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.
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
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.
“I felt connected to her on a deep level — she is the only girl I’ve written an entire zine about — but wasn’t ready to really engage with it.”
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.
I like to power up my spirit by swooning at the TV. Maybe you do too?
It doesn’t get any easier in the Sweet 16.
We started with 64 couples, now we’re down to 32. Did your picks make the cut? Does your fave have what it takes to make it to the Sweet 16? It’s survive and advance, people! Survive and advance!
The Alvarez family is coming back!
Forget your ridiculous national championships, Natalie’s on a search to crown the best first on-screen kiss.
Mr. Rogers some more, Tamagotchis, Facebook yikes, Louise Slaughter, Austin bombings, queer at BYU, Marielle Franco, saving “One Day at a Time” and so much more!
One Day at a Time is the most generous, compassionate, loving family sitcom on television. Carmen reviews the season, plus a bonus interview with her mom!
2017 somehow turned out to be the best year ever for lesbian and bisexual women on television — but we’ve still got a ways to go.
Whether you’re Mexican, Puerto Rican, Costa Rican, Cuban, Panamanian or Argentinian, there were great examples of queer Latinidad for you.
Barer tweeted, “Literally everything I do is to get back at the people who called me ugly & gay n middle school. They were right, but it was mean spirited!”
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.
We talked to One Day at a Time writers, Becky Mann and Michelle Badillo, about gay representation on TV, how Autostraddle came to be in the script, their queer TV roots, what kind of LGBT stories are missing from TV and what’s in store for Elena in a potential next season.