Teenage gay characters on television
are getting more action than their adult counterparts, the Los
Angeles Times has found.
an article titled Gay And Lesbian Characters Are Popping Up On
Shows For Young People published on Monday, the daily takes
note of the increasing number of gay teen characters.
“As it becomes more common for
teenagers to realize – and then tell others – that they are gay
or lesbian, there is also a growing number of teen characters on TV
programs geared toward teens going through the same thing. The CW's
90210, which returns on Jan. 24, joins the ranks of shows like
Glee, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars,
Hellcats, Greek and the new MTV series Skins in
showcasing young, gay roles,” Whitney Friedlander wrote in the
The gay characters on the teen shows
are also getting more action than their adult counterparts,
Friedlander notes pointing to gay kisses on Gossip Girl, 90210,
Pretty Little Liars, Greek and Skins.
“Teen shows don't seem to have the
same problem. Gay TV youths have been kissing since the days of
Dawson's Creek and Buffy,” she writes.
article arrives as Glee producers prepare to ramp up romance
for their gay teen, Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer.