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Hallmark Channel Promises More LGBT Characters: 'This Is Who We Are,' CEO Says

The head of the Hallmark Channel’s parent company said this week the network remains committed to including LGBT characters in storylines and that fans will see “more of that” in the future. Wonya Lucas, the president and CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, made the comments during the winter Television Critics Association meeting, saying the Hallmark Channel is “proud” of its progress on the issue. This month, the Hallmark Channel debuts Mix Up in the Mediterranean, which was billed at the TCA meeting as the first Hallmark movie with a gay lead. The film follows the story of a single…