Have you heard the news: More gay characters are on television than ever! GLAAD’s 15th annual “Where We Are On TV” study (full report here), which looks at queers in the 2010-11 season, says the 23 LGBTs currently on the small screen represent 3.9% of series regulars, “up from 1.1% in 2007, 2.6% in 2008, and 3% in 2009.” Some qualifiers: The study focuses only what’s seen in primetime, and only scripted (read: non-reality) shows are in the tally. But that still means of 84 scripted shows, with a total of 587 regular characters, some 23 actors are representing, though there are only two lesbian characters (and three bi women). And while HBO’s True Blood, with six queers, gets the top nod, surely Monday’s episode of 90210 explains why The CW is getting bigger marks. (Spoilers ahead.)
Trevor Donovan’s Teddy, fresh from an injury that’s ended his tennis ambitions, wakes up hung over and in a daze. Did he sleep with his girlfriend Silver, who he’s been feuding with?
It’s Kyle Riabko’s Ian, who is going to help Teddy come to terms with his dude-loving ways. Sexually!