LGBT characters playing greater role on TV

October 1, 2014 11:06 PM

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LGBT characters playing greater role on TV

Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

Networks are promoting the understanding of gay lives with some of the most inclusive programs yet, and transgender characters are featured on cable and Internet fare such as the online series "Orange Is the New Black" from Netflix and "Transparent" from Amazon.

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