Lesbians on series TV.
1991 Roseanne (ABC): Sandra Bernhard debuts as lesbian character Nancy.
1994 Friends (NBC): Lesbian couple Carol and Susan are introduced in its second episode ever. In 1996 they would be the first W lesbians to marry.
1995 Courthouse (CBS): Jenifer Lewis and Cree Summer appear as TV's first recurring African-American lesbian characters.
1997 Ellen (ABE): Ellen DeGeneres's Ellen character comes out, giving TV its first sitcom centered around a lesbian character.
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (WB): The first appearance of Tara (Amber Benson), starting with Willow (Alyson Hannigan) a 2 1/2-year on-and-off relationship.
2000 Queer as Folk (Showtime): Thea Gill and Michelle Clunie, as Lindsay and Melanie, have the first lesbian sex scene in a TV series.
2002 The Wire (HBO): Sonja Sohn plays the first African-American lesbian cop costar and the first Asian one--she's also Korean.
2004 The L Word (Showtime): The first series about lesbians (and bisexual women] debuts.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 31, 2006|
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