Television

The small screen. Talk shows, reality TV, sitcoms, soaps, prime-time drama, early-morning news, animation, etc.

Gay on TV: It’s All in the Family

At a time when gay rights are re-emerging as an election year issue — in part because of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s stated support for gay marriage on Sunday — activists and academics say that depictions of gay characters on television play a big role in making viewers more comfortable with their gay, lesbian and transgender neighbors.

The New York Times
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May 9, 2012

Ryan Murphy Comedy 'The New Normal' Picked Up By NBC

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler-created pilot, The New Normal, has recieved a series order from NBC. The show centers around a gay couple played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, and the woman who agrees to become their surrogate (Georgia King) and help them start a family.

Deadline Hollywood
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May 7, 2012

VIDEOS: Dynasty Young and His Mother Speak with Good Morning America, CNN & MSNBC

Following GLAAD media training, Dynasty Young and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, have shared their story on Good Morning America, CNN and MSNBC. GLAAD staff have also been working closely with local and national media outlets to ensure that this story is told in an accurate and thoughtful way.

Video: Bullied Gay Teen Facing Expulsion Speaks with CNN's Don Lemon

Having endured severe bullying for the entire school year, on April 16 Dynasty Young of Indianapolis, Indiana used an electrical self-protection device to ward off bullies. Neither Dynasty, nor the bullying perpetrators were injured, but Dynasty was arrested for protecting himself. He was also suspended from school and is now facing expulsion. On Sunday evening, Dynasty and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, sat down for a live interview with CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon.

CNN Newsroom
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May 7, 2012

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