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LGBT Visibility on 2010-11 TV Season

By Charlotte Robinson, September 29, 2010
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
released the 15th annual "Where We Are On TV" study a
comprehensive review of scripted LGBT primetime characters
in the 2010-2011 television season. After more than doubling
last year, the overall number of lesbian, gay, bisexual &
transgender (LGBT) characters on broadcast networks
continues a steady rise, though broadcast networks still report
no transgender or black LGBT characters. The report shows
that 23 LGBT characters will account for 3.9% of scripted series
regulars in the 2010-2011 broadcast television schedule, up
from 1.1% in 2007, 2.6% in 2008, and 3% in 2009. The number
of scripted LGBT series regulars found on mainstream cable
networks has rebounded after a two year decline from 40 in
2007, 32 in 2008, 25 in 2009, to 35 in the upcoming season.
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1 comment:

Jarrett Barrios said...

The increase in lesbian, gay and bisexual characters on primetime television not only reflects the shift in American culture towards greater awareness and understanding of our community but also a new industry standard that a growing number of creators and networks are adopting. The recent critical and commercial success of shows like “Modern Family” and “Glee” clearly indicate that mainstream audiences embrace gay characters and want to see well-crafted stories about our lives.

Jarrett Barrios is President of GLAAD

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