Number of LGBT characters in top-grossing films in the U.S. 2014-2018

Information on the number of LGBT characters appearing in top-grossing movies in the United States from 2014 to 2018 showed that since 2014 just one transgender character has appeared in popular films in Hollywood. During the same time period, 46 lesbian characters appeared in the top movies. The group with the strongest representation were gay characters, with 33 appearing in the highest grossing films in the U.S. in 2018, more than the total number of bisexual characters represented over the same four-year period.

Number of LGBT characters appearing in highest-grossing movies in the United States from 2014 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

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based on 100 highest-grossing films

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