Media mayhem

The media has been the Robin to the Batman of the LGBT community, whether its a celebrity, marriages, celebrity child, or even an pro athlete the media has been there to help the situation or person making them feel more comfortable to come out of their sexuality and showing that it is a positive thing.

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson’s son Earvin Johnson recently came out to the public to being gay. Earvin Johnson was on multiple talk shows, the most famous show he was on was “The Wendy Williams Show” where she praised Earvin Johnson on coming out. Now he has his own upcoming reality show on the E! network which is called “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills”. E.J., starring as one of five wealthy young adults who will be documented on camera as they show money flaunting their designer tags.

Shows like “Will & Grace” which was broadcast on NBC from September 21,1998 to May 18, 2006 was a successful TV series that showed gay principle characters, the show earned 16 Emmy Awards and 83 nominations.

Jason Collins, a 7″0 Ft 255lbs NBA center, announced his homosexuality to the acceptance of the media, telling him that it was the right thing to do, promoting his book about him being gay and being an professional athlete. The media and social networks such as Twitter supported Jason Collins decision to come out. Kobe Bryant tweets, “Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU

9:01 AM – 29 Apr 2013“, also Bill Clinton tweets , ” I’m proud to call Jason Collins a friend.9:09 AM – 29 Apr 2013.”

Highly talented college football defensive end Michael Sam from the University of Missouri, announced on February 9, 2014, that he was gay in an interview with an on ESPN’S Outside The Lines, becoming one of the first publicly gay college football players. The Media has done more then help the LBGT community acceptance, the media has made the LBGT a culture and style in today’s society.