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The number of gay characters featured on the broadcast networks is on the decline. According to a new survey released by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, there are only six gay, lesbian or bisexual characters on the networks' scripted shows — the fewest since the group began monitoring such trends in 1996. "When you turn to cable and reality TV, you see us — our lives, our relationships, our diversity," says GLAAD exec Joan M. Garry. "But when you turn to network comedies and dramas, you're seeing portraits of an America where gay people and families are nearly invisible." Clearly, this woman has not seen Father of the Pride.

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The number of gay characters featured on the broadcast networks is on the decline. According to a new survey released by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, there are only six gay, lesbian or bisexual characters on the networks' scripted shows — the fewest since the group began monitoring such trends in 1996. "When you turn to cable and reality TV, you see us — our lives, our relationships, our diversity," says GLAAD exec Joan M. Garry. "But when you turn to network comedies and dramas, you're seeing portraits of an America where gay people and families are nearly invisible." Clearly, this woman has not seen Father of the Pride.