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Gay characters on TV

22nd August 2016
Gay characters on TV
As already discussed, homosexuality has always been a topic that had been rarely, if ever discussed in Hollywood. TV shows tend to exploit the same gay stereotypes – some are there for mere comic relief or as a symbol of a doomed life. David Fisher, Six Feet Under If you wish to see a fuller exploration or a more grounded approach to gay life, Alan...
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Gay cliques

25th March 2016
Gay cliques
The Factory – The Warhol Superstars “Holly came from Miami, FLA Hitch-hiked her way across the USA” Lou Reed, a regular at the Factory and an original Warhol Superstar immortalized several of Andy Warhol’s protégées in his most famous song “Walk on the Wild Side”. The mostly transgender, gay or even asexual (read: Warhol) group of outsiders formed a...
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Gay revolutionaries

12th February 2016
Gay revolutionaries
Harvey Milk “I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted.” The Mayor of Castro Street, called affectionately by his supporters, was the first openly gay member of the board of supervisors to be elected in California after tirelessly advocating for gay rights for years. He moved to San Francisco (‘the gay capital of the world’) in...
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Gay characters in movies

09th November 2015
Gay characters in movies
Hollywood has not always been famous for embracing and depicting love and sex lives of homosexuals. In fact, several characters conceived as LGBT in the books their onscreen counterparts were adopted from, were turned straight for the movie version. Homosexuality has been portrayed as a subject of ridicule (Some Like It Hot) and later on as a sociopathic...
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Gay magazines

01st September 2015
Gay magazines
Out Probably the most well-known gay publication. Available in print and digital format, it discusses lifestyle and culture of the LGBT universe. It was established in 1992 and regularly features celebrities on its cover, actual LGBT celebrities and gay and lesbian icons as well. From Portia de Rossi and Sophie B. Hawkins through Whitney Houston and...
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