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LOGO: Gay and Lesbian Television

MTV backs new queer TV channel

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MTV has launched a new basic cable channel aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans viewers. LOGO began airing in 2005 and has a blend of original programming and movies for gays and lesbians.

“Creating a network specifically for the LGBT community is something we’ve wanted to do for a long, long time, and it’s an idea we feel is overdue,” said Tom Freston, Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks. “Despite our nation’s progress on civil rights and the growing visibility of gay people in business, society and even in television programming – what has been missing is a full-time home for this important and influential audience on television. We have big plans and hopes for LOGO and I’m thrilled to finally announce its arrival.”

LOGO features original programming including a show about coming out stories, a gay & lesbian travel show and special news features. Logo also airs short gay films, movies of interest to the gay and lesbian community and reruns of shows popular in gay culture, like Queer as Folk and Tales of the City.

Noah's Arc and U.S. of Ant

Two of the most popular shows on Logo are Noah's Arc and U.S. of Ant. Noah's Arc follows a group of gay African American in Hollywood. Comedian Ant hosts a show where he visits gays and lesbians in rural America.

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