LGBTQ characters are getting more and more representation on television.
According to a new study released by GLAAD, LGBTQ characters make up a record high 8.8 per cent of regular characters in the new TV season.
Seventy-five out of a total of 857 characters in the new season are LGBTQ, which marks a more than 2 per cent rise from the previous year when queer characters reached only 6.4 per cent representation.
GLAAD told the Associated Press that while the increase in representation is a good thing, they still want to see more.
Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, said, stories about underrepresented characters are “critical to accelerating acceptance for LGBTQ people.”
Among the many noteworthy shows with LGBTQ characters, the study singled out two in particular: “Pose”, featuring the largest number of trans actors in an American drama series, and “Supergirl”, which is featuring the first ever transgender superhero, Nia Nal, played by Nicole Maines.