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Record Numbers Of Gay Characters On TV

  • Reuters, Friday, October 5, 2012 11:49 AM

New shows "The New Normal," "Girls" and comedy "Go On" have helped U.S. television produce a record number of gay, bisexual and transgender characters, gay rights group GLAAD said on Friday. The 31 regular LGBT characters on scripted shows on the five main networks this season mark the highest percentage (4.4%) in the organization's eight years of counting. GLAAD said regular LGBT characters on cable television are even higher for the 2012-13 TV season, at 35 compared to 29 last year. Gay characters are established on "Glee," "Grey's Anatomy," "True Blood" and "The Good Wife."


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