List of made-for-television films with LGBT characters - Wikipedia
Hate crime charges have been added in a grisly assault last summer that left a gay Louisiana teen in a coma for three days. Holden White of Lafayette was just 18 when he met year-old Chance Seneca on the gay dating app Grindr. After communicating for a month, the two young men decided to meet in person in late June. White, a sophomore at Louisiana State University, Eunice, said he invited Seneca over to his new apartment, but Seneca convinced him to come to his father's house to play video games. White said that when he regained consciousness, he was naked in a bathtub looking up at Seneca slicing his left wrist.
Gay characters on TV shows have come a long way since the days of All in the Family when a character named Steve shocked the nation by becoming the first openly gay character on a sitcom. Now, scores of shows feature gay characters, sometimes in leading roles and other times as members of the supporting cast. Which gay TV series currently on air are the best? Unlike in the past, series like Batwoman, Wynonna Earp , Brooklyn Nine-Nine , and plenty of others now feature gay and lesbian characters without focusing overtly on their sexuality. In the past, most gay characters' predominant trait was the fact that they were gay.
Billed as "a brass-knuckle punch in its startling revelation of teenage savages" and based on the book of the same name by Evan Hunter — aka crime writer Ed McBain — who drew on his own experiences as a teacher in the Bronx — Blackboard Jungle ushered in the age of the teenage delinquent. In London, Brooks's film attracted crowds of Teddy Boys, who slashed cinema seats, danced in the aisles and actually started a riot. The reason for such shocking behaviour wasn't so much the film's content, which today garners a more sober 12 rating, but because of the use of Bill Haley and the Comets' early rock'n'roll hit Rock Around the Clock, which played over the opening credits.