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MTV, The Network Where ‘Faggot’ Roams Free, Is GLAAD’s Favorite Channel

MTV and The CW are tops on GLAAD’s list of television networks offering the most visibility to LGBT people, according to the group’s fourth annual study. Great, but who made their shit list?

ABC, which refused to show Adam Lambert kissing another man, was rated “good” — the same rating achieved by The CW, in fact. But because The CW has fewer prime time programming hours than ABC, its ratio was higher at 35 percent with shows like Gossip Girl and Melrose Place featuring gays. ABC, then, had 26 percent of prime time hours dedicated to the ‘mos on Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family.

NBC improved from last year’s “failing” to this year’s “adequate.” But CBS is still “failing,” with homos appearing only on reality shows like The Amazing Race and accounting for just 7 percent of the networks’ total in prime time.

So congratulations to MTV (a cable, not broadcast network), this year’s big winner that scored GLAAD’s first ever “excellent” ranking for shows like America’s Best Dance Crew, which featured out dancers, and Real World: D.C. for its bi characters, with a total of 42 percent of shows featuring some form of gay. Next year MTV might also secure a diversity award, for showcasing the biggest homophobes.

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