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If it seems like you're seeing more TV shows with gay characters, it's not your imagination.

A new analysis done by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) says network TV is at a record high, and the total on cable television is also going up.

The 17th-annual "Where We Are on TV" report released today by GLAAD found that 4.4 percent of actors appearing regularly on prime-time network drama and comedy series during the 2012-13 season will portray lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters. This is up from 2.9 percent in 2011, which saw a dip in what had been a growing annual trend.

The study reviewed 97 scripted TV programs scheduled to air in the upcoming season on the broadcast networks, counting a total of 701 series regular characters. The study found that 31 of them are LGBT characters.


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