'The New Normal'? Puh-leaze! TV Has Shown LGBT Families For Decades
The uptight and dishonestly named anti-gay group One Million Moms (which only has 50,234 Facebook members last time we checked) regularly get their panties in a bunch over things like Skittles commercials, Urban Outfitters t-shirts and about gays on TV.
In fact, the anti-gay group recently said of NBC's new gay family comedy The New Normal, "NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage. These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture."
Geez. For moms, they seem to have an awful lot of free time to watch TV and troll the web. And their poor kids, being harmed by such a small, retrogressive worldview... we're weeping unicorn tears for you kids (hint: move out the second you turn 18, buy some Skittles and then attend a rock concert—you'll like it, we promise).
Anyway, the good folks at Gays and Lesbians Allied Against Defamation (some of which are parents too) want the less-than-one-million moms and everyone else to know that The New Normal is just the newest gay family in four decades of LGBT families appearing on TV—like David and Keith's family from HBO's Six Feet Under (shown above).
In fact, GLAAD has recapped that history in an awesome little infographic below. It's encouraging to think that LGBT families have been on TV longer than we thought and, um, has anyone noticed how awesome GLAAD has become at releasing cool infographics recently?
When's GLAAD gonna create their own TV show? We'd watch the eff out of it, no matter what mom said.