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Record Number Of Gay Characters On TV

A record 4.4 percent of all scripted TV characters on the five major networks are either gay, bisexual, or transgender this season, with a total of 111 LGBT characters across all channels, according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. What do you think?

  • “Wow, I’ve got to be honest: That’s far lower than the number I’ve been shouting in my church.”

    Del Fries
    Minister
  • “And exactly how many straight characters are there on TV? Nobody knows, because the media doesn’t care about straight people.”

    Sterling Weitzner
    Systems Analyst
  • “One day, hopefully, we won’t even notice their sexuality, and they’ll just become the same under-realized, hackneyed characters we barely acknowledge and completely forget about as soon as the episode ends.”

    Hazel Shepard
    Reference Librarian
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