Where We Are on TV

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com September 28 2010 6:45 PM ET

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
Gay90210 Teddy Montgomery Trevor Donovan X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Good Wife — CBS
Kalinda Sharma, played by Archie Panjabi
BisexualThe Good Wife Kalinda Sharma Archie Panjabi x560 (Getty) | ADVOCATE.COMBig Love — HBO
Alby Grant, played by Matt Ross
GayBig Love Alby Grant Matt Ross X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMCaprica — SyFy
Sam Adama, played by Sasha Roiz
GayCaprica  Sam Adama Sasha Roiz X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Whole Truth — ABC
Alejo Salazar, played by Anthony Ruivivar
GayThe Whole Truth Alejo Salazar Anthony Ruivivar X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMBrothers & Sisters — ABC
Saul Holden, played by Ron Rifkin
GayBrothers & Sisters Saul Ron Rifkin X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMCaprica — SyFy
Clarice Willow, played by Polly Walker
PolyamorousCaprica  Clarice Willow Polly Walker X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMGreek — ABC Family
Calvin Owens, played by Paul James
GayGreek Calvin Owens Paul James X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMBrothers & Sisters — ABC
Kevin Walker, played by Matthew Rhys
GayBrothers & Sisters Kevin Walker Matthew Rhys X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMBrothers & Sisters — ABC
Scotty Wandell, played by Luke Macfarlane
GayBrothers & Sisters Scotty Walker Luka MacFarlane X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHawthoRNe — TNT
Kelly Epson, played by Vanessa Lengies
LesbianHawthoRNe Kelly Epson Vanessa Legines X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHung — HBO
Damon Drecker, played by Charlie Saxton
GayHung Damon Drecker Charlie Saxton X560 | ADVOCATE.COMDesperate Housewives — ABC
Bob Hunter, played by Tuc Watkins
GayDesperate Housewives Bob Hunter Tuc Watkins SHIRTLESS X560 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COMDesperate Housewives — ABC
Lee McDermott, played by Kevin Rahm
GayDesperate Housewives Lee McDermott Kevin Rahm X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHuge — ABC Family
Alistair, played by Harvey Guillen
GayHuge Alistair Harvey Guillen X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMIn Treatment — HBO
Jesse, played by Dane DeHaan
GayIn Treatment Jesse Dane DeHaan X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMBones — Fox
Angela Montenegro, played by Michaela Conlin
BisexualBones Angela Montenegro Michaela Conlin X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMHouse – Fox
Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, played by Olivia Wilde
BisexualHouse Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley Olivia Wilde X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMNurse Jackie — Showtime
Dr. Eleanor O’Hara, played by Eve Best
BisexualNurse Jackie Dr. Eleanor OHara Eve Best X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMPretty Little Liars — ABC Family
Emily Fields, played by Shay Mitchell
LesbianPretty Little Liars Emily Fields Shay Mitchell X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMLaw & Order: SVU — NBC
Dr. George Huang, played by B.D. Wong
GayLaw & Order: SVU Dr. George Huang B.D. Wong X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMGrey’s Anatomy — ABC
Arizona Robbins, played by Jessica Capshaw
LesbianGrey’s Anatomy Arizona Robbins Jessica Capshaw X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMSpartacus: Gods of the Arena — Starz
Auctus, played by Josef Brown
GaySpartacus: Gods of the Arena Auctus Josef Brown X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMSpartacus: Gods of the Arena — Starz
Barca, played by Antonio Te Maioho
GaySpartacus: Gods of the Arena Barca Antonio Te Maioho X560Grey’s Anatomy — ABC
Callie Torres, played by Sara Ramirez
BisexualGrey’s Anatomy Callie Torres Sara Ramirez X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMOutlaw — NBC
Lucinda Pearl, played by Carly Pope
BisexualOutlaw Lucinda Pearl Carly Pope X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMTheSecret Life of the American Teenager — ABC Family
Donovan, played by Alex Boling
GaySecret Life of the American Teenager Donovan Alex Boling x560 (promo) | ADVOCATE.COMTheSecret Life of the American Teenager — ABC Family
Leon, played by Larry Sullivan
GaySecret Life of the American Teenager Leon Larry Sullivan x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMGlee — Fox
Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer
GayGlee Kurt Hummel Chris Colfer X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMModern Family — ABC
Mitchell Pritchett, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson
GayModern Family  Mitchell Jesse Tyler Ferguson x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMSouthland — TNT
John Cooper, played by Michael Cudlitz
GaySouthland John Cooper Michael Cudlitz x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMStargate Universe — SyFy
Camile Wray, played by Ming-Na
LesbianStargate Universe Camille Wray Ming-Na X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMModern Family — ABC
Cameron Tucker, played by Eric Stonestreet
GayModern Family Cameron Eric Stonestreet X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMHellcats — CW
Patty Wedgerman, played by Elena Esovolova
LesbianHellcats Patty Wedgerman Elena Esovolova X560 (FACEBOOK) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis
GayTrue Blood Lafayette Reynolds Nelsan Ellis X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Russell Edgington, played by Denis O’Hare
GayTrue Blood Russell Edgington Denis OHare X560 (PROMO) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Pam, played by Kristin Bauer
LesbianTrue Blood Pam Kristin Bauer x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMThe Office — NBC
Oscar Martinez, played by Oscar Nuñez
GayThe Office Oscar Oscar Nunez X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMTrue Blood — HBO
Jesus Velasquez, played by Kevin Alejandro
GayTrue Blood Jesus Velasquez Kevin Alejandro x560 (fair) | ADVOCATE.COMWhite Collar — USA
Diana Barrigan, played by Marsha Thomason
LesbianWhite Collar Diana Barrigan Marsha Thomason X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMRunning Wilde — Fox
Mr. Lunt, played by Robert Michael Morris
GayRunning Wilde Mr. Lunt Robert Michael Morris X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMDegrassi: The Boiling Point — TeenNick
Adam Torres, played by Jordan Todosey
Trans maleDegrassi: The Boiling Point Adam Torres Jordan Todosey X560 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMThe United States of Tara — Showtime
Marshall Gregson, played by Keir Gilchrist