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GLAAD report finds LGBT representation in TV has reached 12-year high

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The hit TV show Modern Family features a gay couple trying to adopt their second child. ABC via Getty Images

Primetime programming hit a diversity landmark this season. 

A report out from GLAAD reveals that the number of regular LGBT characters in the small screen lineup has hit its highest mark since they started counting 12 years ago.  

Nearly 5 percent of characters on primetime shows identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. But, the report also blasts networks for continuing to kill off gay characters to further plotlines. 

For more on this, director of entertainment media at GLAAD, Ray Bradford spoke with A Martinez.

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