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Modern Family Honored For Its Diversity

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Yet another award for the ABC hit show Modern Family!

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network honored the show this weekend in Los Angeles for its portrayal of a diverse America, which includes gay couple Mitchell and Cameron, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.

And with the recent string of gay-teen suicides, openly-gay Ferguson had something to say about his childhood experiences:

"I do have the same sort of mixed feeling, in the light of everything that's happened. However, I think an event like this echoes the sentiment that we need to change. This cannot continue happening.

I actually had to leave eighth grade and go to another school because it got so bad, so I certainly sympathize with these kids. Honestly, back at my 10-year reunion, I didn't even remember any of those bullies' names. Frankly, they weren't doing nearly as good as me. So, it was very vindicating."

It DOES get better!!

And bravo to Modern Family for promoting diversity!

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10 comments to “Modern Family Honored For Its Diversity”



  1. 1

    And the moral decay of the United States continues.



  2. 2

    oh look another reality show with a bunch of anonymous pricks to shove down our throats as "celebrities" zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



  3. 3

    this show is ok but easy to get tired of



  4. 4

    Re: Mad Dog

    Right On!!!!!!!



  5. 5

    Re: shittin_condoms – um, it's a sitcom fuckass



  6. 6

    More Shelly Long!!



  7. 7

    what fucking diversity??? A latina of european ancestry and two gay guys…is that what diversity on American television is these days? Where are my Asian, Aboriginal, Indian and African - American representatives in the media. Fuck this shit…TV just got a whole lot more White - George Lopez



  8. 8

    Modern Family is a big step in American sitcoms for diversity, but TV needs to diversify a bit more.
    Re: ccmyplaymate – Aboriginal? Hmmm…
    I think NBC has made an effort and has been diversifying. They have a show with a predominantly Indian cast. That's a huge step. The Hispanic and Asian populations need more representation, though.



  9. 9

    I LOVE THIS SHOW….
    THE CHARACTERS ARE REAL, THE STORY LINES ARE REALISTIC, IT'S GREAT…
    OTHER SHOWS SHOULD TRY AND LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS…



  10. 10

    Re: ccmyplaymate – My thoughts exactly. This is diversity in whose world?