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Friday, September 26, 2008

I see gay people (on TV)

<em><strong>Click through to see CNN's clip on the rise of queer characters on TV.</strong></em>

Anyone else notice a rise in the number of LGBT characters on TV shows?

GLAAD says that the number of queer characters is about to double on the upcoming television season for american television:

For 13 years, GLAAD’s report has analyzed the characters on the networks’ primetime scripted programming.

GLAAD examined 88 scripted comedies and dramas announced to air this upcoming season by the five broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW - and counted a total of 616 characters, 16 of which are LGBT – more than twice the number of characters, seven, announced at the launch of the 2007-2008 season.

“This dramatic increase shows how far many networks have come in developing complex, multi-layered lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters,” said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano in a statement.

I'm just hoping that some of them might have more complex personalities than the same, tired sterotypes.

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