While I figured it would be nothing but lame stereotypes paraded in front of audiences, after seeing a few episodes I'm totally hooked on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" href="http://www.bravotv.com/Queer_Eye_for_the_Straight_Guy/">Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. It's amusing and informative, this show about sending a guy to "gay camp" for the day.

When it comes to stereotypes and whether this show helps or hurts the average american's view of The Gay™, it seems like the show is this generation's Jeffersons. That show didn't exactly cast African Americans as brilliant upstanding citizens (George is pretty close to raving lunatic on every episode), but it did get people used to the idea of blacks as members of the upper class, and having black actors as leads in a show every week didn't hurt (also, throwing the white character into a mixed race relationship so the audience could put themselves into his shoes is similar to the entire idea of QEFTSG).