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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  • by Baily Location: Havelock on Sep 11, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    bring on the l word
  • by Angle Baily Becky Location: Havelock on Aug 27, 2009 at 05:43 PM
    If you Dont like it change the chanel hey what about the l word good show. we need like the life stlye of the 60's back love one another be happy
  • by bi gay in nc Location: Havelock on Aug 27, 2009 at 04:24 PM
    Samantha is right but for the rest hooking up in food parking lots F.L. and your burger joint thats were its really happing how many gay lesbian couples dont swing or have affairs all the one;s i know do its called cheating if your straight or bi .and for hiv you dont have to be gay bi lesbian it a real threat even you can get it from a nice looking blonde that you did not know she was bi or straight. see hiv is everywere and lesbian would get it because of there type of life style or maybe men as well see what i mean we all could get it .thats why get to know a partner before you do anything so what have we learned other than a dangerous lifestyle that you job family kids and friends wont like but hiv any one can get
  • by my tv in nc Location: havlock on Aug 27, 2009 at 03:46 PM
    'global warming' maybe this is too blame making me a lesbian or its like saying the corp made me do it . I belive I was born that way alway felt it but had to hide it because of my job doctors family friends .I dont ask other to be gay or not its up to you.or living in havelock pardon me for being a lesbian . or gay or bi we make too muck noise turning up the tv
  • by Obama Terd Polish co Location: Washington on Jul 31, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    Well, Nathan and Samantha, bisexuals like to use both women and men as they practice in San Francisco. This is why the HIV epidemic, which is never talked about, has cost Ca so much money due to the cost of treatment. Of course, don't worry you pumpkin heads off about it, the new Obamacare will not support it in the long term due to the cost. So you think a dangerous lifestyle is OK. Well smoking is safer. A smoke knows what he/she gets himself into, a bisexual doesn't. You can read about these facts, brought to you by Obama Terd Polish Co, our slogan if it looks bad, shine that baby up and soften the blow, on the internet.
  • by Samantha. Location: Washington on Jul 31, 2009 at 12:42 AM
    Personally, I don't see what's so wrong with it. Heterosexuality is blasted in the media everywhere, but put homosexual couples in and the whole world collapses. Gosh. Gays & Lesbians are just like everyone else. What happens in their bedrooms should stay in their bedrooms just like yours should. I support the LGBT community 100%.
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Jul 30, 2009 at 10:26 PM
    What, no mention of the BBC? That's what I clicked on the article expecting mention of. Being a huge fan of sci-fi, I finally decided to look at Doctor Who and Torchwood, both English sci-fi shows, and one of the cultural differences most shocking to me is how sexuality isn't a taboo thing to them. At all. Two of Torchwood's main characters (both men) are bisexual and have an on-and-off relationship together. Straight relationships are portrayed as well. Can't wait for all the bigots to fade away and the world to accept people, in general, for who they are, not for how God made them. Skin color, gender, orientation, etc., we can't change it (if you can change orientation, you're bisexual) but we can choose between right and wrong. Anyway, women got on TV (in Shakespeare's day, men portrayed women), African-Americans got on TV, so this is only natural evolution from ignorance to diversity. Only question is, which demograph will be singled out next, or will this be the end of it?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 29, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    Yes Ank, that would be correct.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Jul 28, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    This is unbelievable. Homosexuality has no place in TV shows. Our TV shows should only contain traditional entertainment like guns, violence and sexual content (as long as it's hetero).
  • by Chris Location: greenville on Jul 27, 2009 at 02:22 PM
    And HBO , used to be soooo worth watching. Guess not anymore.
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