The 24th annual Where We Are on TV report from GLAAD shows a record-high of 10.2% of broadcast television series regulars (up from last year’s 8.8%) are LGBTQ.
And for the first time, there are more LGBTQ female characters (regular and recurring) than male. Fifty-three percent were women and 47 percent were men.
• 52% of LGBTQ characters (regular and recurring) on broadcast television are people of color
• 48% of LGBTQ characters on cable are people of color
• 41% of LGBTQ characters on streaming platforms are people of color
• Across all platforms tracked (broadcast, cable, streaming), the total number of transgender characters increased to 38 from 26
• 9% of LGBTQ characters on broadcast television were Latinx, 22% were Black, and 8% were Asian Pacific Islander
• Netflix had the highest number of LGBTQ characters among streaming services, Showtime was the most LGBTQ-inclusive of cable networks, and the CW had the most LGBTQ characters on network television
GLAAD uses the data from the Where We Are on TV report in work throughout the year to advocate leaders in the TV industry to include more diverse and substantive LGBTQ representations that accelerate acceptance.
For more information, check out the full report from GLAAD here.