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True Blood Tops ‘Gay List’ with 6 LGBT Characters

Posted on the 05 October 2012 by Thevault @The_Vault

True Blood Tops ‘Gay List’ with 6 LGBT Characters

Michael McMillian, left, and Denis O’Hare in a scene from “True Blood.”
Photo: HBO, John P. Johnson / AP


True Blood tops the ‘gay list’ with GLAAD. The 17th annual “Where We Are on TV” report released Friday by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) found that 4.4 percent of actors appearing regularly on prime-time network drama and comedy series during the 2012-13 season will portray lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) characters. This is up from 2.9 percent in 2011, which saw a dip in what had been a growing trend. The HBO drama “True Blood” remains the most inclusive series on cable television, featuring six LGBT characters.

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