‘Big Brother’ is a popular show about strategy and competitions, but it’s also about bringing a bunch of hot dudes together who often end up naked
While we often think of LGBTQ characters on TV as a more modern phenomenon, our list of gay TV moments goes back to the 1970s
Though he didn’t call attention to it, Mister Rogers gay activism was an important part of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ since the 1960s
ABC’s ‘Dinosaurs’ went out with a bang in 1994, as the entire cast perished in an environmental disaster brought on by a money-hungry corporation
While there are a number of queer characters in anime, they’re not always treated well — but these 5 gay anime series show the world how it’s done
Rebecca Sugar, working on ‘Adventure Time,’ suggested a show about a magic boy with the ability to help those around him work through difficult emotions
It’s uncanny how many times the show has made a joke, only to have our stupid reality see that joke come true
The Season 11 episode “Lez Be Friends” saw Amanda Bearse play both Marcy D’Arcy and her openly lesbian cousin, Mandy
We can argue over whether Little Richard outdid Little Edie ’til we’re blue in the face, but when it comes down to the seasons, which Snatch Game was best?
Ahead of the show’s final season premiere this Sunday, let’s remember all the naked men to have graced our TVs
Back in 1973, the popular TV series did something that a lot of subsequent sitcoms wouldn’t: a gay episode
In 11 drama-filled seasons of our favorite reality competition series, fans have never gotten a Drag Race romance … ’til now
Binging is the new smoking, a nasty habit that is all too addicting. The gay TV landscape has drastically changed in recent years. With streaming services like Hulu and Netflix broadly expanding our access to new and surprising TV shows and characters. In years passed, no one wanted to watch infomercials and black-and-white reruns at 2 A.M.. Now we can lie back and watch whatever we want regardless of what’s playing on our local stations.
All of this disruption in the television industry is producing some wildly inventive results. With new revenue systems, networks and streaming companies are taking greater risks with the kinds of shows that they produce. Long gone are the days where every show has to be about white heterosexual twenty-somethings dating in the big city. Today, we have a smorgasbord of viewing options, including an increasing variety of gay and trans characters.
While some of us grew up on innovative hits like Will & Grace, new shows like Transparent, Difficult People, and Orange Is the New Black are giving audiences a complex, nuanced portrait of what it means to be gay and trans in the modern world.
Sometimes painfully realistic and other times hilarious, gay TV shows are an important step towards equality for all.
With the movie industry getting a D+ in its depiction of the gay community, television is often the only place to turn for sophisticated stories about the LGBTQ community. With other countries and a new generation of YouTubers stepping up to the plate, the amount of content online and on TV is staggering. Whether you like gay dating shows with naked guys, experimental shows about the human condition or trashy soap operas, you can get all of your gay-themed TV news right here. Learn about everything gay that’s coming to a streaming service near you.