Friday, October 2, 2009

Gay TV Characters On the Rise

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says that LGBT representation is improving on TV--up to 3% now, or 18 out of the 600 series-regular characters on scripted shows. Holla!

ABC has the most LGBTs on TV--eight, or 5% of its total characters. Two on Ugly Betty, two on Brothers & Sisters, and two on Grey's Anatomy. And how about that hilarious Mitchell and Cameron on my new favorite show, Modern Family?

Fox is second with 4 characters (up from none two years ago). Thank you, Glee!

NBC has three gay characters. I have no clue who they are, since I don't watch this network (except for Law & Order: SVU, and there are no gays on that show).

The CW has two gay characters. Two and a half, if you count Chuck Bass.

And guess how many CBS has? Yup. ZERO. In the world of CBS, everyone is straight. That's not delusional.

It is estimated that between 5-10% of the U.S. population is gay. Networks, you've got to step it up!

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