ABC’s ‘Real O’Neals’ Stereotypes Gays for National Coming Out Day

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<p>ABC renewed<em> The Real O&rsquo;Neals</em> for another season. For the season premier, titled &lsquo;The Real Thang,&rsquo; main character and gay teenager Kenny O&rsquo;Neal (Noah Galvin) decides to start an LGBT group at his school in honor of National Coming Out Day.</p>

<p>What&rsquo;s especially awesome about how the show portrays Kenny&rsquo;s new gay club, is how they in no way indulge in any kind of gay stereotypes:</p>

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<p>Kenny: It&#39;s 3:29. In one minute, the doors will open and the gay kids of St. Barklay&#39;s will stream in. Will they thank me? Yes. Will they carry me on their shoulders? Of course. I&#39;m super light, and I&#39;ve done a lot for them.</p>

<p>♪♪ Talk to me, baby ♪♪<br />
♪♪ I&#39;m going after this sweet, sweet craving, whoa-oh ♪♪<br />
♪♪ Let&#39;s lose our minds and go crazy, crazy ♪♪<br />
♪♪ I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hoping we&#39;ll eat cake by the ocean ♪♪</p>

<p>Allison: Hi. I&#39;m Allison.</p>
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<p>As it turns out, that girl is the only one who comes out...for Kenny&rsquo;s club, or for National Coming Out Day. Seems fitting that Kenny&rsquo;s club draws just about as well as this TV show.</p>

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