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June 2, 2017
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NBC News
It would seem that the galaxy far, far away is also getting more diverse. Indian-American actor Janina Gavankar ("Sleepy Hollow," "True Blood") plays the lead character in upcoming video game "Star Wars Battlefront II." Standalone feature film "Rogue One" starred one of the most diverse casts in the canon's history, including actors Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, and Diego Luna.

A Bollywood film based on the true story of a wrestler's struggle to challenge gender stereotypes and turn his daughters into world-class fighters, has become an unlikely hit in China, the country with the most serious gender imbalance in the world.

Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment (MOBE -  pronounced "moe-bee"), a leading advanced marketing symposium and strategic entertainment alliance, is proud to present MOBE Symposium 2017! 


Teen Vogue
An Instagram spokesperson tells Teen Vogue the platform is commemorating the community with Pride Walls, a worldwide initiative where artists deck out city walls (not the Facebook kind!) with stunning homages to the LGBT community.

As part of Billboard's 30 Days of Pride celebration this June, we asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community. Read them below and share your love letter to the community using #30DaysPride this Gay Pride Month.

In honor of Gay Pride Month in June, we discuss our favorite queer books to celebrate Pride.

Opera Wire
This month OperaWire will also dedicate a section to honoring LGBT individuals, operas, and achievements. It is our goal to bring visibility to works that have long been neglected and that need to be brought to the forefront and which showcase underrepresented individuals.


Rachel Lindsay, the first black woman to star on "The Bachelorette," began her historic run on the Monday night premiere. And the men who competed for her heart also made up the most diverse cast in the years that ABC's "The Bachelor/Bachelorette" franchise has been on the air.

If corporate America wants to strive for business success, it is time to reevaluate our marketing budgets and efforts to cater to this flourishing market.


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