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LGBT characters on U.S.
TV at record highs

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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

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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.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/lgbtq-tv-characters-glaad-high-diversity-1202610312/

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 11/10/2017 7:24:47 PM     (No. 11448184)

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.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/mandy-moore-praises-mother-brothers-hiding/story?id=50734112

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Deauxrite, 11/10/2017 7:38:45 PM     (No. 11448194)

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.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: liberty316, 11/10/2017 7:42:15 PM     (No. 11448196)

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.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lucky5, 11/10/2017 7:42:19 PM     (No. 11448197)

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.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: greggojo, 11/10/2017 7:48:53 PM     (No. 11448202)

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.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/10/2017 7:58:12 PM     (No. 11448210)

Judging by the number of LGBT characters on TV and cable, half the United States is gay rather than just the 1.5-2% it actually is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leonardo, 11/10/2017 8:16:21 PM     (No. 11448225)

"LGBT characters on U.S. TV at record highs"
Yeah, I just turn them off.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: columba, 11/10/2017 8:24:21 PM     (No. 11448233)

Thank God I haven´t had TV for years. Perversion is not normal.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 11/10/2017 8:26:46 PM     (No. 11448236)

More QWERTY people.

hooray

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 11/10/2017 8:28:24 PM     (No. 11448239)

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.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: harper, 11/10/2017 8:31:19 PM     (No. 11448242)

Must be a mistake. There isn´t ANY on any TV show I watch.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/10/2017 8:35:20 PM     (No. 11448247)

Funny.... there is not a single LGBTUVWXYZ character on any television program that I watch.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Cactus, 11/10/2017 8:40:00 PM     (No. 11448249)

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.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: schnapps, 11/10/2017 8:43:43 PM     (No. 11448251)

We just watched the first 5 episodes of the Dick van Dyke show. Extremely funny and always ends with good old (heterosexual) kiss and hug.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: blizzard, 11/10/2017 8:45:43 PM     (No. 11448253)

The only show I watch religiously any more is The Walking Dead, and yes...two secondary characters are both gay, one female, one male. It´s ridiculous.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: GO3, 11/10/2017 8:55:31 PM     (No. 11448261)

Are advertisers stupid?


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Reply 17 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/10/2017 8:56:05 PM     (No. 11448262)

I pray to GOD to smite the deviants and bless our nation with morals, ethics, and values...

Amen!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rocco49, 11/10/2017 8:59:42 PM     (No. 11448268)

FTA:"20% of teenagers are LGBT"???

Hogwash!

We may be perverted deviants, but we ain´t THAT perverted!

More like 1%......

Oh, and Reuters can KMA!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/10/2017 9:18:51 PM     (No. 11448279)

I never see any of that because I only watch BYU TV or ID TV. I hope that main stream television rots and goes belly up.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/10/2017 10:00:32 PM     (No. 11448305)

And now TVs will go dark.

Don´t you scum try to tell me what the Bible says is false. It´s not. Homos are messed up people who are destroying any happiness they might have in life. There is no "Gay" there´s only suicide.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: kono, 11/10/2017 10:24:53 PM     (No. 11448326)

Never been happier with my decision to ditch the box in 2000. The programming´s cultural rot was already unbearable, and it´s only gotten steadily worse.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peeps, 11/10/2017 10:26:23 PM     (No. 11448328)

This trash is not shown in my home. Hey, advertisers, maybe you should pay attention!!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: saguni, 11/10/2017 10:43:32 PM     (No. 11448337)

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.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: strike3, 11/11/2017 1:23:32 AM     (No. 11448392)

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.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/11/2017 4:49:58 AM     (No. 11448415)

We turn to Johnny Carson re runs when we want good entertainment.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/11/2017 6:42:56 AM     (No. 11448467)

Funny, my watching U.S. TV is at record lows.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/11/2017 7:19:28 AM     (No. 11448492)

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.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Carmen, 11/11/2017 7:33:52 AM     (No. 11448514)

We love Blue Bloods. I think it is the only normal family-oriented show left.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: franq, 11/11/2017 7:35:21 AM     (No. 11448521)

Wouldn´t know. We ditched cable at the end of 2005. Saved thousands of $$$. Don´t miss the smut or the commercials.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/11/2017 8:35:45 AM     (No. 11448586)

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.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: laotzu, 11/11/2017 8:54:20 AM     (No. 11448612)

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.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/11/2017 12:14:50 PM     (No. 11448838)

When parents are not paying attention they are laying a heavy dose of LGBT philosophy on their kids through the TV shows.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dvc, 11/11/2017 12:42:47 PM     (No. 11448871)

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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Reply 34 - Posted by: Smart11344, 11/12/2017 12:44:49 PM     (No. 11449612)

"How I Got HIV From My Best Friend". A news series coming soon.

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WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said on Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light nearly 20 years ago. Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.” But she also appeared to signal that what is currently considered a fireable offense may have been more often overlooked during the Clinton era. “Things have changed today, and I think under those

McConnell calls for ethics
probe of Menendez

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jordain Carney    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that the Senate Ethics Committee should investigate Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) after his bribery and corruption trial ended in a mistrial. “Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment," McConnell said in a statement. He added that "Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies. He is one of only twelve U.S. senators to have been indicted in our history." Menendez´s bribery and corruption trial ended with the judge declaring a mistrial on Thursday after jurors

NFL Owners Are Discussing Removing
Jerry Jones From The League

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Daily Caller, by David Hookstead    Original Article
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Multiple NFL owners have engaged in discussions about removing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones from the league. (Snip) The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday the following: The tension has grown so severe that the topic of removing Jones has been discussed by at least some owners, according to three people familiar with the matter. That type of drastic action would require the league showing conduct detrimental to the league—which is exactly the language the league used in its Nov. 15 letter to Jones’s attorney, David Boies. That letter was shared with all of the league’s 32 owners. It was

Must See=> Roy Moore Signature
Inside Accuser’s Yearbook Is Written
in Two Different Color Inks

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Gateway Pundit, by Joshua Çaplan    Original Article
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Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggests it may be a forgery.On Monday, CNN published photos of the signature showing two different inks. The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink. (Snip)Known for his insightful take on politics, journalist and

New George H.W. Bush accuser
says he groped her during
1992 re-election campaign

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CNN, by Athena Jones    Original Article
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Former President George H.W. Bush is facing new allegations from a Michigan woman who said he touched her inappropriately while he was in office at an event in April 1992. The woman, now 55, spoke exclusively with CNN and said she was attending a fundraiser for Bush´s re-election campaign in Dearborn, Michigan, with her father when the president grabbed her rear end during a photo-op. "We got closer together for a family photo and it was like ´Holy crap!´" she said, describing the moment Bush touched her buttocks. "It was like a gentle squeeze."

Gloria Allred: ‘I Haven’t Asked’ Beverly
Young Nelson If She Saw Roy Moore
Sign Her Yearbook

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
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Thursday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson, said she had not asked her client if she saw Moore sign her yearbook. Questions had been raised by the Moore campaign a day earlier at a press conference in Birmingham, AL about the authenticity of the signature, which Allred had held up as evidence to bolster Young’s claim against Moore. Partial transcript as follows: TUR: Does your client, Beverly Young Nelson, remember him signing it? ALLRED: She remembers — well, she remembers being with him. It was on the counter. She


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