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Gay Television Characters

The Limits of Looking

Noah Tsika | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Now that the first season of HBO's Looking has come to an end, it is worth reflecting on the series' achievements, and lamenting some of its shortcomings.

Primetime Television Is Looking Less Gay

Damon M. Banks | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Damon M. Banks

At a time when you begin to look forward to a new season of primetime television, we're reminded of the many shows that were canceled this past season, and it makes you wonder about the future of gay television.

It Pays To Play Gay On Daytime Soaps

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

From suds to studs! Cutie Chandler Massey just won his second consecutive Emmy for playing gay teen Will Horton on "Days of Our Lives," who, like ever...

Modern Family 'Yard Sale': Do TV Writers Still Have a Social and Cultural Responsibility?

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Taylor Cole Miller

It used to be that we, as a public, could hold networks accountable and responsible for the ways in which they represent minority characters. But can we still do that? Are writers of our current television fare no longer held accountable for the characters they create?

The Gay Carla

Jeffery Self | Posted 12.19.2011 | Gay Voices
Jeffery Self

America is ready for more than just gay best friends, gay assistants, gay relatives and gay hairstylists. It's time for a world where we're more than todays' version of Carla on Cheers, but the Sams and the Dianes, or even the Rebeccas.

A Whole New World for Gay Youth

James Peron | Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices
James Peron

We now have a generation of gay kids who have always known they are not alone, and they can't go back into the closet; they were never there to begin with. Even before dealing with their own sexual orientation, they knew there were others.

PHOTOS: Which Networks Are The Most Gay-Friendly?

Posted 10.03.2011 | Media

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released its 2011 Network Responsibility Index on Wednesday, showing which networks have led the way wit...