South Africa: WQMD – a new web series about coming out the closet

Coming out the “closet” is different for everyone. You will be confronted with questions and confusion regarding religion, family acceptance, bullying, fitting in, stereotyping and equality. WQMD – aka We’re Queer My Dear – is a new online series launching in April 2019 and premiering on MambaOnline, that aims to help.

Steven Universe Becomes First Animated Show To Win GLAAD Kids & Family Award

Last night, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe made history at the GLAAD Media Awards, which celebrate fair, accurate, and inclusive LGBTQ representation in media, becoming the first-ever animated series to win the Outstanding Kids & Family Programming Award.

Turkey: TV station pulls the plug on show after interview defending LGBT rights

A Turkish Islamist television station said it would take a show off air following an interview with an opposition party mayoral candidate who spoke of the need to protect the country’s LGBT community, opposition news outlet Oda TV reported.

Japan: Nippon Television’s Tanio Toshimi on Being True to Oneself

Transgender commentator Tanio Toshimi debuted on News Zero around the time that Diet member Sugita Mio made headlines for describing the LGBT community as childless and “unproductive.” While LGBT people working in entertainment are by no means unusual, Tanio is currently the only such individual appearing on a Japanese news program. We asked Tanio about coming out to her employer as transgender and her decision to join News Zero.