GLAAD Urges TV Industry to Increase Lgbtq Representation to 20% by 2025

  • Variety
With the percentage of Lgbtq series regulars reaching a record high in the current television season, GLAAD is now urging the TV industry to increase its Lgbtq representation to 20% by 2025. And according to the panelists discussing the result of the media advocacy group’s annual TV report at United Talent Agency on Thursday, increasing the amount of on-screen inclusion is a matter of creating more off-screen inclusion as well.

“I’ve been seeing a lot more nuance in storytelling,” said “9-1-1: Lone Star” actor Brian Michael Smith, who is trans, “especially around the trans and trans-masculine characters I’ve been able to see on TV. We’ve come a way since the tipping point… and I feel like a lot of that has to do with not having people write for queer characters, but having queer people write in the room.”

The panel, moderated by Deadline reporter Dino-Ray Ramos,
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