Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GLAAD Makes A Statement About Legendary Agnes Nixon

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios has made a statement about the impact of Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Agnes Nixon.

Nixon’s support as an ally is incredibly important in growing acceptance of LGBT people. She has created fully dimensional representations of LGBT culture with story lines that are blended into the fabric of the show. Through meeting Zoe or seeing the wedding of Bianca and Reese millions of people everyday have come to better understand the lives of LGBT people.

Damon L. Jacobs and I spoke with Ms. Nixon backstage at the Emmys after she received the award. We had recently exchanged letters and my feedback from the legendary writer: "You're handwriting is even worse than mine!" Of course, hers wasn't bad at all. What a thrill!

1 comment:

  1. The GLAAD statement does not even come close to covering what an ally the lgbt community has in Agnes Nixon. But I bet it was written by someone who never watched a soap.

    Let's not forget Donna Pescow playing Dr Lynn Carson on All My Children...the first out lesbian on daytime television. Also on AMC...Laurel's gay brother, Michael Delaney who was also a teacher at Pine Valley High School.

    Ryan Phillippe on One Life To Live as gay teen Billy Douglas.

    On The City in the mid-90s, there was the male-to-female transsexual supermodel...which was a great but too short storyline.

    And before there was Zarf and Bianca and Reese's wedding...who could forget Bianca coming out to Erica...who can forget THE first same sex kiss between Bianca and Lena...?

    It is too bad that just like the Sunday Daytime Emmy show...GLAAD is not giving Agnes Nixon enough credit.