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Lee Daniels to Address LGBT Creators at GLAAD-CAA Summit

Content makers and thought leaders to discuss queer inclusion and representation

A slew of prominent content creators, producers and Hollywood talent will gather to discuss the state of LGBTQ representation in the media at a summit hosted by GLAAD and CAA on Saturday.

The talent agency and watchdog group will hear from various thought leaders at CAA’s Century City, California, headquarters, including “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, Starz showrunner Tanya Saracho and producer-actor David Marshall Grant.

“The CAA and GLAAD Creators Summit will feature panels, conversations and presentations featuring insight and resources on how to better support the visibility of LGBTQ characters, themes, and issues on screen and throughout the creative process,” summit organizers said in a statement.

The daylong event will aims to “increase authentic, inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community in entertainment.”

GLAAD’s CEO Sarah Kate Ellis and CAA’s Ruben Garcia will also address the group.

“In today’s political and cultural climate, it’s so important that Hollywood prioritizes incubating diverse creators and accelerating a pipeline that empowers fresh storytelling,” Ellis said of the event.

The summit comes days shy of the annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, which this year will honor Britney Spears and Jim Parsons with the Vanguard Award and the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, respectively.