Monthly Archives: April 2011

The L Word – “Lesbians Move into the Spotlight”

As I mentioned in my earlier posts, the depiction of gay men in the U.S. media increased steadily starting in the 1950s with the “Perverts on the Potomac” newspaper articles (Streitmatter, 146). Even though the early depiction of gay men … Continue reading

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“For Gays Tolerance is a Prime-Time Fantasy”

In the last couple of weeks, I took a close look at the TV show “Ellen” and the popular show “Will & Grace”. Both of these shows feature lesbian or gay lead character. As I mentioned in last week’s post, before Ellen’s sitcom … Continue reading

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“Will and Grace: The Biggest Gay Hit in TV History”

In this post, I will take a close look at another TV show fostering gay visibility on prime time television: Will & Grace. According to Streitmatter, Will & Grace was “the most visible gay media product of all time”, with … Continue reading

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“Ellen – Coming Out, On Screen and Off…”

 In the early years of “gay visibility” in the U.S. media most stories were centered on homosexual men, homosexual women on the other hand were largely ignored. Nevertheless, this started to change. In today’s post, I would like to take a … Continue reading

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