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Where We Are on TV

Where We Are on TV

In its 15th annual "Where We Are on TV" study, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation finds that while things are steadily improving for LGBT characters on television, there is still a way to go.

While most broadcast and cable networks have increased the number of LGBT characters on their programs, there are no black LGBT character on any of the broadcast networks. Some networks, including CBS, TBS, and USA, still have little to no LGBT representation.

For the most part, though, the news is good. From broadcast (The Good Wife, 90210) to cable (True Blood, Nurse Jackie), take a look at the following slide show of all the leading and supporting LGBT characters on television.

90210 — CW
Teddy Montgomery, played by Trevor Donovan
Gay

90210 Teddy Montgomery Trevor Donovan X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Good Wife — CBS
Kalinda Sharma, played by Archie Panjabi
Bisexual

The Good Wife Kalinda Sharma Archie Panjabi x560 (Getty) | ADVOCATE.COMBig Love — HBO
Alby Grant, played by Matt Ross
Gay

Big Love Alby Grant Matt Ross X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMCaprica — SyFy
Sam Adama, played by Sasha Roiz
Gay

Caprica  Sam Adama Sasha Roiz X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Whole Truth — ABC
Alejo Salazar, played by Anthony Ruivivar
Gay

The Whole Truth Alejo Salazar Anthony Ruivivar X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMBrothers & Sisters — ABC
Saul Holden, played by Ron Rifkin
Gay

Brothers & Sisters Saul Ron Rifkin X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMCaprica — SyFy
Clarice Willow, played by Polly Walker
Polyamorous

Caprica  Clarice Willow Polly Walker X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMGreek — ABC Family
Calvin Owens, played by Paul James
Gay

Greek Calvin Owens Paul James X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMBrothers & Sisters — ABC
Kevin Walker, played by Matthew Rhys
Gay

Brothers & Sisters Kevin Walker Matthew Rhys X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMBrothers & Sisters — ABC
Scotty Wandell, played by Luke Macfarlane
Gay

Brothers & Sisters Scotty Walker Luka MacFarlane X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHawthoRNe — TNT
Kelly Epson, played by Vanessa Lengies
Lesbian

HawthoRNe Kelly Epson Vanessa Legines X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHung — HBO
Damon Drecker, played by Charlie Saxton
Gay

Hung Damon Drecker Charlie Saxton X560 | ADVOCATE.COMDesperate Housewives — ABC
Bob Hunter, played by Tuc Watkins
Gay

Desperate Housewives Bob Hunter Tuc Watkins SHIRTLESS X560 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMDesperate Housewives — ABC
Lee McDermott, played by Kevin Rahm
Gay

Desperate Housewives Lee McDermott Kevin Rahm X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHuge — ABC Family
Alistair, played by Harvey Guillen
Gay

Huge Alistair Harvey Guillen X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMIn Treatment — HBO
Jesse, played by Dane DeHaan
Gay

In Treatment Jesse Dane DeHaan X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMBones — Fox
Angela Montenegro, played by Michaela Conlin
Bisexual

Bones Angela Montenegro Michaela Conlin X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHouse – Fox
Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, played by Olivia Wilde
Bisexual

House Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley Olivia Wilde X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMNurse Jackie — Showtime
Dr. Eleanor O’Hara, played by Eve Best
Bisexual

Nurse Jackie Dr. Eleanor OHara Eve Best X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMPretty Little Liars — ABC Family
Emily Fields, played by Shay Mitchell
Lesbian

Pretty Little Liars Emily Fields Shay Mitchell X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMLaw & Order: SVU — NBC
Dr. George Huang, played by B.D. Wong
Gay

Law & Order: SVU Dr. George Huang B.D. Wong X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMGrey’s Anatomy — ABC
Arizona Robbins, played by Jessica Capshaw
Lesbian

Grey’s Anatomy Arizona Robbins Jessica Capshaw X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMSpartacus: Gods of the Arena — Starz
Auctus, played by Josef Brown
Gay

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Auctus Josef Brown X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMSpartacus: Gods of the Arena — Starz
Barca, played by Antonio Te Maioho
Gay

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Barca Antonio Te Maioho X560Grey’s Anatomy — ABC
Callie Torres, played by Sara Ramirez
Bisexual

Grey’s Anatomy Callie Torres Sara Ramirez X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMOutlaw — NBC
Lucinda Pearl, played by Carly Pope
Bisexual

Outlaw Lucinda Pearl Carly Pope X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMTheSecret Life of the American Teenager — ABC Family
Donovan, played by Alex Boling
Gay

Secret Life of the American Teenager Donovan Alex Boling x560 (promo) | ADVOCATE.COMTheSecret Life of the American Teenager — ABC Family
Leon, played by Larry Sullivan
Gay

Secret Life of the American Teenager Leon Larry Sullivan x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMGlee — Fox
Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer
Gay

Glee Kurt Hummel Chris Colfer X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMModern Family — ABC
Mitchell Pritchett, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Gay

Modern Family  Mitchell Jesse Tyler Ferguson x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMSouthland — TNT
John Cooper, played by Michael Cudlitz
Gay

Southland John Cooper Michael Cudlitz x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMStargate Universe — SyFy
Camile Wray, played by Ming-Na
Lesbian

Stargate Universe Camille Wray Ming-Na X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMModern Family — ABC
Cameron Tucker, played by Eric Stonestreet
Gay

Modern Family Cameron Eric Stonestreet X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMHellcats — CW
Patty Wedgerman, played by Elena Esovolova
Lesbian

Hellcats Patty Wedgerman Elena Esovolova X560 (FACEBOOK) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis
Gay

True Blood Lafayette Reynolds Nelsan Ellis X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Russell Edgington, played by Denis O’Hare
Gay

True Blood Russell Edgington Denis OHare X560 (PROMO) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Pam, played by Kristin Bauer
Lesbian

True Blood Pam Kristin Bauer x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Office — NBC
Oscar Martinez, played by Oscar Nuñez
Gay

The Office Oscar Oscar Nunez X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Jesus Velasquez, played by Kevin Alejandro
Gay

True Blood Jesus Velasquez Kevin Alejandro x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMWhite Collar — USA
Diana Barrigan, played by Marsha Thomason
Lesbian

White Collar Diana Barrigan Marsha Thomason X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMRunning Wilde — Fox
Mr. Lunt, played by Robert Michael Morris
Gay

Running Wilde Mr. Lunt Robert Michael Morris X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMDegrassi: The Boiling Point — TeenNick
Adam Torres, played by Jordan Todosey
Trans male

Degrassi: The Boiling Point Adam Torres Jordan Todosey X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMThe United States of Tara — Showtime
Marshall Gregson, played by Keir Gilchrist
Gay

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