In what is perhaps the world’s most unfair matchup, Jeopardy is pitting Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, the Jeopardy All-Stars, against Watson, an IBM Supercomputer. Watson is represented by an overblown iPod of an avatar, with a strange whirling earth for a head. Watson is also not really just a […]
Our neighbors across the pond sure know a thing or two about courting controversy. The UK’s Channel 4, the same channel that brought viewers Queer As Folk and Skins, is under fire for it’s newest late night lightning rod of a program. The show? The Joy of Teen Sex. Whoa. […]
NewsBusters’ Brent Bozell whines that Glee is ruining the world, and turning your kids gay, parents of America – in a new column for CNSNews.com. Just to get it out of the way, NewsBusters’ mission statement is “Exposing & Combating Liberal Media Bias”, which is to say, there’s about to […]
NBC’s merger with Comcast is complete. The ink hasn’t even dried on the contracts yet, and incoming media chief Steve Burke has done away with the television network’s iconic peacock, saying it “seemed kinda busy”. If Burke continues to make decisions like this one, we imagine he won’t be all […]
Oh gosh. This video clip from Right Wing Watch pretty much speaks for itself. Pastor Lou Engle, while on stage at one of those mega churches or bath houses or clubs or whatever the heck Ramp is, leads his flock in a mass prayer to exorcise the homosexuality right out […]
A pack of rabid dogs idiots at Jarvis Collegiate School in Toronto, Ontario have been harassing and attacking passers-by in the city’s Gay Village neighborhood. Their weapons of choice include shoes, slurs, and slushies. Do you see where this is going? The resident New Directions Gleeks at TV’s William McKinley […]
Following on the heels of Chris Colfer’s win at the Golden Globes last Sunday, Entertainment Weekly has splashed Glee’s new leading man on next week’s cover – alongside his on-screen love, Darren Criss. The special issue will devote a feature to gay teens on television. And there are a lot! Gay […]
Kristen Wiig put on her Greta Van Sustren wig this weekend when Saturday Night Live spoofed Fox News, in the aftermath of much of the country calling for an end to over the top political rhetoric. SNL does it with a wink and a nod, but the comedy show raises […]
We may or may not have choked up a bit last night when Glee’s Chris Colfer took home the award for Best TV Supporting Actor. His out and proud high school student, Kurt Hummel, had us at Single Ladies last season. It feels right to finally put a Globe on […]
The Miss America pageant is coming around the bend soon, and while we can honestly say we have ever sat through the entire show, our gay blog is definitely familiar with former Miss California Carrie “Opposite Marriage” Prejan’s Q&A (Sick burn!), and former Miss South Carolina Caitlin “Everwhere like, such as […]
Our gay blog pals at GLAAD have had quite enough of CNN employing hate group leaders and straight up bigots on their 24 hour talking heads newscycle. GLAAD and Change.org argue that CNN often plugs credential-less homophobes into their programming under the guise of providing “balanced” reporting on LGBT issues. […]
The Discovery Channel, the same network that brings you Sarah Palin’s Alaska, is working with the Catholic Church on a new reality show. Which begs gay blogs to ask, who on earth is running this network? The new series will open the Vatican’s files to a team of, ahem, DEMON […]
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.