This is another angle that needs to be looked at as regards the homosexual debate, because I believe that it clouds the real issues at hand. Unfortunately, it is also one on which I don't really have much authority to speak. So, just to mention it here.
The media has played a useful role in humanising homosexual people in the public eye. I hope that we would all agree that the idea that people had in years gone by of homosexuals being - um, what? I'm not too sure- maybe that is the thing, people invented an idea of homosexuals as monstrosities, which wasn't very friendly.
But what is the role of the media today? What caused the Generations people to include a homosexual theme to their episodes? Was it a concern for the Gay community or was it a desire to sell their programme by shock tactics? At the end of the day, it is again dehumanising to use any sort of sex in this of way - for people to look at and marvel at and perhaps be horrified at. And when the public becomes desensitised to this, the media moves on, finding new areas that shock in order to draw in an endlessly hungry public.
I know that not all media is like this - and I do not know the motivations of the Generations people - it could be that they do have a genuine social concern, but it sounds more than a little naive to write that!
I could say more, but let me leave it here and let the reader contemplate the implications!