There are more LGBTQ characters on broadcast TV than ever before, GLAAD study says

Of 895 regular characters anticipated to get screentime on a broadcast series in the period surveyed (June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017), 43 (or 4.8%) identified as LGBTQ, according to the organization's annual "Where We Are on TV" report. There were also 28 recurring characters who identified as LGBTQ.

That's the highest percentage of LGBTQ series regulars noted since GLAAD began tracking it 12 years ago.

Being gay when it was still a crime

Now 93 and married to a man, he's "the luckiest, happiest, old gay man alive".

But for many years, he led a double life - married to a woman but secretly knowing he identified as homosexual.

As the government announces gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences in England and Wales will be offered pardons, George tells Newsbeat what it was like to be gay, when it was still a crime.

George believes he should never have been convicted of a crime and says the only thing he was guilty of is "being in the wrong place at the wrong time".