We have reached the end of the 2016-2017 TV season and the team at LGBT Fans Deserve Better have examined the state of representation for […]
In the second of our ongoing roundtable series about issues surrounding positive LGBTQ+ representation, we gathered a group of volunteers to discuss the “hype” that now seems to surround any kind […]
For queer-interested viewers, Netflix’s San Junipero was one of the most impactful episodes of the last TV season, where – despite being a show that deals in dark and sometimes awful things – Black Mirror […]
The research team at LGBTFDB has compiled a definitive list of all bisexual female and lesbian TV characters, starting with the first appearance of a queer female character in 1976 through the end of December 2016. To make […]
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In the United States, as well as in many other countries, television has become the […]
105 scripted TV shows, featuring a total of 1936 main/recurring characters
Only 48 of those were lesbian/bisexual women – our rate of representation is 2.47%
13 of those are dead (27% regular/recurring dead) […]
Sometimes history just weighs too heavily on a storyline. And that is certainly the case when it comes to Hollywood’s tendency to kill off LBGT characters, especially on TV. This was particularly rampant in 2016 — so […]
“Bury Your Gays,” the all-too-common TV trope of killing queer characters — typically after moments of success or happiness for them — continued for little discernible reason.
In total, more than 25 queer female characters were killed on television screens this year, and fans […]
Fans were rightfully incensed that this show killed off one of its lesbian characters and that it had trumpeted this relationship only to give into the trope of killing off one of the partners. It seems like they
For some, 2016 will be remembered for divisive politics, celebrity deaths and Evil Kermit. For others, it will go down as the year queer female representation — along with everything else that is good — was thrown onto the garbage […]