Where are the gay people on our TV?

Australian TV is shamefully lacking in non-white faces. Multicultural Australia is barely recognised.

Britain has its own issues:

Lesbian and gay people appear realistically and positively in just 0.6 per cent of most watched shows, according to new research by Stonewall.

The study found that gay people are almost invisible on the 20 TV programme most watched by Britain’s young people with three quarters of representation confined to just four programmes: I’m a Celebrity…, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and How to Look Good Naked.

Just 46 minutes out of 126 hours of TV output showed gay people in a positive and realistic light with BBC1 transmitting just 44 seconds of positive portrayal in more than 39 hours of output.

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