The current masters thesis, entitled „The Representation of Homosexuality in the Medium of Television Analysed by Way of the Example of Tales of the City”, investigates how, and according to which televisual codes, the representation of queerness can be explicated in the television series Tales of the City. This investigation is based on theoretical concepts of representation put forth by Stuart Hall and W. J. T. Mitchell. Television as medium is defined according to theories by Marie-Laure Ryan and Stuart Hall, with a particular focus on systems of coding and decoding. The definition of filmic and televisual modes of expression and representation which the current thesis also applies in the analysis of televisual codes such as visual, iconic or narrative elements, camera settings, camera movement, lighting, use of colour, editing, film music, sound and language, costume, or makeup are based on Kurt Hickethier and Peter Kottlorz. The notion of ‘queerness is investigated in terms of gender studies and queer theory. Here the current thesis puts a particular focus on the findings of Judith Butler and Regine Bendl. The topic of ‚coming out‘, which is likewise treated as a code, is dealt with in a separate chapter. Said chapter, among other things, elaborates on the five stages of coming out defined by Eli Coleman. The third chapter of the current thesis provides a summary of the representation of queerness compliant with Francesco Casetti and Frederico Chio. The forth chapter deals with the actual representation itself, following Peter M. Nardis classification of the representation of queerness. Finally, the fourth chapter also attempts an evaluation as to whether or not or to which extent the representation of queerness in ‚Tales of the City can be considered positive or negative.