This is the best season for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered characters on TV, according to GLAAD. But despite what One Million Moms might have you believe, this doesn’t our airwaves are awash in alternate lifestyles: We’re talking a whopping 4.4 percent of series regulars are LGBT. ABC leads the pack as the most inclusive broadcast network for gays and lesbians. Fox comes next, then The CW, NBC, and CBS in last place.
So who are these LGBT characters? They’re mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, doctors and lawyers, teens and adults — and more. Click through to see the characters who makes the list this year.