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WWE to ‘Integrate LGBT Characters’

Pro-wrestling organization WWE announced that it plans to incorporate more LGBT characters into its programming, thanks to a new partnership with GLAAD. Speaking at a Beyond Sport United event in New York City on Wednesday evening, the WWE’s chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon said “We will integrate LGBT characters into our programming... and I do think there will be an opportunity to integrate some of those storylines in the near future.” The entertainment organization claims to have brought GLAAD representatives into the workplace to discuss inclusivity with the WWE’s writers. “We’ve had GLAAD come in and speak to our entire writing team and give a whole tutorial on sensitivities, the right words, the wrong word, why those words matters,” McMahon revealed. “I think that with their guidance and support, we will be able to portray that appropriately.”