LOS ANGELES - The number of lesbian, gay and transgender characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and campaign group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBT acceptance. In it annual report on diversity on the small screen, GLAAD found 329 regular and recurring LGBTQ characters across all broadcast, cable and streaming TV platforms, including the first asexual and non-binary characters. GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said TV was a critical place for the portrayal of LGBTQ characters and their lives. “At a
Comments: Heavy sigh. At the rate they are going we will never again see a white ´normal´ male or female cast on any show. In the link below they don´t show as high a number, but yet they complain there still isn´t enough diversity. Good. Grief. I´m sick to death of diversity!! Those reruns of Frazier, Johnny Carson, etc. look better each and every day. Other than This is Us, there are no other shows I watched on network TV. That show has also been ruined.
Contd. This Is Us which was pretty good last season. One of the first new episodes featured an Obama/Biden sticker on a refrigerator. They just can´t help themselves. They are turning Kevin into a drug addict. Who needs that? Recently Mandy Moore reported that she praised her mom and two brothers who came out as gay. Amazing. I quit watching the show, so did my sister who loved it. Leftists destroy everything.
We cut the cable this week. One reason was the “in your face” LGBT queer stuff that has become so pervasive on TV. We will just watch less TV, read and listen to music...from the 50s and 60s. I wrote lots of letters to the networks that have gone unanswered and unheeded. Adios to the networks, football and all of the rest of pop culture.
I refuse to watch them. Was enjoying Supergirl. No more. I thought the Orville would be good but they´ve screwed that up quick. Didn´t even bother watching the new Star Trek. Fortunately, there are plenty of old shows that do not have characters with such problems, shows you don´t have to worry about children watching, shows that don´t disgust you.
I watch a lot of shows from Canada,and Australia. Every single one of them has lgbt couples and many sex scenes. Light comedy, drama´s you name it. I am like, oh here comes the gratuitous, politically correct gay couple.
Two thoughts. I read an article that said some birth control pills that were in fashion a generation ago, seemed to result in more homosexuals born in the second generation, i.e the grandchildren of the pill takers. Although, statistics still show that only a very tiny percentage of Americans are homosexual (i.e. far less than you would think given the prevalence of homosexual characters depicted in television shows). Of course, these statistics are suppressed or hidden by the media.
Second, the broadcasters are so concerned about the declining percentage of Americans who watch the major television channels and the shows these producers knock themselves out trying to produce and promote each year, as well as the increasing number of people who are cutting the cable entirely. Yet these television executives live in such an insulated Leftist narrative bubble, they never realize what is causing so many people to lose interest in television. The shows they put on may be reflective of society in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and other large urban areas, but they are not reflective of most people´s communities.
Theatrical exhibitionists, ´own,´ the media. Even npr reports their scripted, ´news reports,´ from hollyweird´s Culver City. No wonder the entertainment industry´s perspective is biased and their productions reflect that fact.
It seems like many of the ads I see on TV are for male enhancement products so I guess “most” men who watch must be in the market. Sad commentary on our culture. Does anybody know of any current TV shows about what used to be called “normal” people and families? I can’t convince myself to watch and find out.
FTA: group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBT acceptance.
They have the cart before the horse. They became obnoxious before people started turning them off.
I have much less tolerance for the "LGBT community" every time I am forced to to watch a show with the gratuitous "gay married couple" or the "brave transgender" it forced into a story where it is not only unnecessary, but detracts from the storyline.
Three decades ago I was on the frontlines, I loved my gay uncle and felt he "deserved" to be treated equally. He often said, no one cares what happens behind my married sister´s bedroom door, no one cares what happens behind my married brother´s bedroom door, why should anyone care what happens behind my bedroom door?"
But it is never behind the bedroom door anymore...it is shoved down our throats, whether we agree or not. It is practised out in the open, on the streets where my innocent grandchildren walk, and they deserve a childhood without explicit sex--gay or straight--every where you turn.
The number of LGBTQ characters may be up but I would bet my last dollar that the viewer statistics are down. I hear conversations all the time by people I know who have ditched their cable and are happier (and richer) for it. I watch one show other than the news and as soon as they introduce this nonsense mine is gone too.
Hollywood is a cesspool, like Washington, and network TV is in the same liberal sewer. I don´t consume liberal propaganda in any form. I boycott Hollywood, I boycott the corporate propaganda machine, I boycott their advertisers.
One evening way back in the late 90’s I picked up the remote and clicked through about 80 of the 200 or so channels we had on our cable. It was all garbage. So I quit watching television completely. I suggested to hubby that we get rid of the appliance altogether, but he loves to watch college sports so it stayed.
Sometime around 2007 I started watching NCIS because it was largely positive about the military and made no bones about the evils of Islamic terrorism. Then it got politically correct, added a homosexual character and finally started defending terrorists in Gitmo and illegal aliens.
Now I’m back to no television at all. I read, play with my dogs, do needlework, sudoku, etc. Much healthier.
Since the 1970´s, white men have had the need to judge any content based on the race, religion or sex of the speaker socially excised. To now watch the rest of society do so in spades is so very entertaining. I keep throwing out lines like, "I only vote for people who share the same genitalia" and "I only watch characters who look like me" in social settings and watch ensuing, tortured reaction. Had a friend post on facebook last month how excited whe was to take her daughters to the new Star Trek because the Captain was female. Responded that it never occurred to me to pick my son´s entertainment based on people that look like him and the reaction was so tortured as to be hysterical. It´s time to call the Left on this nonsense; call them out as the racist/sexist/heterophobes that they are.
I stopped watching one of the very few TV shows I watch, NCIS:New Orleans. after they pushed out one nice female star and replaced her with a pushy lesbian with a NY accent. As her insistence on pushing her lesbianism intruded more and more into the plots, that was it. Haven´t watched most of last season, any of this. Done.
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