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January 2019

2017-2018 Year In Review

Covering the period from June 1 2017 – May 31 2018, our statistics team compiled a watch list of over 350 shows across broadcast, cable, premium, and streaming platforms. Using the same categories [...]

July 2018

Interview: Cast of Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp has been a fan favorite for LGBTQ+ fans since it premiered on the SyFy channel in 2016. Standing beside the strong female title character Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) is [...]

January 2018

TGIF/F Spotlight

Online TV fandom is an extraordinary thing, enabling fans from all over the world to connect with people who share a passion for the same shows and ships that they do. And for [...]

December 2017

Opinion: Pitch Imperfect

In the past year, movie studios have spent a lot of time showing off their inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters. Considering how hard they were patting themselves on the back one would [...]

Interview: Irene Koh

As part of LGBT Fans Deserve Better’s ongoing project series highlighting positive LGBTQ+ representation, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to interview some of our favorite content creators who are part of [...]

November 2017

July 2017

2016-2017 Year In Review

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 lesbian, bisexual, and queer female characters this past [...]

June 2017

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