Tomorrow, GLAAD’s 14th annual “Where We Are on TV” report, which measures the quantity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on primetime and cable television for the the 2009-2010 TV season. I’ve learned some of the key stats will show:

– Quantity of gay and lesbian characters on primetime broadcast is up for the second year in a row. GLAAD counted the total number as well as the percentage compared to the total number of series regulars. Last year characters made up 2.6% of series regulars.

– There is only one lesbian and very few gay people of color among series regular characters.

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–While the quantity is up, the storylines are also “becoming more realistic,” GLAAD says. “Americans now see teens coming out on Fox’s Glee, couples getting married on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and gay couples adopting on ABC’s Modern Family.”

– The number of gay characters on cable is down.
More as I get it…