The Fosters

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Title The Fosters
Network Freeform
Premiere June 3, 2013
IMDB IMDB
Purchase Available on Amazon

The Fosters is an American television drama about a lesbian couple (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) raising a multi-ethnic, blended family of biological, adopted, and foster children. It was created by Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg and premiered in 2013.

LGBT Representation

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In addition to the main lesbian couple of Stef Foster (Polo) and Lena Adams (Saum), the show also contains a number of other LGBT characters, including Jude Foster (Hayden Byerly), the couple's 13 year old foster (later adopted) son, and his best friend and love interest Connor Stevens (Gavin Macintosh). Jude and Connor shared the youngest gay kiss ever aired on US television when they kissed in episode 2x19 "Now Hear This"[1].

Recurring and minor LGBT characters include Monte Porter (Annika Marks), Lena's boss, who is reluctant to identify herself as bisexual but has had relationships with both men and women, Cole, a transgender boy portrayed by transgender actor Tom Phelan, and several others.

LGBT Cast and Crew

Co-creator and producer Peter Paige is openly gay.

References

  1. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/03/the-history-making-gay-kiss-the-fosters-features-the-youngest-same-sex-tv-kiss-ever.html


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