GLAAD counted from major studios, 14 of them contained LGBTQ characters.

A growing trend is for filmmakers or actors to announce that certain characters are LGBTQ when promoting the movie to the press, however, leave this fact out of the movie itself. For example, in Lionsgate’s POWER RANGERS reboot, the Director announced that the Yellow Ranger was questioning her sexual orientation, though this isn’t something that can be deduced from watching the movie itself.

In THOR: RAGNAROK, the Tessa Thompson who plays the character Valkyrie stated that her character is bi-sexual, but even GLAAD said in their report that this was not included in the movie.

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