Chelsea Lately, a comedy talk show on the E! Network, “is the gayest program on television,” according to its host, comedienne Chelsea Handler, 34. “I can't speak for the rest of the network, but at Chelsea Lately, we're knocking it out of the park. We've hit a homo run," she said on the show. "We always talk about gay issues and my sidekick, Chuy, and I were King and Queen of the LA Gay Pride Parade."
HBO scored the highest among 15 networks for its representation of gay characters last season, according to a report by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). In its third annual Network Responsibility Index, Showtime ranked second, but the E! Network wasn’t even mentioned. And Chelsea is not happy.
Photo of Ross Matthews, Chelsea Handler, and Chuy waving from the Pride float
On her program, now released on YouTube (See the video at the bottom of this post), Chelsea proceeded to trot out various members of her staff, including "the biggest gay in captivity," a person "transitioning from albino man to albino woman," and “finally, although she’s not of the lesbian persuasion, get a couple of drinks in Sarah Colonna, and she’ll go down on me in two seconds.”
Chuy and Chelsea Handler in tights photo
Handler has made several PSA videos in favor of LGBT rights and against Proposition 8, so, it is indeed a quandary as to why GLAAD has ignored her efforts.
Photo of the cover of her book, My Horizontal Life. Buy it for $9.99 here.
For more proof of her gaiety, check out the following funny videos, some taken from her show.
Watch “Gay Friendly Chelsea Lately: A Video Message for GLAAD”:
Since Chelsea Handler's complaint, things have changed with the gay community. Here's a video of Chelsea attending the 38th Annual LA Gay and Lesbian Center Gala Awards with Ross Matthews and Coco Peru October 24, 2009. Red carpet interviews:
And here's Chelsea Handler speaking to the crowd at the 38th Annual Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Gala October 24, 2009:
Watch this “Chelsea Handler It’s Okay to Be Non Gay PSA” Video:
Enjoy “Chelsea Handler Suffering Through A Gay-less Day” Video:
Watch this Chelsea Lately Video “Gay’s Anatomy”:
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