Madame’s Place Was TV’s First Gay Puppet Sitcom

2022-04-28T18:52:04+00:00April 28th, 2022|

“#001” (September 20, 1982) Look, Madame’s Place wasn’t a good sitcom, but it was the gayest puppet-focused sitcom and also a contender for one of the first gay sitcoms, on account of its draggy sensibility and the fact that the man behind Madame was one of the first openly gay [...]

Philip J. Fry Accidentally Kills His Gay Grandpa (But Saves the Universe)

2022-03-03T21:44:27+00:00March 3rd, 2022|

Philip J. Fry Accidentally Kills His Gay Grandpa (But Saves the Universe) Equal parts sitcom and sci-fi epic, Futurama has some deep lore, and at the core of one of its most important storylines — that Fry is genetically destined to save the universe — is the fact that he [...]

The Jeffersons Meet a Trans Woman

2022-02-24T00:37:45+00:00February 24th, 2022|

“Once a Friend” (October 1, 1977) Often cited as TV’s first sympathetic portrayal of a trans character, this episode of The Jeffersons introduces Edie Stokes as someone who, unlike other trans characters in earlier portrayals, is not at a point of crisis. She’s transitioned, she’s living the life she wants [...]

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