Despite the good news, the group also found troubling developments, including a widespread killing off of gay and bisexual women. As exemplified by the death of characters including Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) on The CW’s The 100 and Dr. Denise Cloyd (Merritt Wever) on The Walking Dead, the “Bury Your Gays” trope wasn’t just anecdotal hype: more than 25 lesbian and bisexual female-identifying characters were killed off since the beginning of 2016, the report said — and often killed in cartoonish, demeaning ways that GLAAD said “sends a toxic message about the worth of queer female stories.”