What's Your Best of 2015 in LGBT Television? Tell Me!

Was it the romance and HIV storyline on "How To Get Away With Murder?" Was it seeing the increased visibility of transgender people like Caitlyn Jenner ("I Am Cait"), Jazz Jennings ("I Am Jazz) or "Orange Is The New Black" star, Laverne Cox? "Transparent" winning Emmys for star Jeffrey Tambor and creator Jill Soloway? Was it the storyline […]

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Are We Having a Lesbian Moment on Television? Top Critics Weigh In!

Last month, at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, where the networks bi-annually bring stars and producers from their new and returning shows, Ellen DeGeneres was asked whether she saw a groundbreaking aspect to the new NBC sitcom, “One Big Happy.” DeGeneres is the executive producer of the new series, along with out writer/creator […]

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Golden Globes Round-Up: Speeches By Winners Matt Bomer And Jeffrey Tambor For LGBT Roles

They say The Golden Globes are the precursor to the Academy Awards but maybe 'they' forget that the Golden Globes also give awards for great achievement in television and last night's 72nd Awards was no exception. While "The Normal Heart" failed to win Best Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television and nominee Mark Ruffalo lost to […]

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Paley Center Of Media Honors TV For LGBT Equality; Norman Lear Honored

On Wednesday night here in Los Angeles, The Paley Center for Media hosted its annual Los Angeles gala, celebrating the important role that television has played over the past six decades in the issue of LGBT equality. Besides having influential persons from past and present at the event, the gala also marked the launch of […]

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The TV Showrunners: Sexuality, Mistakes and Audience Perceptions (Part Two)

In the first part of the TV Showrunners feature, I talked with both gay and straight showrunners to find out how they approach creating LGBT characters and writing LGBT stories. What they shared was that while we have definitely made strides towards more and better representation, there's still some room to grow in many areas. […]

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The TV Showrunners: Creating LGBT Characters, Telling LGBT Stories (Part One)

The year was 1977 and even without the Internet to spread the word on controversy I knew that there was something freaking people out about with this new sitcom called “Soap.” The show was supposedly racy, sexual and bawdy like no other show had been before and among its regular cast, it also had a […]

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