GLAAD found that 10% of characters expected on primetime in the past year were LGBTQ.

Hallmark’s first Christmas movie featuring a storyline with a same-sex couple will debut Thursday night for Thanksgiving, CBS News reports.
The big picture: GLAAD’s 2019-2020 report onLGBTQ representation in TV found that 10% of regular characters expected to appear on primetime programming in the past year were LGBTQ the highest percentage in 15 years.

  • Hallmark and Lifetime are showing at least 5 holiday movies out of 74 total that feature LGBTQ couples, per CBS.

Last Christmas, the Hallmark Channel reversed a decision to pull a commercial showing a same-sex couple kissing at their wedding, after the company faced social media backlash and calls for a boycott.

  • The commercial was pulled at the request of One Million Moms, a branch of the conservative advocacy group American Family Association.