News Briefs: Out at Work (or Not)

Jul 7, 2021 | 2016 Spring - Out at Work (or Not), News Briefs

By Robyn Ochs

On January 30th, the Screen Actors Guild Awards had an unusually bi night: Queen Latifah was honored for playing the real-life bisexual singer Bessie Smith in HBO’s Bessie. Kevin Spacey won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his unscrupulous Francis Underwood character in House of Cards, and Viola Davis won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (How to Get Away with Murder). Actress Alicia Vikander won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for playing real-life bisexual character Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl.

Shows with present – though unnamed – bisexual themes that received recognition included Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder and Game of Thrones.

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