List of news and information television programs featuring LGBT subjects

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The following televisions programs include central LGBT themes or cast members.

News and information programs[edit]

Year Title Network Personality Notes
2013– Time of Death Showtime Nicole "Little" Lencioni[1] Little is a 25-year-old lesbian who becomes caretaker to her younger siblings after their mother dies.[2]
2013– Hello Ross E! Ross Matthews Weekly talk show focusing on the entertainment industry.[3]
2011– The Chew ABC Clinton Kelly
2011– Our America with Lisa Ling OWN "Transgender Lives" originally aired February 22, 2011.
"Pray the Gay Away?" originally aired March 8, 2011. "Pray the Gay Away - Breaking News", a follow-up, aired August 21, 2012. Another follow-up, "God & Gays", aired June 20, 2013.
2011–2012 The Rosie Show OWN Rosie O'Donnell The series debuted on October 10, 2011.[4]
2010– The Gossip Queens Syndicated Alec Mapa
2010– Fashion Police E! George Kotsiopoulos[5]
2010– The Talk CBS Sara Gilbert
2010–2012 The Nate Berkus Show Syndicated Nate Berkus
2010 "Gary and Tony Have a Baby" CNN Gary Spino
Tony Brown
An installment in CNN's ...In America documentary series anchored by Soledad O'Brien.
2009– Watch What Happens: Live Bravo Andy Cohen Talk show focusing on the world of entertainment in general and Bravo programming specifically.
2009– Don't Quit Your Gay Job OUTtv Rob Easton
Sean Horlor
Two hosts competing on who is best in various stereotypical jobs.
2009 The Wanda Sykes Show Fox Wanda Sykes
Brant Kaiwi
Talk show. Kaiwi performed in the drag persona "Porche".
2008–? here! With Josh and Sara here! Josh Rosenzweig Televised version of the podcast of the same name.
2008– Primetime: What Would You Do? ABC Various scenarios involving gay-related media
2008 The Ben and Dave Show here! Ben Harvey
Dave Rubin
Televised version of the podcast of the same name.
2006–2007 The Megan Mullally Show MyNetworkTV Megan Mullally Talk show. Mullally acknowledged her bisexuality while appearing on Will & Grace.
2006 Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink TV Land Hour-long special on the history of homosexuality in classic TV programs.
2005–2009 365gay News Logo Jason Bellini
Itay Hod
Chagmion Antoine
News programming produced in partnership with CBS. Originally titled CBS News on Logo. Moved to online-only in 2009.[6]
2004–2006 The Brini Maxwell Show Style Ben Sander as Brini Maxwell Drag queen with home and hobby tips.
2004 How Gay are You? Sky1 'Lighthearted' look at whether it is possible to be 'too gay'?
2003– What Not to Wear TLC Clinton Kelly
2003– The Ellen DeGeneres Show Syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Talk show hosted by DeGeneres.
2003– Anderson Cooper 360 CNN Anderson Cooper Nightly news show hosted by journalist Anderson Cooper. Cooper came out publicly in July 2012.
2003 Totally Gay! VH1 Trev Broudy (Narrator)
Ellen DeGeneres
Melissa Etheridge
Rupert Everett
Barney Frank
John Cameron Mitchell
Documentary about the mainstreaming of LGBT culture in the United States.
2002– The Suze Orman Show CNBC Suze Orman Orman is a financial adviser and television personality who has written a number of books. She came out publicly in 2007.
2002–2005 Locker Room PrideVision PJ DeBoy
Nina Arsenault
Gay sports program.
2001–2002 That Gay Show BBC Kristian Digby
Scott Capurro
Lifestyle magazine show aimed at gay men.
2000–2003 So Gay TV PrideVision Mathieu Chantelois
Jason Ruta
Newsmagazine show about LGBT issues.
1997–2001 QT: QueerTelevision Citytv Irshad Manji
1997– The View Syndicated Rosie O'Donnell O'Donnell joined the cast in 2006 and left in 2007.
1996–2002 The Rosie O'Donnell Show Syndicated Rosie O'Donnell O'Donnell came out shortly before leaving the show.
1996–1998 The RuPaul Show VH1 RuPaul Talk show hosted by drag queen.
1995–2001 10% QTV Rogers Television LGBT newsmagazine; first continuing LGBT-themed series in Canadian television history
1994–1995 The Charles Perez Show Syndicated Charles Perez Perez was not openly gay during the series, although his appearance in an episode of the first season of The Real World had the effect of outing him.
1993–2004 Ricki Lake Syndicated Jonny McGovern McGovern was a correspondent for the show during its final season.
1993–1999 Turning Point ABC "For Better or Worse: Same-Sex Marriage" aired November 7, 1996.
1992–2012 In the Life PBS Monthly LGBT news magazine.
1980 Gay Power, Gay Politics CBS Episode of CBS Reports purporting to explore gay political clout in San Francisco but was criticized for focusing on the seamier aspects of gay life.
1973– ABC News Closeup ABC The episode "Homosexuals" first aired on December 18, 1979.[7]
1972 Coming Out Maclean-Hunter Short-run documentary series profiling LGBT people in Toronto.
1967 CBS Reports: The Homosexuals CBS Hal Call
Frank Kameny
Jack Nichols
Gore Vidal
Hosted by Mike Wallace. Several anonymous gay men were interviewed for the program, which concealed the men's identities by seating them in shadow and in one instance behind a potted palm tree.
1961 The Rejected KQED (TV) Hal Call
Don Lucas
One hour documentary produced by local public television station.
1956–1978 This Week ITV The program aired the documentary "Homosexuals" in 1964, followed by "Lesbians" in 1965.[8]


  1. ^ 'Time Of Death,' Showtime Documentary Series, Peers Into The Last Days Of The Dying
  2. ^ Showtime’s “Time of Death” features a lesbian dealing with her mom’s passing
  3. ^ Hell Ross Home
  4. ^ Tickets to 'The Rosie Show' available Friday
  5. ^ "17th Annual Out100". Out Magazine. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Logo Cancels Gay-Themed Newscast
  7. ^ Tuesday's highlights
  8. ^ Newly unearthed ITV play could be first ever gay television drama