- 10 September 2014
- by David Robb, Special To Deadline
Deadline Movie News
A survey of 5,700 SAG-aftra members has found that more than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual performers “have heard directors and producers make anti-gay comments about actors” and that “53% of Lgbt respondents believed that directors and producers are biased against Lgbt performers.” The study (read it here), conducted by UCLA’s Lgbt think tank Williams Institute and funded by the SAG-Producers Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund, will be presented formally tonight during simultaneous guild town hall meetings in L.A. and NYC.
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The study also found that more than a third of respondents reported that they had witnessed “disrespectful treatment” to Lgbt performers on the set. Almost one in eight of non-lgbt performers reported witnessing discrimination against Lgbt performers, including anti-gay comments by crew, directors and producers.
“We found that Lgbt performers may have substantial barriers to overcome in their search for jobs,” said the authors of the study, M.
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