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GLSEN Respect Awards To Honor DC Entertainment

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, September 21 2017 and posted in News with Benefits
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GLSEN Respect Awards To Honor DC Entertainment

The honor is for championing LGBTQ superheroes.


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

GLSEN, the national education organization that champions LGBTQ students and issues in K-12 education, has chosen DC Entertainment to receive its Visionary Award at the upcoming GLSEN Respect Awards on Oct. 20 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

GLSEN executive director Eliza Byard said:

"Superheroes hold an incredibly powerful place in our popular culture. Equally powerful is for LGBTQ youth to see themselves in our world, and DC enables just that. DC's commitment to representing LGBTQ characters in all forms of media is both incredibly important and empowering."

Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will accept the award on behalf of the company.

"At DC, we are committed to telling stories that reflect and inspire our diverse audience and we look forward to celebrating with the LGBTQ students and activists from across the country."

GLSEN mentioned the they chose DC because of "a commitment to showcasing diverse storylines" with characters like "Batwoman as the first lesbian super hero as a comic lead and Alysia Yeoh as the first trans character." Other notable LGBTQ characters include Midnighter, Catwoman, and Renee Montoya.





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