More than ever before, homosexual characters and situations are being featured on television. Needless to say, the lay of TV Land is overwhelmingly favorable: cheery, cuddly, cute, and camp.
The first of such programming originated in the formerly Great Britain, either imported directly (East Enders, Absolutely Fabulous) or adapted to the American small screen (All in the Family). This, the French would note, is only to be expected.
Interestingly, a six-week series called Metrosexuality ran in the United Kingdom back in 2001, a good two years before Howard Dean stumbled across the term during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Between 1961 and 1970, there existed exactly one American homosexual television character. Between 1971 and 1980, 58 materialized. Between 1981 and 1990, there were 89. Between 1991 and 2000, 306. Since 2000, the rate of unnatural increase has only accelerated.
Does this mean that there are 300 times more “gays” in our society than there were 40 years ago?
The answer to this question depends on one’s theory of homosexuality. In my view, becoming homosexual is primarily a function of flawed embryogenesis: Stress on the mother interrupts the vital action of testosterone upon the male fetus, leaving his brain insufficiently male. This theory explains...