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GLAAD is glad for more LGBT on TV

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GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is glad to report an increase in LGBT characters on scripted network television this season, which marks an all-time high.

This year will see more than twice as many gay and lesbians as last year on TV, which actually saw a decline in LGBT characters.

This season, Fox gets the award for Most Improved, jumping from zero LGBT characters to 5, which is also the most of any network, so they also receive the Most Shocking and Impressive award. Worst Player goes to CBS, which has no LGBT characters this season, and Most Disappointing goes to the CW, who, despite their targeted demographic, can boast only one character.

But, overall, the news is good, with the number of recurring LGBT characters increasing from 13 to 19.

GLAAD's roll call includes ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC which totals about 616 regular characters (Gay or straight). Of those 616, 16 are LGBT. The 616 characters are divided amont 88 scripted shows and among those 88 shows 12 have a little LGBT in them.

GLAAD president Neil Giuliano is pleased with the numbers, saying, "This dramatic increase shows how far many networks have come in developing complex, multilayered lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters."

We're queer, we're here and we're in your living room!!!

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20 comments to “GLAAD is glad for more LGBT on TV”

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    ahahahahahahhahahahhah!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did it again! Come on Diego707, your turns next!

  3. 3

    how is anyone ever gonna be equal if we keep picking everything apart?

  4. 4

    DEFINITELY will add more personallity to the show!

  5. 5

    Good! We only produce and help make the majority of these shows!

    Great to have representation.

  6. 6

    Mario Pendeja ACTUALLY thinks the movie W. is going to be bad! He couldn't be more wrong, it looks like it's gonna rank up there with There Will Be Blood and The Darjeeling Limited. Let's boycott this loser.
    Search YouTube: Giuliani Responds to Sarah Palin Watching Tina Fey on SNL and then go sample on iTunes Miniature Tigers - Tell It to the Volcano, it's one of the best albums of the year and the album cover is my avatar.
    As much as you guys think Mario reads your comments, he DOESN'T! He blogs all day and then goes to bed. He's a fucking vampire!

  7. 7

    As always, Perez only sees the world as divided by who you like to have sex with… My gay friends think this whole "keeping track" is ridiculous and I agree. If I want to watch a show, I don't finish watching it and say "you know, there is not one single person on that show that likes having sex with the same gender" and why SHOULD it be that way?
    The only people complaining are (surprise!) the LGBT community and guess what - THAT CAUSES DIVISION IN ITSELF!
    When you start keeping track and insisting on quotas, that puts everyone on a list as either LGBT or NOT.
    Friggin idiots.

  8. 8

    the only one character for the cw is on gossip girl right? serenas brother?… whats his name?

  9. 9

    Re: Disturbed

    I ABSOLUTELY agree!!

    Stop wanting to be treated different and you won't be!

  10. milou says – reply to this


    What have the networks got against parrot keepers?
    I don't see any parrot keepers on any mainstream sitcoms!
    Total prejudice!
    ( And don't tell me the parrot is dead)

  11. 11

    good to know!

  12. 12

    Re: Disturbed – Are you gay? If not, shut the fuck up!

    Being gay has more to do with who you're fucking. We're discriminated against to no end. We have fucking partners, ya know. Television is all about drama and who is fucking who, and who's having a relationship with who. Got it? Good. Now, got the fuck away!

  13. 13

    good job glen coco's

  14. 14

    does that one transgender contestant from America's Next Top Model on the CW count?

  15. 15

    Glad this is happening! It's about time!

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    I can't wait for the day when it doesn't matter whether someone is straight or gay- being attracted to the same sex SHOULD be as acceptable as being attracted to the opposite sex…I appreciate the strides that have been made in the media as far as acceptance of gays and lesbians go, however I'm waiting for the day when being gay is considered just as "normal" as being straight (whatever "normal" is). When it comes down to it- it doesn't matter who or how you love- in the end, just LOVING is all that matters.

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    Re: jjacey – Theres one black guy on the show privileged but hes just a minor stereotypical character

  18. tetzy says – reply to this


    Re: Sophia84 – Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one - thing is, yours is flawed. Homosexuality is an anomaly and as such should no more be celebrated and accepted than pedophilia or any other form of degenerate perversion. If hollyweird gave America the choice, gays would disappear from the screen altogether…and you know it.
    Obama in 08.

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    Greek on ABC Family has a great gay storyline :D

    hooray for gays

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    daytime is not included?? because soap as the world turns on cbs has a gay couple.