Remember all the suspense when it was rumored that Ellen DeGeneres would play the highest-profile gay character in TV history? They teased that episode for weeks, and we fondly recall a commercial where Ellen gestured to her cleavage in a low-cut blouse and said, “you know this talk about me coming out? This is all they’re talking about.”
Nowadays, though, gay characters are de rigueur, and it seems like every season is gayer and gayer. GLAAD took a sneak peek behind the scenes at the queers coming down the tubes in the 2011-2012 television season, and it looks promising!