Greater than ever earlier than, queer illustration is occurring for spectrums—trans, non-binary, in a different way abled—on a few of the most extremely anticipated and impactful reveals on tv.
More and more, the reveals themselves are created by queer folks and have solely queer actors and writers. Some reveals even characteristic all-LGBTQ+ crews behind the scenes, as nicely. The times of the token homosexual greatest pal or the kooky lesbian aunt are, fortunately, turning into a factor of the previous. These are actual characters with actual tales to inform.
The trailblazing developments are taking place all throughout totally different genres of TV—from comedy to drama, actuality to animated—on each broadcast and streaming.
In a February study released by GLAAD (Homosexual & Lesbian Alliance Towards Defamation), it was revealed that 11.9 p.c of the characters on broadcast tv had been LGBTQ+, a brand new report excessive.
For the primary time, GLAAD additionally analyzed the eight most distinguished streaming companies—Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Peacock, Paramount+, Apple TV+, Disney+ and HBO Max—and located 245 LGBTQ+ collection common characters and 113 LGBTQ+ recurring characters throughout their programming.