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.
–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…