The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/L.A. used its 1991 awards ceremony to take a few swipes at ABC and NBC for bowing to groups lobbying to keep gay characters off the air.

Tony Carreiro, who played a gay professor on CBS’ “Doctor, Doctor,” honored as outstanding comedy series, said his was the only recurring gay character on primetime net tv, adding, “That’s shameful for Hollywood.”

Presenter Charles Nelson Reilly recalled, “When I first went to New York, I met with a producer at NBC who told me I’d never be on [tv]: ‘They don’t put queers on television.’ Now I want to know who to talk to, to get off television.”

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