GLAAD Study Finds Fewer Gay Characters on TV This Season

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new study says fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season. But their numbers on cable are up.

According to the study from the media advocacy group GLAAD, 3.3 percent of 796 regularly appearing characters on prime-time broadcast dramas and comedies are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Last season's study by GLAAD put such depictions at 4.4 percent.

On cable, scripted programs include 42 regularly seen lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual characters, up from last season's 35.

The findings were released Friday as part of GLAAD's 18th annual "Where We Are on TV" report.


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