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STUDY CALLS FOR MORE GAY HOSTS, CHARACTERS ON CHILDREN’S TV

December 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BBC children’s programs should include more gay hosts and characters, according to a report commissioned by the publicly supported broadcaster and released today (Friday). Clare Luke of Solitaire Consulting, which produced the report for the BBC, said that it was important the children be “familiarized” with different sexual orientations “from an early age” and that […]

NY TIMES: GAY TV CHARACTERS NO LONGER CONTROVERSIAL

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers of scripted television shows featuring gay characters have told the New York Times that they have been surprised by how little criticism has emerged as a result. In reporting their views, the newspaper commented, “The cultural battlefield of television has changed markedly since the 1990s, when conservative groups and religious figures objected to Ellen […]

FEWER GAY CHARACTERS IN TV SHOWS THIS SEASON, SAYS GLAAD

September 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

GLAAD, the gay-rights organization, said on Monday that the percentage of gay, lesbian or bisexual characters included in the 91 scripted TV series during the new television series has dropped — from 3.9 percent last season to 2.9 percent this season. The group noted that Fox had the highest percentage — eight regular gay characters […]

GLAAD CLAIMS BIG INCREASE IN GAY TV CHARACTERS

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest “Where We Are on TV” report, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said Wednesday that more gay and lesbian characters are being featured during the new TV season than ever before. The study found that 3.9 percent of all characters on network primetime television are gay or lesbian — 35 […]