From Ellen DeGeneres to Neil Patrick Harris , celebrities today have no problem coming out of the closet—and in the case of those two, their announcements boosted their star power. But like the rest of the world, Hollywood has always had a significant gay population, acknowledged or not. Today, we look at 27 gay actors in TV history: Most finally revealed their sexuality, but a few expired in a different era, when discretion was a virtue not to mention a career saver. Classically trained actor Reed, fearing for his career, entered into a five-year marriage that produced a daughter; after it ended, he remained in the closet throughout his life.
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Neda Ulaby. You, me and that kid forever. It's a mini-boomlet, says real-life white gay dad and sociology professor Joshua Gamson. Not too long ago, he says, pop culture mainly defined gay men as promiscuous and deviant, rather than monogamous and devoted to their families. AP hide caption. Mutchnik's latest show, called Partners , also gay-themed, was recently canceled. But Mutchnick says any show with openly gay characters should reflect people audiences could know in their real lives.
My Two Dads
The two men who had competed for Marcy's affections in Key West during the summer of — Michael Taylor Reiser , a successful financial advisor, and Joey Harris Evigan , a struggling artist, former friends who grew to hate one another over their mutual interest in the woman, are awarded joint custody of Nicole. Each week, the mix-ups and trials of two single men raising a teenage daughter provide the stories. Judge Margaret W. Wilbur Florence Stanley , a family court judge who gave custody of Nicole to Michael and Joey, frequently visits the new family.
An analysis of 13 fathers in 12 recent TV sitcoms and their interactions with their minor children showed that working-class fathers continued to be depicted less positively than middle-class fathers, said study author Jessica Troilo , assistant professor of child development and family studies at West Virginia University. Troilo said. Her study also showed that sitcom dads differed by network, with ABC , CW and cable shows showing the most dad-friendly behaviors, and CBS most likely to have snarky dads. In particular, children and youth watch a lot of television, and the ways fathers are depicted can both influence how they will think about themselves as future parents and reinforce what they already believe about family roles, she said. However, in her study, Ms.