Visibility That Demystifies: Gays, Gender, and Sex on Television

  title={Visibility That Demystifies: Gays, Gender, and Sex on Television},
  author={S. Netzley},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={968 - 986}
  • S. Netzley
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • A content analysis of 98 episodes of primetime entertainment programs on commercial broadcast and cable television stations from the 2005–2006 season showed that gay characters on television were more likely to be shown in sexual situations than straight characters, and women were more likely to be shown in same-sex sexual situations than men. In addition, gay characters were more likely to be depicted as sexually active on cable television than they were on commercial broadcast television, and… CONTINUE READING
    41 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    An Analysis on the Influence of Fictional Gay Television Characters on the GLBT Community
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Still Trapped in the U.S. Media’s Closet: Representations of Gender-Variant, Pre-Adolescent Children
    • T. Kelso
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Journal of homosexuality
    • 2015
    • 11
    • PDF
    Sexual References and Consequences for Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Characters on Television: A Comparison Content Analysis
    • 2
    • Highly Influenced
    “Gay capital” in gay student friendship networks
    • 11
    • PDF
    Representing Us All? Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Orange Is the New Black
    • 2
    • Highly Influenced


    Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Content on Television
    • 55
    Mainstream television, adolescent homosexuality, and significant silence
    • 81
    Gay characters in conventional spaces: Will and Grace and the situation comedy genre
    • 189
    • PDF
    The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV
    • 39
    The Prevalence and Nature of Biphobia in Heterosexual Undergraduate Students
    • M. Eliason
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Archives of sexual behavior
    • 1997
    • 248