GLAAD are finally able to count non-binary and asexual characters on television. The LGBTI organization have just released their yearly Where We Are on TV Report. The report analyzes the diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks. It also looks at the number of LGBTI characters on cable networks and streaming services for 2017-2018.
6.4 percent of regular characters in the upcoming year are expected to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans or queer. This is the highest percentage GLAAD has ever seen. There are going to be 17 regular and recurring trans characters across cable, broadcasting and streaming services. Four of those will be non-binary characters.
This is the first year GLAAD has been able to count non-binary characters and non-binary representation on television. The organization has been tracking LGBTQ representation on television for 22 years. GLAAD were also able to count asexual characters for the first time. Cable and streaming both have asexual representation.