Glee’s Network, FOX, Ranked #1 In LGBT Inclusiveness on TV!
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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.

Glee’s Network, FOX, Ranked #1 In LGBT Inclusiveness on TV!
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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.

From the looks of things, Glee is right on track for keeping up its inclusiveness in this season. We’ve only had three episodes of Glee Season 5 so far, but in that time, Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine(Darren Criss) have gotten engaged, and Santana (Naya Rivera) has struck up a romance with new character Dani (Demi Lovato).

In addition, GLAAD’s Where We Are on TV Report 2013 reveals that there are 46 LGBT characters on broadcast television for 2013-2014: 23 female characters, 23 male characters, and one MTF transgender character, Unique (Alex Newell) from Glee.

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.

Sources: TV Line, GLAAD

Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

10.11.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Beth Douglass
Related: Glee, News, Santana Lopez, Unique, LGBT

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