Listen, we all know queer women love a good TV show about serial killing or Satan worship or ghosts — but did you know sometimes it feels good to just feel good?
All the premiere dates and sneak peeks at new and returning television shows with lesbian, bisexual or queer women characters coming January, February and March 2019 to a shiny box near you.
It’s our last TV list of 2018!
These are the television shows of 2018 that stand out for their artistry and innovation AND also feature lesbian, bisexual, queer or trans women characters.
Nakias and Supergirls and Wonder Women, oh my!
Sometimes, on a rare harvest moon when the mermaids sing and the unicorns take flight, we’re treated to really authentic, layered, swoon-worthy portrayals of bisexual women on our favorite shows.
Ten thousand reader votes later…
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — like Hollywood itself, and mainstream TV criticism — continues to be dominated by a voting block of mostly straight white men. So, for the first time ever, we’ve decided to host our own Autostraddle TV awards to coincide with the Emmys.
Bicycles on TV mean independence, coming of age, letting go, transformation! Motorcycles on TV mean bad bois! So it’s no surprise that lesbian and bisexual TV characters are on bikes all the time.
Wynonna Earp is already renewed, Supergirl adds the first trans superhero to TV, Steven Universe is getting a movie, AvaLance lives, American Horror Story: Apocalypse (for real), Nafessa Williams always knows what to say, Tig Notaro on Star Trek: Discovery, queer Charmed, and big hopes for Rosa’s bi storylines on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
I don’t know if you’ve felt it yet, but we certainly have. This is the year where lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans women of color are taking over your television screens.
Plus: Gina Rodriguez on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, what’s gay on Critical Roll, and you should definitely watch Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Plus queer updates on: Imposters, Grey’s Anatomy, Siren, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Young and the Restless, and S.W.A.T.!
Plus: Lauren Morelli and Ellen page are teaming up for a reboot of a beloved LGBTQ mini-series; a trailer for Pimp; Sense8 news; The Bold Type’s second season is getting gayer; and Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Olivia Colman are making a movie about a historical lesbian love triangle.
Whether you’re Mexican, Puerto Rican, Costa Rican, Cuban, Panamanian or Argentinian, there were great examples of queer Latinidad for you.
These were entire TV episodes that paid off queer storylines that had been building, or approached lesbian and bisexual and trans stuff in ways we’ve never really seen on-screen, or expanded queer storytelling into genres where it’d been lacking, or utilized new TV platforms in queer ways.
2017 was the best of times and the worst of times. LOL JK it was the absolute worst of times. But the queer TV was pretty good.
Rosa’s full coming out on Brooklyn Nine-Nine is rocky and bittersweet, incorporating uniquely bisexual experiences to cement itself as a uniquely historic TV moment.
“I’m dating a woman. I’m bi.”