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LGBTQ regular characters also hit a high, despite the proliferation of the “Bury Your Gays” trope, the watchdog group finds in its annual “Where We Are on TV” report.
On first glance, a cause for celebration: Today media-monitoring group GLAAD released statistics that show LGBTQ representation on broadcast television has hit a zenith in the 12-year history of the organization tracking regular characters on prime-time shows.
The advocacy group Glaad analysed shows seen or to be shown between June 2016 and May 2017 and counted 278 regular and recurring LGBT characters.
The number of transgender characters has risen from seven to 16 this year.
But Glaad bemoaned the […]
Indeed, GLAAD highlighted the issue with networks still relying on the decades-old “Bury Your Gays” trope which has seen gay or bisexual female characters killed off at a higher rate in service of furthering the storylines of straight leading characters. The […]
While these numbers are generally very positive, the GLAAD report couldn’t ignore the negative trend we saw skyrocket this year. I’m talking about the “Bury Your Gays” trope, something which was highly publicized earlier this year after
There are more L.G.B.T.Q. characters on TV than ever, on a wider range of platforms, and playing a huge array of roles. It’s never been a better time to be a queer person looking to see yourself on TV—that is, […]
While 4.8% of regular characters on broadcast television are queer — up from 4% last year — characters from all programming platforms still suffer from stereotypical and harmful tropes.
Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, noted that over 25 […]