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Rotten Tomatoes Celebrates Pride Month With Brand-New Editorial Content Including a Spotlight on LGBTQIA+ Publications From Archival Curations and a Look at Trans & Nonbinary Rising Stars


June 01, 2023

Starting today, in celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes honors the incredible work of the LGBTQIA+ community under our RT Pride Hub, featuring several editorial pieces spotlighting queer voices.

For the past few years, Rotten Tomatoes has used its archives to spotlight queer outlets amplifying what LGBTQIA+ critics have said about movies and television since the industry’s inception. We are excited to feature 8 More LGBTQIA+ Outlets from Regional Archives in Atlanta, Birmingham, Houston, and Beyond. These outlets include Boston’s Gay Community News, created in 1973 by eight activists and ran until 1999, and OUT FRONT Magazine, one of the country’s oldest remaining active LGBTQIA+ outlets since its debut publication in 1976, to name a few. While many may believe that queer publications are a more contemporary type of journalism, these outlets have been here all along, providing a unique perspective on the latest entertainment offerings.

Rotten Tomatoes is thrilled to celebrate Trans and Nonbinary Rising Stars and Where to Watch Them, an editorial piece giving 15 outstanding trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming actors the recognition they deserve. Featured talent include Bella Ramsey (“The Last of Us”), Vico Ortiz (“Our Flag Means Death”), and Nicole Maines ("Yellowjackets"), among other incredible performers.

To continue shining a light on powerful and moving LGBTQ+ stories, Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at 180 Essential LGBTQ+ TV Shows and 200 Best LGBTQ+ Movies Of All Time, which have created a space for people to feel seen, with characters and plotlines that resonate with viewers on a personal level. From fan-favorite shows like “Orange is the New Black,” “Heartstopper,” and “Pose,” to culture-shifting movies including “Moonlight,” “Knock on The Cabin,” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

To watch these powerful stories and more, head over to Vudu, Fandango’s on-demand streaming platform, to instantly access some of these great queer movies for the perfect Pride marathon or plan out your watchlist with Rotten Tomatoes’ new calendar of 2023 TV and Streaming Shows and Movies Celebrating LGBTQ+ Voices.

In the spirit of giving back, Rotten Tomatoes is honored to partner with GALECA, the society of LGBTQ+ entertainment critics, to sponsor their Crimson Honors scholarship program for LGBTQIA+ women and nonbinary students of color to help create and promote a more diverse and inclusive pool of film and TV journalists. Look here for more details.

Finally, be sure to check out Rotten Tomatoes’ RT25 hub in honor of this year’s 25th anniversary, with new, exciting lists coming this month, which include The Best Action Movies of the Last 25 Years and The Best Movie Posters of the Last 25 Years.

If you plan to include any of these pieces in your coverage, please link back to the RT Pride Hub or RT25 Hub and credit Rotten Tomatoes.


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