GLAAD has released its annual “Where We Are on TV” report, which breaks down the number of LGBTQ characters on TV. And this year, there’s good news.
Of the 879 regular characters on broadcast scripted primetime shows this season, 90 (or 10.2%) were identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and / or queer. That’s the highest percentage GLAAD has found since they started 15 years ago.
Also, racial diversity of LGBTQ characters increased on broadcast and cable, but decreased on streaming originals. And this year, there are 38 regular and recurring transgender characters on broadcast, cable, and streaming, up from 26 last year.