Since the s, American television and cable programs have sometimes aired episodes addressing issues relating to homosexuality. Storylines in individual episodes have concerned gay rights , or perhaps more broadly, expressed what a producer or writer believes is a need for understanding and tolerance for gay, lesbian , bisexual or transgender LGBT people. Until the late s when actress Ellen DeGeneres revealed her real-life homosexuality and built this into her situation comedy, Ellen , it was relatively rare for a television series — drama or comedy — to address homosexual issues. However, a handful of programs did build individual episodes around the issue as early as the s — most notably All in the Family , which had several "gay-themed" episodes — usually either to address a certain aspect of the topic, to make the show controversial or establish a certain philosophy among the characters.
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She first came to prominence as a guest star on the television drama ER , portraying the recurring role of Dr. Maggie Doyle from to She is arguably best known for her work as Sara Sidle in the hit CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , a role she has portrayed as both a regular —, — and recurring — cast member. Fox is the younger of two children born to Montreal-born parents of French, Belgian and Irish descent, and was raised on a narrow barrier island in Melbourne Beach, Florida.