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Stereotypes Of Homosexuality


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Gauntlett
Argues that although things are changing, gays and lesbians are still under represented and/or portrayed negatively in mainstream media
Stonewall
A lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, in a study of TV programmes most popular with young people, found lesbian, gay and bisexual people were portrayed in less than 5% of the total programming studied
Gill
Points out that gay sexuality is sanitised. She points out gay men are rarely seen kissing, touching or having sex on media forms. I.e, Gay couple in popular drama Modern Family very rarely kiss
Cowan
found that a fifth of people think TV is responsible for anti gay prejudice
Gross
argues the media excluded gays or trivilalized them (Camp gays), or made fun of them
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