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March 2017

Roundtable: San Junipero

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 [...]

February 2017

It’s Not ‘Just Television’

This article was written by an LGBT Fans Deserve Better contributor. For referencing information or attribution please contact us. In the United States, as well as in many other countries, [...]

Broadcast Network TV: 2015-2016

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 [...]

December 2016

9 Ways Hollywood Needs To Do Better In 2017

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 [...]

Four important queer moments in pop culture in 2016

“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 [...]

The Best and Worst Television Moments of 2016

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 [...]

27 LGBT Characters Were Killed Off TV This Year

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. http://www.newnownext.com/gay-characters-killed-tv/12/2016/

Dumb Things TV Did 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 [...]

November 2016

LGBT characters on TV ‘at record high’

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 [...]