Brothers and Sisters LGBT TV

Brothers and Sisters couple Scotty and Kevin make the production an LGBT supportive series.

Do you ever feel like TV shows’ characters are just a tad bit unbelievable? Or perhaps that there is a strange lack of diversity among the types of people represented? There’s a good reason for that. Minorities have long been underrepresented on TV and in movies, and LGBT people fall into that category.

But, according to a study conducted by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), that number is steadily rising and representation is the highest it’s ever been (at least on cable television). That makes watching your favorite show a bit more believable (and enjoyable), doesn’t it?

Representation of scripted LGBT characters on network television will hit 4.4% during the 2012-2013 Season. And since Gallup’s recent study found that about 3.4% of U.S. adults identified positively as LGBT when asked, the number of LGBT characters on TV shows seems closer to our own reality.

There are a number of TV shows you can tune into if you’re wanting to see a diverse set of characters, straight and LGBT alike:

  1. Glee
  2. True Blood
  3. Gray’s Anatomy
  4. Modern Family
  5. House
  6. The Good Wife
  7. Bones
  8. The Office
  9. Brothers & Sisters
  10. 90210
  11. Law & Order: SVU
  12. Outlaw
  13. The United States of Tara
  14. The Simpsons
  15. American Dad
  16. Gossip Girl
  17. Pretty Little Liars
  18. Greek
  19. Big Love
  20. Rubicon
  21. Nurse Jackie
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