GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index 2015 Finds Room For Improvement On LGBT Representation In Hollywood

When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) representation in Hollywood, things are getting better -- but there's still plenty of room for greater improvement, a new report has found.

GLAAD's 2015 Studio Responsibility Index found that 17.5 percent of 114 major movies released in 2014 contained characters who identified as LGBT, compared to 16.7 percent the previous year.

Still, among those LGBT-inclusive films, there was some major discrepancies. Sixty-five percent of those inclusive films featured gay male characters, while 30 percent featured bisexual characters and 10 percent featured lesbian characters. The report found no characters that were identifiably transgender tracked in 2014.

There was some good news for Warner Bros., which was the only studio to receive a "Good" grade for LGBT representation on the report, partly due to the GLAAD Media Award-nominated release, "Tammy."

Other studios didn't fare as well.

"Hollywood must recognize that LGBT people are worthy of depictions crafted with care and humanity, and we should be part of the stories they tell," GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said in the report. "Doing so won't simply demonstrate respect for a long-standing part of their audience, but it will align Hollywood film with other media in telling more authentic stories that represent the full diversity of our society and encourage greater understanding. Only then will we be able to say that America's film industry is a full partner in accelerating acceptance."

To read more about GLAAD's 2015 Studio Responsibility Index, head here.



2015 GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index