LGBT Fans Deserve Better is currently working on a Representation Index, a tool designed to evaluate the quality of LGBT Representation on primetime television shows. TV shows will be scored using objective criteria and categories, allowing us to establish a ranking of shows with the best –and worst– LGBT representation.
This project is currently in its initial stages and may be subjected to change in continuous updates. Nevertheless, we expect that this project will generate numerous opportunities for involvement before and after we launch it. Volunteer opportunities include:
– Scoring various episodes or seasons of past and current TV shows – Writing articles and scorecards based on the obtained scores and ranking.
Please contact @tenganis or @JMPkru on Twitter for more information, or see how you can help us out below!
'Anyone Can Die' Statistics
After any LGBTQ+ character death, one of the main arguments for killing off these characters is always, “anyone can die, we’re just treating them like we treat all other characters”.
While many would like the Bury Your Gays trope not to apply to a series where Anyone Can Die (and does), we believe the overall death toll of gay characters is still significantly higher than straight characters.
To counter this argument, LGBT Fans Deserve Better is currently accumulating data for a statistics project in which we analyze the percentage of straight characters who have died vs. the percentage of LGBTQ+ characters who have died, for all TV shows which feature character deaths.