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ABC Family Network Tops GLAAD Report

By Charlotte Robinson, August 04, 2011
Today GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) released its fifth annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI), a report that rates the quantity, quality & diversity of images of LGBT people on television. Primetime programming on the 5 broadcast networks was evaluated as well as original primetime programming on 10 major cable networks. ABC Family became the 2nd network in the NRI's history to earn an "Excellent" rating from GLAAD. Of its 103 hours of original primetime programming, 55% included LGBT-inclusive images which also reflected the ethnic & racial diversity of the LGBT community. It is notable that both ABC Family & MTV, which in 2010 received the first-ever "Excellent" rating from GLAAD, are both youth- oriented networks. This is great news but we wish that other networks would wake up & add more LGBT inclusive programming. The 16th Annual GLAAD “Where We Are On TV” report on diversity will be issued in September 2011. This analysis will examine LGBT inclusion as well as the gender & race/ethnicity of all scripted characters scheduled to appear during the 2011-2012 season. Updates to Come…:) For a More Info: glaad.org Exclusive Audio Chat with Nicole Conn about her new film “A Perfect Ending” that stars Morgan Fairchild, John Heard, Barbara Niven & newcomer Jessica Clark & more @ OUTTAKE VOICES™ Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™ SUPPORT OUR QUEST @ OUTTAKE™ EQUALITY STORE...:) View Our Historic Short Trailer on Gay Marriage

1 comment:

Herndon Graddick said...

ABC Family programs like Pretty Little Liars and Greek have woven gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters into their stories in a way that mirrors the diversity of our community and the experiences of younger generations. Viewers expect to see television environments that accurately reflect what it's like to be a young adult, and today that includes young adults who happen to be gay.

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