Where We Are on TV Report: 2009 - 2010 Season

Welcome to Where We Are On TV, GLAAD's annual report about diversity on television.

At the launch of the 2009-2010 television season, GLAAD estimates that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) scripted characters represent 3% of all scripted series regular characters on the five broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and NBC. This is slightly more than last year, with 18 series regular characters identified as LGBT.

In contrast, the number of LGBT series regular characters found on scripted programming on mainstream cable networks has decreased even further from last year’s analysis, from 32 to 25. The presence of LGBT-focused cable networks here! and Logo, which program specifically for LGBT viewers, add additional representations. These two networks alone will provide 27 additional series regular LGBT characters, more than all of the other cable networks combined.

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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Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations

The Talking About series was co-authored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), in partnership with a board of contributing editors from the Human Rights Campaign, Lake Research Partners, PFLAG's Straight for Equality project, Arizona Together, researcher Margaret Conway, and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN, on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell section).

The Amplifier - February 2011


Sofia Vergara from ABC's Modern Family at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Guía para los Medios: Terminología Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual y Transgénero

La cobertura justa, objetiva y veraz de los medios de comunicación ha jugado una parte importante en la formación de la opinión pública sobre la comunidad gay y transgénero. Las mejores representaciones han sido multi-dimensionales, reflejando nuestra diversidad y captando una visibilidad creciente de nuestras familias y parejas.

Estamos viviendo en una era donde el discurso sobre la vida de las personas gays o transgéneros cruza con la cobertura sobre la familia, la fe, la guerra, la política, los deportes, el entretenimiento y varios otros temas.

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Katie Couric was among the millions of Americans who went purple on 'Spirit Day' in support of LGBT youth

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