The following is a sortable listing of soap operas or serial dramas which include central LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender themes or characters. EastEnders was the first UK soap to screen a gay kiss in , prompting outrage from viewers and the media who branded the programme "filth" and dubbed it "EastBenders". EastEnders has been at the centre of much controversy regarding its gay characters kissing on-screen. Aside from Colin giving Barry a chaste peck on the forehead in , EastEnders screened the first mouth-to-mouth gay soap kiss in the UK in Colin and Guido , leading some MPs to call for the programme to be banned. The BBC released a statement saying: "We approach our portrayal of homosexual relationships in the same way as we do heterosexual relationships. In this instance, Christian is enjoying the first flush of romance and we've shown him being affectionate with his new boyfriend in the same way any couple would.
Fuji TV announces Japan-first lesbian drama, but attracts criticism for 'outdated' portrayal
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This is a list of soap opera characters who are lesbian , gay , bisexual , or transgender , and the live action television and radio soap operas which feature them. Characters who are pansexual , asexual , non-binary and intersex are also included. Character orientation and gender identity can be portrayed on-screen, described in the dialogue or mentioned. Characters are listed by soap opera, and soap operas by country of origin. The Box is an Australian soap opera broadcast by The Network , which aired between February and October Home and Away is an Australian television soap opera broadcast by Seven Network , which began airing in January Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera, originally broadcast by Seven Network.
To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker's list of approved sites. Fuji Television has announced a drama series featuring a lesbian love story as its central theme — a first for Japan. The girls, played by actresses Sairi Ito and Yui Sakuma, clash at first but then fall in love. But Maki Muraki, the leader of nonprofit organization Nijiiro Diversity, which promotes workplace equality for LGBT people in Japan, believes the show is sending out the wrong message.