Connections: The legacy of Will & Grace and how LGBTQ characters are portrayed on TV
The sitcom Will and Grace is making its return to the airwaves on Thursday, after finishing an eight year run in 2006. Former Vice President Joe Biden credited the show with educating Americans about LGBTQ issues.
We discuss the evolution of gay characters on screen, and whether the show deserves its reputation. In studio:
- Scott Fearing, executive director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
- Kate Sweeney, co-organizer of Ambush Rochester
- Juan Vazquez, digital engagement facilitator for WXXI News