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'''EastEnders''' is a television soap opera, set in the [[East End]] of London. It was created by Julia Smith and [[Tony Holland]] and has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985.
 
'''EastEnders''' is a television soap opera, set in the [[East End]] of London. It was created by Julia Smith and [[Tony Holland]] and has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985.
  
he show features a large number of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, including [[Colin Russell]], [[Barry Clark]],<ref>Caroline Frost, [http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/eastenders-30-years-ago-first-gay-character_uk_57a47478e4b03393f7f5bb4e "30 Years Today, First Gay Character Appeared In ‘EastEnders’. Things Have Changed"]. ''Huffington Post UK'' 5 August 2016.</ref> [[Simon Raymond]], [[Tony Hills]],<ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/226581.stm|title=Coming out on screen|date=2 December 1998|work=[[BBC News]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref> [[Sonia Fowler]], [[Naomi Julien]],<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2006/03/28/211-complaints-to-bbc-over-gay-eastenders-storyline-but-do-the-public-care/|title=211 complaints to BBC over gay EastEnders storyline, but do the public care?|last=Knowles|first=Katherine|date=28 March 2006|work=[[PinkNews]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref> [[Tina Carter]], [[Tosh Mackintosh]],<ref name="LGBT domestic abuse">{{cite news|url=http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/eastenders/news/a606442/eastenders-lgbt-domestic-abuse-plot-praised-following-tina-tosh-clash/|title=EastEnders LGBT domestic abuse plot praised following Tina, Tosh clash|last=Love|first=Ryan|date=28 October 2014|work=[[Digital Spy]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref> [[Ben Mitchell]] and [[Paul Coker]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/582121/EastEnders-gay-kiss-Ben-Mitchell-Paul-Coker-Harry-Reid-Twitter-homophobia|title=EastEnders gay kiss: Ben Mitchell actor Harry Reid upset by homophobia|last=Debnath|first=Neela|date=4 June 2015|work=[[Daily Express]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref> [[Kyle Slater]], a transgender character, was introduced in 2015.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34479713/eastenders-casts-transgender-actor-in-transgender-role-on-uk-television|title=EastEnders casts transgender actor in transgender role on UK television|date=9 October 2015|work=[[Newsbeat]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref>
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he show features a large number of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, including [[Colin Russell]], [[Barry Clark]],<ref>Caroline Frost, [http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/eastenders-30-years-ago-first-gay-character_uk_57a47478e4b03393f7f5bb4e "30 Years Today, First Gay Character Appeared In ‘EastEnders’. Things Have Changed"]. ''Huffington Post UK'' 5 August 2016.</ref> [[Simon Raymond]], [[Tony Hills]],<ref>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/226581.stm "Coming out on screen"], ''BBC News'', 2 December 1998.</ref> [[Sonia Fowler]], [[Naomi Julien]],<ref>Katherine Knowles, [http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2006/03/28/211-complaints-to-bbc-over-gay-eastenders-storyline-but-do-the-public-care/ "211 complaints to BBC over gay EastEnders storyline, but do the public care?"], ''[[PinkNews]]'' 28 March 2006</ref> [[Tina Carter]], [[Tosh Mackintosh]],<ref name="LGBT domestic abuse">{{cite news|url=http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/eastenders/news/a606442/eastenders-lgbt-domestic-abuse-plot-praised-following-tina-tosh-clash/|title=EastEnders LGBT domestic abuse plot praised following Tina, Tosh clash|last=Love|first=Ryan|date=28 October 2014|work=[[Digital Spy]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref> [[Ben Mitchell]] and [[Paul Coker]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/582121/EastEnders-gay-kiss-Ben-Mitchell-Paul-Coker-Harry-Reid-Twitter-homophobia|title=EastEnders gay kiss: Ben Mitchell actor Harry Reid upset by homophobia|last=Debnath|first=Neela|date=4 June 2015|work=[[Daily Express]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref> [[Kyle Slater]], a transgender character, was introduced in 2015.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34479713/eastenders-casts-transgender-actor-in-transgender-role-on-uk-television|title=EastEnders casts transgender actor in transgender role on UK television|date=9 October 2015|work=[[Newsbeat]]|accessdate=21 April 2017}}</ref>

Revision as of 15:08, 20 November 2017

EastEnders is a television soap opera, set in the East End of London. It was created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland and has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985.

he show features a large number of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, including Colin Russell, Barry Clark,[1] Simon Raymond, Tony Hills,[2] Sonia Fowler, Naomi Julien,[3] Tina Carter, Tosh Mackintosh,[4] Ben Mitchell and Paul Coker.[5] Kyle Slater, a transgender character, was introduced in 2015.[6]
  1. Caroline Frost, "30 Years Today, First Gay Character Appeared In ‘EastEnders’. Things Have Changed". Huffington Post UK 5 August 2016.
  2. "Coming out on screen", BBC News, 2 December 1998.
  3. Katherine Knowles, "211 complaints to BBC over gay EastEnders storyline, but do the public care?", PinkNews 28 March 2006
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