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In modern reality television’s 16 years on cable and eight years on network, the genre has given television more (and often better) gay portrayals than scripted programming.
Whether part of competitions in artificial contexts or fly-on-the-wall footage of real people’s lives, reality TV has offered moments so unexpected that viewers might not have believed them if they occurred on a drama or sitcom.
With the fall television season now underway and reality shows bound to create more such moments – has a gay contestant once again, among others – now’s a good time to look back at some of the more memorable moments, ranging from progressive portrayals to cringe-inducing scenes. Lance Loud takes his mother to a drag show on aired in 2008, it likely wouldn’t register with the same impact it had in 1973 since the private lives of real people are now exposed virtually every day on television.
After Piers denied being gay, Donald Trump launched into an awkward defense of gay people ("You know what, there are gay people around, and that’s great, and there are non-gays, but you called him a homosexual, but he says he’s not a homosexual").Before Trump fired Omarosa, Piers decided to prove his heterosexuality by kissing country singer Trace Adkins on the cheek, which shocked everyone, particularly Adkins."I just want to say, Trace, you’re a beautiful cowboy," Piers said, prompting Trace to freak out ("I don’t understand that at all.") For once, Omarosa was overshadowed.Why it’s shocking: Donald Trump awkwardly defended gay people even as Trace Adkins demonstrated some homophobia. Clay Aiken (sort of) denies he’s gay on ’s Diane Sawyer got a surprisingly ambiguous answer when she asked Aiken directly about the gay rumors in a 2006 interview.The singer’s response could easily be read as a flat denial, or as a veiled confession.
He would only say that it "would not make any sense for me" to admit being gay, because "what I do in my private life is nobody’s business anymore." After that, he refused to even respond to such questions with other interviewers.