GLAAD: Fox, HBO most gay-friendly television networks

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  • GLAAD: Fox, HBO most gay-friendly television networks
  • GLAAD: Fox, HBO most gay-friendly television networks

    Fox and also HBO lead the broadcast as well as cable television networks, specifically, with the most lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personalities on television, according to the \"Where We Are on TV\" report released today by the Gay and also Lesbian Partnership Versus Character Assassination. The 16th annual survey shows that LGBT characters represent 2.9 percent of scripted collection regulars on the program networks, which is below a high of 3.9 percent last autumn. Cable television, as well, has less portrayals: There are 29 LGBT personalities on mainstream cable television networks this year, which is on the same level with in 2015 yet below a high of 40 in 2008. Furthermore, GLAAD notes that it counted 25 recurring personalities on cable.

    In the broadcast realm, Fox-- with really gay-friendly programs like Joy-- blazes a trail with 6.8 percent of its characters being LGBT, or 8 out of 117 collection regulars. It's a marked improvement from 2007, when Fox included not one LGBT character as a series routine.

    For the very first time in six years, ABC is not the champ among its program competition, coming in second, as its percent of LGBT representations dropped from 7.2 percent in 2010 to 3.4 percent this year. (R.I.P. Brothers as well as Siblings.) NBC can be found in third, with three regular LGBT characters, or 1.9 percent of its 154 regulars. CW comes in fourth, with just one portrayal, for 1.5 percent of its 67 personalities. Meanwhile, CBS remains in last location for the fourth year straight: Just one of the network's 134 series regulars is LGBT for a whopping 0.7 percent. (Obviously, though, the network will have much more LGBT depictions via recurring characters.)

    HBO's Real Blood-- which was but the most gay-friendly program on tv in 2015-- and Showtime's Shameless connected for the most LGBT characters of any kind of programs throughout tv, with a total amount of six on each. On cable overall, HBO features the most with 11 LGBT personalities, seven of which are series regulars. Rival Outset additionally makes a fantastic showing, with 10 overall personalities, adhered to by ABC Family, FX, and also TeenNick with 4 characters each, as well as TNT and also BBC America with 3 each.

    As a component of the report, GLAAD also studied other qualities of the collection regular personalities on broadcast tv and discovered that 5 of the 19 LGBT personalities (or 26 percent) are of color as well as none are individuals with handicaps. Likewise, not one LGBT character on the program networks is black or transgender.