Where We Are on TV Report: 2006 - 2007 Season

Welcome to Where We Are On TV, GLAAD's overview of diversity on television.

At the launch of the 2006-07 television season, GLAAD estimates that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) scripted characters represent only 1.3% of all series regular characters on the six broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW and MyNetworkTV. Unscripted reality television and cable programming, however, include numerous diverse representations that better reflect the LGBT community. GLAAD will continue to work with the broadcast and cable networks to encourage more LGBT representations on television, and to make those representations fair, accurate and more diverse.

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GLAAD Media Essentials

Our world is dominated by the news media. Politicians flood the airwaves with sound bites, talking heads on cable news shows shape public opinion even when they distort the facts and bloggers shine a spotlight on stories that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. In this media-rich environment, advocacy has changed. Organizations and advocates working toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality need to be smart and strategic about working with the media in order to move public opinion.

The Angie Zapata Murder: Violence Against Transgender People Resource Kit

On April 14, 2009, the two-week trial for the murder of Angie Zapata—an 18-year-old transgender woman—began in Greeley, Colo and ended with her murderer convicted of a hate crime.

Asian Pacific Islander Resource Kit

The media are covering the lives, stories, and issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people more frequently, and often in a more fair, accurate, and balanced manner. Repeatedly, however, Asian Pacific Islander Community LGBT voices, perspectives, and opinions are left out of the picture.

Communities of African Descent Resource Kit

The media are covering the lives, stories, and issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people more frequently, and often in a more fair, accurate, and balanced manner. Repeatedly, however, black LGBT voices, perspectives, and opinions are left out of the picture.

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