In honor of our seventh birthday, a look back on the seven television shows with the biggest impact on the representation of LGBTQ women over the last seven years.
It’s been a pretty terrible week for queer TV viewers, but at least the lesbians on The Walking Dead aren’t dead yet!
Clarke and Lexa’s road trip is cut short on The 100, everyone confesses to everything on HTGAWM, Broad City lays Ilana’s crush on thick, and Meredith is FINE, Y’ALL on Grey’s Anatomy.
Annalise can’t stop dreaming about little Wes-shaped babies on HTGAWM, Meredith faces ANOTHER traumatic disaster on Grey’s Anatomy, and Clarke and Lexa begin their post-fealty lives.
The good, the bad, the ugly, and the revolutionarily boring queer TV storylines of the year.
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!
Scream Queen, Grey’s Anatomy, Empie, Steven Universe, Carmilla, Arrow, Rosewood, Grandfathered, and so much more!
In sadder news: Famke Janssen is out of town on How to Get Away With Murder and Riese really likes Scream Queens.
TGIT premieres with six queer women!
Despite tepid reviews for most of this fall’s new shows, we’ve got plenty of new and returning lesbian and bisexual characters to be very excited about as well as quite a few lady-helmed productions.
Jane the Virgin, Arrow, and Grey’s Anatomy close out the TV season and ready us for the return of Orange Is the New Black.
Supernatural kills Charlie, Gotham tropes Barbara, Arrow marries Nyssa off to a man. But on the upside, Samira Wiley crushed it on Law & Order: SVU and Raven was amazing on Black-ish.
We won a few, lost some promising ones, and where the hell is Renee Montoya?
Derek ruins Callie and Arizona’s Christmas dreams from beyond the grave. Thanks a lot, pal!
Well, goodbye, Derek! Say hello to Tara and Maya and Toshiko and Leslie and Bullet and Cristina and Silvia and Shana and Kenya and Tara and Naomi and other Naomi and Cat for us!
Another day, another plane crash.
Callie went on an off-screen date with that dude cop and hated him. We did all that processing for nothing!
Callie agrees to go on a date with a police officer whose life she saved, kind of.
Derek comes back and is worse than a leech trapped in your face.