Saturday, October 12, 2013

FOX & ABC Most LGBT On TV

Every year GLAAD the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender media advocacy organization releases its annual television Where We Are on TV Report. This year the percentage of primetime broadcast scripted LGBT series regulars has dropped to 3.3% from record high 4.4% last season. GLAAD found FOX was the most LGBT inclusive broadcast network with 42% of primetime programming hours having included LGBT images & earning FOX a rating of Good. Each network is reviewed on a scale of Excellent, Good, Adequate, or Failing. No network received an Excellent rating this year. ABC came in second place for the number of inclusive hours at 33% & also earned a score of Good. GLAAD's Wilson Cruz stated, "Last season was a stellar one when it comes to the sheer number of gay, lesbian & bisexual representations on television, though diversity within those storylines showed room for improvement. Though the number of LGBT characters dropped this season, shows like (ABC Family) The Fosters, with an interracial female couple raising a family & characters like Unique on Glee have not only moved the conversation about LGBT people forward, but are also a hit with audiences. Our television images not only reach American audiences, but countless others around the world. It is time for the television networks to make new & groundbreaking LGBT stories a priority once again."
To View The Full Report: glaad.org/tvreport 
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