GLAAD said the number of transgender characters had doubled to 16 this year. There was also a record high percentage of black characters on broadcast television, thanks mostly to shows like hip-hop family drama "Empire," action-packed drama "Luke Cage," comedy "black-ish," and crime series "How To Get Away With Murder."
The "Where We Are on TV" report looked at diversity on broadcast, cable and streaming services for the 2016-17 television season.
It found a total of 278 LGBTQ regular and recurring characters across all platforms, the highest since GLAAD started tracking such numbers 20 years ago . . .