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FX: Now Gayer Than Bravo!

by Mindy Monez July 14, 2008 12:25 pm
According to GLAAD, FX is the most gay-friendly network in all the land! The advocacy group has awarded the network a "good" rating in their second annual GLAAD Network Responsibility Index, an achievement largely due to Nip/Tuck and less largely due to all those King of the Hill reruns. Showtime and HBO were a close second and third in the cable category, respectively, while A&E, Spike, TBS, USA, and TNT could really stand to gay it up a little. Those guys were given a big ole "failing" grade. Bravo and Logo don't seem to have been rated, I'm guessing because it just goes without saying.

All the broadcast networks fared alright, with the exception of NBC and Fox, which are apparently about as gay as Spike and TNT pouring beer on a Girls Gone Wild DVD. (That made no sense, but you know it's true.) Meanwhile, ABC took the top spot amongst the broadcasters, and rightfully so. I'm constantly impressed with how fairly and fearlessly they show gay storylines on their primetime shows. On a more serious note, cable access was not included in the honors. ABC does a pretty good job, but they could learn a thing or two from Robin Byrd. I say, stand up and be counted, Men for Men!

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