The experts added that the BBC should be 'more creative and bolder in its depiction of such groups of people, taking care to steer clear of stereotypes.'
report concluded: 'The LGB [lesbian, gay and bisexual] experts feel
that the BBC should seek to incorporate the portrayal of LGB people
within programming targeted at children, to familiarise audiences
through incidental portrayal from an early age.'
So says a report that thinks there needs to be many more LGBs on kids Tv.
I disagree. Children's TV has been filled with lesbian and gay characters for as long as i can remember.
Now, admittedly, not all of them have come out. Some are still in the broom cupboard so to speak. But..well..its obvious, isn't it?
Take rainbow. Some say Rod Jane and Freddy had a threesome, bisexual existence, but I'm not so sure. However, one member of the team was definately gay. I refer to George. A quiet, shy fellow. But his love of Geoffery and even the ungrateful Zippy, was very real. And ..He's pink!
Then there's Rentaghost. Three flamboyant men living in a menage a trois. Mr Claypole? bit of a give away.
As was Master Mate, Barnabas and ..willy! Captain pugwash was the gayest pirate to grace the seas. He was adverse to all piratey activity, except the pursuit of fancy jewellery. And his frilly shirt was a fop's delight.
I was in a bar in Brighton recently, and serving was Miss Hoolie, a lesbian icon.
Not just someone that looked a bit like her..It was either the actual Miss Hoolie or someone who has undergone extensive surgery. What's the story Balamory? Well..I gather she and Josie Jump are a well known item....
And then there was Tinky Winky, who was accused of being gay by the religious right in America, in 1999. Something Mr Winky never confirmed or denied.
Then there's the probables.
Gay spiders from paperchase.
The pink panther.
Bert & Ernie
Monkey - Tripitaka and Guan Yin were clearly transgender post ops.
And anymore I may have missed into the comments.