In Fall 2008, our LGBT community's presence on television began strong & enlightening. However, as we entered 2009 am discouraging phenomenon started happening across the board. First they killed off Candis Cayne (Carmelita) in the hit ABC series "Dirty Sexy Money"where she played Billy Baldwin's (Patrick) transgender love interest. This was extremely disappointing since Candis was the first transgender actress to have a recurring role on a prime-time TV series.....
Then almost all the lesbian characters on prime-time TV either went straight, were knocked off or mysteriously disappeared. Read More...
Since Prop 8 passed we seem to be moving backwards. Are the only healthy gay characters left on television in "Brothers & Sisters"....?? Listen to Neil Giuliano President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, (GLAAD) talk about this disturbing trend.
Audio Interview Length: 2:16
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