Panel on LGBT TV characters featuring Wilson Cruz, Laverne Cox, Dan Bucatinsky, Andrew Rannells, Sherri Saum, Amber Tamblyn

On Monday, October 28 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be hosting a panel about the state of LGBT representation on television ten years after the publication of Stephen Tropiano's book The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV. Tropiano will be joined on the panel by GLAAD National Spokesperson Wilson Cruz, Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Andrew Rannells (Girls, The New Normal), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), Here Media CEO Paul Colichman, and Bravo's Vice President of Development Christy Dees.

Tropiano's book The Prime Time Closet explores LGBT characters and images on television dating from the 1950s to the book's publication in 2002. The book is split into four sections based on major television genres (medical series, police/detective shows, sitcoms, and TV dramas) and looks at over 300 episodes and television movies to form an in-depth analysis of LGBT characters and themes.

The panel will be held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood this Monday, October 28 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. The general public can RSVP through e-mail now to, Academy members can also RSVP now here.