Glee’s Network, FOX, Ranked #1 In LGBT Inclusiveness on TV!
When we take a moment to think about which shows are the most LGBT-inclusive on TV right now, Fox’s Glee springs immediately to mind. Many of the show’s most beloved characters are gay, and same-sex couples are among some of fan base’s most beloved pairings.
So it’s no surprise that when GLAAD, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, released its annual Network Responsibility Index on October 11, Fox ranked number one.
Though ABC and ABC Family also achieved a high ranking, Fox won out with 42 percent of primetime shows in the 2012-2013 season including “LGBT images.” None of the networks earned an “excellent” ranking, but Fox was deemed “good” with its ranking improving since the previous TV season.
That makes one straight female character, two bisexual males, eight bisexual females, 14 lesbian characters, and 21 gay characters. When it comes to race, 33 of them are white, five are black, three are Asian-Pacific Islanders, two are Latino, and three are characterized as “other.” With characters like Santana, Dani, and Unique on Glee, we’d say the show is doing a pretty great job when it comes to diversity in a number of different ways.