There is plenty to celebrate. And there is plenty of work to be done.
GLAAD shows LGBTQ+ characters are at record highs across broadcast, streaming and cable, and for the first time ever, there are more QPOC than white LGBTQ+ characters on broadcast!
GLAAD has released its annual Where We Are On TV Report. The cold, hard stats prove that it’s been a bleak year for queer women on television.
So, this article about the GLAAD “Where We Are on TV” report basically turned into an encyclopedia of LGBTQ female characters we’re gonna see in 2014-2015.
“Where We Are On TV” has some promising and not-so-promising numbers for queer women on the teevee, and also raises some questions about how we quantify “representation” in the first place for all groups.
Seriously, where the hell are all the butches?
The yearly GLAAD media report on queer representation on TV is out — who got high marks?
Methodology: For GLAAD’s third annual report, we divided our analysis of reports into two sections (network & cable) and found neither section provided statistics that specifically addressed lesbian, gay and transgender characters as independent groups, therefore requiring us to read every word to get some info about the ladies. We suspect this decision was made because lumping gays, lesbians, transpeople and bisexuals together makes it less depressing.