Cumming: important to portray gay character in time of Trump


PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actor Alan Cumming will portray what is believed to be the first gay lead character in a broadcast network drama and he says it’s particularly important that the milestone is happening during President Donald Trump’s administration.

His crime procedural “Instinct” arrives at a time when Cumming said “the president is actively condoning, by his silence, violence and persecution against the LBGT community.”

The show premieres on CBS March 11. Cumming plays an author who is an expert on serial killers who gets drawn into helping New York police track down a killer who models his behavior on one of his books.

Cumming says it’s a perfect time to have a married same-sex couple portrayed on network TV.

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