Shonda Rhimes is a big name in television right here, thanks for her shows like “How to get away with murder and scandal”, which offer diversification and precise portrayals of same-sex relationships. But she thinks and hopes Hollywood needs to do more for the LGBT-community.
When she was speaking at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 48th Gala Vanguard awards, Shonda appealed writers, directors and producers to push for more equal representation in their work.
“We all exist in the world and everyone has the right to see themselves on the TV-screen, and I think it’s really perilous when that doesn’t happen here”, she announced.
“There is a tendency to stereotype when these types of characters aren’t seen. People deserve realistic stories and portrayals”.
Shonda was attending in the ceremony to present an award to Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, who insist on the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” and lifting the ban from Tran’s individuals in the military.
The TV presenter has long defended LGBT- representation in 2014, when one fan criticized the amount of “gay scenes” in her shows, Shonda stand on the defensive: “There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.”