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 GayThe Good Wife -- CBS Kalinda Sharma, played by Archie Panjabi BisexualBig Love -- HBO Alby Grant, played by Matt Ross GayCaprica -- SyFy Sam Adama, played by Sasha Roiz GayThe Whole Truth -- ABC Alejo Salazar, played by Anthony Ruivivar GayBrothers & Sisters -- ABC Saul Holden, played by Ron Rifkin GayCaprica -- SyFy Clarice Willow, played by Polly Walker PolyamorousGreek -- ABC Family Calvin Owens, played by Paul James GayBrothers & Sisters -- ABC Kevin Walker, played by Matthew Rhys GayBrothers & Sisters -- ABC Scotty Wandell, played by Luke Macfarlane GayHawthoRNe -- TNT Kelly Epson, played by Vanessa Lengies LesbianHung -- HBO Damon Drecker, played by Charlie Saxton GayDesperate Housewives -- ABC Bob Hunter, played by Tuc Watkins GayDesperate Housewives -- ABC Lee McDermott, played by Kevin Rahm GayHuge -- ABC Family Alistair, played by Harvey Guillen GayIn Treatment -- HBO Jesse, played by Dane DeHaan GayBones -- Fox Angela Montenegro, played by Michaela Conlin BisexualHouse - Fox Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley, played by Olivia Wilde BisexualNurse Jackie -- Showtime Dr. Eleanor O'Hara, played by Eve Best BisexualPretty Little Liars -- ABC Family Emily Fields, played by Shay Mitchell LesbianLaw & Order: SVU -- NBC Dr. George Huang, played by B.D. Wong GayGrey's Anatomy -- ABC Arizona Robbins, played by Jessica Capshaw LesbianSpartacus: Gods of the Arena -- Starz Auctus, played by Josef Brown GaySpartacus: Gods of the Arena -- Starz Barca, played by Antonio Te Maioho GayGrey's Anatomy -- ABC Callie Torres, played by Sara Ramirez BisexualOutlaw -- NBC Lucinda Pearl, played by Carly Pope BisexualTheSecret Life of the American Teenager -- ABC Family Donovan, played by Alex Boling GayTheSecret Life of the American Teenager -- ABC Family Leon, played by Larry Sullivan GayGlee -- Fox Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer GayModern Family -- ABC Mitchell Pritchett, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson GaySouthland -- TNT John Cooper, played by Michael Cudlitz GayStargate Universe -- SyFy Camile Wray, played by Ming-Na LesbianModern Family -- ABC Cameron Tucker, played by Eric Stonestreet GayHellcats -- CW Patty Wedgerman, played by Elena Esovolova LesbianTrue Blood -- HBO Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis GayTrue Blood -- HBO Russell Edgington, played by Denis O'Hare GayTrue Blood -- HBO Pam, played by Kristin Bauer LesbianThe Office -- NBC Oscar Martinez, played by Oscar Nunez GayTrue Blood -- HBO Jesus Velasquez, played by Kevin Alejandro GayWhite Collar -- USA Diana Barrigan, played by Marsha Thomason LesbianRunning Wilde -- Fox Mr. Lunt, played by Robert Michael Morris GayDegrassi: The Boiling Point -- TeenNick Adam Torres, played by Jordan Todosey Trans maleThe United States of Tara -- Showtime Marshall Gregson, played by Keir Gilchrist Gay