HBO has taken the highest ranking in the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s annual Network Responsibility Index, according to a press release issued July 27. This year’s report found that 42 percent of HBO’s prime-time programming hours between June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009 featured gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people — far more than any of the 14 other cable and broadcast networks studied. Showtime came in second place, with 26 percent. ABC was the highest-placing broadcast network with 24 percent; below it were the CW with 20 percent and Fox with 11 percent, while NBC and CBS lagged behind with just eight percent and five percent, respectively.