Comcast Cable’s Xfinity will partner with GLAAD to show LGBTQ titles

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Comcast Xfinity LGBT Film and video
Comcast Xfinity LGBT Film and video

Comcast has  announced a partnership with GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organization, to curate more than 100 titles of GLAAD Media Awards-related content on Xfinity On Demand. THe material is already available in conjunction with the announcement of this year’s 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominees.

Newly announced nominees, as well as previous award recipients will become part of the growing list of titles within the recently created Xfinity LGBTQ Film & TV Collection.

“Through this partnership, we’re giving these LGBTQ storytellers access to a platform that has the potential to reach tens of millions of viewers,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO. “We applaud Comcast for creating an experience that puts a spotlight on LGBTQ content and we’re proud to add our GLAAD Media Awards-related titles to their growing library of shows and movies.”

The Collection is available on the television, web and mobile devices and can easily be accessed at home using the X1 voice remote by saying commands like “LGBTQ” or “Pride.”

The new GLAAD content can be accessed by saying “GLAAD Media Awards” into the X1 voice remote. Included in the collection are films inclusive of some of the GLAAD Media Awards’ top categories like “Outstanding Film Wide Release”, “Outstanding Film Limited Release”, and “Outstanding Documentary.”

The collection will also feature some of the best films from past award recipients including: Milk, Carol, Tangerine, The Imitation Game, The Kids Are Alright, Concussion, Beginners, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bound & Gods and Monsters and Brokeback Mountain.

The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will take place on April 1 in Los Angeles and on May 6 in New York. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s year-round work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.

More at www.GLAAD.org.