More Homosexuals Characters on TV Than Ever Before

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The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV is at its highest-ever level ever according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The total on cable television is also going up. The 17th-annual “Where We Are on TV” report released by GLAAD found that 4.4 percent of actors appearing regularly on prime-time network series during the 2012-13 season will portray lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters.

The report found ABC has the highest amount, with 10 out of 194, or 5.2 percent, of their regular characters identified as LGBT. After leading last year, Fox ranks second with six LGBT characters out of 118 total series regulars, or 5.1 percent.

Census figures show homosexuals make up just 2% of the population. By comparison Christians make up 34% of the US population.

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