Where We Are on TV, 2021-2022

September 5, 2022|GLAAD

The 17th edition of GLAAD’s annual survey of LGBTQ representation on television reveals an entertainment landscape in continual flux, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated massive shifts in audience viewing habits toward online streaming.

Overall, the report finds that networks and streaming services are increasingly featuring stories of underrepresented parts of the LGBTQ community, with lesbians representing the majority of LGBTQ characters across all broadcast networks for the first time in the survey’s history. Yet work remains to be done to achieve full representation, with stories of HIV-positive people in particular being virtually nonexistent.