GLAAD has released this year’s National Responsibility Index ratings of the television broadcast networks and major cable networks.
The GLAAD National Responsibility Index examines the quantity and quality of images (called impressions) of LGBT people on television. It is intended to help media representations be fair, accurate and inclusive.
In a country which does not recognize the equality of its GLBT citizens, it is important that their are media portrayals of us to assist in correcting the problem.
As diverse LGBT images in the media become more prevalent, the general public becomes exposed to the truth of the LGBT community: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans are parents and teachers, law enforcement officers and soldiers, high school students and loving elderly couples. It is as important for LGBT Americans to see our lives reflected on screen as it is for others to be exposed to the rich tapestry of the LGBT community.