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

transmitrainbow

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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?
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[User Picture]From: legato_lento
2005-05-19 03:58 am (UTC)
Oh! I didn't see this! Why didn't I see this!

Well, I'm pretty sure it's not being portrayed at all in tween and teenage programming. I'm not at all sure about children's shows.
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[User Picture]From: mooselet
2005-05-21 04:14 pm (UTC)
I've been obsessing over watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer recently. I think that could count as teenage programming, and it has a very positive portrayal of lesbians. Willow and Tara aren't given any more or less or different attention than the heterosexual couples on the show. And they're adorable!
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