The GLAAD “Where We Are on TV” report analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and looks at the number of LGBT characters on cable networks for the 2015-2016 TV season.
GLAAD’s annual TV report not only propels national conversations about LGBT representation, but informs GLAAD’s own advocacy within the television industry. GLAAD uses this yearly data to create a clearer picture of the stories and images being presented by television networks, and to encourage networks to include diverse LGBT representations within them.
This year’s report shows increases in the number of LGBT characters appearing on cable as well as in reoccurring roles. Also, for the first time, GLAAD has included original programming from Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix in the report. There are many interesting facts listed throughout the report that shine light on positive statistics as well as some surprising areas that need to see growth.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.