Through the Ages: Gay on TV

Nov 1, 2013 Full story: EDGE 12

While no means complete, this list pays homage to some of the more iconic and groundbreaking LGBT characters to have graced the small screen.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#1 Nov 2, 2013
I despise "modern family" for its depiction of high-strung, mindless queens who would NEVER be allowed to adopt in the real world. I know gay male couples with kids; they are nothing like these clueless twits.

I remember the short-lived "hot l baltimore" from 1975, it had an obviously gay couple, george and gordon, who bickered like an old married couple. The cast was brilliant...conchatta ferrell, richard masur, james cromwell, charlotte rae, etc. Like most intelligent tv shows, it was doomed.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#2 Nov 2, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
I despise "modern family" for its depiction of high-strung, mindless queens who would NEVER be allowed to adopt in the real world. I know gay male couples with kids; they are nothing like these clueless twits.
I remember the short-lived "hot l baltimore" from 1975, it had an obviously gay couple, george and gordon, who bickered like an old married couple. The cast was brilliant...conchatta ferrell, richard masur, james cromwell, charlotte rae, etc. Like most intelligent tv shows, it was doomed.
Wow! Now that's a historical mention one does not often read.
Hot l Baltimore was one of my favorite shows when it was on. Thanks for taking me back in time.
Cornelius

France

#3 Nov 2, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
I know gay male couples with kids.
I bet they make the little boys suck their d!cks.

Disgusting.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#4 Nov 2, 2013
I saw Paul Lynde on tv the other nite on "F Troop" as "The Burglar Of Banf-f-f". LOL

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#5 Nov 2, 2013
Aaaaaannnndddd another pedophile projects his fantasies....
Cornelius wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet they make the little boys suck their d!cks.
Disgusting.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#6 Nov 2, 2013
It was a great show...absolutely fearless. And a cast of top-notch talent. Nothing l8ke what`s on american tv now.
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! Now that's a historical mention one does not often read.
Hot l Baltimore was one of my favorite shows when it was on. Thanks for taking me back in time.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#7 Nov 2, 2013
Imagine how he would have been if he could be openly gay. Not that he was all that closeted, but tv was. His hollywood squares quips were the most blatantly gay material of its time.
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I saw Paul Lynde on tv the other nite on "F Troop" as "The Burglar Of Banf-f-f". LOL

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#9 Nov 2, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Imagine how he would have been if he could be openly gay. Not that he was all that closeted, but tv was. His hollywood squares quips were the most blatantly gay material of its time.
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Yes, he was a FUNNY, FUNNY guy. The first time I remember seeing him was on "Bewitched". btw, how many gay actors or actresses can you name who were on that show ?:)

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#10 Nov 2, 2013
fr Fa-Foxy:

>Yes, he was a FUNNY, FUNNY guy. The first time I remember seeing him was on "Bewitched". btw, how many gay actors or actresses can you name who were on that show ?:)<

I never cared for Paul Lynde; heard he was somewhat of a prize jerk most of the time.

Dick Sargent (Darrin #2) was a gay man. I remember he and Ms. Montgomery riding on a float together in some parade, apparently that was the last time they appeared in public together.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#11 Nov 2, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
fr Fa-Foxy:
>Yes, he was a FUNNY, FUNNY guy. The first time I remember seeing him was on "Bewitched". btw, how many gay actors or actresses can you name who were on that show ?:)<
I never cared for Paul Lynde; heard he was somewhat of a prize jerk most of the time.
Dick Sargent (Darrin #2) was a gay man. I remember he and Ms. Montgomery riding on a float together in some parade, apparently that was the last time they appeared in public together.
You only remember ONE gay actor or actress on "Bewitched" ?!

tivia: Who was the shortest LGBT person to appear on "Bewitched" ?

GOOD LUCK !

:)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#12 Nov 2, 2013
Maurice Evans? I never saw them in a lineup....
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
You only remember ONE gay actor or actress on "Bewitched" ?!
tivia: Who was the shortest LGBT person to appear on "Bewitched" ?
GOOD LUCK !
:)

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#13 Nov 2, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Maurice Evans? I never saw them in a lineup....
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Nope.

Shorter than him.

Guess again.:)

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