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Television Getting Gayer, Thanks In Part to True Blood

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HBO’s True Blood is officially the gayest show on TV, which may just be why it’s so awesome. A media study released by GLAAD revealed that the number of gay characters on television has more than doubled in the past two years, with True Blood leading the way with six LGBT characters.

“The increase in lesbian, gay, and bisexual characters on primetime television not only reflects the shift in American culture towards greater awareness and understanding of our community, but also a new industry standard that a growing number of creators and networks are adopting,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.

Don’t celebrate too much. LGBT characters only make up 3.9% of the characters on scripted shows. Only 1 out of 125 characters on the CBS network are gay. So things still have a ways to improve.

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