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Schitt's Creek explicitly mentions LGBT people

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's sitcom "Schitt's Creek" has a rich family losing their wealth, so they have to move to a motel in the small town of Schitt's Creek. One of their characters, David, has stereotypically gay mannerisms, and has made comments about being the potential victim of a hate crime committed by residents of the town. However, his sexual orientation was never mentioned. Until episode 10.

http://www.cbc.ca/schittscreek/episodes/season1/honeymoon

David and Stevie (the female motel desk clerk) wind up in bed. Later, they are shopping for a bottle of wine to bring to a dinner party.

Stevie: "So, just to be clear, I'm a red wine drinker".
David: "That's fine."
Stevie: "I only drink red wine."
David: "OK".
Stevie: "And up until last night, I was under the impression that you, too, only drank red wine. But I guess I was wrong?"
David: "I see where you're going with this. I do drink red wine. But I also drink white wine. And I've been known to sample the occasional rose. And a couple summers back, I tried a merlot that used to be a chardonnay, which got a bit complicated.
Stevie: "So yes, you're just open to all wines."
David: "I like the wine and not the label."

Then, just to make it clear to the audience, the father, Johnny Rose, talks to the mayor of the town, Roland Schitt:

Johnny: "My son is pansexual"
Roland: "I've heard what that is, that's the cookware fetish."
Johnny: "No no, he loves everybody. Men, women, women who become men, men who become women. I'm his father, I always wanted his life to be easy. But, you know, pick just one gender and maybe everything would have been less ... confusing."
Roland: "Well, Johnny, when it comes to matters of the heart, we can't tell our kids who to love."

Later, the father talks to David and Stevie:

Johnny: "David, I just want you to know that I support this. And not the fact that you're sleeping with a girl, which is great, but I'd be just as happy if you were to bring home one of your guy friends"
..
Johnny: "David, I just want you to know that I endorse all your sexual encounters."

I was impressed that they never made any attempt to make people's orientation part of the humour - all of the laughs are directed at people's awkwardness.
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