Coronation Street: Wall-to-wall gays, transsexuals, transvestites and lesbians


Coronation Street: Wall-to-wall gays, transsexuals, transvestites and lesbians

Last updated at 1:43 PM on 6th July 2011

Art critic Brian Sewell

Modern plots: Jason Grimshaw won Mr Gay Weatherfield in one storyline - and is part of countless gay, lesbian and transsexual characters that are flooding the soap

Modern plots: Jason Grimshaw won Mr Gay Weatherfield in one storyline – and is part of countless gay, lesbian and transsexual characters that are flooding the soap

Too far Lesbian teenagers Sophie Webster and Sian Powers are just some of the main cast characters that appear in the soap

Too far Lesbian teenagers Sophie Webster and Sian Powers are just some of the main cast characters that appear in the soap

Love triangle: Cross-dressing Marc Selby became involved with Audrey Roberts, right, and Claudia Colby in one storyline

Love triangle: Cross-dressing Marc Selby became involved with Audrey Roberts, right, and Claudia Colby in one storyline

Soap first: Hayley Cropper, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh, was the first transsexual character when she appeared on screens in 1998

Soap first: Hayley Cropper, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh, was the first transsexual character when she appeared on screens in 1998

How it should be: Coronation Street should revert back to old as an urban version of the Archers, meaning it can continue to be broadcast before the watershed

How it should be: Coronation Street should revert back to old as an urban version of the Archers, meaning it can continue to be broadcast before the watershed