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Who Are the LGBT Characters on the New Fall Season?

Who Are the LGBT Characters on the New Fall Season?

 The number of LGBT characters in primetime on broadcast channels is decreasing in the next season, according to a count by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

When shows start hitting ABC, BCS, The CW, Fox and NBC, GLAAD estimates that there will be 19 regular characters who are LGBT — a decline from last year's 23 characters. Another 14 are recurring characters.

FOX led the networks with 6.8% of its regular characters being LGBT. On the other end, CBS has just one LGBT regular character out of 125 — a bisexual legal investigator Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife . GLAAD notes it's the second consecutive year with low representation. But The Good Wife has added two recurring LGBT characters — a brother of the lead character, and a former flame for Kalinda — that viewers could see more of. Diversity of the LGBT characters who are on prime-time network television is low, with not a single black LGBT character.

Who are the LGBT characters on the fall season? Check out the list on the following pages.

View GLAAD's complete report, its 16th Where We Are on TV report, on its website.

Callie Torres - Bisexual
Played by Sara Ramirez
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC

GREY'S ANATOMY SARA RAMIREZ X560 (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COMMax Blum - Gay
Played by Adam Pally
Happy Endings, ABC

HAPPY ENDINGS ADAM PALLY X560 (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COMMitchell Prichett and Cameron Tucker - Gay
Played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet
Modern Family, ABC

MODERN FAMILY JESSE TYLER FERGUSON ERIC STONESTREET X560 (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COMTom - Gay
Played by Christian Borle
Smash, NBC

SMASH Christian Borle X560 (DEBRA MESSING, RIGHT) (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COMAdrianna Tate- Duncan - Bisexual
Played by Jessica Lowndes
90210, The CW

90210 JESSICA LOWNDES X560 (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COMJeremy and Richard - Gay
Played by French Stewart and Nat Faxon
Allen Gregory, Fox

ALLAN GREGORY FRENCH STEWART NAT FAXON (FAIR) X560 | ADVOCATE.COM Roger - Bisexual
Played by Seth MacFarlane
American Dad, Fox

SETH MCFARLANE AND ROGER 560x (SOURCED) ADVOCATE.COMAngela Montenegro - Bisexual
Played by Michaela Conlin
Bones, Fox

MICHAELA CONLIN IN BONES 560x (FOX) ADVOCATE.COM Blake Reilly - Gay
Played by Mark Deklin
Good Christian Belles, ABC

GCB GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES BITCHES MARK DEKLIN X560 (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COM

Kurt Hummel - Gay
Played by Chris Colfer

Blaine Anderson - Gay
Played by Darren Criss

Santana Lopez - Lesbian
Played by Naya Rivera

Brittany S. Pierce - Bisexual
Played by Heather Morris

Glee, Fox

GLEE CHRIS COFLER NAYA RIVERA DARREN CRISS HEATHER MORRIS X560 (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COMKalinda Sharma - Bisexual
Played by Archie Panjabi
The Good Wife, CBS

THE GOOD WIFE Archie Panjabi X560 | ADVOCATE.COMArizona Robbins - Lesbian
Played by Jessica Capshaw
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC

Grey’s Anatomy Arizona Robbins Jessica Capshaw X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMOscar Martinez - Gay
Played by Oscar Nuñez
The Office, NBC

THE OFFICE Oscar Nuñez X560 | ADVOCATE.COMAlice - Lesbian
Played by Leah Renee
The Playboy Club, NBC

THE PLAYBOY CLUB Leah Renee X560 | ADVOCATE.COMTeddy Montgomery - Gay
Played by Trevor Donovan
90210, The CW

90210 TREVOR DONOVAN X560 | ADVOCATE.COM

Terry - Bisexual
Played by Jason Sudeikis
The Cleveland Show, Fox

(Terry's on the right)

THE CLEVELAND SHOW  Jason Sudeikis (TERRY) | ADVOCATE.COMTerry Bates and Greg Corbin - Gay
Played by Mike Barker and Seth McFarlane
American Dad, Fox
 

AMERICAN DAD TERRY BATES AND GREG CORBIN 560x (SCREEN) ADVOCATE.COMLee McDermott and Bob Hunter - Gay
Played by Kevin Rahm and Tuc Watkins
Desperate Housewives, ABC   

BOB AND LEE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 560x (ABC) ADVOCATE.COMBooth Becker - Gay
Played by Denton Blane Everett
Good Christian Belles, ABC

GCB GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES BITCHES Denton Blane Everett X560 (FAIR PUB) | ADVOCATE.COMOwen Cavanaugh - Gay
Played by Dallas Roberts
The Good Wife, CBS

THE GOOD WIFE Dallas Roberts X560 | ADVOCATE.COMSophia Russo - Bisexual
Played by Kelli Giddish
The Good Wife, CBS

THE GOOD WIFE Kelli Giddish X560 | ADVOCATE.COMTyler - Gay
Played by Ashton Holmes
Revenge, ABC

REVENGE Ashton Holmes X560 | ADVOCATE.COMBrenda - Lesbian
Played by Sara Rue
Rules of Engagement, CBS

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT SARAH RUE X560 | ADVOCATE.COMSean - Gay
Played by Sean Maher
The Playboy Club, NBC

THE PLAYBOY CLUB  Sean Maher X560 | ADVOCATE.COMPatty Bouvier and Waylon Smithers - Lesbian and Gay
Played by Julie Kavner and Harry Shearer
The Simpsons, Fox

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