Fall TV Season Sees Record LGBT Presence
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- 2012 Oct 09
The new fall TV season will see an increase in the number of gay and bisexual characters, CBN News reports. According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), it will be the highest level ever. A new GLAAD report titled "Where We Are on TV" shows that 4.4 percent of actors on prime-time shows portray lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters -- up from 2.9 percent in 2011. ABC has the highest amount, with 10 out of 194 being LGBT, and the report also saluted CBS as "much improved," at 2.8 percent.