LGBTQ community achieves record representation on US television

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Good news: more and more characters in TV series are part of the LGBTQ community.

It’s an important step for viewers in terms of representation, and the 2021-2022 season has even set a record. In total, 92 characters from the LGBTQ community make regular appearances on American TV shows this season.

It’s a record number. According to GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), which fights discrimination against LGBTQ people, 11.9% of characters on series represent the community on American TV. Out of 775 regular characters, 92 of them are identified as LGBTQ. An increase of 2.8% from 2020-2021.

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