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Media Watch

For the first time in five years, LGBTQ representation on TV decreased last year, according to GLAAD (once known as Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). The percentage of characters in scripted TV shows who identified as nonheterosexual fell to 9.1 percent from a record high of 10.2 percent the previous year. This was expected because many shows paused production due to the pandemic. The percentages of women, Black, and Latino characters remained about the same. The complete report can be found at


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