Anti-gay bias is pervasive even in liberal Hollywood, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town, citing a survey of SAG-AFTRA members.
About a third of those who responded to the survey said that directors, casting directors and producers may be biased against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors, the story notes. About 5,700 people responded to the survey, conducted by UCLA’s Williams Institute and the union.
About half of LGBT performers reported hearing anti-gay comments while on set.
"Coming out remains a significant and consequential decision for many performers, and we are committed to supporting our members in living honest and authentic personal and professional lives,” said Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, general counsel and chief administrative officer at SAG-AFTRA.