Study finds fewer gay characters on network TV

From left, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Ariel Winter accept the Outstanding Comedy Series Award on behalf of Modern Family at The 22nd Annual Glaad Media Awards

September 28, 2011 4:46:25 AM PDT
The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has dipped slightly this season to 19 out of nearly 650 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.