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True Blood's Angela Robinson on the lack of LGBT characters on film




NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Actor Nelsan Ellis attends the
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Actor Nelsan Ellis attends the "Get On Up" premiere at The Apollo Theater on July 21, 2014 in New York City. Ellis plays Lafayette Reynolds, a gay man, on HBO's True Blood.
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The LGBT advocacy group Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, released its second-ever annual report on the depictions of gay, bisexual and transgender characters in Hollywood films and it found that in 2013 not much has changed.

The findings did show that there was a slight increase, but of the LGBT characters none were leads and lacked diversity. The report also found that of the 102 films released by major studios last year, only 17 of them had gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender characters. 

We wanted to hear from someone in the industry so we turned to Angela Robinson, award-winning director and writer of the popular HBO show, "True Blood," which features a gay character.