For breaking ground with so many positive LGBTQ characters, DC Entertainment will be presented with the Visionary Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards.
Chartered in 1990, GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)is an LGBTQ advocacy group committed to teaching tolerance in K-12 schools. Forty community-led chapters in 27 states have worked with schools and educators to spread inclusiveness in several schools at all levels of education levels in the United States.
Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will accept the award at a Friday gala on Oct. 20. This award is for compelling and positive LGBTQ characters such as Batwoman, Alysia Yeoh, Midnighter, Catwoman, Renee Montoya, Alan Scott and several others. DC’s live-action television show such as Supergirl, Arrow and Gotham take the next step with inclusiveness.
Eliza Byard, executive director of GLSEN said superheroes “Hold an incredibly powerful place in our popular culture. Equalitly powerful is the LGBTQ youth to see themselves in our world, and DC Enables just that.”
Other 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards Honorees include Kerry Washington, Bruce Bozzi and Zendaya.