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 […]
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) […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Did your favorite LGBT character die this year? They wouldn’t be alone: A survey on The Wrap illustrates how often queer people met grim fates on the small screen in 2016.
Through a steady stream of BTS photos shared on social media, The 100 misled fans into thinking that Lexa (played by Alycia Debnam-Carey) would be present throughout all of Season 3, rather than just making a brief reappearance after the […]
The depth of the political divide exposed by Donald Trump’s victory raises a practical question for Hollywood: How do you make TV shows and movies with broad appeal for a country in the grip of a cultural civil […]