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A new topic. Yay! [May. 2nd, 2005|12:33 am]
Out of the Closet, Into the Box


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Hi guys! No one's really posed a question for the group lately so I thought I'd put one up.

Everyone is aware of how homosexuality has been alluded to in cartoons and other children's shows. In The Simpsons Marge's sister recently came out as a lesbian and on Sesame Street Burt and Ernie have long been the subject of a debate on their sexuality. In Germany, the two are openly portrayed as a gay couple.

How do you feel homosexuality is being portrayed in cartoons and other children's programing?? Do you feel it is being portrayed accurately and openly? Should the writers and networks producing these shows go about introducing children to this topic in a different way?

[User Picture]From: mooselet
2005-05-02 08:14 pm (UTC)
I don't watch much children's TV anymore, but from what I've heard they're doing a pretty good job.

There was that show recently that caused such a stir because the characters were going to visit a maple syrup farm that was owned by a lesbian couple. I understand that the women were alluded to in passing as somebody's two mommies and that was that. I really like that way of handling it. It's the same way Sesame Street and the other quality shows have casually had kids of different races playing together, and kids in wheelchairs, and deaf kids, and so on. They are all just different kinds of people.

I wish the non-children's shows handled the topic so well.
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