I want my LGBTV: Study finds that 1-in-4 shows are LGBT inclusive

After the offensive gay slur gaffe involving Oscar producer Brett Ratner, who as a result pulled out from this year's ceremony, as did his close friend and slated host Eddie Murphy, the awards show seems to be back on track. Despite a push on the Internet for Kermit and his Muppet pals to host, the Oscars have turned to old stand-by Billy Crystal. Meanwhile, Ratner has apologized for the homophobic comment he made while promoting his upcoming movie.


Last week, "90210" featured an impromptu, gay, Vegas wedding between show regular Teddy and his new love interest, Shane, whom he had a summer fling with in Barcelona. Obviously, same-sex marriage isn't legal — Silver arranged the shotgun nuptials for her friend so he could have a taste of what getting married is like.

Modern Family is just one of the LGBT-friendly shows on primetime.
  • "Modern Family" is just one of the LGBT-friendly shows on primetime.

TV viewers are "flocking" to gay-friendly programming. On the heels of a GLAAD report that found a slight dip in LGBT characters on primetime shows this season, a new Nielsen study reveals that LGBT-inclusive programming comprised 28 percent of all primetime TV viewing last season. That's approximately one in four shows. The report also says that series with at least one regular, recurring LGBT character garnered 22 percent of all television ad dollars.

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