GLAAD launched its first Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) in 2013 after seeing the progress driven by their studies and work to hold the TV industry accountable for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) storytelling. This report examines films that were distributed theatrically during the 2021 calendar year (January 1-December 31) in the United States under the official studio banners and imprints as reported by Box Office Mojo, the studios, and other relevant entertainment reporting sources.
A few key figures
Of the 28 LGBTQ characters counted in films released in theaters in the US in 2021, 11 were people of color and 17 were white.
of the 28 LGBTQ characters counted in 2021 (25%) spent more than 10 minutes on screen.
of the 28 LGBTQ characters counted in 2021 (21%) spent less than one minute on screen.
of films released in 2021 met the challenge set by GLAAD of reaching 20% LGBTQ inclusion, down from 23% the previous year.
The number of disabled LGBTQ characters or LGBTQ characters living with AIDS portrayed on screen.
of Americans over the age of 18 believe it is important for entertainment companies to specifically support LGBTQ equality.