Study Shows There Are More LGBTQ Characters On TV Than Ever

LGBTQ characters are getting more and more representation on television.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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