GAY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: The Real Reason Why You’ve Seen Gay Characters Everywhere

During the last few decades, there have been a number of films and television series which have had characters who were either gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, etc. Sometimes either a film or television series would have only one such character who had little to do with the plot. Sometimes the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) character would have a more significant role.

Films with LGBT characters include the following: Alexander, American Beauty, And the Band Played On, Basic Instinct, The Birdcage, Brokeback Mountain, But I’m a Cheerleader, Cruel Intentions, Deliverance, Diamonds are Forever, Frida, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, JFK, Mean Girls, Milk, Philadelphia, The Producers (both the 1968 and the 2005 versions), Rent, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saved!, Showgirls, The Silence of the Lambs, Transamerica, Tootsie, Victor Victoria, and Wild Things (as well as its sequels).

Television shows with LGBT characters include the following: All My Children, Barney Miller, Boston Legal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cheers, Clipped, Days of Our Lives, Desperate Housewives, Dynasty, Ellen, Friends, General Hospital, Glee, Happy Endings, Hart of Dixie, House, How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, Modern Family, Nashville, Night Court, One Life to Live, Pretty Little Liars, Queer As Folk, Revenge, Rookie Blue, Scandal, Scream, Sex and the City, Shameless, Sirens, Soap, Spin City, Two and a Half Men, The Carrie Diaries, The L-Word, The Office, The Young and the Restless, Under the Dome, and Will & Grace.

The idea of having LGBT characters in movies or television shows did not originate in the 1990s or in the Twenty-First Century. It began many decades ago as part of a Fabian strategy to promote “tolerance” of the LGBT crowd. It began to pick up momentum during the 1970s and 1980s, and would continue to increase during the 1990s (in the midst of the Clinton Administration wanting to end the ban on gays in the military).

So when the Twenty-First Century arrived, gay rights had become more of a political topic (especially the issue of same-sex marriages). Meanwhile, there were calls for more LGBT characters on television shows, which appeared to be nothing more than affirmative action policies in television in regards to sexual orientation.

Affirmative action policies were designed to make up for past discrimination in regards to race, ethnicity, religion, and gender. But considering the fact that the days of segregation are long gone, it is a good bet that affirmative action policies are no longer necessary (and hence phased out). The same scenario should be applied to one’s sexual preferences. If not, then there will be no stopping the homosexual agenda and its destruction of civilization.

About the author: Andrew Linn

Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.

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