The LGBT Community and Media Representation
One such example can be found in the movie Ben Hur . When Judah Ben Hur is reunited with his childhood "chum" and they embrace, it is clear that more went on than sharing childhood follies.According to the New York Times: Glaad reviewed more than 4,900 hours of prime-time programming on the five major networks and more than 1,200 hours on 10 cable networks, such characters are represented in 42 percent of HBOs programming hours, and 26 percent of Showtimes. ABC led the broadcast networks with 24 percent, with CW at 20 percent, Fox at 11 percent, NBC 8 percent and CBS 5 percent. You will note that Fox was excluded but judging from their record of fair and balanced programming, one can hazard a fair guess as to why it was excluded. I think that it is encouraging to see that HBO came out at 42%; it certainly signals that the cable network is interested in diversifying who it chooses to give attention to.
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#1 Jul 29, 2009
I've seen part of this. Being a PC is my best friend type, I didn't realize that Luke and Noah are actually on one of the Bravo Soap shows.
And if you've seen the Orbitz travel adv where the guy in the flying saucer lands, note that one of the guys is wearing a shirt with an = sign. Found out from HRC that they licensed it to orbitz.
And it looks like Home and Garden TV - most of the designer/carpenters who work on the show are gay, if my str8 boy playing "whose gay" is any good. As well as one that show, or a similar one, quite a few of the homes they fix up belong to two guys or two gals.
Yup, it's progress.
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