According to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD, the percentage of recurring LGBTQ characters on prime-time American shows has jumped to 10.2 percent, surpassing the organization's goal for 2020. Among the characters attracting the spotlight are Ruby Rose's Batwoman and Cobie Smulder's bisexual Stumptown character. TV's increasing diversity is also seen in FX's Pose, which has the biggest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted show.
Is there room for improvement? GLAAD, which hailed the progress, wants to see 20 percent representation by 2025, while also ensuring half of those characters are people of color.
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