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How reality TV became a safe space for LGBTQ participants and viewers

June 20, 2022 | Per LA Times:

Before Ellen DeGeneres made history coming out on her sitcom “Ellen,” reality television was already breaking barriers with LGBTQ participants and contestants. There was Norman and Pedro on “The Real World,” and before you knew it, Richard Hatch was making his own history on “Survivor.” And as the decades have passed, reality and reality competition programs have truly become safe spaces for members of the queer community.


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