An evolving gay presence in modern popular culture

Mar 26, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Reporter

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals Los Angeles, California - 23.09.12 Mandatory Credit: WENN.com/FayesVision As the Supreme Court prepares to hear gay marriage cases this week, we take a look at how the evolving depictions of gay couples in pop culture reflect the ... (more)

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Recently, I saw 2 episodes of shows about true crime stories. I generally do not watch these types of shows, but there was really nothing else decent on at at the time.(I'm an L & O (TOS) fan).

What was remarkable to me about both episodes, was that in both separate investigations, gay and lesbian peope were prominent in teh stories, and they were treated by the police as perfectly normal average individuals in every respect, with no sensationalizing or sterotyping, or any of the other many negative things that used to be the way gay and lesbian peope were often portrayed. They were just portrayed as normal average Americans.

This in and of itself I believe is a BIG step forward.

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Fa-Foxy wrote:
Recently, I saw 2 episodes of shows about true crime stories. I generally do not watch these types of shows, but there was really nothing else decent on at at the time.(I'm an L & O (TOS) fan).
What was remarkable to me about both episodes, was that in both separate investigations, gay and lesbian peope were prominent in teh stories, and they were treated by the police as perfectly normal average individuals in every respect, with no sensationalizing or sterotyping, or any of the other many negative things that used to be the way gay and lesbian peope were often portrayed. They were just portrayed as normal average Americans.
This in and of itself I believe is a BIG step forward.
I got the L & O part. What's the TOS?

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I got the L & O part. What's the TOS?
The Original Seris. Not the subsequent permutations. The only thing that ever annoyed me about L & O, was the same actor playing differnet characters in different episodes. There was one actor I noted taht played a mob boss in one episode, a judge in another episode, and a defense attorney in another episode. I have seen that numerous times on that show.

And as far as Star Trek is concerned (from whence the abbreviation "TOS" originated), the only series I liked in that franchise were TOS & DSN, and movies II & VI.

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Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The Original Seris. Not the subsequent permutations. The only thing that ever annoyed me about L & O, was the same actor playing differnet characters in different episodes. There was one actor I noted taht played a mob boss in one episode, a judge in another episode, and a defense attorney in another episode. I have seen that numerous times on that show.
And as far as Star Trek is concerned (from whence the abbreviation "TOS" originated), the only series I liked in that franchise were TOS & DSN, and movies II & VI.
I like all the L & O series. Especially the one with D'Onofrio. Too bad they canceled that one. I'm starting to get a little tired of the re-runs. I practically know all the lines by heart.

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I like all the L & O series. Especially the one with D'Onofrio. Too bad they canceled that one. I'm starting to get a little tired of the re-runs. I practically know all the lines by heart.
Oh, I like the reruns of the L & O TOS episodes. I think the show was a bit ahead of it's time with its portrayal of gay and lesbian characters. Although I admit, that each episode was formulaic, and you could time just about down to the minute, when they would first focus on a suspect that turne dout to be innocent, and then focus on the guilty suspect.

But even given that, it' still one of my FAV shows of all time. i wish tehy had produced a few episodes that were 2 hours or more, or even written some arcs as they did in "WISEGUY", another one of my FAV shows (which has a lesbian connection).

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