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Where We Are on TV

Where We Are on TV

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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

The Good Wife -- CBS
Kalinda Sharma, played by Archie Panjabi
Bisexual

Big Love -- HBO
Alby Grant, played by Matt Ross
Gay

Caprica -- SyFy
Sam Adama, played by Sasha Roiz
Gay

The Whole Truth -- ABC
Alejo Salazar, played by Anthony Ruivivar
Gay

Brothers & Sisters -- ABC
Saul Holden, played by Ron Rifkin
Gay

Caprica -- SyFy
Clarice Willow, played by Polly Walker
Polyamorous

Greek -- ABC Family
Calvin Owens, played by Paul James
Gay

Brothers & Sisters -- ABC
Kevin Walker, played by Matthew Rhys
Gay

Brothers & Sisters -- ABC
Scotty Wandell, played by Luke Macfarlane
Gay

HawthoRNe -- TNT
Kelly Epson, played by Vanessa Lengies
Lesbian

Hung -- HBO
Damon Drecker, played by Charlie Saxton
Gay

Desperate Housewives -- ABC
Bob Hunter, played by Tuc Watkins
Gay

Desperate Housewives -- ABC
Lee McDermott, played by Kevin Rahm
Gay

Huge -- ABC Family
Alistair, played by Harvey Guillen
Gay

In Treatment -- HBO
Jesse, played by Dane DeHaan
Gay

Bones -- Fox
Angela Montenegro, played by Michaela Conlin
Bisexual

House - Fox
Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley, played by Olivia Wilde
Bisexual

Nurse Jackie -- Showtime
Dr. Eleanor O'Hara, played by Eve Best
Bisexual

Pretty Little Liars -- ABC Family
Emily Fields, played by Shay Mitchell
Lesbian

Law & Order: SVU -- NBC
Dr. George Huang, played by B.D. Wong
Gay

Grey's Anatomy -- ABC
Arizona Robbins, played by Jessica Capshaw
Lesbian

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena -- Starz
Auctus, played by Josef Brown
Gay

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena -- Starz
Barca, played by Antonio Te Maioho
Gay

Grey's Anatomy -- ABC
Callie Torres, played by Sara Ramirez
Bisexual

Outlaw -- NBC
Lucinda Pearl, played by Carly Pope
Bisexual

TheSecret Life of the American Teenager -- ABC Family
Donovan, played by Alex Boling
Gay

TheSecret Life of the American Teenager -- ABC Family
Leon, played by Larry Sullivan
Gay

Glee -- Fox
Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer
Gay

Modern Family -- ABC
Mitchell Pritchett, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Gay

Southland -- TNT
John Cooper, played by Michael Cudlitz
Gay

Stargate Universe -- SyFy
Camile Wray, played by Ming-Na
Lesbian

Modern Family -- ABC
Cameron Tucker, played by Eric Stonestreet
Gay

Hellcats -- CW
Patty Wedgerman, played by Elena Esovolova
Lesbian

True Blood -- HBO
Lafayette Reynolds, played by Nelsan Ellis
Gay

True Blood -- HBO
Russell Edgington, played by Denis O'Hare
Gay

True Blood -- HBO
Pam, played by Kristin Bauer
Lesbian

The Office -- NBC
Oscar Martinez, played by Oscar Nunez
Gay

True Blood -- HBO
Jesus Velasquez, played by Kevin Alejandro
Gay

White Collar -- USA
Diana Barrigan, played by Marsha Thomason
Lesbian

Running Wilde -- Fox
Mr. Lunt, played by Robert Michael Morris
Gay

Degrassi: The Boiling Point -- TeenNick
Adam Torres, played by Jordan Todosey
Trans male

The United States of Tara -- Showtime
Marshall Gregson, played by Keir Gilchrist
Gay
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