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LGBTQ Characters on Television and in the Movies

Today, comparatively few nations continue to deny the existence of homosexuality within their borders. When it comes to mass communication and media, U.S. audiences have seen an increase in the number of media messages about or including LGBTQ people. In fact, several movies and television shows have received awards and critical acclaim internationally and raised awareness about LGBTQ people and their issues. Take the movie Moonlight, which had a central gay character and clinched the Oscar for best picture in 2017. This was the first LGBTQ movie to win the award. On television, more shows like Modern Family, which has a permanent gay couple in the story line, are gaining popularity. With the help of globalization, other popular U.S. television shows like Glee, Orange Is ...

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