Gay TV Now: Gay, Black and on TV

Telling authentic stories on television about the gay experience has always been tough. Telling stories about the gay experience from an African-American perspective remains tougher.

And that was the subject of a panel discussion in March, held at the Writers Guild of America, West. Entitled Flipping the Script: Beyond Homophobia in Black Hollywood, the near-capacity crowd event explored homophobia and racism not only on screen, but off-screen as well.
Among the speakers were director-producer Paris Barclay (Glee, In Treatment) and actor Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life).

Following the event, Mediaweek correspondent Alan Frutkin spoke with several of the panelists about homophobia in Hollywood, and the state of gay black imagery on TV.

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