A new TV show about a gay relationship in Britain has caused a stir.
The series, Love Actually, stars Lorna O’Neill as a young girl who moves to London to be with her gay lover after she’s dumped by her mother.
She’s then reunited with him.
The episode aired on Channel 4 this week.
The show is being hailed as a landmark for gay rights and equality in Britain.
“It’s the first time a TV show has been shown with LGBT characters and it’s really exciting,” said Dr. Andrew Davies, director of the Institute for the Study of Britain.
The BBC’s LGBT Hub, a site that collects stories from around the world, has described Love Actually as “a groundbreaking new piece of work.”
“Love Actually is a landmark piece of LGBT drama that takes us on a journey through our personal lives and the lives of the people we love.
It’s an extraordinary piece of drama that shows us how important our relationships are to us and to each other,” said ITV’s LGBT News.
The news comes as the U.K. government has unveiled new guidelines that will force schools to include a gay-straight alliance orientation curriculum in schools starting in 2018.
It will be mandatory for English schools by 2020.