LGBTQ Heroes: Netflix – the entertainment giant proudly stands with the queer community
We try not to pay any attention to publicity-seeking homophobes, but we’re breaking that rule to celebrate the cease-and-desist that Netflix has recently sent to the people behind Boston’s Straight Pride Parade.
According to Queerty, the Boston Straight Pride Parade group were using Netflix’s logo and name to help promote their event – citing Netflix as a potential sponsor.
Here’s an extract from the letter sent by Netflix:
“You are using the Netflix logo to promote your event, which despite its name is about hate – not pride. That’s gross and deeply hurtful, but it’s also deceptive misinformation and infringes our legal rights. Netflix has nothing to do with your organization or event. Indeed, it’s telling that you feel the need to lie to gain legitimacy. You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear.”
The response from Boston Straight Pride? They’ve labelled Netflix as heterophobic with a legal steam staffed by gay supremacists.
To show our appreciation to Netflix for having the back of our community, here’s five queer things to watch.
An uplifting series about Ryan. Ryan has mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants. After years of dead-end internships, working in his pyjamas as a blogger and communicating mostly via text, Ryan eventually figured out how to take his life from bleak to chic and began limping towards adulthood.
Tales of the City
Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, this re-boot of Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the lives of the residents of Barbary Lane. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.
A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.
Channelling his Sex Therapist mother, inexperienced teen Otis decides to set up a Sex Therapy clinic at school for the hopeless students of Moordale High. Get ready for love, laughs, lube, and the best time of their lives.
From Revenge creator Mike Kelley, What/If stars Renée Zellweger as ultimate game player, Anne Montgomery. When Anne presents a young, cash-strapped couple with an incredible opportunity, they have to decide what they’re willing to risk for a chance to have it all.