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It seems like every new tv show feels the need to put at least one gay/lesbian couple in it, amirite?

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While some may see it as a step forward for LGBT rights, unfortunately, most of these shows will shamelessly perpetuate stereotypes while claiming to be forward thinking and revolutionary. Just look at Glee...

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@1822301

I completely agree with this. I'm just afraid that all these shows will just use these characters as a "token fabulous gay guy" who is nothing other than that, rather than as a real person with depth...

Lkuns avatar Lkun Yeah You Are +4Reply
@Lkun I completely agree with this. I'm just afraid that all these shows will just use these characters as a "token...

I like pretty little liars a lot because Emily is a lesbian, but she's also a character who's not a stereotype

@Lkun While some may see it as a step forward for LGBT rights, unfortunately, most of these shows will shamelessly...

That's why I've started watching more and more webshows.
There's this great one called "Husbands" about a gay celebrity couple who get drunk and married at vagas, and they really don't want to be the first gay divorce under the new law. It's really funny and sweet, while not being stereotypical.

However I once read something that said they felt it would be "More revolutionary" or whatever if it hadn't been a drunk wedding.
The point of the show is that gay love isn't somehow superior and always perfect. Portraying it that way isn't doing the community any favors, and you wind up with girls like my friend who think someone is "More awesome" if they're gay (I try and talk her down most of the time, but she often gets upset over me ruining her fun).

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So? That doesn't mean he/she is incapable of not only perpetuating racial stereotypes, but also turning Kurt into a walking stereotype as well.

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@Lkun So? That doesn't mean he/she is incapable of not only perpetuating racial stereotypes, but also turning Kurt into a...

While some of the characters are very clear stereotypes (and that's part of what Glee is about), not all of the gay characters are stereotypes. In fact, most of them aren't.

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@While some of the characters are very clear stereotypes (and that's part of what Glee is about), not all of the gay...

http://www.cracked.com/blog/the...-tv-right-now/

4: yes, it's a humor site, but the article has good points.

Yes, Blaine is a much more believable/less stereotypical character than Kurt, but that doesn't excuse the fact that basically every non-white character is a racial stereotype...

Lkuns avatar Lkun Yeah You Are +6Reply
@to be fair, all of the characters originated as deliberate caricatures

Why? It's not like the show really addresses racial issues... or maybe it does now, I gave up on Glee after season 2.

Lkuns avatar Lkun Yeah You Are +1Reply

wel ahvuslee if dey didnt it wuld mean dey waz againzt gay rites. helo dus u eva think?! No, but seriously, sometimes I feel like, as a straight female, that I being judged as a conservative prude just because I am not bisexual or gay.

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@Statefarm I know the feel.

So it's not just me? & I meant to put an "am" between I & being

Anonymous -1Reply
@So it's not just me? & I meant to put an "am" between I & being

No, I totally understand. Especially if you're a Christian, straight female. :/

Statefarms avatar Statefarm Yeah You Are +12Reply
@Statefarm No, I totally understand. Especially if you're a Christian, straight female. :/

I COMPLETELY agree. The moment you say you're a Christian you suddenly become some evil, judgemental, Bible thumper who forces your believes down others' throats when really I personally couldn't care less about a person's religious views or sexual preference. Sometimes those who claim to be so open minded need to look in the mirror when faced with someone who is Christian & not judge them either.

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It's a move toward universal equality. I find firing all these shows to do that I stupid. It makes them all seeme cookie cutter, leaving very little room for variation. In addition, no matter how te minorities are portrayed, someone somewhere will find something to bitch about.

B10ckH34ds avatar B10ckH34d Yeah You Are +5Reply

And a nigger or wetback too

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It's an agenda! There, I said it. Because truly it is, not that there's anything bad about that. Starting in the 1970s almost all TV shows started incorporating at least one or two black people in their shows because they were trying to promote tolerance and a positive image of blacks following the Civil Rights era. Hollywood is starting to do the same with gays. As bad as it sounds, its the truth that American society can be influenced by Hollywood and they know that especially well, so this time they are trying to promote a positive image for gays in hopes of increasing their tolerance and acceptance within society. As acceptance of gays becomes the norm in the future, they will gradually become less frequent on mainstream TV shows.

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@It's an agenda! There, I said it. Because truly it is, not that there's anything bad about that. Starting in the...

Why would there be less gays? That's like saying now that there's racial equality, we can get rid of all the black people on TV.

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@Why would there be less gays? That's like saying now that there's racial equality, we can get rid of all the black...

Mostly because it is cumbersome to write specifically gay storylines. It's different and a lot less open than just making any characters skin color black. If a character is explicitly gay there would need to be a gay storyline otherwise there would be no point in making them explicitly gay.

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@Mostly because it is cumbersome to write specifically gay storylines. It's different and a lot less open than just...

Why can't they just write an average romance for gay people? A guy asking someone out to prom who just happens to be another dude. If it's treated like any other relationship, it should be simple to add in gay characters.

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