The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, known as GLAAD, released their annual “Where are We on TV” survey, in which they analyze the percentages of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people on TV. For the first time, this year, GLAAD included the likes of Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix in their analysis (because network TV is on its death bed anyway), and shocker, the LGBT community is over-represented on TV.
Here’s some of their pertinent data:
Out of 881 regular characters on broadcast TV, 35 identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That’s 4%. However, an additional 35 recurring characters identified as LGB, so that bumps it up to 8% including those characters. On streaming services, such as Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix, 7% of characters are transgender.
Interestingly, according to a 2011 report by the Williams Institute, approximately 3.5% of Americans are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and 0.3% are transgender. And the CDC puts the estimated number of LGB Americans at an even fewer 2.7%.
Generally speaking, TV seems to actually over-represent the LGBT community, with gay characters accounting for 8% of characters on broadcast TV. Moreover, streaming services are over-representing the transgender population by more than 20 times.
So, what’s the deal? Why is there an over-representation of the LGBT lifestyle on TV? It’s soft-brainwashing. The Gay Mafia, by which I mean the aggressive gay lobbying community, including GLAAD, want to normalize the LGBT lifestyle in the eyes of Americans. And saturation is normalization. They want Americans to believe that the LGBT population is much higher than it actually is.
This is proven by a recent Gallup survey, in which Americans were asked what percentage of people they believed were gay. The median answer? 23 percent. This is more than eight times the CDC estimate of the gay population. Moreover, 33% of respondents pegged the number at “more than 25%.”
This saturation technique is used as a weapon against those who don’t believe in gay marriage, and those of various faiths who think homosexual behavior is a sin. It makes them look like the enemy. It makes them look “out of touch.”
If traditional marriage proponents and people of faith are out of touch, they must also be wrong. It’s an insidious means of undermining the beliefs of many Americans.
This technique is aimed at young Americans. If pop-culture, movies, and TV over-represent the LGBT community for long enough, an entire generation of people will grow up in a world in which that over-representation is all they know. This will drive them away from traditional moral principles, away from religion, and away from the truth of the actual size of the LGBT population.
The more the LGBT community is represented in your life, the harder it becomes to say no to gay marriage, to say no to homosexual behavior if you’re a Christian, a Jew, or a Muslim. It becomes more difficult to openly profess your beliefs because of the outside pressure. This leads to people just shutting down, keeping silent, and eventually falling in line.