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BBC report: Kids need to see more gay people on TV

From The Christian Institute

Children should be introduced to homosexuality from an early age on TV, according to a BBC report.

The report said “incidental portrayal” of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people should be incorporated within programming aimed at children.

The Corporation has already faced controversy over its LGB portrayal in dramas, including popular sci-fi show Torchwood. 

In interviews with homosexual and bisexual organisations the BBC heard that it “should seek to incorporate the portrayal of LGB people within programming targeted at children, to familiarize audiences through incidental portrayal from an early age”.

The groups also told the BBC that it should be “validating children who are going through their formative years and who may be LGB”.

The BBC said it would “target commissioners and editors in particular” with the report’s findings.

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