Executives at Hallmark Channel and Lifetime have expressed that they would like to “expand diversity” by making more LGBTQ-focused Christmas movies. The executives have reportedly noted that simply having LGBTQ characters in their movies is not enough when it comes to remedying alleged diversity issues, and that Christmas movies should feature leading LGBTQ characters in the future.
“So much for making the yuletide gay,” reports The Wrap in reaction to Hallmark and Lifetime allegedly having no “LGBTQ main character” in any of their 70 new Holiday movies.
According to the entertainment news outlet, it’s not enough for gay characters to simply be present in films, they should also be the main characters, taking center stage.
The report added that executives at Hallmark parent company Crown Media and Lifetime have expressed that in the future, they hope to “remedy” what they see as an issue of their movies not having enough LGBTQ representation. ….
An advertisement for a drag queen story hour, ultimately canceled, at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. The slide was shown at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on March 29, 2023. (Photo: Screen capture)od