GLAAD Conducts Gay Television Character Study

A new study says HBO leads among networks for depicting gay haracters in its programming.

Of HBO's 14 original series last season, 10 included content that eflected the lives of gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Those shows include "True Blood" and "Entourage," according to the study by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

ABC got top ranking among the five major broadcast networks, thanks to series such as "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy."

The GLAAD study examined all prime-time programming for the five broadcast networks as well as 10 cable networks during the 2008-09 season.


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