Nicole Maines in a scene from "Supergirl." A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school, Maines portrays the character Nia Nal.
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Drama series "Pose" and a new transgender superhero in "Supergirl" helped boost the number of LGBTQ characters to an all-time high on U.S. television, according to a report released Thursday that said diversity programming was a crucial bulwark around attempts to undermine gay rights.The annual report showed that 8.8 percent of regular characters on television are LGBTQ, the highest percentage since GLAAD began monitoring the issue 14 years ago. GLAAD is campaigning to see LGBTQ characters make up 10 percent of series regulars on television by 2020 .
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