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The gays are on TV more than ever

Nielsen has released a report titled “The New Mainstream” that reveals that 28 percent of all shows on prime-time TV have queer characters, more than ever before. One in four scripted shows and one in five reality shows in the 2010/2011 season have gay characters, actors or storylines. Shows that are in on the homo action include Glee, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, 90210, House, Dancing with the Stars and Big Brother 12.

Neilsen’s Matt O’Grady said in a release that “the inclusion of LGBT characters on TV more accurately portrays the diverse and multicultural society we live in by encompassing all segments of the population."