article-0-1A61D5B800000578-231_634x456DAYS OF LOT –  The BBC drama controller has said there are not enough gay characters on TV.  Ben Stephenson, who is himself gay, called on writers to come forward with more stories which focus on homosexuality.  The comments were made during the BBC’s Reflect and Represent talk at New Broadcasting House on Monday which aims to discuss the Corporation’s future vision.  Mr Stephenson said: ‘I am diverse, in that sense (gay), and are there many portrayals of gay characters on television? I would say it’s probably one of the lowest (represented) areas.  ‘When the great gay script comes in, I shall definitely be commissioning it.’  Despite Mr Stephenson believing there is diversity in BBC drama he said there is still ‘a long way to go’. More

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