I had high expectations for The Fosters when it debuted on ABC Family in June, the first mainstream drama to focus on same-sex parents and their kids. I’m happy to say it more than met those expectations, while also throwing in a few pleasant surprises. The show has meant a lot to me as a lesbian mom -- and to many others as well. I therefore invite you to join me, the Family Equality Council, and GLAAD this week by tweeting about what the show has meant to you. Use the #TheFosters hashtag and write something like, "#TheFosters has meant [....]"
We're at a point now where tokenism or generic representation isn't enough. What's special about this summer is the range of lesbian characters we're seeing on TV: from super femme to super butch, Kinsey sixes and Kinsey ones, monogamous and non-monogamous, young and old.
While LGBT characters are nothing new in U.S. Spanish-language television, this week Univision made history when it aired its first wedding between a gay couple in novela "Amores Verdaderos," or "True Love."