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Study: More LGBTQ characters on TV series, fewer women
Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2017 9:17 AM EST | Lynn Elber

Posted on 11/09/2017 7:06:59 AM PST by Olog-hai

TV series are including more LGBTQ characters and adding gender-nonconforming ones, but there’s a need for richer, more complex stories about them, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD.

LGBTQ depictions increased in the current season across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, the group’s annual Where We Are on TV study released Thursday found.

Shows contributing to the change include NBC’s reboot of “Will & Grace” and “The Deuce” on HBO. […]

Of the 901 characters set to appear regularly on prime-time network series in the 2017-18 season, 6.4 percent are identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender or queer. […]

The study also looked at how women fare on TV and found it wanting.

While women make up an estimated 51 percent of the U.S. population, they’re 43 percent of the regularly appearing characters on broadcast TV — a 1 percent drop from last season, GLAAD said. …

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: glaad; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; networktelevision
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To: Olog-hai

And fewer viewers as well.

61 posted on 11/09/2017 9:37:16 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
No LGBTQ characters on Gilligan’s Island. Or in Stalag 13.

Of course, in real life, Bob "Hogan" Crane had some odd proclivities.

62 posted on 11/09/2017 9:52:24 AM PST by ScottinVA ( Liberals, go find another country.)
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To: bgill; Olog-hai

Richard Hatch : Tax Evasion, if I remember right...

63 posted on 11/09/2017 10:25:46 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Olog-hai

The squeaky wheel gets the oil. The less than 2% of the population who are homosexual or variations thereof (bi, tranny, etc.) make enough noise that you’d think they were one in four or five!

64 posted on 11/09/2017 10:52:55 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Olog-hai
EHRLICHMAN: It's fatal liberality.


EHRLICHMAN: It's fatal liberality. And with its use on television, it has such leverage.

NIXON: You know what's happened [in northern California]?

EHRLICHMAN: San Francisco has just gone clear over.

NIXON: But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time--it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, with that San Francisco crowd. I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco.

Decorators. They got to do something. But we don't have to glorify it. You know one of the reasons fashions have made women look so terrible is because the goddamned designers hate women. Designers taking it out on the women. Now they're trying to get some more sexy things coming on again.

EHRLICHMAN: Hot pants.

NIXON: Jesus Christ.

65 posted on 11/09/2017 11:33:16 AM PST by HLPhat ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS" -- Government with any other purpose is not American.)
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To: Olog-hai

From what I’ve seen when it comes to the overabundance of gay characters in media they’re not letting up. They just had yet another gay character come out on this time on the Disney tv show “Andi Mack” over a week ago.

66 posted on 11/09/2017 6:21:09 PM PST by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

It’s being reported that particular episode did not air in the Middle East and Africa. One fringe publication renders it as “Disney Channel gives in to bigots” et al.

67 posted on 11/09/2017 6:49:45 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: publius911

‘the word “gender” is allowed in this house only when referring to words..’

yes, that’ll sure fix the deviancy issue...

68 posted on 11/11/2017 6:45:27 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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