Will there ever be a time when a gay actor will play a gay character on network television or mainstream film?

so i did research into luke and noah and both actors are straight. this bothers me. for all the gay actors in this world, will they ever, ever cast a gay actor to play a gay character? there are SO FEW gay characters on television - what harm will it do? am i alone in this frustration? hollywood is homophobic -... show more so i did research into luke and noah and both actors are straight. this bothers me. for all the gay actors in this world, will they ever, ever cast a gay actor to play a gay character? there are SO FEW gay characters on television - what harm will it do? am i alone in this frustration? hollywood is homophobic - this is true, and there are so few openly gay actors because of it.
Update: ah yes, nathan lane - LOL!!!!!!! just one? is that all you can offer? he's more broadway and not an a-list movie star. nice try though. seriously! much props.
Update 2: karin - you're right. america would have to learn and read aobut the openly gay actors life and that is too much for them to take.
Update 3: it just appears there is no reach fro openly gay actors - there is no interst taken in them. why ONLY straight actors? it boggles my mind. there are so few gay characters in mainstream and yet they are played by straight actors - there will never be a gay role model fro young gay people. the media just will not... show more it just appears there is no reach fro openly gay actors - there is no interst taken in them. why ONLY straight actors? it boggles my mind. there are so few gay characters in mainstream and yet they are played by straight actors - there will never be a gay role model fro young gay people. the media just will not allow it.
Update 4: sean hayes is not openly gay.
Update 5: matthew rush - is a porn star. LOL!, i guess it's to be expected that he'd be listed in since being gay is all aobut sex, right?
Update 6: but karin - who are those people? i mean, are they like as popular as brad pitt or other mainstream actors? no. they are not.
Update 7: LOL! pd - why not? why can't or SHOULDN'T a gay actor play a gay character? type casting....okay so a black dude should be played a white dude - or...oops...race isn't the same since people are born black and people are not born gay. and also you can't see gay - LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Update 8: james - mainstream - not cable.
Update 9: thanks karin!
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