GLAAD's Best And Worst Networks For LGBT-Inclusive Programming In 2011 Report (PHOTOS)

08/03/2011 08:36 am ET | Updated Oct 03, 2011

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released its 2011 Network Responsibility Index on Wednesday, showing which networks have led the way with their depictions of LGBT characters and storylines—and which still have a way to go.

GLAAD ranked fifteen broadcast and news networks based on the percentage of each network's primetime programming hours that featured LGBT characters or storylines. ABC Family led the way, and received a coveted "excellent" score from GLAAD for having 55% of its programming feature gay people or themes.

The organization reports that the total percentage of LGBT-inclusive programming hours across all five broadcast networks has remained steady, while concluding that the racial diversity of LGBT characters remains an area that requires improvement for both broadcast and cable networks.

See who else GLAAD rated "excellent" and who got a "failing." Download the full report here.