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Report: LGBTQs lacking in Spanish-language scripted TV
2016-11-23

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GLAAD recently released its first-ever Spanish-Language media report, "Nearly Invisible."

The report offers an analysis of LGBTQ characters in prime-time Spanish-language scripted television airing in the United States July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.

"Nearly Invisible" found that only 14 of the 516 characters examined were LGBTQ ( 3 percent )—and only seven of those characters appeared in more than half of episodes aired. Of those, only one character was transgender.

Ten out of the 14 LGBTQ characters were gay men, two were bisexual women, one was a lesbian, one was a straight transgender woman. Additionally, no trans men, bisexual men or LGBTQ persons with disabilities were portrayed.

"Nearly Invisible" ( which is in English and Spanish ) is at GLAAD.org/files/SLMR/SPAReport2016.pdf.


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