GLAAD Announces It’s 4th Annual Network Responsibility Index And Leaves The GAYEST Television Channels OUT!

GLAAD’ has named MTV and The CW tops on it’s list of television networks offering the most visibility to LGBT people, according to the group’s fourth annual study,  Which is really bizarre.

Yes, MTV has had gay charcters on some shows since “Undressed” waaaaay back in 1999 which had the best portrayl’s but since then?  It seems that all of MYV’s MTV’s gay or bi male characters are usually there for the purpose of mockery or to test the attitudes of others and MTV’s gay or bi female characters are usually long-haired attention whores who use their sexuality to turn on men with girl-girl action.  Now tell me does that fir into GLAAD’s criteria of “quantity, quality and diversity of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and lets not forget the fact that the word “faggot” gets thrown around……ALOT

The most INTERESTING part is that the Index is that GLAAD left “gayest” networks OUT!

Many cable networks remain at the forefront of the television landscape through their consistent inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) stories within series that have broad and mainstream appeal.  The 2009-2010 Network Responsibility Index evaluated and analyzed primetime original cable programming in addition to the broadcast networks’ primetime schedules. GLAAD selected ten of the top basic and premium cable networks, as reported by Nielsen Media Research in June 2009, for review.

GLAAD also created the following review of a select group of networks to acknowledge the considerable quantity and quality of LGBT-inclusive content found outside of the top rated basic and premium cable networks. Though GLAAD did not conduct thorough reviews of the following networks, their contributions in LGBT programming during the 2009-2010 season are worth noting.

The  major cable channels the skipped?  BRAVO (The skipped BRAVO one of the gayest Cable Channels there is.) BBC America, HERE!, HGTV, LOGO, Sundance, and Comedy Central just to name a few.

So GLAAD left the “gayest” channels out.  But did it really leave out LOGO?  After all LOGO is owned by MTV and Viacom.  Is that what gave MTV the edge?  Or was MTV/Viacom the BIG donor of the year?

Who knows? 

But really how can the rankings even be taken seriously?  And seriously how can GLAAD even justify the money and time spent on this report.  Does GLAAD not have more pressing matters to attend to that your donation money can be used for?

You can read the entire GLAAD report by CLICKING HERE.


Will Kohler

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