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Beyond the quantitative data, GLAAD also pointed to the persistent and problematic “Bury Your Gays” trope — that is, the tendency for television shows to kill off their queer characters, usually for the growth and edification of a straight character […]
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LGBTQ regular characters also hit a high, despite the proliferation of the “Bury Your Gays” trope, the watchdog group finds in its annual “Where We Are on TV” report.
On first glance, a cause for celebration: Today media-monitoring group GLAAD released statistics that show LGBTQ representation on broadcast television has hit a zenith in the 12-year history of the organization tracking regular characters on prime-time shows.
The advocacy group Glaad analysed shows seen or to be shown between June 2016 and May 2017 and counted 278 regular and recurring LGBT characters.
The number of transgender characters has risen from seven to 16 this year.
But Glaad bemoaned the […]
Indeed, GLAAD highlighted the issue with networks still relying on the decades-old “Bury Your Gays” trope which has seen gay or bisexual female characters killed off at a higher rate in service of furthering the storylines of straight leading characters. The […]