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Sara Gilbert Gets New Show: CBS Forgets She's Gay!

Sara Gilbert Gets New Show: CBS Forgets She's Gay!

Shame on you, CBS. The network published a press release announcing a new talk show featuring many female power players, including Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene on Roseanne. The press release features a brief list of each woman's credentials and background information about the women's families. While the profiles of other members in the cast acknowledge husbands, Sara Gilbert's profile simply says she lives with "her family in Los Angeles." It seems odd the press release did not say Gilbert lives with her partner, especially since Gilbert is an out lesbian who is raising children with her partner Allison Adler. The show also features Marissa Jane Winokur, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Peete Robinson and Leah Remini.

Shame on you, CBS.

The network published a press release announcing a new talk show featuring many female power players, including Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene on Roseanne.

The press release features a brief list of each woman's credentials and background information about the women's families. While the profiles of other members in the cast acknowledge husbands, Sara Gilbert's profile simply says she lives with "her family in Los Angeles."

It seems odd the press release did not say Gilbert lives with her partner, especially since Gilbert is an out lesbian who is raising children with her partner Allison Adler.

Although this seems to be a small oversight, it speaks volumes. Each woman's profile reads exactly the same, saying they live with husbands, even going as far as naming each woman's spouse.

The show also features Marissa Jane Winokur, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Peete Robinson and Leah Remini.

And while there may be a few people who don't know that Osbourne's spouse goes by Ozzy, I doubt it.

Hey CBS: minor omissions have large connotations.  If CBS wants to promote diverse programming, then the company should promote diversity in its own press releases.

It's especially disappointing that CBS chooses to ignore Gilbert's uniqueness in the cast. She is the only lesbian mother on a show which will partly focus on parenting, which one might assume is the reason they cast her in the first place.

I hope early promotion for the show doesn't reflect the network's intentions for the upcoming season.

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