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THIS THREAD IS FOR INFORMATION AND OPINION, NOT FOR MORAL DEBATE!!!

Those clamoring for a television network devoted to the GLBT community may soon be able to call their cable and satellite providers and say, "I want my Gay TV!"

While much of the talk recently has focused on a Showtime-MTV venture for parent company Viacom, it will likely be a U.S. version of the Canadian gay channel PrideVision TV that will be first to hit television screens from coast to coast.

Full story http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...2/co_po/gay_tv_channel_may_be_in_u_s__by_fall
 

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I have 8 & 10 year old girls. While they are not naive, and have some understanding about the gay lifestyle, as parents, we would elect to control the exposure given to them, when we can. Personally, and this is an opinion, while I am accepting of it, I would not want it broadcasted in my living room. A gay person is always welcomed in my house, but a channel that will have shows that are devoted to alternate lifestyles, is not, and I am not talking cooking shows here. I am sure glad that we do have the option to block channels.
 

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Kman:

Ditto ... your said it very well!! And for that very reason I dropped Showtime for airing "Queer As Folk." If they want to show trash like that I have two choices ... either accept watching it or drop it.... so I did the later. But I have no problem with them having the channel ... for those that want it!

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Just as I hope you control their exposure to MTV, VH-1, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ESPN, TNN, TNT, BET, TBN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, WB, UPN, and EVERY other network that is brodacast on your Satellite. There is potentially questionable material on ALL these networks. I agree, that is why there is the option to block certain channels and/or programming. And don't forget about that OmniPotent button on the TV - Power.

Originally posted by Kman
I have 8 & 10 year old girls. While they are not naive, and have some understanding about the gay lifestyle, as parents, we would elect to control the exposure given to them, when we can. Personally, and this is an opinion, while I am accepting of it, I would not want it broadcasted in my living room. A gay person is always welcomed in my house, but a channel that will have shows that are devoted to alternate lifestyles, is not, and I am not talking cooking shows here. I am sure glad that we do have the option to block channels.
 

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We definitely monitor what and how much TV. Even on "kid" networks like Nick and the Cartoon Channel there are shows that they do not watch. Personally, kid shows like "The Angry Beavers" and "Cow and Chicken have no entertainment value for my kids. But I am sure their are parents who have no problem with them. Child TV viewing is very subjective and each parent has their own take on that. The gay channel thing is a little different though. Certain shows IN MY OPINION have no entertainment value, but also have no impact on the moral values we are trying to set for our kids. Those channels and or shows can be surfed thru without being blocked. I believe I would see nothing on the gay channel that would benefit anyone in my family, hence the block. I am all for diversity, as long as it is not crammed down my throat. If there is a gay channel fine, but I do not need to have it programmed in.
 

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There are five adult channels that I know of, and not one channel for gay and lesbian people. I think that this is a good idea.

I for one happen to enjoy showtime, and with the use of parental locks I am able to block shows like Queer As Folk, Sex in The City on HBO, etc.

But for people that wish to complain what about the soft pron on Cinemax every night?
 

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Originally posted by garydw
There are five adult channels that I know of, and not one channel for gay and lesbian people. I think that this is a good idea.

I for one happen to enjoy showtime, and with the use of parental locks I am able to block shows like Queer As Folk, Sex in The City on HBO, etc.

But for people that wish to complain what about the soft pron on Cinemax every night?
Well put. If people are willing to watch it (ie advertisers spend money) then why not? Power of the dollar runs networks and people could always vote with their dollar. Not knowing anything about it, I can only assume it will have less "adult situations" per hour than the average Skinamax movie after dark.
 

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Originally posted by Mark
"I don't think you'll even have to block it since I believe it's going to be a pay channel."

Not likely. In fact, I believe it is must-carry in Canada.
....Pridevision www.pridevision.ca is a must carry, however it is a pay channel....$6.95/mo for East + West feeds of Pridevision on StarChoice.
 

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I still dont think we'll ever see a gay channel on DBS.
 

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I'd be just as concerned, if not more so, about your children watching MTV. One of my favorite shows of all time is "Friends." I have always been amazed that it has maintained its prime family viewing slot. It is full of adult situations and sexual inuendo. Not really appropriate for that early hour of the evening.
Block the soaps, too. And of course, block Springer. Seriously, bring 'em up right and nothing they see on TV will have much effect on them.
 

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The more of a kickback charlie gets, the more likely you'll see that channel on dish...the porn and the shopping channels are both a good example of that...
 

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The gay channel will just be another channel I have no interest in, but have no problem if others want to watch it.
I feel the same about having 20 sports channels and a dozen CNNs and shopping channels. I would guess that for most of us, there are only about 15 - 20 stations max that we would ever watch out of 100 or 150 you have to pay for. But the variety is good. You should not have to watch my preferred channels.
 

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I think some of you guys are under the impression that this gay channel is going to be some kind of porno channel, or that it's going to be like watching real-life vampires live out their lives. Hardly. I imagine is simply going to show that gay people are human beings just like everyone else. If I had kids, I would have the channel openly available to them so I could be sure they wouldn't grow up to hate people who are different. Of all the stories I've heard about kids who were raised in an environment where either someone is gay, or homosexuality had been discussed positively, the kids grew up to be just as accepting of these alternative lifestyles. But I've known many kids who grew up in homes where homosexuality was refered to as "immoral and wrong" or "sick and perverted" and those kids often grew up to hate homosexuals.

So there you have it. As for me and my home, we will choose the path of the most enlightenment on the topic.

Damon
 
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