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WGA West’s LGBTQ+ Writers Committee In Open Letter Urges Hollywood To Combat Gay Bigotry

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The WGA West’s LGBTQ+ Writers Committee sent an open letter to Hollywood on Friday urging the film and television industry to employ more LGBTQ+ writers, combat ongoing discrimination, and to more accurately reflect the lives and history of the gay community.The letter, which was released in advance of L.A.’s Pride Celebration this weekend, says the industry’s history is “steeped in decades of codified bigotry against the LGBTQ+/queer community,” but notes that this discrimination “is not a problem of the past.” Indeed, the letter notes that in the past five years, 22% of the 158-member committee “report having been the target of overt discrimination and/or harassment in an industry setting based on their identity.

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