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Protest Groups Keep Up Pressure on Upcoming ABC Sitcom — New Full-Page Ad Details Their Complaints

Dec 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A midseason ABC sitcom continues to draw protests, with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and two other activist groups taking out a full-page ad in Variety to highlight their issues with the show, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

As previously reported, the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD have voiced objections to the show, "Work It," which is about two men who dress as women to find employment.

The Variety ad carries the headline "Work It Doesn’t Work" and says that the program "invites the audience to laugh at images of men trying to adopt a feminine appearance,” according to the story.

GLAAD is aiming to "elevate the conversation" about life for transgender people, according to a GLAAD executive, the story notes.

The groups behind the ad, which include the Human Rights Campaign and the Transgender Law Center, plan to meet with ABC in January. The show is scheduled to debut Jan. 3.

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