Skip to comments.Gay pressure group demands 1 of 5 prime-time TV characters be LGBT by 2025
Posted on 11/13/2019 6:59:24 PM PST by Ennis85
The pro-LGBT pressure group GLAAD released its annual report on the state of LGBT representation in television last week, and while it found a rise in prime-time depictions of homosexual and transgender characters, its demanding that Hollywood double its efforts so that a fifth of regular primetime characters are LGBT five years from now.
Of the 879 series regular characters expected to appear on broadcast primetime scripted programming in the coming year, 90 (10.2 percent) were counted as LGBTQ, the group reports, meeting an expectation set by the group last year and marking the highest percentage of LGBTQ regular characters GLAAD has counted on primetime scripted broadcast programming.
That means that prime-time representation is more than double Gallups 2017 estimate that 4.5% of the U.S. population identifies as LGBT. (GLAAD cites a survey it did with Harris that supposedly found that 20% of Americans aged 1834 are LGBT.) But the group wants that over-representation to double yet again, calling on the industry to ensure that 20 percent of series regular characters on primetime scripted broadcast series are LGBTQ by 2025.
Further, we would challenge all platforms to make sure that within the next two years, half of LGBTQ characters on every platform are people of color, the group adds. While broadcast has actually hit this mark two years in a row, cable and streaming have yet to reach this goal.
GLAAD claims that it wants only to ensure that entertainment reflects the world in which it is created and the audience who consumes it, but evidence suggests that effectively quadrupling the actual LGBT population will further contribute to widespread misconceptions. Gallup reported in June that Americans greatly overestimate the LGBT share of the population, wrongly assuming almost a quarter of the population to be homosexual.
While LGBT representation is steadily rising on American television, GLAAD has complained for years about the lack of gay characters and themes in major movies, as well as pushing for more LGBT content in videogames. In August 2018, it joined with the group Times Up to organize a coalition of more than 45 groups, talent agencies, and production companies demanding more frequent and favorable depictions of transgender characters in media.
However, GLAADs own research suggests an unavoidable conflict between activists increasing demands for identity politics and mainstream audiences decreasing willingness to be lectured in their entertainment. According to GLAAD, the aggressiveness of LGBT activists has yielded reductions in the share of Americans aged 1834 who qualify as LGBT allies.
Stick to anime folks.
Gay mafia wants power
They look sound and act the same so the writers will lose out big time ,LOL
If you dont watch TV that number will always be 0%.
1 in 5?
They want to cut back?
Do queers acknowledge that Jim Jones was a gay (or “bi”) man who had butt sex with the subordinates in his cult (like the doctor who mixed the poison)?
Do they acknowledge that terrorist bomber Bill Ayers forced the members of his Communist terror cell to submit to same sex encounters with him to “smash the patriarchy”?
Which I pretty much have found myself doing.
I guess all the regular minority, feminist, and inter-racial couples could just be made into gay or lesbians too. After all, a Warrior Princess is almost there already.
All the brilliant Black scientists, doctors, lawyers, and smart tough supervisors of idiot Whites can also be just a little bit gay.
Easy as pie.
I know that they HAVE complained when movies portray a killer as a lesbian.
I think they have reached that quota.
Just another reason I don’t watch TV other than some sporting events or some news programs such as Hannity. TV shows are just another propaganda weapon in the culture war. Those shows that have a conservative tilt will not be tolerated. Just look at what they they did to Rosanne and Tim Allen by cancelling their shows.
I quit watching TV years ago and have not missed a bit of it.
They are just shooting themselves in the foot.
They just have to change the Automatic Story Generator inputs. The character composition of crap entertainment is still going to yield crap entertainment.
I thought Roseanne was a left-wing show?
Waiting for. CAIR to demand that these characters be portrayed as flying off of roofs. Because inclusiveness....
In the revived version she was portrayed as a Trump supporter. I think that had something to do with why it was cancelled.
The population is 1.8% homosexual.
If you increase that 10 times, it would be 18% of the population.
But they want even more — they want 20% of the TV show characters to be homosexual.
I thought the main reason was because she made some racist remark?
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