July 23rd, 2010
08:44 AM ET
MTV is the first network to earn an “excellent” rating from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which released its fourth annual Network Responsibility Index Friday.
MTV, which made the grade thanks to programs like “The Real World,” “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “True Life” during the 2009-2010 season, featured racially and ethnically diverse LGBT characters, in addition to airing more transgender content than any other network, according to the report.
Leading the network pack on GLAAD’s responsibility scale is The CW. After spending three years in second place behind ABC, which fell to number three following Fox, The CW amped up its LGBT content with shows like “90210,” “Gossip Girl” and “Melrose Place” – though the remake featuring bisexual Ella has since been canceled.
CBS continues to lag, placing last for the fourth year in a row. Though, according to the report, the network has beefed up its LGBT content, despite the fact that most of it occurred on unscripted reality programs like “The Amazing Race” and “Big Brother.”
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