GLAAD has issued its annual reports on representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in television.
The media advocacy group has given top marks to HBO,
According to GLAAD, 31% of the original primetime programming on HBO is LGBT-inclusive. Shows like "Looking" and
With just 0.3% of its original primetime programming depicting LGBT people, History fared the worst of the 10 cable networks sampled by GLAAD. Also receiving a failing grade was sister network A&E, the home of
It is worth noting, however, that both A&E and History are parts of a larger family of brands, including the female-skewing Lifetime. The GLAAD report did not include statistics on programming for that network, but did acknowledge its LGBT-inclusive shows
Of the broadcast networks, NBC was rated the most LGBT-inclusive, earning a grade of "good" from GLAAD largely thanks to unscripted programming including
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis broadly praised the television industry for "producing some of the best LGBT-inclusive programming we've yet seen," while pointing to online content providers Netflix and
The full report is available here.