Study finds more racial diversity in LGBTQ film characters

NEW YORK (AP) — The year 2020 saw welcome growth in racial diversity of LBGTQ characters in films released by major studios, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD.

But for the fourth year in a row there were no transgender or non-binary characters in those films.

The study, released Thursday, also found no LGBTQ characters in those films living with HIV, or with disabilities.

GLAAD issued a call for more storytelling about characters with HIV, in order to prevent stigma.

The study looked at 44 films released in theaters by major studios in 2020, a limited number due to the pandemic.

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