LGBTQ Characters on TV Reach All-Time High but mostly white men are casted.
via The Wrap:
The number of LGBTQ characters found in scripted programs on TV hit a record high this season, according to GLAAD’s 22nd annual “Where We Are on TV report.” However, there is still work to be done, as those characters are still primarily white men.
GLAAD’s report analyzes the presence and diversity of LGBTQ regulars across primetime scripted series on broadcast, cable and streaming TV outlets.
According to GLAAD, 58 (6.4%) of the 901 regular characters expected to appear on broadcast television for the 2017-2018 season were identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer. This marks the highest percentage of LGBTQ regulars on broadcast television since GLAAD began tracking the numbers. However, in all forms of television, GLAAD found LGBTQ characters are still predominantly white, men, and cisgender.