The Gaily News: GLAAD unhappy that TV gets a little less gay

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  • While reporting a decline in the portrayal of LGBT characters on primetime, GLAAD also gave a thumbs up to Degrassi, a Canadian high school drama featuring a bevy of LGBT teens, including transgender character Adam (played by actress Jordan Todosey).

Even with the success of gay-inclusive shows like Glee and Modern Family, as the 2011-2012 television season gets started, GLAAD reports a decline in LGBT characters on primetime shows. LGBT characters make up 2.9 percent of all regularly-featured characters — down 3.9 percent from 2010. GLAAD also lauded Fox as the broadcast station with the most LGBT characters — eight — as well as standout shows like HBO's True Blood and TeenNick's Degrassi.

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