The inclusion of gay characters in mainstream television and film has been an ongoing processfor the industry — one that has made the the current generation of TV shows some of the most progressive to date. As such, the golden age of TV is also a golden age for gay characters and television series — with gay-friendly network HBO leading the charge.
The network has featured prominent gay characters in several of its series — though, admittedly, with mixed results thus far. Here are seven shows from HBO’s lineup, both present and past, that prominently feature gay characters in their storylines.
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