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Old 09-21-2017, 11:48 AM   #614
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Default Re: Legends of Tomorrow General Discussion - Part 2

Her comments provide the most recent example of how powerful superheroes can be for those in the LGBTQ community. That is why GLSEN — the national education organization that champions LGBTQ students and issues in K-12 education — has selected DC Entertainment to receive its Visionary Award at the upcoming GLSEN Respect Awards on Oct. 20 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Said GLSEN executive director Eliza Byard: "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."

Accepting on behalf of her company will be Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "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," Nelson said.

In making the announcement, GLSEN singled out DC Entertainment for "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 notables include Midnighter, Catwoman, Renee Montoya and others. DC TV shows that feature LGBTQ characters include Supergirl, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Gotham.

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