Monday, February 9, 2009

Television's Renewed Homophobia.....??

In Fall 2008, our LGBT community's presence on television
began strong & enlightening. However, as we entered 2009 a
discouraging phenomenon started happening across the board.
First they killed off Candis Cayne (Carmelita) in the hit ABC
series "Dirty Sexy Money"where she played Billy Baldwin's
(Patrick) transgender love interest. This was extremely
disappointing since Candis was the first transgender actress
to have a recurring role on a prime-time TV series.....
Then almost all the lesbian characters on prime-time TV either
went straight, were knocked off or mysteriously disappeared.
Read More... Since Prop 8 passed we seem to be moving
backwards. Are the only healthy gay characters left on television
in "Brothers & Sisters"....?? Listen to Neil Giuliano President of
the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, (GLAAD) talk
about this disturbing trend.

Audio Interview Length: 2:16
Check OUT Neil Giuliano's complete audio interview addressing
this issue, the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards 20th Anniversary &
the future of LGBT characters on mainstream television
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