Is the TV portrayal of gay and lesbian people fair?
Young people rarely see positive images of lesbian and gay people on TV according to campaign group Stonewall. Do broadcasters need to take action?
The report, Unseen on Screen, claims ordinary gay people are almost invisible on the 20 programmes most watched by the young. It says just 46 minutes out of 126 hours' output showed gay people positively and realistically.
Gay people were mainly seen as promiscuous, predatory, or figures of fun and the study has called for broadcasters to develop guidelines to ensure more positive portrayals.
What do you think about the portrayal of lesbian and gay people on television? Does it affect attitudes in the wider community? How should we tackle homophobic bullying in schools?
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