There have been, in the past televisieseizoen has never been so much lhbti characters in the American series. The annual Where we are on TV study of the lhbti-media organization GLAAD shows that up to 10.2 per cent of the 879 permanent characters, non-straight, it is.
This represents an increase of 1.4 per cent, writes The Hollywood Reporter. This is the highest rate since 2005, it has been measured, it is the first year that GLAAD began its annual survey.
For the first time in the history of the GLAAD-media research, there are more women lhbti characters, which are then used, male: 53 percent compared to 47 percent of the time. “Good to see that this has increased since the lhbti women are always under-represented in the media,” says GLAAD.
There are basically more gay characters in the series, and they comprise 33% of all lhbti people. An example of this is Batwoman, who is in the new series of the American channel ” The CW, a lesbian.
Bisexual characters have been in the past televisieseizoen less to be seen. One-quarter of the lhbti characters is bisexual, and 4% less than in the previous year. Only 38% of the lhbti characters is a homosexual.
More and more women have a major role in the series
All of these characters, it is 22 percent African-American, 13 percent hispanic and 8 percent Asian. Also, these percentages are as high, or higher than, so far, have been measured.
It is also counted how many women have major roles in the American television series, which amounted to 46 percent of the time. This is a new all-time high.