Looks at Gay Teens on TV

BY Julie Bolcer

January 20 2011 11:25 AM ET

Glee stars Darren Criss and Chris Colfer grace the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, which delivers a special report about gay teens on television.

EW talks with actors, producers, and activists to trace the history of gay teens on television and examine the current state of affairs, from Wilson Cruz’s Rickie Vasquez on My So-called Life in 1994 to characters such as Kurt and Blaine on Glee today.

“How did gay teens go from marginalized outcasts and goofy sidekicks to some of the highest profile — and most beloved — characters on the likes of 90210, Pretty Little Liars, and Skins?” asks EW. “And more importantly, how is this affecting real-life teens still facing the daily high-school realities of bullying, discrimination, and ignorance?”

Read more and watch an EW exclusive video from the cover shoot here.





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