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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Are gay men more acceptable than lesbians on television?

"This year's GLAAD Network Responsibility Index has been released and the results aren't all that shocking. HBO, The CW, MTV and ABC Family are all doing quite well when it comes to positive portrayals of LGBT issues and characters and networks like TBS, A&E and USA are failing," writes Trish Bendix. "What's more interesting this year, however, are the percentages of gay male vs. lesbian representation on these networks. While it's not so shocking that there are more men playing gay roles than women, it does beg the question of why gay men seem to be more acceptable and longstanding characters on TV shows, while queer women are often portrayed in one-offs or brief storylines that don't last much more than a few episodes." READ MORE.

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