Your contribution will cover: As you scroll through our perks we hope you’ll smile as you remember some of the major television milestones along the way— and just how far we’ve come!Rewards include access to behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes from the film, an exclusively designed Kickstarter T-Shirt, Poster, or join our Playing Gay team for the official Crew T-Shirt and your name in the credits! Executive Producer Wilson Cruz says: “David Bender’s long history in LGBT and mainstream politics, dating back to the days of Robert Kennedy, and my long history in television and LGBT activism — along with fellow Executive Producer Wendy Abrams and producer David Permut — make us the perfect team to tell this story! " Please back this project so we can tell this story!We are lining up interviews with actors and directors who have played key roles in the history of LGBT people on TV.
"On Friday GLAAD released two of its reports, the seventh annual Network Responsibility Index and the 18th annual Where We Are on TV report, and none of the networks received an excellent rating for having diverse LGBT characters and stories.
The ratings in the index were based on LGBT-inclusive content between June 2012 and May 2013, while Where We Are on TV relied on a character count and analysis of scripted characters in the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
But it wasn’t until 1997 that the world witnessed the extraordinary courage of Ellen De Generes, and that cultural closet door was finally removed.
Ellen bravely paved the way for shows like a reality by helping us raise the money and resources we need to finish shooting and editing this film.
Jussie Smollett's portrayal of the gay character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox series "Empire" helped the network score the first "excellent" rating for a major TV network in GLAAD's final edition of the Network Responsibility Index.