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Alan Cumming talks LGBTQ representation 

"Who’d have thought that CBS is the most progressive network?"

Alan Cumming of CBS’s "Instinct" at the Monte Carlo TV Festival earlier this month. –Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Alan Cumming, who co-stars in CBS’s “Instinct,’’ is coming to Boston as part of Pride Month celebrations. The actor, best known for his seven-season run on “The Good Wife’’ and his Tony Award-winning performance in “Cabaret,’’ will be at Boston’s Society for Arts and Crafts on Wednesday for an evening Q&A and conversation facilitated by artist and designer Izzy Berdan. Cumming caught up with the Globe ahead of his visit to Boston to talk LGBTQ representation in media and the world.

Q. What do you look for at this point in a role when it comes to representation? Do you seek out characters that identify as LGBTQ?

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A. Obviously representing the community is something that’s very important to me and something that I’ve done throughout my career. And not just trying for a role that’s called LGBTQ, because often those roles are stereotypes that I don’t want to encourage or support. I think it has to be roles that are dealing with an issue that’s important, like how on “Instinct’’ our character just happens to be [gay]. I call that an “and also’’ way of dealing with one of the parts of the acronyms.