It’s official: When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters, Glee is the most inclusive show on network TV! Not that we’re really surprised, mind you — it’s just nice for the show to be recognized for its fabulousness.
GLAAD has released “Where We Are On TV,” its annual study of how many LGBT characters are on each show. The study shows that LGBT characters make up 4.4 percent of regulars on all scripted network shows in the 2012-2013 season, which is the highest percentage ever.
Leading the way, as to be expected, is Glee, with six LGBT characters. The characters cited by the study are Kurt (Chris Colfer), Blaine (Darren Criss), Santana (Naya Rivera), Brittany (Heather Morris), Unique (Alex Newell), and Sebastian (Grant Gustin).
So this number might be a little off, since we don’t yet know if Sebastian will return this season. However, it’s certainly possible that the show will add even more LGBT characters as new love interests, given that there were so many infuriating painful break-ups in this week’s episode. And if the study is going to include Sebastian in its total, it might as well include Karofsky (Max Adler) too, no?
Over on cable, the most inclusive show is True Blood, which tied Glee with six LGBT characters of its own. Then again, we’re pretty sure that True Blood has never had a character deliver a line as awesome as, “Only straight I am is straight-up bitch!” So that should give Glee the tie-breaker, right?
Source: GLAAD, TV Guide
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