WWE Plans to 'Integrate LGBT Characters' Into Programming | NBC 7 San Diego
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

WWE Plans to 'Integrate LGBT Characters' Into Programming

Through its partnership with GLAAD, an LGBT media advocacy organization, WWE is also prioritizing sensitivity in their writers' room

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images
    WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon speaks during the Beyond Sport United event at Barclays Center on Aug. 9, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

    Speaking at a Beyond Sport United event in New York this week, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon said her organization — best known for its wrestling showdowns — is committed to LGBT inclusivity, NBC News reported.

    She reminisced about wrestling legend Pat Patterson, the first-ever WWE Intercontinental Champion, who just this week released a book, titled "Accepted." Patterson came out on a show on the WWE Network and according to McMahon, the response "was so warm and supportive that he then decided to tell his story."

    McMahon told NBC OUT her organization is committed to inclusive storytelling going forward and plans to "integrate LGBT characters" into its programming.

    Through its partnership with GLAAD, an LGBT media advocacy organization, WWE is also prioritizing sensitivity in their writers' room.

    Dakota Access Pipeline Halted After Months Of Protest

    [NATL] Dakota Access Pipeline Halted After Months Of Protest
    A months-long standoff between the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe ended Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 after the Army Corps of Engineers declined to grant the permit to extend the pipeline beneath Lake Oahe in North Dakota. (Published 3 hours ago)