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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?"], ''[[Pink News]]'' 28 March 2006</ref> [[Tina Carter]], [[Tosh Mackintosh]],<ref name="LGBT domestic abuse">Ryan Love, [http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/eastenders/news/a606442/eastenders-lgbt-domestic-abuse-plot-praised-following-tina-tosh-clash/ "EastEnders LGBT domestic abuse plot praised following Tina, Tosh clash"] ''Digital Spy'', 28 October 2014.</ref> [[Ben Mitchell]] and [[Paul Coker]].<ref>Neela Debnath, [http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/582121/EastEnders-gay-kiss-Ben-Mitchell-Paul-Coker-Harry-Reid-Twitter-homophobia "EastEnders gay kiss: Ben Mitchell actor Harry Reid upset by homophobia"] ''Daily Express'' 4 June 2015.</ref> [[Kyle Slater]], a transgender character, was introduced in 2015.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34479713/eastenders-casts-transgender-actor-in-transgender-role-on-uk-television "EastEnders casts transgender actor in transgender role on UK television"], ''Newsbeat'',  9 October 2015</ref>
 
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?"], ''[[Pink News]]'' 28 March 2006</ref> [[Tina Carter]], [[Tosh Mackintosh]],<ref name="LGBT domestic abuse">Ryan Love, [http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/eastenders/news/a606442/eastenders-lgbt-domestic-abuse-plot-praised-following-tina-tosh-clash/ "EastEnders LGBT domestic abuse plot praised following Tina, Tosh clash"] ''Digital Spy'', 28 October 2014.</ref> [[Ben Mitchell]] and [[Paul Coker]].<ref>Neela Debnath, [http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/582121/EastEnders-gay-kiss-Ben-Mitchell-Paul-Coker-Harry-Reid-Twitter-homophobia "EastEnders gay kiss: Ben Mitchell actor Harry Reid upset by homophobia"] ''Daily Express'' 4 June 2015.</ref> [[Kyle Slater]], a transgender character, was introduced in 2015.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34479713/eastenders-casts-transgender-actor-in-transgender-role-on-uk-television "EastEnders casts transgender actor in transgender role on UK television"], ''Newsbeat'',  9 October 2015</ref>
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Revision as of 15:20, 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]

References

  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?", Pink News 28 March 2006
  4. Ryan Love, "EastEnders LGBT domestic abuse plot praised following Tina, Tosh clash" Digital Spy, 28 October 2014.
  5. Neela Debnath, "EastEnders gay kiss: Ben Mitchell actor Harry Reid upset by homophobia" Daily Express 4 June 2015.
  6. "EastEnders casts transgender actor in transgender role on UK television", Newsbeat, 9 October 2015