In 2015, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative began evaluating the prevalence of characters from the LGBT community on screen in media. We also look intersectionally at gender, race/ethnicity, and LGBT characters, including at how individuals are portrayed. See the following studies for more information on the representation of the LGBT community.

Yearly Reports on LGBT Characters On-Screen in Film

2020: Inequality in 1,300 Popular Films

  • Annual report on gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT status, and disability in film. Includes data on representation and employment patterns in popular films (2007-2019).

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Reports on Gender in Film, TV, Digital Content (the CARD report)

2014-15: PDF icon Inclusion or Invisibility? The Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity (CARD)  PDF icon (Full Report)

  • Report examines film, television, and digital content. The study ranks companies based on inclusivity on screen and behind-the camera.

Inclusion in Netflix Series & Films

2021: Inclusion in Netflix Series & Films: 2018-2019

  • The Initiative analyzed Netflix’s U.S. original live-action films (126) and series (180) released in 2018 and 2019. The study examined on-screen inclusion across gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and disability. Behind the camera, gender and race/ethnicity of key personnel were assessed. Full report.