Skip to comments.GLAAD: TV's LGBTQ Representation Is at a High But Still Needs More Diversity
Posted on 11/09/2017 6:30:10 AM PST by EdnaMode
GLAADs Where We Are on TV report for a second consecutive year forecasts an all-time high in the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) characters on TV, and for the first time ever was able to tally characters who identify as non-binary and asexual.
That said, there are still strides to be made when it comes to the diversity and perceived expendability of LGBTQ characters.
The LGBTQ characters who make it to TV screens tend to be white gay men, notes GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, whereas LGBTQ women actually outnumber men and bisexuals in the U.S. All told, Its long past time for television to introduce more diverse LGBTQ characters on multiple levels, including those with disabilities and of diverse religious backgrounds.
Broadcast TVs representation of LGBTQ characters in the 2017-18 TV season if forecast to be 6.4 percent (or 58 out of 901 series regular roles), up 1.6 points from 2016 to mark a high. (Broadcast TV also will have 28 recurring LGBTQ characters.) The CW ranks highest with 11 percent, followed by Fox (10), NBC (5.3), ABC (5) and CBS (4.2). Cable TV went from 92 to 103 series regular LGBTQ characters, plus an additional 70 recurring; Freeform, with 25 (including cables only asexual character in Shadowhunters Raphael), and Showtime, 21 (including Billions non-binary Taylor), are the most inclusive. Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu add 51 regulars plus 19 recurring, generally ticking up year-over-year.
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I’m surprised, too.
But, if you take the percentage of shows that depict gays favorably, and inject them prominently where it isn’t necessary, it’s probably 75%. Higher, if you consider shows made in the last 5 to 10 years.
It’s never enough for progressive leftists. Never, ever enough
So, the correct answer for correct thinking individuals is to never, never, never, never, never. never give in
What next? Bisexual hermaphroditic pedophile midgets who identify as unicorns?
Beat me to it.
It’s like the Home Security System commercials where the evil white burglar tries to break into the luxurious home where the blacks live. You just never see black burglars. There is no diversity.
As you indicate, when homosexuals are on TV they are almost always portrayed favorably. A crazy, bitchy, vindictive homosexual guy is just not something they want to show America. There might be one or two examples of such, but it’s rare. TV is just propaganda for a sad, dysfunctional lifestyle choice.
What I don’t get is how prominently homosexual content is labeled and categorized.
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon... they all have categories for gay crap, right along Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Horror, etc...
On one hand, I hate seeing the categories displayed. On the other hand, it makes it easy to avoid all that horseshit programming.
How long before the deviants complain that their crap is being made too easy to avoid?
TV just isn’t depraved enough for GLAAD. Wonder what Corey Feldman thinks about that.
Yeah we need more diversity, how about more normal people.
And yes,I am one of many Americans who can afford Caribbean vacations,German automobiles and nice restaurants.But,alas,I never see such ads on TV because I don't watch it!
Tinier and tinier boxes, forever.
Jerry Springer probably already had those on his show.
Big Bang Theory, How I met Your Mother and White Collar to name just three.
If it wasn’t for the quotes, I would have thought that was a parody statement.
The last non NFL TV I watched was Millionaire and Weakest Link...15-20 years ago
Bosom Buddies for me, 35 years ago!
Why did you assume that the unicorns are white? BIGOT! ;)
Why don’t they just make every character a wonderful, warm, witty, lovable, beautiful LGBTQXYZ-whatever character, and the rest of us will just stop watching TV.
My viewing is simple: If a movie or TV show has lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary or asexual characters for any reason other than to support the plot/story, the show is propaganda. I do not watch propaganda.
Too much obsession with the appropriate numbers of the various types of non-normal sex practitioners!
Betting they won’t hire a normal White Christian male as announcer.
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