13th May 2013
NBC’s gay sitcom The New Normal cancelled after just one season 22
2:05 PM — US television network NBC has announced that its new sitcom The New Normal, which features a gay couple and the surrogate mother of their child, has been cancelled after just one season, amidst falling ratings.
8th May 2013
LBC’s Iain Dale: ITV’s Vicious is an ‘abortion of a comedy’ and Brian Sewell is right to pan it 39
3:46 PM — LBC radio presenter Iain Dale says ITV’s new gay sitcom Vicious is an “abortion of a comedy” and has praised Brian Sewell’s withering critique of the show.
12th April 2013
Study: Support for equal marriage boosted by television portrayal of gay couples 41
1:55 AM — A poll has found that in the US, more people say their perception of gay people has been positively influenced by television's portrayal of them, than say it has had a negative impact.
19th March 2013
US evangelical group: Glee is ‘poisoning our youth’ with ‘illicit sexuality’ 22
6:31 PM — An evangelical Christian group has attacked US television show Glee, saying that it "promotes homosexuality", and "illicit sexuality".
14th March 2013
Comment: The New Normal? What is the cost of the new gay idealism? 30
5:26 PM — Daniel Culpan looks at how the presence of LGBT characters on television has changed over time, and questions whether representations such as in shows like ABC's The New Normal are what we should be aiming for, as a gay community.
16th January 2013
GLAAD nominates Frank Ocean and Adam Lambert for media awards
2:08 PM — Singers Frank Ocean and Adam Lambert have been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards, as well as the NBC series, The New Normal, Tom Hanks film, Cloud Atlas and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book series.
7th December 2012
Video: One Million Moms outraged by new advert featuring Ellen Degeneres ‘and three elves’ 39
4:17 PM — Anti gay rights group, One Million Moms, has once again focussed itself on US department store JC Penney, and the company's spokesperson, Ellen Degeneres, because of a new ad featuring the openly gay TV presenter, and three elves.
14th September 2012
US: Advert for anti LGBT church, shown during new gay TV show 17
9:12 PM — An advert for a new series of sermons at a church which opposes the rights of LGBT people, aired during a break in between a new NBC series about a gay couple with a child.
1st September 2012
Previously banned gay family show will air in Utah after all 6
12:19 AM — An NBC show which features a gay couple, their surrogate and her family, which was removed from the schedule of a Utah TV network for being "inappropriate" has been picked up by another station in the state.
25th August 2012
TV station: Gay family show banned for being “inappropriate during family time” 26
11:14 PM — A television station based in the US has come under heavy criticism for their decision not to air a new NBC sitcom about a gay couple, their surrogate and her family.
25th July 2012
Ryan Murphy says One Million Moms will like The New Normal 10
11:02 PM — After anti-gay campaign group One Million Moms attacked his new show, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has said they might like it if they try it. The online campaign group hit out at Murphy's show The New Normal, in which a surrogate mother carries a baby for a gay couple.
22nd July 2012
US: Mothers’ group complains about Ryan Murphy sitcom The New Normal 27
9:25 PM — US mother's coalition One Million Moms has attacked Ryan Murphy's latest sitcom, The New Normal, for portraying a gay couple who have a baby by surrogate. The group, which has previously boycotted JC Penney and Gap for supporting gay rights, said Glee creator Murphy's new NBC show "subject[s] families to the decay of morals and values".