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.
Callie Torres - Bisexual Played by Sara Ramirez Grey's Anatomy, ABCMax Blum - Gay Played by Adam Pally Happy Endings, ABCMitchell Prichett and Cameron Tucker - Gay Played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet Modern Family, ABCTom - Gay Played by Christian Borle Smash, NBCAdrianna Tate- Duncan - Bisexual Played by Jessica Lowndes 90210, The CWJeremy and Richard - Gay Played by French Stewart and Nat Faxon Allen Gregory, FoxRoger - Bisexual Played by Seth MacFarlane American Dad, FoxAngela Montenegro - Bisexual Played by Michaela Conlin Bones, Fox Blake Reilly - Gay Played by Mark Deklin Good Christian Belles, ABC
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
Kalinda Sharma - Bisexual Played by Archie Panjabi The Good Wife, CBSArizona Robbins - Lesbian Played by Jessica Capshaw Grey's Anatomy, ABCOscar Martinez - Gay Played by Oscar Nunez The Office, NBCAlice - Lesbian Played by Leah Renee The Playboy Club, NBCTeddy Montgomery - Gay Played by Trevor Donovan 90210, The CW
Terry - Bisexual Played by Jason Sudeikis The Cleveland Show, Fox
(Terry's on the right)
Terry Bates and Greg Corbin - Gay Played by Mike Barker and Seth McFarlane American Dad, Fox Lee McDermott and Bob Hunter - Gay Played by Kevin Rahm and Tuc Watkins Desperate Housewives, ABC Booth Becker - Gay Played by Denton Blane Everett Good Christian Belles, ABCOwen Cavanaugh - Gay Played by Dallas Roberts The Good Wife, CBSSophia Russo - Bisexual Played by Kelli Giddish The Good Wife, CBSTyler - Gay Played by Ashton Holmes Revenge, ABCBrenda - Lesbian Played by Sara Rue Rules of Engagement, CBSSean - Gay Played by Sean Maher The Playboy Club, NBCPatty Bouvier and Waylon Smithers - Lesbian and Gay Played by Julie Kavner and Harry Shearer The Simpsons, Fox