This piece was co-written by Natalie, Reneice, Alexis, and Carmen. We’re four of the black members of The Speakeasy, Autostraddle’s collective for its writers of color.
An attack on a black gay celebrity like Jussie Smollet is also a message sent to his black and gay fans. So today, for all our queer fam out there, but especially for my black queer family, feel the love and strength of our community. Our kinship is a gift. Please, fortify yourself in that gift today.
Just a couple of Conniving Psychotic Bisexuals on Gotham, and a Black lesbian with no agency on Empire. Maggie Sawyer, save us.
Sappho protect us.
And dang, Grey’s Anatomy, can a bisexual Latina get a break?
Could 2016 BE any more brutal for lesbian and bisexual TV characters?
Things are getting even dumber between Arizona and Callie, and Cookie has finally met her match!
Unreal’s web-exclsuive series is delightfully gay. Empire is still Empire. And Penny just will not go away on Grey’s.
Let’s hope Pippy and TMI didn’t drive off a cliff during Rosewood’s two-week hiatus.
“If anything, the lesbians should wish for a character like [her] to be killed off since she just preyed on a powerful lesbian in order to fulfill her heterosexual ambitions.”
Queer TV is shaky this year, but there’s another Carmilla-adjacent webseries to bring you joy!
Gosh, so much! Like Amandla Stenberg and Rowan Blanchard being “The New Activists,” two TV pilots centered on lesbians of color (one is a Wanda Sykes project!), the history of burying your gays, girls posing as ’90s teen idols and you know, like I said, a lot of things!
The good, the bad, the ugly, and the revolutionarily boring queer TV storylines of the year.
Empire’s midseason finale is b-a-n-a-n-a-s and Top Chef is back with two lesbian contestants!
Mimi Whiteman deals with the fallout of her upended threesome with Lucious on Empire, it’s time to talk about Once Upon a Time for real, Grey’s Anatomy keeps getting magnificently gayer, and Carmilla definitely did something to Perry.
Empire and American Horror Story get it wrong, Grey’s gets it right, and Carmilla and Laura still aren’t smooching enough!
Struck by a sudden burst of inspiration, Lucious decides to produce an album with fellow Philadelphia native and R&B legend Kit Porter, including her legendary ode to menopause.
Scream Queen, Grey’s Anatomy, Empie, Steven Universe, Carmilla, Arrow, Rosewood, Grandfathered, and so much more!
Grandfathered is still making us soft, what the hell is even happening on American Horror Story, Mimi returns to Empire & more!
In sadder news: Famke Janssen is out of town on How to Get Away With Murder and Riese really likes Scream Queens.